Climate Change

Climate change affects all of us and all the systems on planet Earth - from natural disasters to disrupted growing seasons, our changing climate is having widespread effects. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, how to adapt and how to try and cut down on the change while we still can.

energyNOW
There's a virtual "climate crystal ball" just a few miles from Washington D.C. in Edgewater, MD, where the nation's longest-running carbon dioxide experiment is still going strong. Smithsonian scientists are using a Chesapeake Bay salt marsh to get... Read More
Planet Forward
In this week's webisode, we bring you an idea from the National Science Foundation about the benefits of green roofs. Also hear from a Planet Forward member who shows us her small business of painting roofs white for an environmental benefit.
Second Nature
Unity College president Mitch Thomashow promotes the use of higher education and social networks in calling attention to climate change.
Second Nature
Question: Who do university presidents turn to for thoughts on sustainability? Frank Sesno of course. Our host will headline the upcoming Climate Leadership Summit, organized by Planet Forward member Second Nature.
Keep It Green
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Planet Forward
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner may hit a little too close to home for the citizens of Mauritius. In this week's webisode, take a trip to the small island with the help of Planet Forward member Matt Gray and learn about one way the smart community... Read More
  Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)
EarthCo Building Systems
The EarthCo Megablock is a building material that comes directly from the earth! This company transforms abundant, earthy material into giant blocks that can take the place of more common building products often shipped over long distances. The... Read More
University of Mississippi
Even before this week's floods engineers in Mississippi have been working on projects that would alleviate flood damage. Ole Miss' Diana Wier explains and you might be surprised who's holding up the construction. See more flood coverage on our blog... Read More
University of Mississippi
By using our commonsense in warmer climates by covering up ourselves with sunscreen,limiting our exposure to the sun, and heat. We could also wear hats and drink water throughout the day. Through research I found out a team in Colorado have even... Read More

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