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To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global...

Greg Asner, Arizona State University Earth’s cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the way, five mass extinction events have caused serious...

For a flooded Midwest, climate forecasts offer little comfort

Shuang-Ye Wu, University of Dayton Flooding in the Midwest, triggered by an intense “bomb cyclone,” has devastated parts of the region, which has been plagued...

Jamaica leads in Richard Branson-backed plan for a Caribbean climate revolution

Masaō Ashtine, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and Tom Rogers, Coventry University After hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through the Caribbean in 2017,...

Newly discovered cold-tolerant plants from Siberia could promote clean bioenergy

Charles Pignon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Climate change is an urgent threat to societies around the world, driven by carbon dioxide emissions from fossil...

Fossil fuels are bad for your health and harmful in many...

Noel Healy, Salem State University; Jennie C. Stephens, Northeastern University, and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University Many Democratic lawmakers aim to pass a Green New...

Protecting the world’s wetlands: 5 essential reads

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation World Wetlands Day on Feb. 2 marks the date when 18 nations signed the Convention on Wetlands in 1971, in the...

Amazon deforestation, already rising, may spike under Bolsonaro

Robert T. Walker, University of Florida Over the past 25 years that I have been conducting environmental research in the Amazon, I have witnessed the...

Not so long ago, cities were starved for trees

Sonja Dümpelmann, Harvard University Many cities, in recent years, have initiated tree planting campaigns to offset carbon dioxide emissions and improve urban microclimates. In 2007, New...

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We’re self-obsessed – but do we understand the nature of the...

Michael Allen Fox, University of New England We live in an age of self-obsession. Everywhere we look, we encounter a preoccupation with self-interest, self-development, self-image,...