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#YouthStepUp Challenge

July 17, 2018

#YouthStepUp Challenge

by The YEARS Project

Winners Receive Trip to Share Solutions with Climate Leaders at California’s Global Climate Action Summit and $5,000 Grand Prize America’s future leaders are invited to share their climate solutions through the Youth Step Up climate contest that launches today. Building on the wave of youth-driven action, from the high school-led Zero Hour march to college Republicans backing carbon dividends, … Continue reading “#YouthStepUp Challenge”

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#ClimateFacts: Nighttime Heat

Scorching midday heat is making all the headlines, but there’s a bigger story happening at night. There are some serious health risks if they body can’t cool off during the nighttime.

#ClimateFacts: Nighttime Heat

Scorching midday heat is making all the headlines, but there’s a bigger story happening at night. There are some serious health risks if they body can’t cool off during the nighttime.

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Kilan Bishop: I’m a Climate Voter

Kilan Bishop is a 26-year-old PhD student at the University of Miami. She became engaged with environmental justice when she noticed there were not a lot of people of color at the forefront of the climate activist community, which motivated her to join the board of the City of Miami’s Sea Level Rise Committee.

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Kilan Bishop: I’m a Climate Voter

Kilan Bishop is a 26-year-old PhD student at the University of Miami. She became engaged with environmental justice when she noticed there were not a lot of people of color at the forefront of the climate activist community, which motivated her to join the board of the City of Miami’s Sea Level Rise Committee.

Be a climate voter too: BeAClimateVoter.org

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Trump’s Fiery Tweet

President Donald J. Trump blasted out a tweet about the largest fire in California history, but its contents has firefighters scratching their heads. 

Trump’s Fiery Tweet

President Donald J. Trump blasted out a tweet about the largest fire in California history, but its contents has firefighters scratching their heads. 

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Climate Denial In The Classroom

The Heartland Institute, which is backed by big oil interests, is trying to spread climate change denial in schools across the U.S.

Climate Denial In The Classroom

The Heartland Institute, which is backed by big oil interests, is trying to spread climate change denial in schools across the U.S.

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The Carr Wildfire

The Carr wildfire raged across California to become one of the most destructive fires in state history, but if we stay on our current course, megafires like this will be the new norm.

The Carr Wildfire

The Carr wildfire raged across California to become one of the most destructive fires in state history, but if we stay on our current course, megafires like this will be the new norm.

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The EPA’s Plan to Upend Emission Standards

Under the Trump Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out a plan to upend auto-emissions standards across the nation. This new plan would allow cars to be less fuel efficient, permit more pollution, and cost consumers billions at the pump. That would be bad for our health and climate change.

The EPA’s Plan to Upend Emission Standards

Under the Trump Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out a plan to upend auto-emissions standards across the nation. This new plan would allow cars to be less fuel efficient, permit more pollution, and cost consumers billions at the pump. That would be bad for our health and climate change.

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Attack on the Endangered Species Act

The White House and Congress are making moves to seriously weaken the Endangered Species Act. That would be bad for both some of the most iconic animals in the United States and the global climate.

Attack on the Endangered Species Act

The White House and Congress are making moves to seriously weaken the Endangered Species Act. That would be bad for both some of the most iconic animals in the United States and the global climate.

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#ClimateFacts: Forest Loss in 2017

In 2017 alone, 40 football fields worth of forest were cut down or burned…every minute. That’s terrible news for climate change.

#ClimateFacts: Forest Loss in 2017

In 2017 alone, 40 football fields worth of forest were cut down or burned…every minute. That’s terrible news for climate change.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Kids’ Climate Lawsuit

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#WeCanSolveThis: Kids’ Climate Lawsuit

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Trump Administration must face a group of kids suing the government over climate change. These young people argue the U.S. is depriving its young citizens of a stable future by willfully ignoring climate change and taking actions that worsen global warming.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Ireland Divests

The Emerald Isle is getting even greener! Ireland is becoming the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels. They’re sending a message that it’s time to transition to a low-carbon economy.

#WeCanSolveThis: Ireland Divests

The Emerald Isle is getting even greener! Ireland is becoming the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels. They’re sending a message that it’s time to transition to a low-carbon economy.

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#ClimateFacts: Wildfires In Greece

Greece is experiencing the worst wildfires in decades, with at least 80 deaths. If we don’t do something about climate change, we’ll see consequences like these more often.

#ClimateFacts: Wildfires In Greece

Greece is experiencing the worst wildfires in decades, with at least 80 deaths. If we don’t do something about climate change, we’ll see consequences like these more often.

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#ClimateFacts: Global Heat Waves

Record-breaking heat waves are rippling across the planet, bringing death and destruction in their wake.

#ClimateFacts: Global Heat Waves

Record-breaking heat waves are rippling across the planet, bringing death and destruction in their wake.

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Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s Carbon Tax

This Congressman just introduced a bold piece of legislation to fight climate change. And he’s a Republican.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s Carbon Tax

This Congressman just introduced a bold piece of legislation to fight climate change. And he’s a Republican.

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Glider Kit Trucks

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Glider Kit Trucks

On the day Scott Pruitt resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency, he handed a big giveaway to some of the biggest polluters on the road. In a memo, Pruitt announced the EPA will enforce a cap on how many glider kit trucks manufacturers can sell. This type of truck can pollute up to 55% more.

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#WeCanSolveThis: California Hits Its Goal

California has some of the most ambitious climate change goals in the U.S., in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The numbers are in, and the state just learn it hit its goal…four years ahead of schedule.

#WeCanSolveThis: California Hits Its Goal

California has some of the most ambitious climate change goals in the U.S., in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The numbers are in, and the state just learn it hit its goal…four years ahead of schedule.

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Thomas Friedman interviews a Kansas wheat farmer

Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman speaks to a wheat farmer in Kansas, the number one wheat producing state in the country. The farmer reports that a few years ago it was like somebody flicked a switch and his region began experiencing unprecedented heat and dryness.

Thomas Friedman interviews a Kansas wheat farmer

Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman speaks to a wheat farmer in Kansas, the number one wheat producing state in the country. The farmer reports that a few years ago it was like somebody flicked a switch and his region began experiencing unprecedented heat and dryness.

Photo: The Years Project / Tim Freccia
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Chris Hayes interviews Staten Island’s Congressman after Superstorm Sandy

Staten Island’s Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is a climate change skeptic. After much of his district was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Chris Hayes seeks to understand when Grimm thinks climate change will become a policy priority.

Chris Hayes interviews Staten Island’s Congressman after Superstorm Sandy

Staten Island’s Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is a climate change skeptic. After much of his district was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Chris Hayes seeks to understand when Grimm thinks climate change will become a policy priority.

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Thomas Friedman interviews a Syrian refugee

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Thomas Friedman interviews a Syrian refugee

Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas L. Friedman sits down with a young Syrian refugee living in the U.S. She discusses her experience of the Syrian civil war and its relationship to the drought, which occurred four years before the revolution and represents the worst drought in Syria’s modern history.

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The New EPA Chief: Andrew Wheeler

Scott Pruitt has resigned from his position as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, but his replacement could be even worse. Meet Andrew Wheeler.

The New EPA Chief: Andrew Wheeler

Scott Pruitt has resigned from his position as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, but his replacement could be even worse. Meet Andrew Wheeler.

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#ClimateFacts: Ticks and Climate Change

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#ClimateFacts: Ticks and Climate Change

A warming planet means more ticks, and more diseases like Lyme, in more places than ever before. 

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