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It’s Time To Electrify Everything
October 15, 2020

It’s Time To Electrify Everything

Inventor and MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient Saul Griffith wants you to get excited about electrifying everything, and not just because it’ll create a cleaner, safer world. Running our energy system on renewable electricity will save every family in America thousands of dollars per year, create tens of millions of jobs and make our lives way more awesome.

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It’s Time To Electrify Everything

Inventor and MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient Saul Griffith wants you to get excited about electrifying everything, and not just because it’ll create a cleaner, safer world. Running our energy system on renewable electricity will save every family in America thousands of dollars per year, create tens of millions of jobs and make our lives way more awesome.

Learn More About Rewiring America

Bank For Good
October 2, 2020

Banking For Good

If bad finance built the fossil fuel economy, good finance can build a renewable energy economy. You can help make that happen by banking for good and using your money to reflect your values.

Learn more at: bankforgood.org

 

Banking For Good

If bad finance built the fossil fuel economy, good finance can build a renewable energy economy. You can help make that happen by banking for good and using your money to reflect your values.

Learn more at: bankforgood.org

 

Why We Need A Green Recovery
September 3, 2020
Why We Need A Green Recovery

The American economy is in free-fall, but passing a green stimulus to fund climate solutions would put millions back to work. What’s more, this proposal is extremely popular, especially among young people. Drs. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Mark Paul explain why the path forward is clear.

Why We Need A Green Recovery

The American economy is in free-fall, but passing a green stimulus to fund climate solutions would put millions back to work. What’s more, this proposal is extremely popular, especially among young people. Drs. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Mark Paul explain why the path forward is clear.

Use Your Money To Fight The Climate Crisis
August 20, 2020
Use Your Money To Fight The Climate Crisis

Your money is an extension of you. That’s why Nili Gilbert, co-founder of hedge fund Matarin Capital, says you should be on top of which companies are receiving loans from your bank, using your hard-earned cash. Do you know whether your bank is using you to fund the climate crisis?

Use Your Money To Fight The Climate Crisis

Your money is an extension of you. That’s why Nili Gilbert, co-founder of hedge fund Matarin Capital, says you should be on top of which companies are receiving loans from your bank, using your hard-earned cash. Do you know whether your bank is using you to fund the climate crisis?

Fossil Fuels Vs. Indigenous Communities
October 13, 2020

Fossil Fuels Vs. Indigenous Communities

The fossil fuel industry has a history of changing land agreements to gain access to oil, impoverishing Indigenous communities in the process. Yet, the government has abandoned these same communities in the face of the COVID19 crisis, while giving the industry billions.

Anishinaabe tribal attorney and Couchiching First Nation member Tara Houska and Navajo Nation member Alexander Piechowski-Begay talk about being left behind on their own land.

Fossil Fuels Vs. Indigenous Communities

The fossil fuel industry has a history of changing land agreements to gain access to oil, impoverishing Indigenous communities in the process. Yet, the government has abandoned these same communities in the face of the COVID19 crisis, while giving the industry billions.

Anishinaabe tribal attorney and Couchiching First Nation member Tara Houska and Navajo Nation member Alexander Piechowski-Begay talk about being left behind on their own land.

How Dirty Energy Manipulates Communities of Color
October 9, 2020

How Dirty Energy Manipulates Communities of Color

Dirty energy companies like Dominion use money to try to weaken African American communities’ resistance to projects that would burden those same residents. Black and Brown communities suffer disproportionally from oil, gas and coal pollution. Now, the NAACP is fighting back.

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: JOEL BACH, DAVID GELBER and DREW MAGRATTEN WRITER & NARRATOR: MAYA LILLY SCRIPT EDITORS: JOEL BACH, MAGGIE BADORE, JOSH FUTTERSAK, DREW MAGRATTEN and MORGAN SCHACKER VIDEO EDITOR: ANNA PINCHUK MUSIC: EPIDEMIC SOUND ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: UNICORN RIOT, ARTIVISM VIRGINIA

How Dirty Energy Manipulates Communities of Color

Dirty energy companies like Dominion use money to try to weaken African American communities’ resistance to projects that would burden those same residents. Black and Brown communities suffer disproportionally from oil, gas and coal pollution. Now, the NAACP is fighting back.

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: JOEL BACH, DAVID GELBER and DREW MAGRATTEN WRITER & NARRATOR: MAYA LILLY SCRIPT EDITORS: JOEL BACH, MAGGIE BADORE, JOSH FUTTERSAK, DREW MAGRATTEN and MORGAN SCHACKER VIDEO EDITOR: ANNA PINCHUK MUSIC: EPIDEMIC SOUND ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: UNICORN RIOT, ARTIVISM VIRGINIA

Bailout Of A Racist Polluter
October 1, 2020

Bailout Of A Racist Polluter

The coronavirus bailout has given big polluter Marathon Petroleum a free pass to make Detroit residents sick. Journalist Alexis Goldstein and community activist Theresa Landrum tell us just how bad things already are in the city’s 48217 zipcode, which is the most polluted in the state of Michigan.

Bailout Of A Racist Polluter

The coronavirus bailout has given big polluter Marathon Petroleum a free pass to make Detroit residents sick. Journalist Alexis Goldstein and community activist Theresa Landrum tell us just how bad things already are in the city’s 48217 zipcode, which is the most polluted in the state of Michigan.

How Redlining Shapes Climate Injustice
September 24, 2020

Redlining & The Climate Crisis

The racist financial and banking policy of redlining has been keeping families of color in debt since the 1930s. Redlining expert Gregory Jost and activist Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. of the Hip Hop Caucus explain how it’s also connected to the climate crisis today.

Redlining & The Climate Crisis

The racist financial and banking policy of redlining has been keeping families of color in debt since the 1930s. Redlining expert Gregory Jost and activist Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. of the Hip Hop Caucus explain how it’s also connected to the climate crisis today.

The 15 Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina
August 26, 2020
Years After Hurricane Katrina

As Hurricane Laura threatens the Gulf Coast, we also remember Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the region 15 years ago. Rev. Lennox Yearwood from the Hip Hop Caucus tells us what we’ve learned since then and why it matters.

Years After Hurricane Katrina

As Hurricane Laura threatens the Gulf Coast, we also remember Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the region 15 years ago. Rev. Lennox Yearwood from the Hip Hop Caucus tells us what we’ve learned since then and why it matters.

What’s It Like Being a Climate Scientist?
October 1, 2020

What’s It Like Being a Climate Scientist?

Katharine Hayhoe, Radley Horton, Michael Oppenheimer, and so many climate scientists like them are working overtime trying to solve the biggest crisis of our time. We asked them to tell us more about this incredibly difficult job

What’s It Like Being a Climate Scientist?

Katharine Hayhoe, Radley Horton, Michael Oppenheimer, and so many climate scientists like them are working overtime trying to solve the biggest crisis of our time. We asked them to tell us more about this incredibly difficult job

Did Climate Change Cause This Hurricane?
July 27, 2020

Did Climate Change Cause This Hurricane?

Whenever a big storm like Hurricane Douglas or Hurricane Hanna hits, one of the first questions everyone wants to know is ‘Was this latest hurricane caused by global warming – or not?’ Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe answers this frequently asked question about global warming.

Did Climate Change Cause This Hurricane?

Whenever a big storm like Hurricane Douglas or Hurricane Hanna hits, one of the first questions everyone wants to know is ‘Was this latest hurricane caused by global warming – or not?’ Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe answers this frequently asked question about global warming.

Why Melting Glaciers Are So Scary
June 30, 2020

Did you know that many people depend on runoff from glaciers for fresh water? But because of climate change, glaciers all around the world are melting. By 2100, half of the world’s glaciers are expected to vanish, and the effects will ripple across the globe. Here’s why that’s so scary.

Did you know that many people depend on runoff from glaciers for fresh water? But because of climate change, glaciers all around the world are melting. By 2100, half of the world’s glaciers are expected to vanish, and the effects will ripple across the globe. Here’s why that’s so scary.

How Forest Elephants Fight Climate Change
June 5, 2020

How Forest Elephants Fight Climate Change

The forests of central Africa store more carbon on average than the Amazon’s rainforests, and scientists only recently discovered the big reason why. The two continents differ because of the presence of forest elephants. Maya Lilly explains how these small elephants are big climate heroes.

How Forest Elephants Fight Climate Change

The forests of central Africa store more carbon on average than the Amazon’s rainforests, and scientists only recently discovered the big reason why. The two continents differ because of the presence of forest elephants. Maya Lilly explains how these small elephants are big climate heroes.

Too Hot for Humans
May 12, 2020
How Humidity Makes Heat More Deadly: The Heat Index Explained

How hot it feels is determined primarily by the heat index, a combination of  temperature and humidity. Over the the next 60 years, the heat index is predicted to skyrocket. Climate scientist and extreme weather expert Dr. Radley Horton explains how the combination of heat and humidity will cause unprecedented suffering and disruption around the world.

Read the study Horton and his colleagues published this topic in Science Advances in May 2020: “The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance.”

How Humidity Makes Heat More Deadly:
The Heat Index Explained

How hot it feels is determined primarily by the heat index, a combination of  temperature and humidity. Over the the next 60 years, the heat index is predicted to skyrocket. Climate scientist and extreme weather expert Dr. Radley Horton explains how the combination of heat and humidity will cause unprecedented suffering and disruption around the world.

Read the study Horton and his colleagues published this topic in Science Advances in May 2020: “The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance.”

