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Rates of Parkinson’s disease are exploding. A common chemical may be to blame

Researchers believe a factor is a chemical used in dry cleaning and household products such as shoe […]

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There aren’t enough trees in the world to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be

One morning in 2009, I sat on a creaky bus winding its way up a mountainside in […]

Did Sweden get Covid wrong?

Johan Giesecke, the country’s former state epidemiologist, assesses a year of pandemic. This time a year ago, […]

Bhutan: Conservation and Environmental Protection in the Himalayas

Bhutanese ecology as never before seen from the inside by one of the country’s leading scientists, with […]

The sticky problem of plastic wrap

It may save your sandwich, but plastic wrap pollutes the planet. Is there a better solution? Plastic […]

Human Carrying Capacity Is Determined by Food Availability

Simple mathematical models have illustrated the relationship between human carrying capacity and population growth. In this study, […]

Opinion: The indigenous custom behind New Zealand’s strong covid-19 response

Matthew Milner grew up in New Zealand, and is now pursuing his M.B.A. and M.A. in Education […]

US summit shows ‘long way to go’ in global climate fight

The Biden administration announces a new climate target but the US is still struggling with Trump’s legacy. […]

Adding to our problems

A series of problem-solving experiments reveal that people are more likely to consider solutions that add features […]

TiME Science Talk – Avoiding a Ghastly Future

A Zoom meeting with Prof. Paul Ehrlich. Hosted by Thomas Murtha, lecturer at the Earth Institute, Columbia […]

‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing

In 1992, 1,700 scientists warned that human beings and the natural world were “on a collision course”. […]

Why Lakes and Rivers should have the same Rights as Humans

Water is essential to life. Yet in the eyes of the law, it remains largely unprotected — […]

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The US Returns to the Paris Agreement Today—With Lots of Work Ahead for the World

Slashing emissions at home is only part of the challenge—the United States must also help other countries […]

Five rules for fact-checking shakey statistics in the news

Does eating bacon really raise your cancer risk by 20 percent? Is £350 million a week truly […]

What Does An Ecological Civilization Look Like?

A society based on natural ecology might seem like a far-off utopia—yet communities everywhere are already creating it. As […]

Racism and Nuclear Weapons, Part II: Katlyn Turner, Denia Djokić and Aditi Verma on the “Press the Button” podcast

Drs. Katlyn Turner, Denia Djokic, and Aditi Verma are back on “Press the Button” to further explore […]

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Coercion and population policies, Part 1

The unsustainable growth of the global population needs to be halted through informed voluntary action, including empowerment […]

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How to Support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Without Signing It

Editor’s Note: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which outlaws nuclear weapons, entered force just […]

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Psychopathology at the Limits to Economic Growth: An Essay in 3 Parts

This article looks at the individual and social psychology of the limits to economic growth. It is […]

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Doomsday clock panel welcomes Biden win but keeps hands at ‘100 seconds to midnight’

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ measure of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe, remains at 100 seconds […]

Peak Phosphorus May Be More Alarming Than Climate Change

Phosphorus is essential to life and the world is running out of it. Roger Sylvester-Bradley is on […]

Is this the end of forests as we’ve known them?

Trees lost to drought and wildfires are not returning. Climate change is taking a toll on the […]

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How The Climate Community Breeds Its Own Inaction

Climate change is making headlines. Media outlets around the world frequently report on the latest developments around […]

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Tech Is Finally Learning How to Help Save the Planet

Scientists and engineers are building new tools — and a new way of thinking — to protect […]

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Sustainability Is a Distorted Luxury

We can’t meet the needs of our future if we don’t change how we think about sustainability. […]