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18

Sep

Can healthy soil fix our planet?In ‘The Soil Will Save Us,’ author Kristin Ohlson explores the potential for reversing global warming through soil conservation.

Can healthy soil fix our planet?
In ‘The Soil Will Save Us,’ author Kristin Ohlson explores the potential for reversing global warming through soil conservation.

17

Sep

Why fixing climate change may turn out to be a bargainWe’ve been told for years that tackling climate change will be costly and might ‘destroy’ the economy. According to two new studies, however, measures to stabilize the climate could pay for themselves.

Why fixing climate change may turn out to be a bargain
We’ve been told for years that tackling climate change will be costly and might ‘destroy’ the economy. According to two new studies, however, measures to stabilize the climate could pay for themselves.

15

Sep

Why child labor and environmental destruction are intrinsically linkedYou can’t address human trafficking unless you also target the underlying problem of resource depletion, say UC Berkeley researchers.

Why child labor and environmental destruction are intrinsically linked
You can’t address human trafficking unless you also target the underlying problem of resource depletion, say UC Berkeley researchers.

02

Sep

Toronto yanks brilliant, litterbug-shaming ad campaign
A genius series of ads that chide litterbugs through photos of cleverly positioned rubbish is discontinued due to copyright concerns.

How NASA is tracking Earth’s melting Arctic sea iceThe ARISE mission uses lasers, radiometers and other instruments flown in a C-130 plane to measure the thickness of sea ice.

How NASA is tracking Earth’s melting Arctic sea ice
The ARISE mission uses lasers, radiometers and other instruments flown in a C-130 plane to measure the thickness of sea ice.

California inches closer to statewide ban on disposable plastic bagsIn California, where numerous municipalities have already given single-use plastic bags the boot, lawmakers approve a statewide bag ban.

California inches closer to statewide ban on disposable plastic bags
In California, where numerous municipalities have already given single-use plastic bags the boot, lawmakers approve a statewide bag ban.

28

Aug

Could virtual reality convert skeptics into environmentalists?A new breed of virtual reality games promises to not just teach about the environment, but change people’s behaviors too.

Could virtual reality convert skeptics into environmentalists?
A new breed of virtual reality games promises to not just teach about the environment, but change people’s behaviors too.

27

Aug

Leaked U.N. report warns of ‘irreversible’ warmingMan-made global warming is already affecting all continents and oceans on Earth, according to the draft report, and the risk of ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts’ is quickly rising worldwide.

Leaked U.N. report warns of ‘irreversible’ warming
Man-made global warming is already affecting all continents and oceans on Earth, according to the draft report, and the risk of ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts’ is quickly rising worldwide.

26

Aug

What if we could have a 261-mpg VW in the U.S.?The ultra-efficient $146,000 XL1 is on the market only in Europe. A 4-seat XL2 could come here at a much lower price. Should Elio be worried?

What if we could have a 261-mpg VW in the U.S.?
The ultra-efficient $146,000 XL1 is on the market only in Europe. A 4-seat XL2 could come here at a much lower price. Should Elio be worried?

22

Aug

Is heat trapped in the ocean responsible for the global warming ‘pause’?A new study puts a lot of the focus on the Atlantic Ocean, but some scientists remain convinced that the Pacific has played a larger role.

Is heat trapped in the ocean responsible for the global warming ‘pause’?
A new study puts a lot of the focus on the Atlantic Ocean, but some scientists remain convinced that the Pacific has played a larger role.