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How is global warming shaping our lives? And what can we do about it? We connect the dots, from fossil fuels to extreme weather, clean energy to public health, and more. Join Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale University for a daily 90-second podcast about climate change, where we confront reality and…

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    How caregivers can help people with dementia prepare for evacuations

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 1:31


    Get an emergency kit and care instructions ready ahead of time. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Front-line health care workers need protection from heat, researcher says

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 1:31


    So they can stay safe while helping others. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Climate change is making rainfall during hurricanes more extreme

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 1:31


    And storm surge is getting worse as a result of higher sea levels. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Activists in Los Angeles won a ban on new oil and gas wells

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 1:31


    Now they're making sure the city follows through. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    How misael soto uses public art to help Miami Beach reckon with sea-level rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 1:31


    For one project, they created an amphitheater out of sandbags. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Artificial islands could provide a refuge to people threatened by sea-level rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 1:31


    But constructing them can damage underwater ecosystems. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Utah house designed to be fossil-fuel-free

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 1:31


    Roslynn McCann, who designed and lives in the home, gives tours to show the possibility of sustainable buildings. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Scientists map hidden waterways under Naples

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 1:31


    Researchers with the Cool Cities project believe that the water could be used to cool the city. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Massachusetts DOT adds solar panels to stretch of highway noise barrier

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 1:31


    The barrier near Lexington, which protects residents from the sound of traffic, will now also generate clean energy. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    App helps California volunteers prevent food waste

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 1:31


    California is starting to require grocery stores and restaurants to donate unsold food, but businesses need help getting it to hungry people. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Nonprofit trains women and gender-nonconforming people for green jobs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 1:31


    Energy and construction are historically male-dominated industries. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Community forest project brings together people who have been excluded from environmentalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 1:31


    With a new $4.5 million grant, the Shelterwood Collective will manage the land using Indigenous methods. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    New Orleans group helps families feed infants during emergencies

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 1:31


    Birthmark Doula Collective trains first responders and distributes emergency feeding kits when disaster strikes. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    70% of recent home buyers considered disaster risk in deciding where to live

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 1:31


    So Realtor.com now shows the risk of wildfire for specific properties. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Almost half a million people have played this climate change card game

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 1:31


    The game was created by Climate Fresk, a French organization, to make it easier for people to understand climate science. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Colorado program helps homeowners reduce wildfire risk

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 1:31


    The Boulder County consultation program is free to participants. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    How parks could help communities stay safe in extreme weather

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 1:31


    Shady, tree-filled green spaces can help people stay cool during heat waves. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    San Francisco restaurant turns food waste into pizza

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 1:31


    From off-cuts of meat to spent-oats in the crust, food waste is used in all stages of pizza served at Shuggie's Trash Pie. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Seattle utility aims to make electric vehicle charging more accessible

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 1:31


    Seattle City Light plans to install 30 fast EV chargers on streets, giving priority to those near apartments, condos and mobile home parks. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    The climate cost of space tourism

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 1:31


    Rockets release pollutants that can persist in the upper atmosphere for two or more years. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    New chief heat officer helps LA prepare for more heat waves

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 1:31


    Marta Segura is working with the city to develop a plan to reduce heat-related hospitalizations and deaths. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Century-old church saves money by going solar

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 1:31


    Lower energy bills have allowed the church to put more money into community outreach. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    The Green Workers Alliance wants to make sure green jobs pay fairly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 1:31


    More than 3 million people work in clean energy, but wages and labor standards vary greatly. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    California's drought dries up steady work for farmworkers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 1:31


    Some workers are moving or taking up additional jobs. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Connecticut public schools must now teach about climate change

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 1:31


    A new state law is behind the curriculum requirement. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Massachusetts neighborhood to get networked geothermal system

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 1:31


    It will be the first community in the country to try the approach. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Art therapy program helps Colorado wildfire victims process their experiences

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 1:31


    Andrea Golod founded the program after a wildfire displaced thousands of people in her county. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Philly high school adds AC after community push

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 1:31


    Activism by students, staff, and parents helped cool the school. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    How to stay safe in the heat at outdoor summer events

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 1:31


    As global warming brings more hot days, the risk of heat-related illnesses is rising. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Volunteers in Florida help people save energy and water

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 1:31


    They're helping low-income people reduce their bills and cut carbon pollution. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    How protecting public lands can help the climate

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 1:31


    Conservation preserves forests, provides wildlife corridors, and protects water sources. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Cow manure can be turned into renewable energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 1:31


    Using systems called anaerobic digesters. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Many prisons in Texas lack universal air conditioning

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 1:31


    During heat waves, incarcerated people face dangerous conditions. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Newark's Ironbound neighborhood fights for clean air

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 1:31


    The largely immigrant area is surrounded by pollution sources. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Delivery company turns to ebikes in Manhattan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 1:31


    The company is saving money and cutting carbon pollution. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Extreme drought cuts into Montana rancher's profits

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 1:31


    Summers in the state are expected to keep getting hotter and drier on average.  Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

    Some cities reimburse residents for the costs of rain gardens or cisterns

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 1:31


    But the programs can be difficult for low-income households to access. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    What if we named and ranked heat waves like hurricanes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 1:31


    A California bill proposes to do just that. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Wildfires could release radioactive particles from nuclear sites

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 1:31


    And global warming is making wildfires more frequent and intense. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Bill would provide relief to farmworkers in drought-stricken California

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 1:31


    Thousands of farmworkers have lost jobs in a recent severe drought. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    When a coworker collapsed, this lifeguard knew exactly what to do

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 1:31


    An Indiana lifeguard wants all lifeguards to receive thorough training on responding to heat-related illnesses. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Smokey Bear still wants you to prevent accidental wildfires

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 1:31


    Global warming has made unplanned fires even more dangerous. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 1:31


    During cease-fire events, community members call for a pause in violent conflicts. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    How whisky waste could fuel cars

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 1:31


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

    Manufactured home residents often left out of energy-efficiency conversation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 1:31


    But a project called Clean Energy Resource Teams is changing that in Minnesota. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Global warming puts emperor penguins on thin ice

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 1:31


    If pollution continues rising at current rates, 98% of colonies could vanish by the end of this century. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    What homeowners can do to reduce flooding in their communities

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 1:31


    Flooding is a growing problem because downpours are getting more frequent and intense. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 1:31


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

    Project captures stories from coal communities

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 1:31


    An Ohio State team has interviewed miners, power plant employees, and community members. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    A new method for managing roadside forests could reduce power outages

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 1:31


    A Connecticut research team is testing the idea. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

    Tweaking cows' diets can reduce climate-warming pollution

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 1:31


    Optimizing their feed reduces a herd's methane emissions by up to 40%, research suggests. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

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