How Your Flip-flops Reveal The Dark Side Of Globalization

How Your Flip-flops Reveal The Dark Side Of Globalization

Caroline Knowles
Flip flops may look simple and cheap, but they are part of a bigger and more complicated story. Many of us may regard…
Working With Nature Can Help Us Build Greener Cities Instead Of Urban Slums
Working With Nature Can Help Us Build Greener Cities Instead Of Urban Slums
by Paul Osmond
A more strategic approach to urban growth can ensure our cities maintain adequate green space and become low-carbon,…
How Would Alien Civilizations Deal With Climate Change?
How Would Alien Civilizations Deal With Climate Change?
by Lindsey Valich
New research asks a big question: Is there such a thing as a sustainable civilization, perhaps one that lies far beyond…
The Creative, Climate-Saving Magic of Beavers
The Creative, Climate-Saving Magic of Beavers
by Ben Goldfarb
Beavers are ecological Swiss Army knives, capable of tackling water quality, flooding, and climate change.
Why Can't We Just Pull CO2 Out Of The Air?
Why Can't We Just Pull CO2 Out Of The Air?
by Peter Styring and Katy Armstrong
More people than ever are acutely aware that rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere are accelerating…
How Paris Is Building The Eco-community Of The Future
How Paris Is Building The Eco-community Of The Future
by Susannah Shmurak
The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district aims to set a new standard in sustainable urban design.
How Climate Change Is Increasing The Risk Of Wildfires
How Climate Change Is Increasing The Risk Of Wildfires
by Fabrizio Manco
These fires are becoming more common and one of the reasons for this is climate change.
Where Are All The Dead City Pigeons?
Where Are All The Dead City Pigeons?
by Steve Portugal
It may not seem like one of life’s great mysteries, but a quick internet search reveals that people from across the…
Urban Forests Can Store Almost As Much Carbon As Tropical Rainforests

Urban Forests Can Store Almost As Much Carbon As Tropical Rainforests

Mathias Disney
Most people would never think of London as a forest. Yet there are actually more trees in London than people.
For Those Who Would Save the Earth, Boldness Has Genius, Power and Magic
For Those Who Would Save the Earth, Boldness Has Genius, Power and Magic
by David Brower with Steve Chapple
"Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of…
A Bird’s Eye View Of New Zealand's Changing Glaciers
A Bird’s Eye View Of New Zealand's Changing Glaciers
by Andrew Lorrey; Andrew Mackintosh and Brian Anderson
Every March, glacier “watchers” take to the skies to photograph snow and ice clinging to high peaks along the length of…
What We Do to Nature, We Do to Ourselves
What We Do to Nature, We Do to Ourselves
by Charles Eisenstein
I am afraid my message is going to be controversial. You see, I think there are deep problems with the standard climate…
Recent Australian Droughts May Be The Worst In 800 Year
Recent Australian Droughts May Be The Worst In 800 Years
by Mandy Freund, Ben Henley, Kathryn Alle and Patrick Baker
Australia is a continent defined by extremes, and recent decades have seen some extraordinary climate events. But…
Lessons from the Homeless: Vital Principles of Sharing and Simplicity
Vital Principles of Sharing and Simplicity That I Learned from the Homeless
by Wayne Teasdale
I have come to believe that people living on the street have a lot to offer us: profound insights gleaned as we process…
How It Pays To Invest In Biodiversity
How It Pays To Invest In Biodiversity
by Rashid Sumaila
In 2010, 193 countries stepped up to halt the global decline of biodiversity by 2020 as part of their commitment to the…
The Hidden Carbon Cost Of Everyday Products
The Hidden Carbon Cost Of Everyday Products
by Kai Whiting and Luis Gabriel Carmona
The targets set in the Paris Agreement on climate change are ambitious but necessary. Failure to meet them will lead to…
How Big Oil Distorts Climate Change Reality With Tweaks In Language

How Big Oil Distorts Climate Change Reality With Tweaks In Language

Sylvia Jaworska, University of Reading
Almost every climate scientist agrees human-caused climate change is a major global threat. Yet, despite efforts over…
Scientists on Arctic sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, surrounded by melt ponds, July 4, 2010.
Why Climate Change Is Heating Up The Arctic In A Big Way
by Mark Serreze, University of Colorado
Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most…
How Much Money Do Trees Save Your City?
How Much Money Do Trees Save Your City?
by Theodore Endreny, State University of New York
Megacities are on the rise. There are currently 47 such areas around the globe, each housing more than 10 million…
It's Market Forces That Are Driving A Clean Energy Revolution In The US
It's Market Forces That Are Driving A Clean Energy Revolution In The US
by Bill Ritter, Jr., Colorado State University
Transforming U.S. energy systems away from coal and toward clean renewable energy was once a vision touted mainly by…
Let's Make Earth Day About Earth, Not Us
Let's Make Earth Day About Earth, Not Us
by Shahid Naeem, Director, Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability and Professor of Ecology at Columbia University
Today is Earth Day, but it’s one of the most confused and misguided celebratory days of the year. The UN refers to this…
A Historical Divide In How Christians View Their Relationship To The Planet?
A Historical Divide In How Christians View Their Relationship To The Planet?
by Jim Hanchett, University of Indiana
“Some believe in the importance of stewardship and practice an ethic of ‘creation care,’ while others believe in human…
Time To Rock The Boat? Cruise Ships Can Destroy The Very Destinations They Visit
Time To Rock The Boat? Cruise Ships Can Destroy The Very Destinations They Visit
by Jillian Rickly, Assistant Professor in Tourism Management and Marketing, University of Nottingham
Cruise ships aren’t all bad, of course. They are a part of the mass tourism trend that has democratised travel and…
Do Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Really Boost Plant Growth?
Do Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Really Boost Plant Growth?
by Stuart Thompson, University of Westminster
Many projections suggest that burning fossil fuels and the resulting climate change will make it harder to grow enough…
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