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Faith & Forests
August 23, 2019

Rainforests provide water, food, and livelihoods for billions of people around the world, contain millions of species, and are one of our best solutions to fight the climate crisis. They are also in grave peril. With deforestation continuing to be on the rise, the world needs inspire more voices to battle forces that are destroying nature and the best solution to climate change. Join Dr. Jane Goodall to mobilize a movement built on the values we share across our religions and spiritual traditions to be stewards of the Earth.

Rainforests provide water, food, and livelihoods for billions of people around the world, contain millions of species, and are one of our best solutions to fight the climate crisis. They are also in grave peril. With deforestation continuing to be on the rise, the world needs inspire more voices to battle forces that are destroying nature and the best solution to climate change. Join Dr. Jane Goodall to mobilize a movement built on the values we share across our religions and spiritual traditions to be stewards of the Earth.

Is It Or Isn’t It Recyclable?
August 15, 2019

Is It Or Isn’t It Recyclable?

Recycling really does lower emissions, but it’s important to do it right. Here at The YEARS Project, our staff has a lot of questions about what can be recycled. Can you recycle pizza boxes, batteries or takeout containers? Keep in mind that recycling rules vary a lot from place to place, so be sure to look up your local guidelines.

Is It Or Isn’t It Recyclable?

Recycling really does lower emissions, but it’s important to do it right. Here at The YEARS Project, our staff has a lot of questions about what can be recycled. Can you recycle pizza boxes, batteries or takeout containers? Keep in mind that recycling rules vary a lot from place to place, so be sure to look up your local guidelines.

How the Green New Deal Fixes More Than Just One Problem
August 7, 2019

The Green New Deal is about more than dealing with the climate crisis. It’s about dealing with the climate crisis in a way that creates a fairer, better, world. Policy lead Rhiana Gunn-Wright explains.

The Green New Deal is about more than dealing with the climate crisis. It’s about dealing with the climate crisis in a way that creates a fairer, better, world. Policy lead Rhiana Gunn-Wright explains.

Why The Green New Deal Will Save the Economy, Not Ruin It
July 30, 2019

Why The Green New Deal Will Save the Economy, Not Ruin It

Will the Green New Deal really cost $93 trillion? Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the policy lead for the Green New Deal, debunks some of the biggest myths about the policy including outlandish claims about its cost.

Why The Green New Deal Will Save the Economy, Not Ruin It

Will the Green New Deal really cost $93 trillion? Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the policy lead for the Green New Deal, debunks some of the biggest myths about the policy including outlandish claims about its cost.

Proof That We Can Solve Climate Change In 10 Years
July 18, 2019

Does The Green New Deal Have To Happen In 10 Years?

It’s going to take a massive national mobilization to tackle the climate crisis before it’s too late. Policy lead on the Green New Deal, Rhiana Gunn-Wright explains why it’s not only possible, but has a historical precedent.

 

Does The Green New Deal Have To Happen In 10 Years?

It’s going to take a massive national mobilization to tackle the climate crisis before it’s too late. Policy lead on the Green New Deal, Rhiana Gunn-Wright explains why it’s not only possible, but has a historical precedent.

 

The Amazon Is Burning
August 23, 2019

The Amazon Rainforest is on fire, plunging Sao Paolo, the largest city in South America, into darkness. But this isn’t a new problem. Fires in the rainforest have increased over 80% in 2019 compared to the prior year. Here’s what you need to know.

The Amazon Rainforest is on fire, plunging Sao Paolo, the largest city in South America, into darkness. But this isn’t a new problem. Fires in the rainforest have increased over 80% in 2019 compared to the prior year. Here’s what you need to know.

The Public Land Official Who Wants To Sell The Lands
August 21, 2019
William Pendley: The Public Land Official Who Wants To Sell All Of America’s Public Lands

William Perry Pendley is a conservative lawyer and career bureaucrat. President Trump made him head of the Bureau of Land Management. But now that he’s in charge of America’s public lands, Pendley wants to sell them off to the highest bidder.

