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Test your knowledge about methane with this short quiz!

The following information and quiz was provided by the Environmental Defense Fund:

Did you know that the best way to save Arctic summer sea ice is by tackling methane? That’s because methane is responsible for at least 25% of today’s global warming and has 80 times more warming power, pound-for-pound, than carbon dioxide in its first 20 years in the atmosphere.

And Arctic summer sea ice is incredibly important. Adult polar bears can survive for days at sea, but freshly born cubs don’t have the strength of their mothers and may drown as the stretches between sea ice get farther and farther apart.

But the more we know about this issue, the better we’re able to tackle it. Take a few minutes today to quiz yourself and learn more about methane pollution.

 

As we learn about methane, we can cut emissions, save the Arctic sea ice and create a brighter future for polar bears. EDF has been working for over a decade to learn more about this potent greenhouse gas and no one knows more about methane than we do.

What percentage of Arctic summer sea ice has vanished? Where do methane emissions come from? How much methane are we able to cut with current technology? These seem like simple questions, but the answers may surprise you!

 


Solar in Arizona

Check out this interesting solar project in Arizona designed to help address its major drought issue!

In a transformative move to combat water scarcity and harness renewable energy, the Gila River Indian Community, in collaboration with the US Army Corps of Engineers, has initiated a solar-over-canal project in the arid landscapes of Arizona, the Arizona Department of Water Resources announced.

With much of the state currently experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions, this project aims to generate clean energy and address the critical issue of water evaporation in the region.

With a budget of $6.74 million, the project stands as the first of its kind in the United States, breaking ground on a concept that holds immense promise for sustainable energy solutions.

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Arizona’s solar-over-canal project will tackle its major drought issue

And this link for a related article.

Gila River Indian Community Signs Historic Agreement for Solar-Over-Canal Project | Arizona Department of Water Resources


UUA Green Sanctuary 2030: Mobilizing for Climate Justice

The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Green Sanctuary is to provide structure, leadership and support, in broad collaboration, for the UU faith community to engage in an ambitious environmental and climate justice movement that seeks to live fully our seventh and eighth principles and achieve our vision of a sustainable and just world for all. Click here for an Overview of Green Sanctuary 2030. To learn more about Green Sanctuary, and how we’re working towards re-accreditation, Click Here


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