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More-Persistent Weak Stratospheric Polar Vortex States Linked to Cold Extremes

As winter draws nearer for the Northern Hemisphere, are the cold snaps and blizzards of recent years […]

Switzerland, where are your two extra planets?

One year ago Swiss voters weighed in on a green economy ballot initiative, which ultimately did not […]

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 […]

The Earth’s Environment is at a Crossroads. Solutions Exist. The Time for Action is Now.

A press statement from Blue Planet Prize laureates: Tom Lovejoy, Jane Lubchenco, and Bob Watson. There is […]

The Anthropocene: Humanity’s lasting influence on Earth

A new factsheet from Transition Earth provides a brief overview of what it means to have entered […]

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 […]

Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines

Ceballos, Ehrlich, and Dirzo demonstrate how assessments of Earth’s sixth mass extinction that focus on species level […]

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 […]