Weather + Climate

"Everybody talks about the weather," Mark Twain is said to have complained, "but nobody does anything about it." From hurricanes and heat waves to droughts and floods, these days there's a lot to talk about. But now we also know there's actually quite a lot we can do – if we do it together.

Consider: If every American turned off the tap while brushing their teeth, we'd save 900 billion gallons of water and cut water bills by $8 billion annually. And if every household replaced just one regular light bulb with an ENERGY STAR bulb, the carbon pollution that causes climate change would be cut by more than 5 billion pounds (saving $400 million annually). Multiply that by every bulb in our homes, and even something as simple as changing a light bulb can help to change the world.

Be a world changer. Learn more about weather and climate by exploring the topics below.

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Baltimore oriole in a branch

Show Some Love for Birds this Weekend

The 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count takes place from Friday, Feb. 16th through Monday, Feb. 19th. Each year, volunteers tally the birds they see.
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Sage grouse in a field

Birds are Late for a Very Important Date

Migratory birds rely on their internal biological clocks to tell them when to arrive to and depart from breeding grounds.
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Minneapolis skyline

Take a Page out of Minneapolis' Playbook

This Super Bowl Sunday, take a page out of Minneapolis’ sustainability playbook!
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Multipurpose football field

Philadelphia vs New England: Climate Edition

Discover the impacts that Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, the home states of the competing Super Bowl teams, are experiencing from a changing climate.
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Earth's average global temperature

Earth's Warming Trend Continued in 2017

Continuing earth's long-term warming trend, NASA has ranked 2017 as the second warmest year on record.
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Stacks of fire wood

Stay Warm, Burn Wisely

If you turn to a fireplace when the temperatures start to drop, make sure you're taking the necessary steps to protect your health in the process.
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Snowy subdivision

Radon Action Month

You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it can be harmful. It's the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US.
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Child watering plants

Healthy Indoor Air Quality in a Changing Climate

Average Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors and poor indoor air quality costs the economy over $10 billion a year by worsening illnesses.
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People shoveling snow

Winter Salt Smarts

Winter weather can bring snow, sleet, freezing rain, and ice to your doorstep. Are you prepared for the job?
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Ringed seal

US Wildlife on the Move

Changes in fish/wildlife populations and their habitats in response to a changing climate have been observed on multiple levels in the United States.
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Tran family using reusable grocery bags

Resolve to Save at Home and Beyond

Looking for some manageable resolutions this year? Why not resolve to save—energy, water, fuel, and money!
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Houston flooding victims

Extreme Weather and Mental Health

Extreme weather events are occurring at increased rates due to a changing climate and can impact individual mental health.
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