The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
in Climate Solutions by Olga Mecking, YES! Magazine
Recently, National Geographic published an article called “This Tiny Country Feeds the World,” where the author…
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
in Climate Impacts by David Titley, Pennsylvania State University
If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2…
Disasters Are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All The Difference
Disasters Are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All The Difference
in Climate Impacts by Stephen Miller, Ensia
When fires, floods and other major disruptions alter natural areas, our first instinct is to restore what’s lost. But…
Automation, Robots And The End Of Work Myth
Automation, Robots And The End Of Work Myth
in Culture Wars by Tony Dundon and Debra Howcroft, University of Manchester
Can you imagine traveling to work in a robotic “Jonnycab” like the one predicted in the cult Arnold Schwarzenegger…
Extreme Weather Cost A Record Breaking $1.5 Trillion And Counting in 2017
Extreme Weather Cost A Record Breaking $1.5 Trillion And Counting in 2017
in Climate Impacts by Mark Trahant, YES! Magazine
The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war. They continue to press forward for the…
Meet The Theologian Who Helped MLK See The Value Of Nonviolence
Meet The Theologian Who Helped MLK See The Value Of Nonviolence
in Activism by Paul Harvey, University of Colorado
After this last tumultuous year of political rancor and racial animus, many people could well be asking what can…
How This Grocery Store Program Pushed Farmers To Go Green
How This Grocery Store Program Pushed Farmers To Go Green
in Climate Solutions by Danielle Torrent Tucker-Stanford University
A program of one of the five largest supermarket chains in South Africa, drove increased adoption of environmental…
Is It Possible To Fly Sustainably?
Is It Possible To Fly Sustainably?
in Environment by Andrew Glover, RMIT University
Many will have just jetted back from a well-deserved summer holiday over the Christmas and New Year period. Plenty of…
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Home Biogas Is Turning Food Waste Into Renewable Energy
in Climate Solutions by Samuel Alexander, University of Melbourne
Last night I cooked my family a delicious pasta dinner using biogas energy. This morning we all had eggs cooked on…
Crazy Weather And Crazy Facts Making You Crazy
Crazy Weather And Crazy Facts Making You Crazy
in Political by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
It seems that extreme weather is becoming more extreme and increasingly common. We can't pick up one of the few…
Is Warming In The Arctic Behind This Year's Crazy Winter Weather?
Is Warming In The Arctic Behind This Year's Crazy Winter Weather?
in Climate Impacts by Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University
Damage from extreme weather events during 2017 racked up the biggest-ever bills for the U.S. Most of these events…
Mimicking Life -- Improving the Odds and Our Lives
Improving Our Odds of Survival by Mimicking Life
in Reforms by Ellen LaConte
We are not larger than Life, and we cannot live apart from Life though we have tried mightily to do just that. Life is…
7 Regions Poised To Feel Climate Change Pain And What They’re Doing About It
7 Regions Poised To Feel Climate Change Pain And What They’re Doing About It
in Climate Solutions by John Vidal, Ensia
Climate change will not affect every place equally. Here’s what seven regions in the bull’s eye are doing about it now.
The Future Of Society Depends On Science And Research Being Better Reported
The Future Of Society Depends On Science And Research Being Better Reported
in Political by Andy Tattersall, University of Sheffield
Newspaper articles, TV appearances and radio slots are increasingly important ways for academics to communicate their…
What Earlier Springs Mean For Forests
What Earlier Springs Mean For Forests
in Warming Evidence by Boston University
New research that combines satellite data with on-the-ground measurements, suggests that as global temperatures rise,…
Net Neutrality May Be Dead In The US, But Europe Is Still Strongly Committed
Net Neutrality May Be Dead In The US, But Europe Is Still Strongly Committed
in Justice by Saleem Bhatti, University
The belief that unrestricted internet access is vital to modern life is not necessarily a view held by all businesses…
3 Myths About The Poor That Is Being Used To Support Slashing US Safety Net
3 Myths About The Poor That Are Being Used To Support Slashing US Safety Net
in Inequality by Michele Gilman, University of Baltimore
Republicans continue to use long-debunked myths about the poor as they defend lower taxes for the rich and deep cuts to…
Where Natural Climate Patterns Are Creating Hot Spots Of Rapid Sea Level Rise
Where Natural Climate Patterns Are Creating Hot Spots Of Rapid Sea Level Rise
in Climate Impacts by Arnoldo Valle-Levinson and Andrea Dutton, University of Florida
Many scientists have found evidence that climate change is amplifying the impacts of hurricanes. For example, several…
Can Things and People Change? What Can Be Done To Help?
Can Things and People Change? What Can Be Done To Help?
in Reforms by Marie T. Russell
Someone said to me the other day that people don't change... as in "a leopard doesn't change its spots". Is it possible…
Is Climate Change Driving You To Despair?
What To Do When You're Suffering From Climate Trauma
in Climate Adaptation by Sara S. Moore, Ensia
To maintain our capacity to address climate change, we need to recognize and address the trauma it creates.
What Determines If Women Will Vote For Women In 2018?
What Determines If Women Will Vote For Women In 2018?
in Political by Leah Ruppanner, University of Melbourne; et al
The 2018 elections promise to be the “Year of the Woman,” with more women planning to step into local, state and…
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How The Ancients Invented The Modern World
in Trends by Zena Kamash, Lecturer in Roman Art and Archaeology, Royal Holloway
True innovation is hard to find, as few things come out of nothing. Take the now ubiquitous selfie, for example. The…
Are We Doubling Down On Policies That Are Crushing The Middle Class?
