Category Archives: Climate Change

How far is the US from a 100% renewable energy future?

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Renewable energy in the United States nearly quadrupled in the last decade. Solar power production today is 23 times greater than in 2011, while wind energy has tripled. This rapid expansion can be credited to technological improvements and economies of scale. State-level policies and incentives have also played a role in subsidizing renewable infrastructure. With […]

Worried about climate change? Here are the US cities least affected by it

With record-breaking heat, sea levels rising, and a surge in devastating storms and wildfires, there’s no denying climate change is here. It’s likely to only get worse in coming decades, and that can affect the decisions you make today. Thirty-year mortgages are the norm when buying a home, so where you decide to settle down […]

Undeterred by Climate Change, U.S. Homeowners Are Moving to Climate-Vulnerable Areas

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Some of the most highly prized real estate in the U.S. exists in areas considered high risk for wildfires, flooding, or drought. Despite this present and growing danger, many Americans are still moving to climate-vulnerable regions. This may be because some people are willing to take the risk if it means living in their dream […]

Climate Change Is the Driving Force Behind These Growing Wine Regions

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Wine is first and foremost an agricultural product. As such, it is susceptible to the whims of Mother Nature and the lashings of climate change. Global warming of 2 degrees Celsius, or 35.6 degrees Fahrenheit, could result in a loss of more than half the world’s current wine grape-growing land. An increase of 4 degrees […]

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