William Pendley: The Public Land Official Who Wants To Sell All Of America’s Public Lands

William Perry Pendley is a conservative lawyer and career bureaucrat. President Trump made him head of the Bureau of Land Management. But now that he’s in charge of America’s public lands, Pendley wants to sell them off to the highest bidder.

President Trump Is Gutting The Endangered Species Act
August 13, 2019

President Trump Is Gutting The Endangered Species Act

President Donald Trump has announced sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act, changes that will benefit big polluters at the expense of America’s most vulnerable animals.

President Trump Is Gutting The Endangered Species Act

President Donald Trump has announced sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act, changes that will benefit big polluters at the expense of America’s most vulnerable animals.

Why Blackrock Got Seriously Pranked
August 8, 2019

Why Blackrock Got Seriously Pranked

Blackrock, the biggest investor in fossil fuels, announced it was pulling out of dirty energy entirely. There was just one tiny problem…it wasn’t true.

Why Blackrock Got Seriously Pranked

Blackrock, the biggest investor in fossil fuels, announced it was pulling out of dirty energy entirely. There was just one tiny problem…it wasn’t true.

Exxon Invented A Hybrid Car. Then It Disappeared.
July 17, 2019

Exxon’s Car of the Future

One of the first modern electric cars wasn’t made by an auto-company. It was made by the oil industry. So why did they end up killing it off?

Exxon’s Car of the Future

One of the first modern electric cars wasn’t made by an auto-company. It was made by the oil industry. So why did they end up killing it off?

The Next Flood Could Poison Your Water
June 26, 2019
#ClimateFacts: Toxic Chemical Floods

2,500 toxic chemical sites across the U.S. are in imminent danger of spilling.

#ClimateFacts: Toxic Chemical Floods

2,500 toxic chemical sites across the U.S. are in imminent danger of spilling.

What Killed The Puffins?
June 18, 2019

What Killed The Puffins?

Thousands of puffins died all at once off the coast of Alaska. Now, scientists finally know the reason why.

What Killed The Puffins?

Thousands of puffins died all at once off the coast of Alaska. Now, scientists finally know the reason why.

What Caused India’s Record Breaking Heat Wave?
June 17, 2019
The Hottest Place On Earth

330 million people are blistering under a 122 degree heatwave in India, and it won’t be the last one.

The Hottest Place On Earth

330 million people are blistering under a 122 degree heatwave in India, and it won’t be the last one.

Orangutan Extinction
June 7, 2019

Orangutan Extinction

If we don’t stop deforestation, orangutans could go extinct within the next ten years. Harrison Ford goes to Indonesia to learn what’s going on.

Orangutan Extinction

If we don’t stop deforestation, orangutans could go extinct within the next ten years. Harrison Ford goes to Indonesia to learn what’s going on.

Taking The Climate For Granted
May 22, 2019

Climate change isn’t all melting glaciers and warming weather. Here are six ways climate change will impact you that you may never have considered.

Climate change isn’t all melting glaciers and warming weather. Here are six ways climate change will impact you that you may never have considered.

Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet
July 31, 2019
Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet

Elizabeth Warren says she “has a plan for that” and fighting the climate crisis is no exception. In this video we take a look at her green manufacturing plan for America that she would enact if she’s elected President of the United States in 2020.

Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet

Elizabeth Warren says she “has a plan for that” and fighting the climate crisis is no exception. In this video we take a look at her green manufacturing plan for America that she would enact if she’s elected President of the United States in 2020.

Joe Biden’s Climate Plan
July 22, 2019

Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

Will Joe Biden make fighting the climate crisis a top priority if he’s elected? Here’s a look at where he stands on the issue.

Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

Will Joe Biden make fighting the climate crisis a top priority if he’s elected? Here’s a look at where he stands on the issue.

Have A Climate Debate
June 25, 2019

Have A Climate Debate

The climate crisis poses an existential threat to the survival of the species…and it’s time we talked about it. What do you think?

