Before The Next Storm: Building Health Care Resilience

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By Kaitlin Sullivan, a freelance journalist based in Colorado. She has a master’s in health and science reporting from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. In 2023, hospitals in Florida, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles shut down. Some…

Reducing The Risk Of Investing In Electric Vehicles For Low-Income Consumers

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By Rebecca Rasch, Social Scientist at Aspen Global Change Institute While electric vehicles (EVs) are not a panacea for reducing emissions from the transportation sector, widespread adoption can be a significant step toward meeting CO2 reduction targets. In a recent…

What Small But Mighty: The Role Of Microbes In A Changing Climate

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By Asa DeHaan, Research Technician at Aspen Global Change Institute and Elise Osenga, Community Science Manager at Aspen Global Change Institute. The Unseen World Beneath the ground, a diverse ecosystem teems with microscopic life. The soil microbiome is a complex…

What Difference Can I Make In The Climate Crisis?

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By Emily Jack-Scott, Program Director at Aspen Global Change Institute. Global leaders met in Davos earlier in January to engage in cross-cutting discussions about the world’s most pressing challenges and to debate the merits of various solutions. After another year…

Air Quality Monitoring Networks Support More Climate-Resilient Communities

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By Savannah M. D’Evelyn, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Washington’s Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center.  As climate change accelerates, the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as megafires and heatwaves are on the rise.…

Living In The Cold: Addressing The Inequalities Of Heating Energy Poverty In Winter

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By Emily Jack-Scott and Liz Carver Winter is coming, and people across the country have started turning on their heat to take the edge off the cold. With clear memories of last winter’s high heating costs and this season’s prices…

When The Glaciers Are Gone: Managing For Biodiversity

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By Emilio Mateo Mountain glaciers and polar ice caps are experiencing extensive and increasingly fast loss rates as global temperatures warm. The well-documented retreat of mountain glaciers will have severe ecological and societal costs as the shift to a post-glacial…

More Water And More Energy: The Potential Win-Win Of Floating Photovoltaics

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Energy Innovation partners with the independent nonprofit Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) to provide climate and energy research updates. The research synopsis below comes from AGCI’s Tanya Petach. A full list of AGCI’s updates is available online. In arid river basins…

Electric Trucks Are A Gamechanger If Strong Policy Leads The Way

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This piece was authored by Muhammad Abdullah, an 2023 summer Transportation Policy intern with Energy Innovation and Energy Innovation’s Chris Busch, Director Transportation and Senior Economist. Ella Kissi-Debrah was born, raised, and died a tragically early death in south London,…

Harnessing U.S. Offshore Wind Is A Generational Opportunity To Create Jobs And Cut Climate Pollution

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This piece was authored by Paulina Vazquez Robles, an 2023 summer communications intern with Energy Innovation The U.S. has some of the world’s best offshore wind resources, but we’ve barely begun to tap into them– to date, only seven offshore…