Recent Australian Droughts May Be The Worst In 800 Year

Recent Australian Droughts May Be The Worst In 800 Years

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
by 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

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…
What Earth Day Means When Humans Possess Planet Shaping Powers
What Earth Day Means When Humans Possess Planet Shaping Powers
by Christopher J Preston, The University of Montana
Today you can travel to the furthest part of the Arctic Ocean, to the highest point of the Caucasus Mountains, to the…
What Children Can Teach Us About Looking After The Environment
What Children Can Teach Us About Looking After The Environment
by Rebecca Koomen, Max Planck Institute
When a natural resource is open access, such as fish in a lake, everyone has to limit the amount they take individually…
Is Climate Change Slowing Atlantic Currents That Help Keep Europe Warm?
Is Climate Change Slowing Atlantic Currents That Help Keep Europe Warm?
by Peter T. Spooner, UCL
The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the…
It Only Takes A Few Countries To Kickstart A Decarbonisation Revolution
It Only Takes A Few Countries To Kickstart A Decarbonisation Revolution
by Markus Hagemann, Utrecht University and Andrzej Ancygier, New York University
In 2016, more renewable energy was added to the global grid than ever before, and at a lower cost. A global energy…
How Animals And Plants Trick And Deceive

How Animals And Plants Trick And Deceive

Martin Stevens, Associate Professor of Sensory and Evolutionary Ecology, University of Exeter
Charles Darwin and his contemporary Alfred Wallace both appreciated the functions of deception in their theory of…
Better Ways To Foster Solar Innovation And Save Jobs Than Tariffs
Better Ways To Foster Solar Innovation And Save Jobs Than Tariffs
by Edward Barbier and Terry Iverson, Colorado State University
Far from protecting U.S. interests, the tariffs are bound to stifle the current solar boom, destroying American jobs…
Would Standing On The First Butterfly Really Change The History Of Evolution?
Would Standing On The First Butterfly Really Change The History Of Evolution?
by Jordi Paps, University of Essex
Science fiction writers can’t seem to agree on the rules of time travel. Sometimes, as in Doctor Who, characters can…
On Dangerous Ground: Land Degradation Is Turning Soils Into Deserts
On Dangerous Ground: Land Degradation Is Turning Soils Into Deserts
by Abbas El-Zein, University of Sydney
Land degradation can take many forms, but always entails a serious disruption of a healthy balance between five key…
The Anthropocene Began In 1965, According To Signs Left In The World's Loneliest Tree
The Anthropocene Began In 1965, According To Signs Left In The World's Loneliest Tree
by Chris Turney, UNSW; Jonathan Palmer, UNSW, and Mark Maslin, UCL
On Campbell Island in the Southern Ocean, some 400 miles south of New Zealand, is a single Sitka spruce. More than 170…
Cumulonimbus: heavy rain and thunder on the horizon.
What These 6 Clouds Can Reveal About The Weather
by Hannah Christensen, University of Oxford
You don’t need a supercomputer to predict how the weather above your head is likely to change over the next few hours –…
The Unholy Alliance That Explains Why Renewable Energy Is Trouncing Nuclear
The Unholy Alliance That Explains Why Renewable Energy Is Trouncing Nuclear
by David Toke, University of Aberdeen
If recent trends continue for another two years, the global share of electricity from renewables excluding hydropower…
The Power of Committed Love in Action
The Power of Committed Love in Action
by Julia Butterfly Hill
Like many teenagers, I rebelled against my upbringing and questioned the way I was raised. Because we were extremely…
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