Environment and Energy

Over $2 Trillion Now Divested From Fossil Fuels. Why Hasn't the Vatican Joined?
September 22, 2015

Divestment assets topped the trillion-dollar mark this week. The Vatican didn't budge. 

"I Thought We’d Already Answered That Question": Will Politicians Keep Talking About Climate Change?
November 04, 2012

Sandy might mark the beginning of an important shift in the political dynamic around climate change.

A Psychologist Explains the Motives Behind the Fake Sandy Pics
October 31, 2012

In the middle of a disastrous storm, what makes people post fake images?

After Sandy, a Climate Change Conversation? Dream On
October 30, 2012

American politicians will never pay attention to the climate changes fueling natural disasters.

Why Won’t Obama or Romney Talk Climate Change?
October 24, 2012

For the first time since 1988, none of the presidential debates featured a discussion of global warming.

Where the Wild Things Were
October 11, 2012

A Zainesville zookeeper disputes police accounts of the Ohio town's infamous animal massacre

A Tale of Two Surveys: How to Understand The Only Polls Showing Obama in the Lead
October 11, 2012

The only two polls showing Obama in the lead use different methods than everyone else. Here's what that teaches us:

Nearing the Point of No Return? A Conversation With the Author of a Game-Changing New Climate Study
June 22, 2012

In anticipation of this week’s Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, a group of 22 scientists from a variety of disciplines collaborated to complete a sobering—that is to say, terribly frightening—new study of the global ecosystem.

Creating Value from Society's Waste: The Viennese Method
May 29, 2012

Trash. Just the sound of the word brings to mind rotten food, mountainous landfills, and general noxiousness. But what if a city turned this image on its head? What if trash became a city resource? What if landfills became a relic of the past? This is the exact effort underway in Vienna, Austria.

What Would You Pay for Clean Water?
May 24, 2012

What would you pay for clean water? Clean water is a top health issue for any community, and that includes public and economic health. A modern s