New Ways to Solve Climate Change

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WHAT WORKS

OO New: A Tin-Selenium Compound To Convert Waste Heat To Electricity

OO China To Elevate Environment Over Development In New Law

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One of the contests offered at MIT’s Climate Colab website. Screencapture.

Crowdsource Climate Change Solutions Via Contests reports Sarah Semkus at the UK Guardian.Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Climate CoLab is a collaborative online community centered around a series of annual contests that seek out promising ideas for fighting climate change. Right now, 15 contests are active on the site, with more to come.

Putting Things in Perspective:
OO Wind Farms More Popular Than Fracking, says a UK poll. This might be true for the US, too: turbines can be sited away from homes, but local fracking pollution is inescapable, spreads, and is long lasting.

OO How To Solve Global Warming: Change The Energy Supply

OO State Department To Delay Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Until After November

SPEAK OUT

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Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu signed a letter urging Obama to reject the Keystone Pipeline. Wikipedia.

OO Jimmy Carter, 9 Other Nobel Laureates, Urge Obama To Reject Keystone Pipeline

OO University Sit-In Shakes the Pillars of Big Coal

OO Canadians Protest Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline

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The imatter.org group of teenagers challenging the US government not to wreck their future. From left to right: Alec Loorz, the founder of Kids vs Global Warming; Zoe Johnson; Garrett and Grant Serrels; Madeleine Wallace.

YOU CAN ACT
Teenagers Sue US Govt To Protect Atmosphere “For Our Generation’s Future”
The groundbreaking case, Alec L, et al., vs. McCarthy, et al. will be heard at the Court of Appeals, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, May 2 in Washington DC. You can be part of this historic event: If you are in the DC area, help fill the court at 8:30 am. If not, please donate here to cover expenses for the youth plaintiffs who filed this lawsuit. Help these kids fight for action.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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