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Half the Oil by 2030: New Report Shows West Coast Pathway

, director, California & Western States

We have a roadmap to a better way—we should follow it. Our new report demonstrates how Washington, Oregon, and California could cut their petroleum use in half by 2030. Read more >

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Dear Future President: Be a Hero—Replace Perennial Problems with Perennial Solutions

, agroecologist

The presidential horse race is currently dominating the front pages of newspapers in Iowa (and beyond). After next week’s Iowa caucuses, however, the Iowa press will most certainly return to the usual steady stream of coverage about the environmental crises du jour. In daily installments, such stories will once again detail the severe and undeniable environmental impact of the style of row crop agriculture that dominates the landscape as far as the eye can see in Iowa—and in the Midwest as a whole. Read more >

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Tipping Points: How 2016 Will Shape California’s Water Future

, climate scientist

Today, draft regulations were posted for public comment that will determine how billions of dollars from the water bond (Proposition 1) will be given out to fund new water infrastructure projects.

The requirements for vetting these projects should include using the best available climate science, but right now, they don’t.

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Wind Power Soars to New Heights, One Megawatt at a Time

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

The 2015 wind power results are just in, and the news is worth celebrating: strong performance over the course of the year, a great finish, and lots more to come. What struck me most about the impressive fourth quarter results alone—5,001 new megawatts—was that final digit, the 1. It’s a reminder that, when it comes to wind, each megawatt counts, and that it all adds up to real progress. Read more >

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Surviving and Thriving as the Sea Rises

No one was prepared for the supermoon to be coupled with all of this when the rain started falling and falling and falling in South Carolina and graves started to wash out and the sands started to move and as the tides rose, the roads collapsed and as more sands moved the houses fell and the streets flooded and what they had built came down. Read more >

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