The Many Sides of African Food Insecurity

In a new paper, the IMF describes the prevalence of sub-Saharan food insecurity, its causes, and what needs to be targeted to diminish it.

India’s AC Tradeoffs

When we combine a record breaking heat wave in India with an increasingly affluent population, we wind up with AC dilemmas.

The City That Still Has to Keep Its Garbage

Whether looking at Bethel’s junk or the earth, we see a finite area from which it is tough to haul away all of the garbage.

An Unexpected Carbon Footprint at the Global Climate Summit

Displaying how tough it is to be “green,” the carbon footprint at the COP26 Glasgow climate summit was not carbon neutral.

A Land and Lobster War

A disputed island and the surrounding Grey Zone add up to a lobster war with conflicting lobster regulation between the U.S. and Canada.

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.

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 To Diminish Our EV Range Anxiety

At 114 per 100,000 people, Vermont had the highest per capita concentration of EV chargers (plugs, not necessarily charging stations) in the U.S. Below, Washington D.C. at 81 and California, 72, are a distant second and third:   However, a…

Where Melting Snow and Ice Create New Shipping Lanes

Thinking about melting snow and ice, we can ask how soon there will be Arctic shipping lanes that provide new trade routes.

The Financial Side of a Climate Change Report Card

Looking at the financial side of climate change, we can use a KMPG report card to see if the world’s largest corporations have high grades.