Toxic algal blooms are killing Tampa Bay wildlife and affecting residents’ health.

Red Tide: A Wave of Destruction Far Worse Than Its Name

By Mickey Snowdon

I first heard of the red tide when visiting my parents in St. Petersburg, Florida this summer. It was the beginning of June; the sun was bright, the rains hadn’t gotten bad yet, and the beaches were packed. I was in paradise.

My parents mentioned how a…

Your tax dollars are supporting an unsustainable industry committed to wiping out the ocean.

Australian fishing boat

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 25% of the world’s marine fish stocks are overexploited or depleted, up from 10% in 1970. As a result, seafood production has increased from just under 43,000,000 tons in 1961 to nearly 170,000,000 tons in 2013.

But the fishing industry wouldn’t…

Collider members work with NOAA’s Climate Program Office to increase collaboration among state agencies in North Carolina’s new Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan

By Mickey Snowdon, Communications Liaison at The Collider

On June 2, 2020, the State of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) released its Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan, or the NC Resilience Plan for short. The purpose of the plan is to assess the impacts of climate change…

Solar CrowdSource reduces the cost of solar energy for all through group purchasing, philanthropy, and investor funding.

By Mickey Snowdon, Communications Liaison at The Collider.

Although you may have never heard of them, Solarize campaigns have been around for more than a decade. Solarize campaigns utilize group purchasing power to…

The North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies is responsible for co-creating assessments on climate change that influence policy and make scientific reports digestible to the public.

By Mickey Snowdon, Communications Liaison at The Collider.

Why Climate City?
Asheville gained the nickname “Climate City” because it is home to two climate powerhouses: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) — one of the largest repositories of climate data on Earth — and…

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s clear that climate entrepreneurs will play a critical role in responsible economic stimulation.

Author of The Lean Startup model, Eric Ries, defines a startup as “a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty.” That’s exactly what is needed in a post-coronavirus world. After a major disruption such as a war, a natural disaster, or, in…

Collider members collaborate with NOAA on a new version of the Climate Explorer that allows users to visualize climate changes based on higher and lower emissions pathways.

By Mickey Snowdon, Communications Liaison at The Collider.

As Communications Liaison with The Collider, I have the unique pleasure of talking with our various members and partners about their newest climate products, services, and technologies. This week, I sat down with Dave Michelson, software designer at the University of North…

Mickey Snowdon

Writer | Climate warrior | Outdoor enthusiast | Bibliophile

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