Have A Climate Debate

The climate crisis poses an existential threat to the survival of the species…and it’s time we talked about it. What do you think?

What’s Your Climate Plan?
June 25, 2019

What’s Your Climate Plan?

Election season is heating up and so is the planet. That’s why it’s so important to ask every presidential candidate one fundamental question…

What’s Your Climate Plan?

Election season is heating up and so is the planet. That’s why it’s so important to ask every presidential candidate one fundamental question…

Jay Inslee’s Climate Plan
June 5, 2019

Jay Inslee calls himself the climate candidate for President, and he has just released a plan to tackle the crisis.

Jay Inslee calls himself the climate candidate for President, and he has just released a plan to tackle the crisis.

Why Jack Black Needs Therapy
August 12, 2019

Jack Black takes a seat for a talk therapy session with psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren. They discuss the psychology of climate change. Can she help him?

Jack Black takes a seat for a talk therapy session with psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren. They discuss the psychology of climate change. Can she help him?

David Letterman Goes To The Bank
May 20, 2019

David Letterman Goes to the Bank

Renewables are changing lives in rural India, as small businesses replace expensive, dirty, and unreliable diesel generators, with cheap, clean, sustainable solar energy. David Letterman visits one such business.

David Letterman Goes to the Bank

Renewables are changing lives in rural India, as small businesses replace expensive, dirty, and unreliable diesel generators, with cheap, clean, sustainable solar energy. David Letterman visits one such business.

Climate Wars: Yemen
April 29, 2019

Climate Wars: Yemen

What happens to a society when people start running out of water? New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman went to Yemen to find out.

Climate Wars: Yemen

What happens to a society when people start running out of water? New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman went to Yemen to find out.

Obama’s Big Solution
October 31, 2018

Obama’s Big Solution to Climate Change

We revisit our interview with Barack Obama from season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously in light of the environmental rollbacks enacted by the Trump administration. Thomas Friedman sat down with the then-President of the United States to discuss the world’s biggest problem, and the biggest way to solve it.

Obama’s Big Solution to Climate Change

We revisit our interview with Barack Obama from season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously in light of the environmental rollbacks enacted by the Trump administration. Thomas Friedman sat down with the then-President of the United States to discuss the world’s biggest problem, and the biggest way to solve it.

Safe Passage
October 25, 2018

Safe Passage

West Wing start Bradley Whitford returns to Washington to explore what it takes to get Republicans in Congress to care about climate change, and meets the inspiring citizens lobby to make it happen.

Safe Passage

West Wing start Bradley Whitford returns to Washington to explore what it takes to get Republicans in Congress to care about climate change, and meets the inspiring citizens lobby to make it happen.

Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain
August 20, 2019
Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain

Jeremy Deaton interviews Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain

Jeremy Deaton interviews Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

The Need for EV Charging Stations
June 19, 2019

The Need for EV Charging Stations

The number of electric vehicles hitting the road in the next ten years is expected to increase dramatically. Where are all those EVs going to charge up?

The Need for EV Charging Stations

The number of electric vehicles hitting the road in the next ten years is expected to increase dramatically. Where are all those EVs going to charge up?

Climate Change Is Cooking Salmon in the Pacific Northwest
April 29, 2019

Climate Change Is Cooking Salmon in the Pacific Northwest

Meet a community that depends on salmon, and learn how their way of life is changing because of warming oceans.

Climate Change Is Cooking Salmon in the Pacific Northwest

Meet a community that depends on salmon, and learn how their way of life is changing because of warming oceans.

Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Town Hall
December 12, 2018

Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Town Hall

More than 250,000 people rallied for climate action, jobs and justice in more than 800 cities in over 90 countries on September 8, 2018. Denver, Colorado was one of those places.

Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Town Hall

More than 250,000 people rallied for climate action, jobs and justice in more than 800 cities in over 90 countries on September 8, 2018. Denver, Colorado was one of those places.

Texas Immigrant Detention Center Stifled by Pollution
December 12, 2018

Texas Immigrant Detention Center Stifled by Pollution

An immigrant detention center in Karnes City, Texas is the subject of dangerous air and water pollution.

