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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?

Michael Mann: Will climate change have its "Cuyahoga River moment"?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/16/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Climate

When News Corp. and “the hottest” Senators are subpoenaing your emails, you know you’re doing something right as a climate scientist.

Climate Scientist Michael E. Mann<br />

South Euclid again stays ahead of vacant properties, plus, wetlands grew at the edge of Lake Erie

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/14/14 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Climate, Vibrant cities, Home renovation, Plants & animals

A round-up of sustainability stories and opportunities for January 14, 2014.

Greening the suburbs<br />One of seven home rehabs that the city of South Euclid used  federal funds to bring back on the market.Wetlands watchers<br />Wetlands at Old Woman Creek in Lake Erie's west basin.

What we know for certain about climate change

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/04/13 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Climate, Clean air

1,000 barrels of oil were burned in the time you clicked on this page. We consume 300 billion barrels of oil per year. To put that figure in perspective, BP spilled 5,000 barrels of oil per day in the Gulf of Mexico and the slick was the size of Delaware and Rhode Island.

Up in the air<br />A coal-fired power plant east of Cleveland.A long drive<br />Driving accounts for a quarter of emissions in Northeast Ohio.Tale of the tape<br />The Keeling curve shows the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere from the 1960s to the present.

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