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New federal funding helps low-income households afford energy-efficiency upgrades

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Release Date: 05/17/2022

Free environmental justice courses available to middle, high school students show art Free environmental justice courses available to middle, high school students

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Course creator Sierra Generette says she hopes the trainings inspire students to become a voice for change. Learn more at 

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Dams, climate change threaten Missouri River cottonwood forests show art Dams, climate change threaten Missouri River cottonwood forests

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Young cottonwoods survive only when the river is allowed to shift its path over time. Learn more at 

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Chicago’s vintage homes become more energy-efficient show art Chicago’s vintage homes become more energy-efficient

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Homeowners typically see a 30% reduction on their electric bill and a 50% reduction on their gas bill. Learn more at 

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How Georgia’s undeveloped barrier islands are adapting to sea-level rise show art How Georgia’s undeveloped barrier islands are adapting to sea-level rise

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With few roads or buildings, the islands move naturally in response to storms and rising seas. Learn more at 

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Some people prepare for climate change with survival training show art Some people prepare for climate change with survival training

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The Mountain Scout Survival school teaches primitive survival skills and urban emergency preparedness courses. Learn more at 

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Solar power keeps some Puerto Rico fire stations running during blackouts show art Solar power keeps some Puerto Rico fire stations running during blackouts

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The stations can continue providing services even when the electricity grid goes down. Learn more at 

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Climate change could dry up ideal Northern Plains duck habitat show art Climate change could dry up ideal Northern Plains duck habitat

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So wetland conservation is more important than ever. Learn more at 

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As electric cars gain popularity, states will need to make up gas-tax revenue show art As electric cars gain popularity, states will need to make up gas-tax revenue

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Oregon already offers drivers an option to pay a per-mile charge instead of a gas tax.  Learn more at 

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Company helps incentivize forest protection in Ecuador show art Company helps incentivize forest protection in Ecuador

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Whole Forest wants to make it economically viable to preserve the forest. Learn more at 

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A new climate-friendly housing development will be all-electric show art A new climate-friendly housing development will be all-electric

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The mixed-income development will include community gardens and homes with heat pumps and solar panels. Learn more at 

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The improvements enable people to save money and protect the climate. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/