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Finding a moral imperative to fight climate change

How Morality Can Win the War on Climate Change

The climate movement must go beyond preaching economics and explaining science, we must create a moral imperative that compels us to act. To get people involved in the war on climate change we must weave environmental awareness into our codes of conduct. The reasons why more people are not demanding action on the environment is a glaring moral failing. If…

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Fools Gold May Not Be So Foolish for Solar Energy

Pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, was the stuff of heartbreak for many a gold miner. Mimicking the look of the precious gold they were after, Pyrite was considered essentially worthless. But for the solar energy industry, Pyrite just may turn into a pot of gold. Researchers at the University of California Irvine are working towards using the plentiful mineral…

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Congress Chamber: Is leadership present?

It’s Time for Environmentalists to Fight Back in Washington

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) For the environmental community, this coming year offers a chance to regroup, rethink and regrow. Two years ago, it seemed possible that politicians would make progress on climate change issues—that a Democratic Congress would pass a cap-and-trade bill, that a Democratic president would lead…

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