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Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico

Volunteer Power Industry Disaster Relief, Solar Energy Co-op Deploying Solar Outreach Solutions (SOS) in Puerto Rico

AMURTEL, Amicus Solar Cooperative and Aireko are working to deploy an initial 10, and as many as 100, mobile SOS units across hurricane-struck Puerto Rico.

Santa Fe’s 100 Percent Renewable Energy Resolution, New Global Research Highlights Critical Local Government Climate Change Role

Santa Fe will face numerous, varied challenges in its bid to relay entirely on renewable energy by 2025, but numerous, varied, cost-effective and rewarding policy options exist and are in effect in cities worldwide.

Florida Settlement Proposal Cancels Levy Nuclear Power Project, Calls for $6 Billion in Climate-Smart Clean Energy Investments

Part and parcel of the proposed settlement agreement, Duke Energy will make some $6 billion worth of climate-smart clean energy and energy efficiency investments over a four-year period, as well as cancel construction of the Levy Nuclear Power Plant.

ACCIONA Mobile Pay-Go Solar Pilot Brings Sustainable Energy to Peruvan Amazon

Sixty-one households in Peru’s Amazon are completely satisfied with the Spanish renewable energy company’s off-grid solar energy solution, the results of a multi-stakeholder pilot project.

The delusion of isolation

Climate Refugees, the Paris Agreement, and the Delusion of Isolation

One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic Be it from social unrest, economic upheaval, or environmental collapse, forced human migration is at unprecedented levels. According to the UNHCR, there are more than 65 million displaced people in the world today. Of those, more than 22 million are forced refugees. Over half are under 18 years old. Nearly 20…

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Living large in an overshoot world

Earth Overshoot: Living Large in the 21st Century

Buying on credit Today is Earth Overshoot Day. As of today, the year is done for planet Earth, she has given a year’s worth of natural resources.  It may seem counter-intuitive at first. Obviously, we aren’t done with 2017 yet. How can we take more than the Earth makes, for decades on end? Have you ever run out of money…

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Chronic inundation and real estate value

Chronically Inundated US Coastal Communities Could Jump from 90-plus to Nearly 170 In Less Than 20 Years

Government authorities and residents in a fast rising number of US coastal communities across the nation will face some very difficult choices in coming years as a result of chronic inundation, including the possibility of having to abandon entire towns and perhaps even cities, according to a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists.