Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Cutting Carbon Is The New Black

"You had me at hello", the famous line Renee Zelwegger used on Tom Cruise in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire, echoed the day I met Yeohlee Teng at her fashion-forward NYC shop, when she volunteered that local production of her clothes helped to "shrink her carbon footprint. She had me at "shrink".

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Elizabeth DerrySnapshot

How Mortgage Lenders Can Boost Sustainability

What if the key to our low carbon future isn't something new, but something old and familiar, and as ubiquitous to American life as Sunday night football and pumpkin spice lattes?

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In the Media

Buying A Home? You May Want To Consider Climate Change.

According to an article by Ron Lieber for the New York Times, home buyers need to be diligent with regards to waterfront property otherwise they might be left holding the bag. Sallan joins with New York Times readers to comment.

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Subway Reading

Seeing What NASA Ses

Economy Grows While Carbon Shrinks

From 2000-2014 states' economic growth up while GHG emissions down, economists call this 'decoupling'

Meet Chris Shank

A key figure in the transition at NASA is Chris Shank, someone with a proven climate denialst track record

Worldwide

Macro Melt

Unprecedented losses of Arctic + Antarctic ice happening now

What Google Means By All Renewables

No, not a debunking, a detailing

Google: All Renewable Everywhere

Google's global operations will be powered by 100% renewable energy/energy purchases

In The Carbon Age

Final Thoughts From Obama Science Advisor

John Holdren, the outgoing Presidential chief science advisor, finds reasons for tempered climate action optimism + thinks putting a price on carbon could get bi-partisan support

Train Tunnel Mystery

Is there really a lost locomotive in a 19th C. Brooklyn train tunnel?

A Tale Of Two Cities

Hotels compete with flowers on West 28 Street

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