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Floodlight: Exposing Power

Florida Power & Light (FPL) is the largest utility in the country. So when Floodlight journalist Mario Ariza and colleagues received a trove of leaked documents about the company, it felt like they were sitting on dynamite. What did the documents reveal?

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Small Town Explosion: What Really Happened in East Palestine?

When the small town of East Palestine was shaken awake by a massive chemical train derailment, residents knew they had to leave their homes immediately. But just two days after the accident, they were told it was safe to return. It wasn’t long before rashes, headaches, and nosebleeds began. As the situation worsened, and spun out of control, residents decided they had to come together to find out the truth. What really happened in East Palestine?

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Best Friends With A Gas Pump?

Owning a Toyota could make you best friends with a dirty gas pump forever. What's going on?

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Congrats, You're a Lobbyist

Buying a Toyota is the first step to becoming an oil lobbyist. See why.

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A Future Derailed

Jami Wallace thought her hometown was a place she could feel safe. Not anymore. Help her and her community feel safe again.

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Driving in Reverse

Why is Toyota going backwards when everyone else is going forwards? Watch to find out.

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Cleaning Up the Live Music Industry: Finding Sustainable Solutions for Shows

If you consider the last concert you attended, what did the floor look like when you left? Most of us have probably known the sound of crunching beer cans underneath our feet, or the feeling of finding confetti in our hair hours after we’ve returned home...

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Food Reimagined: Power Back to the People

“South Dallas deserves beautiful things,” says Chris Simmons, the pastor that helped open a nonprofit market in his South Dallas neighborhood...

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The Snake River: Through an Indigenous Lens

It is said you never cross the same river twice, and that is especially true in the sacred region of the Snake River as it has been changing drastically...

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Eco-Terrorist or Eco-Activist… Where is the Line?

It wasn't until the first environmental defender protesting Cop City was killed that I began to seriously weigh the risks of being an environmentalist...

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INTERNSHIP at The YEARS Project

CLIMATE MEDIA INTERNSHIP (PAID) The Years Project (YEARS) is a 501c(3) nonprofit, Emmy award-winning climate media company focused on educating and engaging audiences to take action for the environment...

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Feuds with Disease-Fueling Food

There's a reason life expectancy in European countries is longer than in the United States...

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Divesting from Fossil Fuels, to Invest in Students' Future

To the outside world, Los Angeles is known for its picturesque beaches and sunny blue skies...

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Public Transit: Where We're Going and How We'll Get There

How many times have you heard someone say they “don’t want to go into the city?” Our transit system and the way we think about transportation, in general, is entirely backwards...

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Lending a Hand: how to best protect the future of the trees

Trees. They might be the first image that pops into mind when picturing Mother Earth...

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"Green" By Example

“Green by example,” read billboards across Sharm El Sheikh, as thousands descended on Egypt for COP27...

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Lessons of Sustainability from Onondaga Land Back

Recently in an historic deal, the State of New York returned over 1,000 acres of ancestral land in the Tully Valley to the Onondaga Nation...

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Wicked Water Problems: A Look Into the Injustices of Bottled Water

Millions of people in America drink unsafe, contaminated water due to drinking water systems consistently failing to achieve state and federal safety standards...

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How We Can Reconnect and Regenerate Our Failing Food Systems

The Texas sun beats down on my backyard in the summer, and nothing grows better in that dry heat than habaneros and jalapeños...

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How Can the U.S. Assist the Homeless Amid Climate Change?

Open up the New York Times, and you're bound to find some coverage on the American West's water crisis, paved by a climate change-induced drought boiling since the turn of the 21st century...

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Lessons From Big, Biodiverse Cities

I’ve spent half my life in Tucson, Ariz., where javelinas graze on spiny cacti in people’s front yards, lizards climb speckled yellow trees, and rabbits seek cover in brittlebush, out of sight—but not out of smell—from coyotes...

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Going Blue, Feeling Green: Blue Zones and their Interconnectedness to the Environment

As environmentalists, we often strive to be as green as possible. But what if we went blue? The five original Blue Zones are in Italy, Costa Rica, Greece, Japan, and California...

