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Down To Earth climate change archive

TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014

How are we prepping for climate change?

Check out this 50-state tracking tool developed by the Georgetown Climate Center charts state-by-state progress in climate adaptation plans, and shows which ones have hit their goals. California leads the pack, while Maryland and New York don't lag too far behind. From Georgetown: Below is...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2014

If All The Ice Melted

National Geographic has quite the disturbing interactive map that shows what 216 feet of sea level rise will do to coastlines around the world: The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014

Tuesday Video: Imagine a world of anti-science

Step into an alternate reality a la "The Twilight Zone" where people believe "gravity is just a theory" and "cigarettes aren't addictive." Welcome to the Heartland Department Of Education courtesy of Al Gore's Climate Reality Project. Other favorite quotes: "Scientists are, like, altering their data...

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MONDAY, JAN. 6, 2014

BNSF loses motion to dismiss Clean Water Act case

​ You may recall back in June, the suit filed against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) and several coal companies for violations of the federal Clean Water Act after evidence was collected that demonstrated the companies’ responsibility for emitting coal into waterways in...

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MONDAY, NOV. 25, 2013

How oil by rail is changing our railroads

As part of Sightline's study on crude oil trains titled "The Northwest's Pipeline On Rails," check out the latest post which demonstrates the increasing rate. From Eric de Place: Oil-by-rail schemes are popping up across the Northwest and beyond, raising serious questions about public safety...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 25, 2013

THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

TUESDAY, AUG. 27, 2013

Tuesday Video: Climate name change

I have a friend named Andrew. When we were younger, he would swing his arms like a windmill yelling "here comes Hurricane Andrew!" and I would run away from his flying fists. This certainly impacted his development as years later, he would drink excessively and...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 2013

MONDAY, AUG. 19, 2013

TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013

Climate change gets interactive - and scarier

The Climate Hot Map, from the Union of Concerned Scientists, is a google map displaying climate trouble spots worldwide. Creators say, "The greatest concentration of global warming indicators on the map is in North America and Europe because that is where most scientific investigation has...

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Tuesday Video: This is what climate change sounds like

Hot enough for ya? Maybe the weather conjures up a certain DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince classic but University of Minnesota student/cellist Daniel Crawford created a musical way to demonstrate the warming trend in historical temperature data. Crawford converted the average global temperature for...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

Friday Quote: "Obama's overdue climate-change speech" 

Better late than never. This afternoon, speaking at Georgetown University, President Obama laid out what his aides had billed as a major initiative to fight climate change. The big news—which was not really news, since it had already been widely reported—was that the Administration will...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013


Army Corps ignores broad view of coal exports

On Tuesday, at a hearing in Washington, D.C., the Army Corps of Engineers rejected studying the cumulative effects of sending millions of tons of Powder River Basin coal across Washington, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon. Regionally, more than 500 businesses, 160 elected officials, Washington and Oregon...

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TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013


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