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How Solar Water Heating can Reduce Pollution and Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Solar water heating has the potential to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels and curb pollution that causes global warming and respiratory problems. By taking...

Mar 1, 2011 Report

Neither of these findings about the impacts of global warming and Americans' support for a cleaner environment are at all surprising. One hopes that these...

Feb 17, 2011 Blog Post

I knew in my bones the moment I first heard about the recent winter weather-induced rolling blackouts in Texas that someone would use it as...

Feb 8, 2011 Blog Post

New data from the Maryland Department of the Environment show a remarkable drop in sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from Maryland’s power plants, thanks...

Jan 25, 2011 Blog Post

The climate is like the Apollo 13 spaceship – dangerously out of control and one false move from catastrophe. We don’t have the perfect tools...

Jan 13, 2011 Blog Post

If Breakthrough and its colleagues can use their agreement on energy R&D to help build a sensible "third way" consensus on climate and energy policy,...

Oct 21, 2010 Blog Post

On October 11, Constellation Energy stumbled over the massively high cost of building a new nuclear reactor. After the federal government refused to give the...

Oct 11, 2010 Blog Post
The Science, The Forecast, and the Impacts on America

Patterns of extreme weather are changing in the United States, and climate science predicts that further changes are in store. Global Warming and Extreme Weather...

Sep 15, 2010 Report

"We're looking at a crisis of cataclysmic proportions," said Charles Hartsell, an environmental scientist at Tufts University. "In a matter of days, this oil may...

Aug 12, 2010 Blog Post

Congressional action is a likely prerequisite to solving global warming, but there is plenty that can be done in the meantime to cut emissions and...

Jul 27, 2010 Blog Post

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