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Climate Change

What are the most effective strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing, and eventually reversing climate change? The stories in the collections below illustrate how people around the world are implementing climate change solutions aligned with Project Drawdown, a research organization that ranks current solutions to climate change by impact.  This month, we are highlighting seven actions that individuals and households can take to reduce their contribution to climate change.  



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On the frontline of the climate emergency, Bangladesh adapts

On the frontline of the climate emergency, Bang...
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Fashion has a waste problem. These companies want to fix it

Fashion has a waste problem. These companies wa...
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Are Food Forests The Future of Agriculture?

Are Food Forests The Future of Agriculture?
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How water is helping to end 'the first climate change war'

How water is helping to end 'the first climate ...
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Explaining 'Citizens Assemblies', a Real Kind of Democracy

Explaining 'Citizens Assemblies', a Real Kind o...
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Shouldering the Burden

Shouldering the Burden
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Climate Change Was Killing Northwest Oysters. Growers and Scientists Fought Back

Climate Change Was Killing Northwest Oysters. G...
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Why this farmer moves his cows every day

Why this farmer moves his cows every day
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Indigenous women in Kenya rebuild resilience amidst an eco-cultural crisis

Indigenous women in Kenya rebuild resilience am...
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How Peru's potato museum could stave off world food crisis

How Peru's potato museum could stave off world ...
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This dark material: the black alchemy that can arrest carbon emissions

This dark material: the black alchemy that can ...
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This Turkish chef is fighting climate change with the help of Syrian refugees

This Turkish chef is fighting climate change wi...
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How a new grain could help combat climate change

How a new grain could help combat climate change
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Greta Thunberg sparks surge in sailboat hitchhiking

Greta Thunberg sparks surge in sailboat hitchhi...
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Galvanized by disaster

Galvanized by disaster
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Lake Erie's green monster: Climate change adds pressure to prevent toxic algal blooms

Lake Erie's green monster: Climate change adds ...
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From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking for ways to protect the plants their products are made from

From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking...
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They've managed the forest forever. It's why they're key to the climate change fight

They've managed the forest forever. It's why th...
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Restoring Jamaica's lost coral reefs

Restoring Jamaica's lost coral reefs
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Leading Maggot Farmer to Expand From Cape Town to California

Leading Maggot Farmer to Expand From Cape Town ...
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Drone Swarms and Gene-Altered Corals Fight Climate Change

Drone Swarms and Gene-Altered Corals Fight Clim...
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As fires rage, California refines an important skill: Evacuating

As fires rage, California refines an important ...
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Wildfires and blackouts mean Californians need solar panels and microgrids

Wildfires and blackouts mean Californians need ...
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Sonoma and Butte counties see natural lessons in wake of megafires

Sonoma and Butte counties see natural lessons i...
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Can Green License Plates Help Plug Electric Cars?

Can Green License Plates Help Plug Electric Cars?
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