climate

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who is one of nine senators to co-sponsor the Green New Deal, spoke at a press conference on Thursday, March 14. Joining him to speak was fellow Oregonian, Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley. (Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff/Medill)

Northwestern University
Americans are increasingly concerned that climate change is both real and manmade, and major fossil fuel industries are heeding the change in public sentiment by investing in green energy.
The George Washington University
The idea of this podcast is to motivate listeners to make changes in their daily lives and in the world by focusing on the progress we have made since the initial acknowledgement of the threats of climate change.
UC Berkeley
Citizen science gives people of all ages the chance to participate in research and re-discover the most curious parts of themselves.

(Photos by Emily Hammermeister/Loyola University Chicago)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Loyola University Chicago
Among the 800 marches held across the country by the People's Climate Movement in September, Chicago's struck a chord with people from all backgrounds.
Inian Institute

The Inian Islands Institute, dubbed the “hobbit hole” by its residents, sits in a remote area near where the Inside Passage meets the Gulf of Alaska. This patch of land has been a hotbed of human activities for centuries; from Tlingit summer fishing camp to fox farm homestead. Now in the hands of scientists the land is used as an ecological research field camp. (Photos by Shandra Furtado/George Washington University)

George Washington University
In this photo essay, part of our Stories of Alaska series, learn about a climate and nature research center hidden among the temperate forests speckled along Alaska's southeastern coast: the Inian Islands Institute.
Climate change kids

Jacob Lebel, in the tan jacket center left, and fellow plaintiffs in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Robin Loznak)

George Washington University
A group of 21 young plaintiffs have sued the federal government for climate change. We interviewed one of the plaintiffs involved for a run-down on the history, implications, and new advancements in the lawsuit. 
George Washington University
"The 92 Percent" aims to raise awareness about the consequences of climate change on children's health, highlight the important work pediatricians and parents are doing in this space, and inspire action to create a healthier world for future... Read More
The George Washington University
Home to more than 4,000 fish species and countless other marine wildlife, coral reefs not only provide habitats, but also are critical to fishing industries that local communities around the world depend on.
la lucha por El Oro
la lucha por El Oro
The George Washington University
I traveled to Huaquillas, Ecuador to create a documentary on how the shrimp industry is impacting the environment and livelihood of the local community.
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.

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