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Costume Ideas to Make Halloween 2020 Spooky and Sustainable

23 Oct , 2020  

Kelly O’Connell, ERS Halloween is the time for scary movies, spooky decorations, and horror-inspired costumes. Although many celebrations are going to look a little different this year, we want to share some ideas for costumes that are actually scary and spread climate change awareness simultaneously! What’s better than nonconfrontationally sharing information through a creative costume? […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Study Finds That Improving Energy Efficiency Can Mitigate Global Warming

18 Jul , 2018  

World can limit global warming to 1.5C by ‘improving energy efficiency’ Written by Daisy Dunne, carbonbreif.org, June 4, 2018 It is possible to limit global warming to 1.5C and achieve many of the sustainable development goals without “negative emissions technologies”, a new study finds. The research suggests that improving energy efficiency – chiefly by saving […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Paris Climate Agreement to Mark Historic Earth Day

21 Apr , 2016  

Paris Climate Agreement

Amber Plante, ERS, for Zondits. April 21, 2016 All eyes will be on United Nations headquarters in New York on April 22, 2016, as United States President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and representatives from approximately 150 other countries gather to sign the Paris Agreement, a historic document that tackles climate change head-on by reducing […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Two-Thirds of Californians Believe Drought is Related to Global Warming

31 Jul , 2015  

Poll Finds Most Californians Say Climate Change Linked To Drought CBS SF Bay Area, July 29, 2015. Image credit: Don DeBold Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state’s persistent drought, sharing Gov. Jerry Brown’s environmental concerns as he presses for tougher climate change standards, according to a new statewide […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Tackling Global Warming with a Climate Modeling Calculator

11 Feb , 2015  

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This in-depth calculator lets you play around with ways to solve global warming Vox, February 6, 2015 The world’s leaders are having a tough time figuring out how to solve global warming. This week, UN officials all but admitted it was unlikely that any new climate deal would avoid 2°C (3.6°F) of warming — the agreed-on limit. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

What Happened to Google’s Renewable Energy Plan?

8 Dec , 2014  

That was the logic behind the company’s RE-C project, which aimed to produce one gigawatt of renewable electricity for less than the price of coal. The hope was to do this within years, not decades. Among other things, the company invested in new geothermal drilling R&D and put $168 million toward Brightsource’s Ivanpah solar tower in the Mojave Desert.

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Hopes Rise for Global Warming Deal During UN Climate Negotiations

5 Dec , 2014  

UN climate negotiations opening in Lima on Monday have the best chance in a generation of striking a deal on global warming, diplomats say. After a 20-year standoff, diplomats and longtime observers of the talks say there is rising optimism that negotiators will be able to secure a deal that will commit all countries to take action against climate change.

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