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Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It

Image CreditJames O’Brien When it comes to discussing climate change, older people may have one advantage: They have watched it happen. In the nine Northeastern states, for instance, where average winter temperatures climbed 3.8 degrees Fahrenheit between 1970 and 2000,…

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The Akshar Foundation is creating sustainable schools to teach children important life skills

Based in Assam, India, the Akshar Foundation is on a mission to create a new type of sustainable school with their unique education model. The education reform strives to create government schools that are eco-friendly, low-cost and centered in building the most successful environment for children to learn and grow. At the forefront of the school’s positive environmental impact is its recycling model. Instead of tuition, students pay “plastic school fees” by bringing in a minimum of 25…

Climate Change Is Catching On With Voters. Why Isn’t Jay Inslee? – The New York Times

RAYMOND, N.H. — For years, climate change was an issue of passionate concern to a few voters, but never enough to ripple presidential politics. The Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debates in 2016 notoriously did not include any questions from moderators about…

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Your favorite playlist has a carbon footprint

Your favorite playlist has a carbon footprint You would think streaming music is more ecofriendly than CDs, tapes and records, right? Afterall, there’s no waste. A new study by the Universities of Glasglow and Oslo calculated the carbon footprint associated with downloading and streaming music and the footprint is surprising. According to data from 2015 and 2016, music streaming accounted for 200 to 350 million kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions. By the numbers The study used data records…

India’s Coal Output To Grow 4.3% A Year Over Next 10 Years

Fitch Solutions Tuesday said India’s thermal coal output is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 4.3 percent by 2028. “In absolute volume terms, China and India will have the largest impact on the global coal market balance,”…