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How Costa Rica’s environment minister talks to his daughter about climate change
Do we need new, advanced technology to reduce carbon emissions? Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy, says we already have the best “machine” for the job: Trees.Read More
Is Climate Art the Right-Brained Approach We Need to This Crisis?
A new wave of climate art comes with a strong message for audiences who might not be reached by traditional media or the scientific community.Read More
A Long and Winding Road: COP 25 end notes
If there is one word to sum up what turned out to be the longest Conference of Parties (COP) in UNFCCC history, it’s arguably “frustration.” Now that COP 25 has wrapped, it’s worth looking back at what was—and wasn’t—achieved.Read More
Way to Go Winnipeggers, on Getting Us Even Closer to Protecting Lake Winnipeg!
Winnipeg is getting even closer to increasing the protection of Lake Winnipeg from harmful algal blooms. And it's thanks to Winnipeggers of all stripes!Read More
Deep Dive Into Fisheries Subsidies, Part 1: Senegal and the suffering sardinella
Overfishing has reached alarming proportions in West Africa, affecting the local economy, culture and people's daily lives. How can a WTO agreement on fisheries subsidies help?Read More
Should We Have Impact Assessments for Disruptive Technologies?
If we don’t create basic assessment systems to make sure we’re using new technologies to advance carbon-neutrality and sustainability, we put our future at risk.Read More
What is COP 25? Why is it blue? We have answers
Forget what COP stands for? Not sure what, exactly, happens at these events? We asked Reporting Services expert Dr. Jennifer Allan to give us some answers.Read More
Modernizing the Energy Charter Treaty: A make-or-break moment for sustainable, climate-friendly energy policy
The stated goal of the Energy Charter Treaty is to foster cooperation in the energy sector, but it's creating more problems than it's solving.Read More
This is how climate science went mainstream
Climate science has become mainstream... but it wasn't always this way. In the 1960s, worrying about our impact on the Earth was perceived as a niche pursuit. So how did we get to where we are today?Read More
How Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies Can Go Wrong: A lesson from Ecuador
There must be a foundation of trust, along with a clear plan to protect vulnerable segments of the population and, ideally, to phase in the reforms gradually.Read More