Are We Doubling Down On Policies That Are Crushing The Middle Class?
in Economy by Steven Pressman, Colorado State University
The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and…
How Untrustworthy Memories Make It Hard To Shop Ethically
How Untrustworthy Memories Make It Hard To Shop Ethically
in Culture Wars by Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane, The Ohio State University, and Julie Irwin, University of Texas at Austin
Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labor and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that…
How Technology Is Changing What Young People Share Online
How Technology Is Changing What Young People Share Online
in Privacy and Security by Claire Meehan and Emma Wicks, Victoria University of Wellington
The revelation that New Zealand children as young as six or seven are posting sexually explicit images of themselves…
How Latin America Bucked The Trend Of Rising Inequality
How Latin America Bucked The Trend Of Rising Inequality
in Economy by Alice Evans, King's College London
Income inequality is gaining attention. The good news is that we know how to tackle it: tax global wealth, provide a…
Why You Should Never Drive Into Floodwater
Why You Should Never Drive Into Floodwater
in Environment by Andrew Gissing, Macquarie University
The floods that deluged parts of Victoria over the weekend are the latest in the state’s long history of flooding,…
To Slow Climate Change, India Joins The Renewable Energy Revolution
To Slow Climate Change, India Joined The Renewable Energy Revolution
in Climate Solutions by Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan
On June 3 2017, two days after President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate…
Why Governments Must Not Block Social Media Criticism
Why Governments Must Not Block Social Media Criticism
in Activism by Justin Safayen and Andrea Gonsalves, York University, Canada
In the digital era, politicians and government agencies frequently find themselves the target of criticism on social…
Connection and Cooperation: The Hundredth Monkey Resonance Field
Connection and Cooperation: The Hundredth Monkey Resonance Field
in Activism by Patricia Broersma
Margaret Mead is famous for noting, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the…
Why Remote Antarctica Is So Important In A Warming World
Why Remote Antarctica Is So Important In A Warming World
in Climate by Chris Fogwill, Keele University; et al
Ever since the ancient Greeks speculated a continent must exist in the south polar regions to balance those in the…
How Home Laundry Fills The Sea With Plastic Pollution
How Home Laundry Fills The Sea With Plastic Pollution
in Environment by Natalie Welden, The Open University
After decades of intense observation and campaigning by conservation groups, awareness of microplastic pollution has…
A Guide For Young People To Spot Fake News
A Guide For Young (and Not-So-Young) People To Spot Fake News
in Trends by Beth Hewitt, University of Salford
Every time you go online, people are competing for your attention. Friends, strangers, businesses, political…
Is China’s Growing Footprint Threatening To Trample The Natural World?
Is China’s Growing Footprint Threatening To Trample The Natural World?
in Climate Impacts by Bill Laurance, James Cook University
Many observers of China’s escalating global program of foreign investment and infrastructure development are crossing…
History Teaches Us About Living More Simple, Less Consumerist Lifestyles
What History Teaches Us About Living More Simple, Less Consumerist Lifestyles
in Trends by Roman Krznaric Ph.D.
When Pope Francis assumed office, he turned his back on a luxury Vatican palace and opted instead to live in a small…
Will Puerto Ricans Return Home After Hurricane María?
Will Puerto Ricans Return Home After Hurricane María?
in Climate Impacts by Alexis R. Santos-Lozada, Pennsylvania State University
Even before this year’s devastating hurricane season, the team of demographers I work with at Penn State and the Puerto…
Voodoo Economics Makes A Comeback In Republican Tax Plan
Voodoo Economics Makes A Comeback In Republican Tax Plan
in Economy by Christian Weller, University of Massachusetts Boston
Republicans in Congress recently released more details of their tax plan, which they say would boost economic growth…
The Economic Effects Of Restricting Immigration
The Economic Effects Of Restricting Immigration
in Economy by Philipp Ager, University of Southern Denmark and Casper Worm Hansen, University of Copenhagen
The issue of immigration – and whether or not to restrict it – is hotly debated. Promising stricter immigration laws…
The Perversion Of The American Dream
The Perversion Of The American Dream
in Trends by William McKeen, Boston University
For millions today, the American dream is simply the delirious pursuit of fame. Ask a schoolchild what he wants and…
A Fresh Start For Climate Change Mitigation In New Zealand
A Fresh Start For Climate Change Mitigation In New Zealand
in Climate Adaptation by Robert McLachlan, Massey University
The election of the sixth Labour-led government heralds a new direction for climate change policy in New Zealand. As…
How Gendered Language Shapes The Way We See The World
How Gendered Language Shapes The Way We See The World
in Culture Wars by Ella Tennant, Keele University
Is water male or female – and does it really matter? English does not allocate gender to words. Although some things,…
Responsible Chocolate Is About Protecting Both Forests And Cocoa Farmers’ Livelihoods
Responsible Chocolate Is About Protecting Both Forests And Cocoa Farmers’ Livelihoods
in Economy by Mark Hirons, Constance McDermott, and Victoria Maguire-Rajpaul, University of Oxford
Chocolate lovers probably don’t want any new reasons to feel guilty about eating chocolate. But there is growing public…
How Some Websites Watch Your Every Move And Ignore Privacy Settings
How Some Websites Watch Your Every Move And Ignore Privacy Settings
in Privacy and Security by Yijun Yu, The Open University
Hundreds of the world’s top websites routinely track a user’s every keystroke, mouse movement and input into a web form…
Global Community and Universal Responsibility: It is Always Possible
Global Community and Universal Responsibility: It is Always Possible
in Reforms by The Dalai Lama
None of us can afford to assume that somebody else will solve our problems; each of us must take his or her own share…
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