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I’m an environmental journalist, but I never write about overpopulation. Here’s why.

After being asked multiple times why he hardly ever talks explicitly about population, environmental journalist David Roberts […]

pH: A Novel

In her recent book, pH: A Novel, Nancy Lord uses fiction to bring attention to the threat ocean […]

How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia

The age of natural disasters is coming to a close. Where we once saw spontaneous destruction from […]

Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation

Karen I. Shragg urges social and environmental activists to turn their attention and actions upstream: “Working on […]

The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions

There’s a gap between what the numbers indicate are the individual lifestyle choices most effective at reducing […]

State of the World 2017 | EarthEd: Rethinking education on a changing planet

In its State of the World 2017 publication, The Worldwatch Institute turns its attention to how education systems […]

The Non-Scientist’s Guide to Reading and Understanding a Scientific Paper

Scientists continue to work on improving their communication skills, but in the meantime how can the public […]

Alan Alda’s Experiment: Helping Scientists Learn To Talk To The Rest Of Us

In a short interview with Lulu Garcia-Navarro on Weekend Edition Sunday, Alan Alda introduces his new book. If […]

The Next 82 Years: Faculty and Students Confronting Existential Challenges | Malcolm Potts

Since 1950, the global population and the global economy together have grown at 3.9 percent per year—doubling […]

Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things

How can scientists effectively communicate science? If the goal is to change opinions, Tim Requarth suggests moving […]