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Adapting cities to a hotter world: 3 essential reads

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Heat waves can be deadly, especially when they combine high temperatures with elevated humidity levels that make the air feel even...

The value of trees: 4 essential reads

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Trees are leafing out across much of the United States, providing a welcome transition from winter to spring. It’s easy to...

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...

Don’t stress about what kind of Christmas tree to buy, but...

Bert Cregg, Michigan State University Environmentally conscious consumers often ask me whether a real Christmas tree or an artificial one is the more sustainable choice....

Climate change is shrinking winter snowpack, which harms Northeast forests year-round

Andrew Reinmann, CUNY Graduate Center and Pamela Templer, Boston University Climate change often conjures up images of heat, drought and hurricanes. But according to the...

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Leonardo da Vinci saw in animals the ‘image of the world

Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College About six months ago I stopped eating meat. I was teaching a graduate course at UCLA that investigated how Italian Renaissance...