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Some of the people who need energy efficiency most might not even know it. Meet some of the Washington, DC homeowners benefiting from solar installations with a little help from community leaders, local installers and organizations working behind the scenes to expand access to energy-efficient solar in lower income communities.
Climate change will affect all of us, but agriculture is an area where it will hit our lifestyle hard. The US Department of Agriculture’s recent report, Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation, points to effects that are already underway and will continue to worsen just as our planet needs to feed increasingly more people. High temperatures, a changing water situation, extreme weather and increased carbon dioxide will all impact how we grow food, how nutritious it can be and if we’ll be able to feed the planet.