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Land Not Needed: Why we should go big on rooftop solar

Solar power

Land Not Needed: Why we should go big on rooftop solar

In the debate about how much rooftop solar owners should be paid for the electricity they generate, some of the most important benefits usually get left out. From helping to protect land and fragile ecosystems to conserving water, and from improving local resilience against outages to accelerating the decarbonization of our energy sector, rooftop solar is a crucial tool for mitigating and adapting to global warming.

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Every year, America’s forests suck up about 14% of all U.S. CO2 emissions.

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Climate change ticks me off: Lyme disease, and why small impacts require urgent action

Health care

Climate change ticks me off: Lyme disease, and why small impacts require urgent action

Why are there suddenly so many ticks everywhere? One big factor is climate change, which is likely to keep making the problems of ticks and the diseases they carry worse. That's only one impact of global warming, which is changing our world and our relationships with nature in many ways, both large and small. Understanding those relationships, how they're changing and why, is crucial to protecting the things we love for future generations.

Ending the West’s Wildfire Groundhog Day: It’s not just about putting out fires

Forests

Ending the West’s Wildfire Groundhog Day: It’s not just about putting out fires

Global warming and a century of misguided forest management policy have led to ever more devastating fire seasons across the Western states over recent years. To mitigate this unfolding disaster, we need an approach to forest management that emphasizes, first and foremost, creating and maintaining healthy, resilient forests.

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