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Electric School Buses Can Fight – or Further — Inequity in the US

Students from low-income and communities of color — ride diesel-powered buses that regularly expose them to toxic fumes....

Elizabeth Moses - 02-01-2023

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Midwest Farmers Using Cover Crops Take Small Yield Hit

Wind, snowmelt, and rain can remove topsoil and nutrients from fields and carry them into the Mississippi River.

NASA - 02-01-2023

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US Emissions of the World’s Most Potent Greenhouse Gas Are 56 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates, a New Study Shows

Electric utilities are likely responsible for the nation’s higher than expected emissions of sulfur hexafluoride.

Phil McKenna - 02-01-2023

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Greener School Playgrounds Are An Overlooked Climate Solution

Sustainable playgrounds are not talked about enough.

Nexus Media - 02-01-2023

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No, the feds aren't coming for your gas stove. But these unhealthful appliances still need to go.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission should better inform the public about the health risks gas stoves pose.

The Los Angeles Times - 01-24-2023

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Minimizing waste is a climate imperative

Waste minimization has a major role to play in allowing us to meet the goal of reducing emissions.

Mark Haim - 01-24-2023

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A zero emissions future without the mining boom

A new report finds that the U.S. can reduce lithium demand by up to 90 percent.

Blanca Berget & Laylla Younes - 01-24-2023

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Can cities eliminate heat-related deaths in a warming world? Phoenix is trying.

Phoenix hopes a new Office of Heat Response can move fast enough to counter the impacts of deadly heat.

Emma Loewe - 01-24-2023

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‘Completely game-changing’: How states are using $27 billion in green financing to unlock even more funds

In recent years, several states have created or helped fund specialized banks that lend money for climate projects.

Alex Brown - 01-17-2023

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We need a lot more electricians

A shortage of skilled labor could derail efforts to "electrify everything."

Emily Pontecorvo - 01-17-2023

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The zero-fare public transit movement is picking up momentum

Washington, D.C., is poised to be the next major city to nix bus fares as the zero-fare transit movement picks up speed....

Rebecca Piccioto - 01-17-2023

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How to Navigate EV Charging Rebates and Successfully Fund Your Home Charging Station

The convenience of charging your electric vehicle (EV) at home makes right now an ideal time to go electric.

Darya Oreizi - 01-17-2023

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Climate crisis: 4 reasons for hope in 2023

The climate crisis worsened in 2022, but here’s why I have hope in 2023

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Heatflation, overshoot, soup throwers: Grist’s picks for words of the year

10 terms and phrases that defined our sweltering climate in 2022.

Kate Yoder - 01-10-2023

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2022 was devastatingly hot. 2023 could be even worse.

Last year was one of the hottest on record, even though a major climate pattern was cooling the Earth.

Dharna Noor - 01-10-2023

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A New EPA Proposal is Reigniting a Debate About What Counts as ‘Renewable’

The EPA has proposed new standards for how much of the nation’s fuel supply should come from renewable sources. 

John McCracken - 01-10-2023

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Renewable energy could be a reliable new cash crop for rural Missouri

Wind and solar energy have become more cost-effective, and investment should be a high priority.       

James Owen - 01-03-2023

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9 climate change apps that could help you live greener in 2023

These nine apps offer tips, resources and motivation to help users be better climate citizens in the coming year.

Brooke Staggs - 01-03-2023

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Renewables are likely to provide 25% of US electricity in 2023 Solar power provided just 1% of country's total in 2016

Renewable sources accounted for nearly one-quarter of the nation’s electrical generation in the first 10 months of 2022

Kelly Pickerel - 01-03-2023

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Shifting gears: why US cities are falling out of love with the parking lot

Cities are loosening rules on building parking spots with new buildings

Oliver Milman - 01-03-2023

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Despite electric vehicle trend, gas and diesel engines dominate the MU fleet

The University of Missouri has nearly 1,000 vehicles in its fleet, and almost all of them run on fossil fuels.

Mavis Chan - 12-29-2022

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Drone no-fly zone issued over Keystone oil spill site in Kansas

The Keystone pipeline spilled 14,000 barrels of oil in northern Kansas earlier this month.

Allison Kite - 12-29-2022

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Five climate New Year’s resolutions to make in 2023 - The Boston Globe

Five climate New Year’s resolutions to make in 2023.

Dharna Noor & Sabrina Shankman - 12-29-2022

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Overcoming Colonial Thinking to Connect With Life - Resilience

"Many of these projects are very innovative...but as I hear them, the absence of life (and reverence for it) looms loud"...

Madelaine Ley - 12-29-2022

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Tips for reducing your carbon footprint over the holidays

"The reduce, reuse, recycle mantra also remains true for real Christmas trees"

CBC Radio - 12-21-2022

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A new book details how disaster insurance can enhance climate and financial resilience for homes and neighborhoods - Brookings Institution

A new book details how disaster insurance can enhance climate and financial resilience for homes and neighborhoods  

Jenny Schuetz - 12-21-2022

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‘Embrace history’: UN environment chief calls for immediate action on Cop15 deal

Inger Andersen said we must not ‘pause for a second’ as we ‘change the relationship between people and nature’

Patrick Greenfield - 12-21-2022

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‘Crucial’ Cop15 deal includes target to protect 30% of nature on Earth by 2030

Environmental groups and ministers have praised the ambition of the agreement.

Phoebe Weston and Patrick Greenfield - 12-21-2022

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Grant provides $25 million for Missouri farmers to adopt climate-smart practices

An MU professor has been awarded $25 million to help Missouri farmers adopt climate-smart practices.

Casey Kilburg - 11-01-2022

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Who Were the Worst Climate Polluters in the US in 2021?

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions climbed by 4.1 percent from major industrial sources in 2021 according to the EPA.

Phil McKenna - 11-21-2022

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More than 30 climate activists behind bars in UK during Cop27

More than 30 climate activists were behind bars in UK prisons during COP27.

Damien Gayle - 11-21-2022

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5 ways to turn climate talk into action

COP27 was all about implementation. Here’s how to make that happen—and it starts at the local level.

Zung Nguyen Vu - 11-21-2022

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Science Day at COP27 Shows That Climate Talks Aren’t Keeping Pace With Planetary Physics

A new report warns that the “myth of adaptation” is putting millions of people at risk.

Bob Berwyn - 11-14-2022

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New EPA Proposal to Augment Methane Regulations Would Help Achieve an 87% Reduction From the Oil and Gas Industry by 2030

Steep reductions methane emissions are among the most important steps for slowing climate change in the short term.

Phil McKenna - 11-14-2022

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Microgrids Link Clean Energy and Mobility

Resilient microgrids can be the key to linking renewables, EVs and advanced software systems.

GreenBiz - 11-14-2022

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Our Approach to Equitable Climate Action blog

Our Approach to Equitable Climate Action

In cities across the county, including Columbia, historic and current systems, policies, and behaviors create inequities...

- 02-01-2023

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10 Green Resolutions for the New Year

The first month of the New Year means we’re thinking about what is on a lot of people’s minds: resolutions f...

- 01-12-2023

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Watershed Signs Meandering out into the County!

Keep a lookout for new watershed signs in the Greater Bonne Femme Watershed!These signs welcome you into the watershed a...

- 08-15-2022

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Celebrating Energy Efficiency Experts in Columbia

Did you know the energy we use makes up 70% of Columbia's greenhouse gas emissions?We're on a mission to change ...

- 07-25-2022