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Jonathan Foley

The climate solutions worth funding -- now

When it comes to climate solutions, "now is better than new, and time is more important than tech," says scientist Jonathan Foley. He presents a six-part framework to more efficiently address climate change, from better aligning capital with carbon to utilizing affordable solutions that are ready to go now. Learn more about what the data says to do — and how the solutions might be cheaper than we think.

Laprisha Berry Daniels

Lessons from the past on adapting to climate change

Laprisha Berry Daniels' grandparents left the Southern United States and migrated north to Detroit in the 1950s — a move that could be considered a big "climate change." Now, as a public health social worker, Berry Daniels mines the survival strategies of her grandparents to think about how we can all learn from the past to better prepare for current and future environmental climate change.

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Jute is one of the best alternatives to plastic products. Due to heavy rains over the Bay of Bengal, many rural areas of West Bengal received sufficient water resources to support jute farming, which has grown drastically.

Jute is one of the best alternatives to plastic products. Due to heavy rains over the Bay of Bengal, many rural areas of West Bengal received sufficient water resources to support jute farming, which has grown drastically.

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Monitoring photobioreactors in the micro-algae production facility in Hellisheidi.

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A young girl walks along a ruined, flooded road in Isle de Jean, Louisiana.

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In the Fulani village of Hore Mondji, located in southern Mauritania on the banks of the Senegal River, a women's cooperative uses solar energy to operate the borehole that supplies water to the market garden

In the Fulani village of Hore Mondji, located in southern Mauritania on the banks of the Senegal River, a women's cooperative uses solar energy to operate the borehole that supplies water to the market garden

Raphael Pouget
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