Why We Need to Name Heat Waves

With cities reporting record high temperatures, some have decided they need Chief Heat Officers to create a response.

What We Can Learn From a Tree

We can use a tree equity score to compare the wealth and health of two communities because of the benefits created by trees.

What to Do About an Elephant in Your Backyard

In addition to the human-elephant conflict, China’s wandering herd of elephants takes us to all that they ate.

Why Cows Need Face Masks

As a source of the world’s methane, cow emissions have been a focus for researchers trying to reduce their burps.

The Face Mask Pollution Problem

Typical of the tradeoffs created by all decisions, wearing the face masks that prevent the spread of Covid can mean more plastic pollution.

The (Surprisingly) Best Way to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

If we really want to diminish our carbon footprint, we need to focus on behavior that is somewhat different from what we usually do.

Why 12 Bottles of Bordeaux Were on the International Space Station

A 14 month International Space Station wine test with 12 bottles of Bordeaux will teach us about about global warming.

What We Should Know About 58.3 degrees

We could call 58.3°F the Goldilocks temperature. It’s not too hot, not too cold, but just right. An IMF paper explained why we need to know this. Electricity Use The study In a recent working paper, an IMF economist hypothesizes…

How Kenya’s Avocados Could Harm Its Elephants

In Kenya, 2,000 elephants might no longer be able to use a wildlife corridor that lets them travel among three national parks. The reason is the avocado. Kenya’s Avocado Exports On approximately 175 acres, near Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, KiliAco…