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Climate Change, Zika Virus, TVA and Clean Line Windpower , Dr. Stephen A. Smith

Below are the public comments given by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's Executive Director, Dr. Stephen A. Smith, to the TVA Board of Directors during a public meeting held August 25, 2016. First,…

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Don't Let Louisiana Become a Climate Change Sacrifice Zone, Help Now

About a third of the state has been impacted and the disaster is ongoing. I can't list every single charity that folks should donate to, or assist. United Way (HERE), Catholic Charities…

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Danger Days on the Rise in Florida

Is it hot enough for you? Well, Climate Central just released a report that it's about to get hotter, especially in Florida. The study finds National Weather Service-designated “Danger Days” — where…

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What's the hurricane-climate change connection?

As hurricane season kicks off along the Atlantic coast (June 1 to November 30), it's a good time to think about the connection between hurricanes and climate change. As the climate warms,…

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2015 Registers As 2nd Hottest Year On Record in U.S.

2015 was the second hottest year on record in the United States, according to news released yesterday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The 2015 annual average U.S. temperature was…

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New Report: Power Infrastructure Faces Increased Vulnerability From Climate Change

A report released earlier this week by the Union of Concerned Scientists examines the vulnerability of electricity infrastructure as global warming increases the likelihood of extreme flooding. The report, titled Lights Out:…

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Halloween Costume Guide: The Tricks and Treats of Fighting for Clean Energy

This blog was written by Alissa Jean Schafer and Sarah Gilliam, with creative contributions from Angela Garrone and Sara Barczak. Here at SACE, we work very hard to move the Southeast towards clean energy…

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SC Mayor's Perspective on Flood: One Time Event? Or Wake Up Call?

This guest post, by Billy Keyserling, Mayor of Beaufort, SC, originally appeared in his October 9 newsletter. SACE applauds Mayor Keyserling and the Beaufort/Port Royal Sea Level Rise Task Force for the…

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#Katrina10: Climate Change and a Renewed Call for Justice

At the Climate Justice Convergence at Dillard University on the occasion of 10 years passing since Hurricane Katrina, a who’s who of environmental justice “marathoners” addressed a new generation of environmental justice…

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Climate Change is Risky for Business in the Southeast

Yesterday, a new report was released from the Risky Business Project about the economic threats to the Southeastern U.S. posed by climate change. The report, titled, Come Heat and High Water, highlights that the…