What We Can Learn From The Five Previous Mass Extinctions

What We Can Learn From The Five Previous Mass Extinctions

Alex Dunhill, University of Leeds
Of all the species that have ever lived, more than 99% are now extinct. Most of them quietly disappeared during periods…
Why 1 In 5 People Could Be A Refugee By 2100
Why 1 In 5 People Could Be A Refugee By 2100
by Blaine Friedlander, Cornell University
In the year 2100, 2 billion people—about one-fifth of the world’s population—could become refugees due to rising ocean…
How Climate Change Is Making Cities Sick
How Climate Change Is Making Cities Sick
by Malcolm Araos; James Ford, and Stephanie Austin, McGill University
Urban Canadians are feeling the impact of climate change. Flooding in Quebec this spring damaged nearly 1,900 homes in…
How Electric Cars Can Power Buildings From The Parking Lot
How Electric Cars Can Power Buildings From The Parking Lot
by Luke Walton, University of Warwick
Using energy stored in the batteries of electric vehicles to power large buildings not only provides electricity for…
Why Is There So Little Grassroot Action Against Climate Change?
Why Is There So Little Grassroot Action Against Climate Change?
by Milenko Martinovich, Stanford University
While Americans support action on climate change, many don’t see the issue as an immediate threat and so the issue does…
Saving Energy At Home Makes Us Think We Have Done Enough
Saving Energy At Home Makes Us Think We Have Done Enough
by Taylor Kubota, Stanford University
People who report working to save energy in their own lives may be less likely to support government action on…
Exposure During Pregnancy To Insecticides Reduce Motor Function In Babies
Exposure During Pregnancy To Insecticides Reduce Motor Function In Babies
by Laurel Thomas, University of Michigan
New research links exposure during pregnancy to either of two insecticides to reduced motor function in babies.
Waking Up to the Beauty of the Earth
Waking Up to the Beauty of the Earth: Every Living Being Has A Song
by Anne Rowthorn
This is the time...to stand in awe before Earth and all the stars. The singing river calls us to sit on her banks and…
Cities Can Jump Start Climate Progress By Plugging In Their Vehicles

Cities Can Jump Start Climate Progress By Plugging In Their Vehicles

Daniel Cohan, Rice University
President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate agreement reaffirmed what was already clear
3 Minute Story Of 800,000 Years Of Climate Change With A Sting In The Tail
3 Minute Story Of 800,000 Years Of Climate Change With A Sting In The Tail
by Ben Henley, University of Melbourne and Nerilie Abram, Australian National University
There are those who say the climate has always changed, and that carbon dioxide levels have always fluctuated.
Climate Action Never Did Depended on Trump
Climate Action Never Did Depend on Trump
by Colin Beavan, YES Magazine
There are so many ways we can slow and stop the burning of fossil fuels in the United States. But we need to get to…
Why Is Climate Change Such A Hard Sell In The US?
Why Is Climate Change Such A Hard Sell In The US?
by Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art
President Donald Trump on June 1 took the dramatic step of removing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement – the…
Why Fleece Jackets Are Bad News For The Ocean
Why Fleece Jackets Are Bad News For The Ocean
by Shelly Leachman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Microfibers are one of the biggest contributors to ocean pollution. New research clarifies how washing fleece jackets…
Is The World We Live In We've Created Giving Us Cancer?
15th Century China Has A Lesson For America's New Climate Policy
by Dave Frame, Victoria University of Wellington
In the early 15th century the Ming Dynasty in China undertook a series of expensive oceangoing expeditions called the…
6 Ways To Save California’s Trout And Salmon
6 Ways To Save California’s Trout And Salmon
by University of California, Davis
A new report indicates that almost half of native California salmon, steelhead, and trout species are on track to be…
How Bad Could The US's Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement Be?
How Bad Could The US's Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement Be?
by Robert Kopp, Rutgers University
Even before the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, market forces and policy measures were starting to tilt…
Why The World Might Be Better Off If Trump Withdraws From The Paris Climate Deal

Why The World Might Be Better Off If Trump Withdraws From The Paris Climate Deal

Luke Kemp, Australian National University
The conventional wisdom that the United States should remain under the Paris Agreement is wrong. A US withdrawal would…
Good Grief! Even The Weather Is Now Political
Good Grief! Even The Weather Is Now Political
by Astrida Neimanis and Jennifer Hamilton, University of Sydney
Until recently, weather talk was an easy filler for any awkward silence. But tragically for polite conversationalists…
How Australian Farmers Are Adapting To Climate Change
How Australian Farmers Are Adapting To Climate Change
by Neal Hughes, Australian National University
2016-17 has been a great year for Australian farmers, with record production, exports and profits. These records have…
Why We Should Be Turning Waste Into Fuel
Why We Should Be Turning Waste Into Fuel
by Nick Florin and Ben Madden, University of Technology Sydney
The federal government recently announced that it is giving recycling company ResourceCo a loan of A$30 million to…
How Britain's 1953 Storm Surge Kicked Off The Debate On Climate Change
How Britain's 1953 Storm Surge Kicked Off The Debate On Climate Change
by Matthew Kelly, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Towns and villages along the east coast of England were put on red alert on Friday 13 January.
This South Pacific Island Of Rubbish Shows Our Plastic Habit
This South Pacific Island Of Rubbish Shows Our Plastic Habit
by Jennifer Lavers, University of Tasmania
A remote South Pacific island has the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, our new study…
How Our Environment Can Influence Our Health
How Our Environment Can Influence Our Health
by Emmanuel Tsekleves, Lancaster University
We are told that we are a nation of couch potatoes, lacking the will and the strength to turn around the obesity…
The World's Scientists Are Taking On The Greenhouse Gas Challenge
The World's Scientists Are Taking On The Greenhouse Gas Challenge
by Tim Radford
Ingenuity in laboratories worldwide is harnessing microbes, water and hot air to produce different types of renewable…

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