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Free environmental justice courses available to middle, high school students

Climate Connections

Release Date: 06/24/2022

Violence increases in hot weather. “Cease-fire” days could help show art Violence increases in hot weather. “Cease-fire” days could help

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During cease-fire events, community members call for a pause in violent conflicts. Learn more at 

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How whisky waste could fuel cars show art How whisky waste could fuel cars

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A new production plant in Scotland is expected to convert whisky byproducts into butanol, which can be used in cars. Learn more at 

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Manufactured home residents often left out of energy-efficiency conversation show art Manufactured home residents often left out of energy-efficiency conversation

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But a project called Clean Energy Resource Teams is changing that in Minnesota. Learn more at 

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Global warming puts emperor penguins on thin ice show art Global warming puts emperor penguins on thin ice

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If pollution continues rising at current rates, 98% of colonies could vanish by the end of this century. Learn more at 

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What homeowners can do to reduce flooding in their communities show art What homeowners can do to reduce flooding in their communities

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Flooding is a growing problem because downpours are getting more frequent and intense. Learn more at 

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U.S. could create up to 10 million tons of solar panel waste by 2050 show art U.S. could create up to 10 million tons of solar panel waste by 2050

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But over 80% of the material in solar panels — like copper, aluminum, glass and silicon — can be used again. Learn more at 

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Project captures stories from coal communities show art Project captures stories from coal communities

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An Ohio State team has interviewed miners, power plant employees, and community members. Learn more at 

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A new method for managing roadside forests could reduce power outages show art A new method for managing roadside forests could reduce power outages

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A Connecticut research team is testing the idea. Learn more at 

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Tweaking cows’ diets can reduce climate-warming pollution show art Tweaking cows’ diets can reduce climate-warming pollution

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Optimizing their feed reduces a herd’s methane emissions by up to 40%, research suggests. Learn more at 

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The mustard seed that can fuel airplanes show art The mustard seed that can fuel airplanes

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Jet fuel made from carinata seeds has already been tested in commercial flights. Learn more at 

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Course creator Sierra Generette says she hopes the trainings inspire students to become a voice for change. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/