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From Global Warming To Robots: 6 Local Public Talks From 2019 And Why They Matter – wgbh.org

In 2019, WGBH’s Forum Network recorded 150 talks around greater Boston on topics ranging from sustainable housing development, to the psychology behind political movements, to snow leopard conservation, and numerous author readings, including one of the year’s Nobel laureates and…

Could ancient stone circles have been conduits for lightning strikes?

[embedded content] Ancient stone circles such as Stonehenge and the Callanish Stones have long perplexed archaeologists and captured our collective consciousness. How were they built? What was their purpose? Why were they placed where they were? Now a startling new…

STUDY: Villagers Built A Monster Wall 7,000 Years Ago To Fight Rising Sea Levels

An ancient village off the coast of Israel used boulders to build a wall thousands of years ago to protect its homes from rising sea levels — the move was unsuccessful, according to a study published Wednesday. The study is…

Investors' billions are chasing the baby boomer market

If you are in the real estate business it’s hard not to look at the 72 million baby boomers and think that this is going to be a giant market. According to Peter Grant in the Wall Street Journal, “Developers…

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Callum Roberts: ‘Sharks do bite people, they do kill people, but it’s more error than intention’

Callum Roberts is professor of marine conservation at York University and was chief scientific adviser on Blue Planet 2. His new book, Reef Life, details a life spent in the oceans studying the marine ecosystem. How was your first dive?It…

A Small Electric Plane Demonstrates Promise, Obstacles of Climate-Friendly Air Travel

The four-seat eFlyer – with a maximum fly time of four hours – could take to the skies by 2021. When the pilot guides the electric airplane from its hangar, there is only a light whirring of propellers instead of…

Global Warming, Market Opportunity – Boston Review

Oct 8, 2019 26 Min read time On the lure of climate entrepreneurism. After GeoengineeringHolly Jean BuckVerso, $24.95 (cloth) Burning UpSimon PiraniPluto Press, $27 (paper) In 2001 the economist George Reisman gave the annual Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture entitled…