Why It’s Not Easy to Use Less of the Colorado River

Complicated by centuries of obligations, and conflicts between cities and farmers, Colorado River problems are tough to solve.

Some (sort of) Good Climate News

In the eia’s (U.S. Energy Administration) “Annual Energy Outlook 2022,” their world energy outlook has improved slightly.

Why a Catastrophic Oil Spill Might Not Happen

How the world could prevent a catastrophic oil spill and avoid the tragedy of the commons according to an economics Nobel laureate.

How to Reduce Overfishing and Increase Food Security

Threatened by overfishing, the world’s fish stocks could be saved by a WTO agreement that limits subsidies and by fake fish.

Why We Need More Wikipedia Women

Self-reinforcing, Wikipedia’s gender bias is evident in the number of biographies that focus on notable females.

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.

Learn With Elaine: Elephants and Avocados

The tragedy of the commons explains why avocados can be more important than elephants.

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…

Where a Traffic Light Could Cut Noise Pollution

To diminish the city’s noise pollution, Mumbai is experimenting with traffic lights that last longer when drivers honk too much.

The Inside (and Outside) Story of India’s Air Pollution

Inside and outside, India’s air pollution is a story of the tragedy of the commons that so far has not had a happy ending.