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Climate Change articles provide an easy way to stay current on changes in our environment. Education is a priority for our Warm Heart Environmental Program.

Every day we search for new, current information regarding global warming and climate change. Information that impacts all of us.

We share links to relevant articles on our Environmental Progress News on a daily basis. Article links are archived here.

January 19, 2018

Well, At Least One Catastrophic Climate Scenario Is Looking Less Likely

An aggregation of methane ice worms seen on a methane hydrate in the Gulf of Mexico. Image: NOAA

From Earther

The concern that vast amounts of methane could be released into the atmosphere from the oceans due to glacier melting has been a big topic of debate. Maddie Stone covers the new scientific research that may alleviate those fears. Read her full story.

January 18, 2018

From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered

The surface of a nanostructured copper catalyst that converts CO2 into ethylene. Credit: Canadian Light Source

From Phys.Org

“Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The positive effects could be dramatic, both diverting CO2 from the atmosphere and reducing the need for fossil fuels to make products.”

Victoria Martinez covers the breakthrough research. Read the full story.

January 17, 2018

How Can We Help Put a Human Face on Climate Change?

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From EcoWatch

Grasping the impact of climate change is a real challenge. Author John H. Platt puts the question to several climate change experts “how can we help people understand the realities and effects of climate change? Their answers may surprise you. Read the full story.

January 16, 2018

A Recyclable Disposable Coffee Cup Has Been Created, And All It Took Was One Small Change

Paddy & Scott’s

From Huffpost

Charley Ross takes a look at a new company that is marketing recyclable “take-out” coffee cups. Based on the belief that “The key is making it easy for people to do the right thing” the designers of the Frugal Cup believe that is what their product will do. Check out her full story to learn how they have done it..

January 15, 2018

India taking lead role against climate change when others are failing: Guterres

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From The Hindu

India has taken on a major leadership role in fighting climate change when others are failing, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.

“We have a very solid commitment to climate action,” Mr. Guterres said on Friday. “We cannot be defeated by climate change and we are not yet winning this battle” and the biggest victims of climate change are the developing countries that are members of the Group of 77 (G77). Read the full story.

January 14, 2018

What are supermarkets doing to fight plastic?

From BBC News

Becca Meier takes a look at how stores are finding more environmentally friendly ways to package their products. How is it where you shop? Are changes being made to get away from plastic bag waste? Read her full story.

January 13, 2018

Climate Change in My Backyard

Kenneth Song / Santa Barbara News-Press via Reuters

From New York Times

“On Tuesday morning, half an inch of water fell in nearby Montecito — half an inch in five minutes. Even in the best of conditions, this pace could cause flooding. But it wasn’t the best of conditions. Last month, we endured the largest wildfire in California history.” Leah C. Stokes, an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, talks about the recent devastation in California. Read the full story.

January 12, 2018

Urban Farming Key in Fight Against Hunger and Climate Change

From EcoWatch

“The urban farms sprouting up and across cities around the world aren’t just feeding mouths—they are “critical to survival” and a “necessary adaptation” for developing regions and a changing climate, according to a new study.” Lorraine Chow covers the story. Great video in the article too.

January 11, 2018

We Now Have Direct Proof That Human Activity Can Heal the Ozone Hole

From Futurism

“A ban on the harmful CFCs that contributed to the depletion of the ozone layer has had the desired effect. Researchers have noted a 20 percent decrease in ozone depletion during the Antarctic winter in recent years than there was in 2005.”

Chelsea Gohd covers this good news, read her full story.

January 10, 2018

This is How Wind and Solar Energy Will Crush Fossil Fuels

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From Motley Fool

Good news! “Wind and solar energy have long been marginal players compared to fossil fuels, but that’s beginning to change. In the last few years the costs to build both wind and solar power plants have fallen far enough that on a per unit of energy basis they can compete with any fossil fuel. And they beat oil, coal, and nuclear in most locations.”

Travis Hoium discusses the advances being made in solar/wind energy storage, and what makes this a good investment. Read the full story.

January 9, 2018

Breakthrough in Cambridge: Hydrogen Energy from Compost

From FuelCellWorks

“Since 2012 the Christian Doppler Lab has been working tirelessly on transforming sunlight and water into renewable energy. This year there has been a major breakthrough—achieved through painstaking research and a stroke of inspiration at just the right time.”

Read the full story.

January 8, 2018

France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

From Christian Science Monitor

“Food waste, or unused, edible food, is a global issue. Each year, some 1.3 billion metric tons, or one-third of all the food produced, is thrown away, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. Recovering just 25 percent of that wasted food could feed 870 million hungry people — effectively ending world hunger” writes Story Hinckley with a look at how France is leading the way to help solve this problem. Learn what they are doing in the full story.

January 7, 2018

15,000 Scientists Issue Urgent Warning: Humanity Is Failing to Safeguard the Planet

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From Alternet

“A year ago, we revisited the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity” writes Dr. David Suzuki. “Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course.”

Where are we today? What hope do we have for the future? Read Dr. Suzuki’s insightful article for the full story.

January 6, 2018

Chongming develops blueprint for a green eco-system

Miaozhen Town — Li Jun

From Shanghai Daily

Interesting article about China’s “Shanghai Chongming Modern Green Agriculture Development Three-Year Plan (2018-20)”. Great project, worth watching to see how it turns out.
Read the full story.

January 5, 2018

Which works better: climate fear, or climate hope? Well, it’s complicated

Photograph: Ariel Molina/EPA

From The Guardian

Lucia Graves brings up an interesting question as to which tactic works best to motivate people about climate change. The answers she finds may surprise you. Read the full story.

January 4, 2018

Businesses that want to put the planet first in 2018

From The Telegraph

Dell and Lonely Whale have launched a partnership to help reduce ocean pollution by turning it into packaging material. What a great idea! Read Amy Pay’s article for the full story and learn what other companies are planning for 2018.

January 3, 2018

Ag at Large: Ancient tool biochar gains interest

From Western Farm Press

The benefits of biochar are spreading. One reason for the attention biochar commands is the mountain of tree and vine prunings produced every year and tightened restrictions on burning. Read Don Curlee’s article for the full story.

January 2, 2018

Now, scientists turning paddy straw into ‘pellets’

Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

From The Tribune

In an initiative that will give farmers an incentive and avenue to sell paddy straw instead of burning it, scientists at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) are turning paddy straw into ‘pellets’. They say it’ll curb stubble burning and generate income from straw. See Gurvinder Singhthe’s article full story.

January 1, 2018

Cutting through the haze

Photo: Pattanapong Hirunard

From Bangkok Post

Forest fires are a main contributor to the summer haze that pollutes our air to dangerous, lethal levels. One community found a way to alleviate forest fires. Read about their solution in Paritta Wangkiat’s full story.