Voting For The Future: Samantha
October 16, 2020

Voting For The Future: Samantha

You might not thing of Samantha as voter, but in 2020, she will be. Why would she vote for politicians who are ok with throwing away her future? Millions of young people like her agree. Pledge to be a voter too.

Voting For The Future: Samantha

You might not thing of Samantha as voter, but in 2020, she will be. Why would she vote for politicians who are ok with throwing away her future? Millions of young people like her agree. Pledge to be a voter too.

Generation Fed Up
October 1, 2020

Generation Fed Up

Evan is a first-time voter. He wants politicians to know: just because he’s young doesn’t mean he’s naive. He’s paying close attention to who is selling out his future.

Pledge to be a voter too: https://climatevoters2020.org/pledge

Generation Fed Up

Evan is a first-time voter. He wants politicians to know: just because he’s young doesn’t mean he’s naive. He’s paying close attention to who is selling out his future.

Pledge to be a voter too: https://climatevoters2020.org/pledge

Flying Rivers With Gisele Bündchen
January 14, 2020

Flying Rivers

The Amazon rainforest is under immense pressure, with the number of fires increasing 30.5% over the last year. Gisele Bündchen meets with meets with climate scientist Antonio Donato Nobre above the treetops to learn how important this forest truly is to the whole world.

Flying Rivers

The Amazon rainforest is under immense pressure, with the number of fires increasing 30.5% over the last year. Gisele Bündchen meets with meets with climate scientist Antonio Donato Nobre above the treetops to learn how important this forest truly is to the whole world.

Inside the California Drought
October 1, 2019

In 2017, the worst drought in 1,200 years was devastating California, diving farmers to the brink of disaster. Don Cheadle meets a family of farmers whose lives may never be the same as they struggle to find water in the parched Central Valley.

In 2017, the worst drought in 1,200 years was devastating California, diving farmers to the brink of disaster. Don Cheadle meets a family of farmers whose lives may never be the same as they struggle to find water in the parched Central Valley.

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.

Kite Power
January 15, 2020

A Scottish Engineer’s Quest to Design a Kite That Can Power the World

Rod Read, an engineer and stay-at-home dad, lives on the remote Isle of Lewis in Scotland. For the past seven years, he’s been designing a kite that he thinks could revolutionize wind power.

A Scottish Engineer’s Quest to Design a Kite That Can Power the World

Rod Read, an engineer and stay-at-home dad, lives on the remote Isle of Lewis in Scotland. For the past seven years, he’s been designing a kite that he thinks could revolutionize wind power.

The Costs of Coastal Flooding
January 6, 2020

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

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.

Extinction Rebellion: Banner Drop
October 2, 2019

These three members of Extinction Rebellion risked arrest in New York City to make a big statement about the climate crisis. We tell their story.

These three members of Extinction Rebellion risked arrest in New York City to make a big statement about the climate crisis. We tell their story.

Strike With Us
September 19, 2019

Strike With Us

Nine-year-old Hawkeye Huey calls for support for the global climate strike. Find a strike near you at strikewithus.org.

This video is a collaboration between Amplifier.org and Bemo Studio, and made possible by a grant from the David Rockefeller Fund.

Strike With Us

Nine-year-old Hawkeye Huey calls for support for the global climate strike. Find a strike near you at strikewithus.org.

This video is a collaboration between Amplifier.org and Bemo Studio, and made possible by a grant from the David Rockefeller Fund.

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.

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The Growing Danger From Gas Pipelines: A decade ago, Congress set out to make pipelines safer, but today there are more accidents on pipelines that carry gas to homes. (Nexus Media)
How Racist Housing Policies Created a Public Health Crisis In Chicago: “It's kind of hard to identify what truly is a result of COVID and what is just a result of white supremacy.” (Nexus Media)
Climate Deniers Are Embracing QAnon: “It’s the scariest thing I’ve ever encountered.” (Nexus Media)

Hot news

Air Pollution Kills Babies: Nearly 500,000 babies died within one month of their birth because of air pollution in the last year alone, according to the State of Global Air 2020 report. (The Guardian)
Spanish Utility Expands Renewable Reach in the US: Iberdrola announced a $8.3 billion deal including debt to add energy company PNM Resources to its North American Avangrid arm. (Reuters)
Electrifying Renewably More Cost-Effective Than Ever — Studies: Swift action to build out renewable energy would reduce American energy costs, according to two new reports. (Fast Company)

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The Costs of Coastal Flooding
January 6, 2020

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

Years Updates

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Using Nature To Combat Anthropogenic Water Pollution

October 19, 2020
Every minute of every day, millions of plants, fungi, and microbes are thriving, breaking down waste, and not only maintaining the cycle of life, but also improving it.

CAREERS: Interns

October 8, 2020
CAREERS: The YEARS Project is currently seeking remote interns to work part-time with our production team.

Discovering Water

October 6, 2020
As a high school student, my passion for all aspects of water and water quality manifested in the desire to conduct research furthering my knowledge.

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