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Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room Join Forces

Today Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), brain-child of famed energy thinker Amory Lovins, and Carbon War Room (CWR), the five-year old climate change outfit of Sir Richard Branson, merged to create a new alliance dedicated to the acceleration of a low carbon energy future...

December 17, 2014 — Tali Trigg
Science Merit Badges

Science Merit Badges

I was only in the Girl Scouts for a few years, but I really like the idea of merit badges: you do a task, master a skill, learn something new, and you get a physical token of your achievement to display on a sash...

July 11, 2014 — Katie McKissick

If Climate Change Was Not Real...

... there would be a lot of other environmental issues to deal with. This is no big revelation, but it's a question I've been pondering recently: What is the state of the world, not counting climate change? Or rather, what if we managed to reduce CO2 emissions to necessary levels, what would our focus be on [...]..

June 27, 2014 — Tali Trigg
12 Graphics that Contain Everything You Need to Know about Climate Change

12 Graphics that Contain Everything You Need to Know about Climate Change

Climate change is real, it’s here and it will be affecting the planet for a long, long time. That’s the lesson of the latest iteration of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘s state of climate science report, released in its entirety on January 30...

January 31, 2014 — David Biello
The California Drought: “A Stark Warning of Things to Come”

The California Drought: “A Stark Warning of Things to Come”

This is what California looked like on January 13 in 2013 and 2014. You’ll notice things have changed. I live here, so this morning I listened as Governor Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State address...

January 22, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
Drunks and Gravediggers Wax Poetic about Climate Change

Drunks and Gravediggers Wax Poetic about Climate Change

Want to know what climate change really means to people? Emily Hinshelwood found out in a most unusual way. For days on end the Welsh poet and writer walked the 121-mile train route known as the Heart of Wales Line and asked every single person she met the same three questions: What images come to [...]..

November 19, 2013 — Mark Fischetti
SciArt on the Scene in Nov/Dec. 2013

SciArt on the Scene in Nov/Dec. 2013

Ahhh, fall. Time to look for more indoor activities. And aren’t you lucky? Here’s a list of sciart exhibits that will warm your heart while you warm your toes.

October 30, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Complex Life: Wimpy or Tough?

Complex life may be less resilient than microbial life by some measures, but it's not necessarily cosmically delicate

June 26, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf
Senate Seat Races That Could Impact Science

Senate Seat Races That Could Impact Science

In these final days before the 2016 election keep an eye on Maryland, New Hampshire and Missouri, where contested seats may have ramifications for science in the U.S. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 29, 2016...

October 31, 2016 — Nature Video

Paris Climate Talks: The 2-Degree Limit

World leaders will soon meet in Paris, tasked with stopping the world from heating up by more than 2 degrees. Nature Video investigates the basis of this limit, and how much carbon we can burn before we reach it...

November 27, 2015 — Nature Video
Global Water Shortages Grow Worse but Nations Have Few Answers

Global Water Shortages Grow Worse but Nations Have Few Answers

As we have been hearing, global water shortages are poised to exacerbate regional conflict and hobble economic growth. Yet the problem is growing worse, and is threatening to deal devastating blows to health, according to top water officials from the U.S...

August 1, 2013 — Dina Fine Maron
Why Can't Gravity Believers and Skeptics Get Along?

Why Can't Gravity Believers and Skeptics Get Along?

Multiple media outlets around the world covered a study published last week in the journal Nature Climate Change.* This study sought to explain why "believers" in climate change cannot get along with "skeptics" and how "believers" can argue the matter better to convince "skeptics." Seems like a fascinating dive into the sociology of science, until [...]..

February 11, 2015 — Paul Thacker
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