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Getting Real About Resilience in South Brooklyn

Turning the Tide is helping public housing residents prepare for the next storm—while also making climate disaster less likely.

Is Peak Oil Dead and What Does it Mean for Climate Change?   

This session seeks to bring together fossil fuel experts and climate experts for a daring exploration of the new landscape created by fracking and other unconventional methods of fossil fuel recovery.

Trouble in Paradise: Fatal Blight Threatens A Key Hawaiian Tree

The ʻohiʻa is Hawaii’s iconic tree, a keystone species that maintains healthy watersheds and provides habitat for numerous endangered birds. But a virulent fungal disease, possibly related to a warmer, drier climate, is now felling the island’s cherished 'ohi'a forests.

We Could Be Witnessing the Death of the Fossil Fuel Industry—Will It Take the Rest of the Economy Down With It?

It’s not looking good for the global fossil fuel industry. Although the world remains heavily dependent on oil, coal and natural gas—which today supply around 80 percent of our primary energy needs—the industry is rapidly crumbling.

2016: Is The El Nino Showing Us Where The Edge Of The Climate Cliff Is?

The current El Nino event may be showing humanity where the edge of the climate positive feedback cliff is, we would be wise to act upon that warning.

Explainer: The Adoption, Signing and Ratification of the UN Climate Deal

On 22 April, representatives from more than 150 countries will travel to the UN headquarters in New York to sign the UN’s Paris agreement on climate change.

As Climate Warms, How Can We Decide if a Plant is Native?

The fate of a tree planted at poet Emily Dickinson's home raises questions about whether gardeners can — or should — play a role in helping plant species migrate in the face of rising temperatures and swiftly changing botanical zones.

Feeding the World: Can we Preserve Forests, Go Organic, and Eat Meat?

It is possible to produce enough food to feed a growing population without another tree being felled, according to new research. But there’s a catch.

A Personal Appreciation of M. King Hubbert

A recent vacation afforded me the opportunity to read The Oracle of Oil, Mason Inman’s excellent new biography of Marion King Hubbert.

Can We Reduce CO2 Emissions And Grow the Global Economy?

Surprising new statistics show that the world economy is expanding while global carbon emissions remain at the same level. Is it possible that the elusive “decoupling” of emissions and economic growth could be happening?

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