Texas Immigrant Detention Center Stifled by Pollution

An immigrant detention center in Karnes City, Texas is the subject of dangerous air and water pollution.

The Nuclear Family
April 29, 2019

The Nuclear Family

Nuclear plants are closing across New England, so why are these environmentalists rallying to their defense? The Years Project partnered with Exelon to find out.

The Nuclear Family

Nuclear plants are closing across New England, so why are these environmentalists rallying to their defense? The Years Project partnered with Exelon to find out.

Three Mile Island
March 27, 2019

Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island was the worst nuclear disaster in American history, but everything you’ve heard about it could be wrong.

Forty years later, The YEARS Project has partnered with Exelon to take a look back.

Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island was the worst nuclear disaster in American history, but everything you’ve heard about it could be wrong.

Forty years later, The YEARS Project has partnered with Exelon to take a look back.

Rise: From One Island to Another
December 12, 2018

Rise: From One Island to Another

Watch this poetic expedition between two islanders, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), connecting their realities of melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna use their poetry to showcase the linkages between their homelands in the face of climate change.

This is an invitation to take a few minutes to watch this film, unplug from your daily distractions, immerse yourself in the beauty of our shared home, and let the poetry heal.

Film made by Dan Lin for 350.org.

Rise: From One Island to Another

Watch this poetic expedition between two islanders, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), connecting their realities of melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna use their poetry to showcase the linkages between their homelands in the face of climate change.

This is an invitation to take a few minutes to watch this film, unplug from your daily distractions, immerse yourself in the beauty of our shared home, and let the poetry heal.

Film made by Dan Lin for 350.org.

The town in Poland’s coal region uniting against coal
December 12, 2018

The town in Poland’s coal region uniting against coal

What would it take for a town of people outside the Polish coal city of Katowice to turn against the fuel that drove the economy, culture and prosperity of the region? Welcome to Imielin, the town fighting for their homes and livelihoods against coal development on the doorstep of the COP24 climate talks.

Video by Greenpeace International.

The town in Poland’s coal region uniting against coal

What would it take for a town of people outside the Polish coal city of Katowice to turn against the fuel that drove the economy, culture and prosperity of the region? Welcome to Imielin, the town fighting for their homes and livelihoods against coal development on the doorstep of the COP24 climate talks.

Video by Greenpeace International.

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Key Fish in Coral Reefs Could Perish as Their Favorite Foods Disappear: It’s a bad time for picky eaters. (Nexus Media)
Elephants and Monkeys Are Working to Protect You From Climate Change: New research shows elephants and tamarins nurture trees that soak up huge sums of planet-warming carbon pollution. (Nexus Media)
Environmental Racism Is Bad for Your Brain: Two new books highlight how pollution is corrupting the bodies — and minds — of people of color. (Nexus Media)

Hot news

Sanders Releases Massive Climate Plan: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) unveiled a $16.3 trillion Green New Deal plan to combat climate change Thursday as he toured northern California to visit communities devastated by recent wildfires. (The New York Times)
DNC Denies Debate: The Democratic National Committee officially denied a proposal to host a climate change-centered primary debate on Thursday after months of mounting pressure from activists and celebrities. (NPR)
Bolsonaro Spats With Leaders As Amazon Burns: Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is facing mounting international criticism for his attitude towards deforestation as runaway fires burn through the Amazon at an alarming pace. (The Chicago Tribune)

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Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain
August 20, 2019
Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain

Jeremy Deaton interviews Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain

Jeremy Deaton interviews Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

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Beauty and the Beast

August 18, 2019
How the cosmetics industry is negatively impacting the planet.

It It Or Isn’t It? The YEARS Team Answers Your Recycling Questions.

August 16, 2019
Do we really need a video telling us how to recycle?

Rhiana Gunn-Wright On Participatory Democracy

August 14, 2019
“I thought I was taking a job. I didn’t realize that I would be fighting for the soul of America.”