Climate

The George Washington University
Rising sea levels call for innovative ways to protect cities from extreme flooding.
The George Washington University
Discussions of climate change impacts and mitigation often fail to include marginalized communities, especially those most effected.
(Madeleine Pye/The George Washington University)
The George Washington University
Living in the midst of a water crisis in South Africa gives a new perspective on water conservation. 
Downsizing poster image

"Downsizing" stars Matt Damon. (Paramount Pictures)

George Washington University
Film offers some laughs and some lessons for those pondering humanity’s processing of climate disasters to come.
The University of Mississippi
The National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering at the University of Mississippi conducts research on natural disasters, erosion, dam simulations, and much more.
Solar panels

Solar cells could help Puerto Rico build a new energy grid to end dependency on fossil fuels. (Pixabay)

Elon University
In the aftermath of a devastating hurricane, Puerto Rico faces a challenges to reinvent their power system. Pushes for renewables are embraced by locals. 
Northwestern University
Every August, hundreds of fishermen, boaters and spectators descend on the tiny village of Bath, Illinois for a weekend of fun — and to try to catch the most invasive Asian carp.
Energy awareness: A pocket sized solution
Energy awareness: A pocket sized solution
SUNY Plattsburgh
With Utility Smart, you can track how you throw out trash and recycling, or how high you set your thermostat during the winter. It compiles the data and helps you learn about how your choices impact the environment.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi live in symbiosis with plant roots and are able to store up to 70 percent of organic carbon from leaf litter. (Mark Perkins/Flickr)

George Washington University
In many cases microbes are already helping the planet in underrated ways. Technological developments and advanced genetic engineering make microbiological innovation a major player in climate change mitigation.
Tilling soil

Tilling loosens soil to enable roots to sprout more easily, however it also exposes pockets of 'uneaten' carbon to hungry microbes. (Allan Murray-Rust/Wikimedia)

Northwestern - Medill
From breaking down escaping methane from melting ice caps to storing carbon in non-tilled soils, microbes are already mitigating climate change. 

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