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Sandra Steingraber's call to de-normalize fossil fuels

David Beach  |  04/22/15 @ 5:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Climate

After helping to win a ban on fracking for natural gas in New York state, activist and writer Sandra Steingraber wants to “de-normalize” our dependence on fossil fuels

Fracking drill site in Carroll County, Ohio<br />What is normal in Ohio has been banned in New York.

Geographies of belief: Mapping what Ohioans say about global warming

David Beach  |  04/08/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Climate

Most Ohioans believe that global warming is happening, and they support programs to develop renewable energy sources and regulate carbon emissions. But they are less sure that global warming is caused by human activities or that it’s something to worry about in the near future.

Climate of opinion in Ohio counties<br />Screenshot of the interactive Yale Climate Opinion Map (environment.yale.edu/poe/v2014/), showing a range of opinions on global warming in Ohio counties.

The best place to tackle climate change

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/10/15 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Climate

Where is the best place to focus on climate change mitigation? Decorated futurist and author Herbert Girardet boils it down to this: We need to start living in sustainable cities where 60% of us will be in 2030.

<br />Images from Herbert Girardet's Creating Regenerative Cities presentation.

Making climate change a moral issue: A Midwest faith letter to support carbon pollution rules

David Beach  |  05/14/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Climate

Religious congregations are increasingly placing carbon pollution in a moral context. They are seeing how climate change exacerbates issues on which faith communities are already working — issues such as hunger, clean water, disaster relief, refugee services, and conflict resolution.

Big emissions source<br />Proposed EPA rules to reduce carbon pollution from coal-burning power plants will be a major step toward cleaner air and the reduction of risks from climate change.

Proving that bike lanes mean business, and University Circle's greater now than five years ago

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/21/14 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Climate, Transportation choices

A round up of news and views on sustainability in Northeast Ohio for Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Good for business<br />A buffered green bike lane on San Francisco's Market Street attracted 115% more riders. Image from People for Bikes.Missing link?<br />How can University Circle improve its transit connectivity?

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