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Peatlands and Climate Change

Climate Connections

Release Date: 10/21/2015

Climate change is making it harder to grow potatoes traditionally used for French fries show art Climate change is making it harder to grow potatoes traditionally used for French fries

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But new varieties are helping farmers adapt to warmer, drier conditions. Learn more at 

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Beverly Wright pushes for equity and justice in climate policy show art Beverly Wright pushes for equity and justice in climate policy

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She says strategies such as carbon trading and carbon taxes must also protect vulnerable communities. Learn more at 

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Georgia-based innovation lab works to speed the transition to clean transportation show art Georgia-based innovation lab works to speed the transition to clean transportation

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Companies are testing self-driving electric scooters, a solar road, and other new technologies at Curiosity Lab in Peachtree Corners. Learn more at 

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How libraries can improve climate literacy show art How libraries can improve climate literacy

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One library in Wisconsin offered programs to engage a diverse group of people in local climate planning. Learn more at 

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How extreme weather threatens the internet show art How extreme weather threatens the internet

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Internet outages can interrupt operations at places like hospitals. Learn more at 

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Catholic seminary installs a solar farm shaped like a cross show art Catholic seminary installs a solar farm shaped like a cross

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Pope Francis has called upon the world to reduce its use of fossil fuels and reduce global warming. Learn more at 

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New York state’s climate goals are achievable, research finds show art New York state’s climate goals are achievable, research finds

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The state is aiming for 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040. It also wants to cut carbon pollution 85% by 2050. Learn more at 

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Connecticut man uses magic to teach kids about environmental issues show art Connecticut man uses magic to teach kids about environmental issues

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His magic shows are one way to capture children’s imagination. Learn more at 

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Georgia science teacher helps students recognize misinformation about the climate show art Georgia science teacher helps students recognize misinformation about the climate

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So they can better evaluate what they see in the news and on social media. Learn more at 

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Composers, scientists, designers update Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” for an era of climate change show art Composers, scientists, designers update Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” for an era of climate change

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The result is familiar but unsettling. Learn more at 

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Peatlands,made of partially decomposed plants, store tremendous amounts of carbon. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org