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Upstart SF Restaurant Looks to Redefine Food Sustainability

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In a quest to face climate change head on, The Perennial pushes way beyond farm-to-table cuisine

Twilight Greenaway for Civil Eats: In the quest to shave off distance from field to plate, today’s chefs and restaurants have devised a range of creative solutions–from growing tomatoes on their own rooftops to sourcing fruit from their customers’ backyards. The Perennial, a soon-to-open San Francisco eatery, plans to take the business of local sourcing several steps......read more

Fixing Climate Change May Add No Costs, Report Says

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Global commission announces its findings

In decades of public debate about global warming, one assumption has been accepted by virtually all factions: that tackling it would necessarily be costly. But a new report casts doubt on that idea, declaring that the necessary fixes could wind up being effectively free. A global commission will announce its finding on Tuesday that an ambitious series of measures to limit emissions would cost $4......read more

There are over 100 Members of Congress who deny the basic science of climate change. That's nearly 25 percent. Meanwhile, young people overwhelmingly share scientists' grave concerns about climate change and worry about its deadly effects on the world. That's why kids are the stars of "Science Fair Failure," a short film produced by LCV and SHFT. In the clip, directed by Andy Cobb and narrated by......read more

By Madeleine Thomas  for Grist Turns out the secret to better climate models could be hiding in the dreaded storage closet of many a weather station around the world. Members of the International Environmental Data Rescue Organization (IEDRO) — a nonprofit organization that works with meteorological centers to digitize their climate data — think weather reports of yore......read more

Paul Krugman on Climate Change Deniers

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"Prepare for even more insane GOP Climate Denial"

In his new column for the New York Times, celebrated economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman argues that Republicans’ climate change denial is only going to get stronger, and sillier, once the Obama administration inevitably decides to take executive action. “Until now, the right’s climate craziness has mainly been focused on attacking the science,” Krugman writes.......read more

Gardening for Climate Change

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Forget what you know about what grows where

James Barilla, author and professor of creative writing at the University of South Carolina, offers us an alternative to dispair when it comes to gardening in the age of climate change: This past winter was a tough one in our backyard. Where we live, about a hundred miles inland from the South Carolina coast, winter is normally a good time to make changes, like the swath of turf I removed from......read more

Keystone XL: The Iconic Climate Battle

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The Sierra Club's Michael Marx on what makes Keystone a critical battle in the war on climate change

Michael Marx of the Sierra Club for The Huffington Post: In February, 50,000 people marched on the freezing Washington Mall to tell President Obama that he must reject Keystone XL and move forward on climate. Since then, Sierra Club activists and our partners have met President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State John Kerry at more than 20 events around the nation to repeat......read more

The Truth About Climate Change

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Legendary naturalist Richard Attenborough explains what convinced him about climate change.

In this clip, a graph attributes the rise in global temperature to human activities....read more

The Oceans Will Rise

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Climate change "pop" art.

More than a little reminiscent of the frying egg in the "This is your brain on drugs" ad, the animators use a flood of soda to graphically illlustrate the perils of climate change. Not a solution-oriented message, but it's a creative one. ...read more

Green Climate Fund HQ by LAVA

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Proposed 'ecological model project' would meet the highest standards of sustainability

If Germany's bid to host the Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund is whawt the future of sustainable architecture looks like, sign us up. Designed by the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA), the proposed building is certainly worthy of the firm's name, with sweeping, curvilinear forms inspired by the rolling Rhine valley landscape around Bonn. The proposed building meets the highest......read more

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