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How to Recycle a City: a Case Study of Austin, TX

Austin, Texas — the sprawling, new-age boom town with a distinctive eclectic flair — has earned the reputation as a city full of opportunity for young, ambitious creatives...

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Fighting for the Sacred Place Where Life Began

In a humble village nestled into the eastern tip of Alaska, filled with pristine coniferous forests, vast arctic tundras, and untouched barren grounds, lives an independent seven-thousand-membered tribe whose fundamental spirit and life honor Mother Earth...

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HUNGRY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE? EAT MORE OFFAL

It’s no secret that meat production, specifically the cattle industry, contributes to climate change...

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ECO-FACISM: THE HIDDEN PREDATOR IN A SEA OF CLIMATE MISINFORMATION

In an increasingly digital age, it’s easier than ever to have all the information you could possibly need in the palm of your hand...

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PENNSYLVANIA'S BUG BATTLE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE REST OF US

The first time I encountered a spotted lanternfly was at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA, in 2018...

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A STORM OF DISCRIMINATION

The response to Hurricane Katrina was a complete and utter failure on part of local and federal government...

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NATIONAL PARKS: BUILT ON ILLUSION?

Widely known as “America’s best idea,” national parks offer a chance to experience the pristine American continent as it was before European contact, an uninhabited natural landscape “unspoiled” by human activity...

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Mercury Poisoning and Corporate Misdeeds in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

I came into this world in 2001 as the child of Indian Tamil immigrants in Ontario, Canada...

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The Garden of Eden

As college students everything in the world is moving fast and constantly changing, much like our climate...

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Why environmentalists must make more space for BIPOC, and how we should do it

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist...

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Right here, right now: How climate change impacts us today

Climate change is no longer a distant threat. We are living with the reality of it, right here and right now...

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Climate refugees

On YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, we’re dedicated to telling the stories of the millions of people who may be displaced by the environmental disasters brought on by climate change...

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Play climate action bingo

We can all individually help fight climate change by implementing small adjustments to our lifestyle...

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The climate crisis in Bangladesh

Many countries are at risk to the catastrophic effects of climate change, but Bangladesh has been facing the worst effects for years...

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How climate change is hitting India

India’s energy future could tip the scales of global climate change, but the extreme weather is already here...

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Are crystals sustainable?

Before their healing value gained mainstream popularity and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow preached their unique ability to ‘remove negative energy’ from a space, crystals were used in indigenous practices...

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Climate change is hitting central america hard. Here's why it matters.

Poverty isn’t the only factor driving migration from Latin-American countries...

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Fuel of the future

Electricity is the transportation fuel of the future. Cars with small on-board generators, advanced batteries or tanks of hydrogen will one day be as plentiful as gasoline vehicles are today...

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Is climate change causing more wars?

As climate change has caused global temperatures to rise, there also seems to be an ever-growing number of conflicts around the world...

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10 ways college students can live more sustainabily

Making big lifestyle changes can be out of budget for most college students. The movement to end climate change has become the most pressing topic of our time...

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Individual Solutions to Climate Change

17 Climate Change Solutions You Can Do Yourself  It may sound obvious, but powering your home with solar or wind is still one of the best ways to fight climate change...

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CALIFORNIA IS DOUBLING DOWN ON EVS. CRITICS SAY MORE PLUG-IN CARS WILL STRAIN THE POWER GRID. HERE’S WHY THEY’RE WRONG.

Climate change ramped up its attacks on California this year, serving up massive wildfires and blistering heat waves, which led to widespread power outages...

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Using nature to combat anthropogenic water pollution

In the modern age of searching for climate solutions, we are obsessed with developing new technologies to solve our future...

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Ask Joe: Is climate change making hurricanes more destructive?

The most damaging aspect of a hurricane is the storm surge, as in the case of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy...

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Ask Joe: How much have seas risen?

Thermal expansion raises sea levels because the ocean, like all water, expands as it warms up and thus takes up more space...

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