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Danielle Renwick: Central Park’s Climate Lab Is a Window Into the Future of Urban Green Spaces

Parks are an important climate solution—but warmer temperatures and storms put them at risk. When Hurricane Ida dumped more than 3 inches of rain on Central Park in a single … Continue reading

June 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Danielle DeTiberus: Selection Pressures

Only a man, 
standing in line at Lowe’s, red leaf blower and blue 
electrical tape in his cart. Unlike the lizard, 
we can imagine his dreams.

May 23, 2022 · 1 Comment

Jayati Ghosh, Debamanyu Das: The Outrageous—and Largely Hidden—$5.9 Trillion Annual Subsidy to the Fossil Fuel Industry That Is Killing Us

Western governments have been heavily subsidizing their own fossil-fuel industries even as they exhort much poorer countries to do more to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

April 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: Fire Season

As wildfires ravage California, bystanders record nature’s wrath.

April 10, 2022 · 2 Comments

Andrea Mazzarino: The Costs of (Another) War

When We Could Be Fighting Climate Change

March 31, 2022 · 2 Comments

David Helvarg: ‘Blue Carbon’ Sinks: Can the Ocean Save the Planet?

This comes down to three solutions: expanding offshore wind and other renewable ocean energy systems, greening global ports and shipping, and expanding Blue Carbon.

March 30, 2022 · 1 Comment

Jane Braxton Little: Whiplashed

Hotter days and hotter nights have corkscrewed our weather patterns into spiraling extremes, leaving entire regions around the world jerked from the hottest temperatures they’ve known to the coldest, from devastating fires to disastrous floods. This is uncharted territory and, scientists say, an all-too-grim preview of the future we’re creating for ourselves.

March 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Brett Wilkins: ‘Unthinkable’: Scientists Shocked as Polar Temperatures Soar 50 to 90 Degrees Above Normal

Scientists expressed shock and alarm this weekend amid extreme high temperatures near both of the Earth’s poles—the latest signs of the accelerating planetary climate emergency.

March 21, 2022 · 3 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Cold War II or World War III?

Given our world, we should all probably be in the streets now. I mean, here we are heading into Cold War II, while facing the possibility of World War III on a planet that, thanks to the way we live and produce energy, is heading for hell.

March 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: Bill Moyers Interviews Wendell Berry on His Hopes for Humanity (2013)

Wendell Berry, a quiet and humble man, has become an outspoken advocate for revolution. He urges immediate action as he mourns how America has turned its back on the land and rejected Jeffersonian principles of respect for the environment and sustainable agriculture.

March 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Breanna Draxler: What if Legal Personhood Included Plants, Rivers, and the Planet?

The rights of nature movement and its potential to shift Western legal doctrine around environmental protection.

February 22, 2022 · 2 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: A Big Climate Warning from One of the Gulf of Maine’s Smallest Marine Creatures

Often likened to a grain of rice, this “copepod”—or microscopic crustacean—is the keystone of the sub-polar food web that makes the Gulf of Maine one of Earth’s richest marine ecosystems.

February 18, 2022 · 4 Comments

Michael Simms: Nightjar

a nightjar flies over the ruined houses
carrying a soul, passing it
from one bird to the next,
never content with its song

January 29, 2022 · 10 Comments

George Monbiot: Losing It

Faced with the gathering collapse of the biosphere, and governments’ refusal to take the necessary action, how do we stop ourselves from falling apart?

January 12, 2022 · 7 Comments

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