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Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns – The New Yorker

I’m skilled at eluding the fetal crouch of despair—because I’ve been working on climate change for thirty years, I’ve learned to parcel out my angst, to keep my distress under control. But, in the past few months, I’ve more often…

New Studies: Cold-Related Deaths Rising, 10-20x More Common Than Heat Deaths

Since the 1980s, deaths attributable to excessive heat have declined, whereas deaths attributable to cold weather have not. Rising energy poverty with wind and solar energy penetration Heating a home in the United Kingdom became 63% more expensive in the…

This bat-friendly town turned the night red

A sustainable neighborhood in the Dutch town of Nieuwkoop is leaving on the welcome light for bats. And if all goes well, they’ll never even notice it. The groundbreaking initiative, a culmination of more than five years of research on…

More millennials are moving in with their boomer parents

I love this photo: Mom and dad, two kids and a new puppy, grandma embroidering away in front of the fireplace. If you see it, you know I’m writing about multi-generational families. When it was taken, living with mom and…

U.K. creates one of the largest marine protected area in Atlantic Ocean

The United Kingdom has declared roughly 170,000 square miles around Ascension Island a marine protected area. It’s one of the largest such areas in the Atlantic Ocean, and a victory for some of the world’s biggest blue marlin, bigeye tuna…

The ‘universal break-up criterion’ of hot, flowing lava?

(Rice University) Thomas Jones’ ‘universal break-up criterion’ won’t help with meltdowns of the heart, but it will help volcanologists study changing lava conditions in common volcanic eruptions.