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John Muir’s Last Stand

One hundred years after this world lost John Muir, Tom Butler and Eileen Crist remember the man […]

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Why (Some) People Don’t Believe In Climate Science

For It’s Okay To Be Smart, Joe Hanson explains the science behind why (s0me) people continue to […]

Norway's exploratory drilling rig the Leiv Eiriksson in the Davis Strait, by S.Morgan/Alamy via Nature

The geographical distribution of fossil fuels unused when limiting global warming to 2 °C

Christophe McGlade & Paul Ekins use a single integrated assessment model to explore the implications for fossil […]

A woman and a baby in the Varieque village, Mozambique, where actors perform a play about family planning. Photo by PWRDF via Flickr/ CC BY-NC (

7 family planning trends to watch for in 2015

Christopher Purdy and Phil Harvey outline 7 issues and trends in international family planning to keep your […]

Californian Coast by Erika Gavenus

Could Global Tide Be Starting To Turn Against Fossil Fuels?

“From an oil chill in the financial world to the recent U.S.-China agreement on climate change, recent […]

President Barack Obama delivers a health care address to a joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Women and Families Beware, the New GOP Congress is Here

Brian Dixon and Elspeth Dehnert outline the moves already being made by the GOP-dominated, 114th U.S. Congress […]

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After Sustainability: Denial, Hope, Retrieval

From John Foster, a freelance writer and philosophy teacher, and an honorary Fellow in the department of Politics, […]

Corn growing along the Kenyan coast of Lake Victoria by Erika Gavenus

An expansion of the demographic transition model: the dynamic link between agricultural productivity and population

Russell Hopfenberg expands on the traditional demographic transition model by considering a longer time frame and incorporating […]

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Don’t Even Think About It

Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change. George Marshall searches for how most of us […]

Air pollution above Kabul, Afghanistan

Air Pollution More Dangerous than Insurgency: NEPA

Mirabed Joyenda reports on the serious issue of air pollution facing residents of Kabul, Afghanistan.  The National […]