How Biden and Kerry could rebuild America's global climate leadership

Choosing former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate envoy is an important first step. To regain trust, the U.S. will also have to take concrete actions to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.

Morgan Bazilian, Professor of Public Policy and Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~8 min

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Fur industry faces uncertain future due to Covid

Denmark's mass mink cull after a coronavirus outbreak at farms leaves the industry in the spotlight.

bbcnews
Nov. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Cracking the secrets of an emerging branch of physics

In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Nov. 20, 2020 ~8 min

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Powering through the coming energy transition

Carbon capture and storage are key to achieving climate goals.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus relief funds could easily pay to stop the worst of climate change while rebooting economies

Over US$12 trillion of COVID-19 relief has been promised. If a small portion was put toward economy-boosting green investments, the world could get on track to avoid the worst of climate change.

David L. McCollum, Senior Research Scientist, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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Buying a coronavirus vaccine for everyone on earth, storing and shipping it, and giving it safely will all be hard and expensive

Side agreements signed by some wealthy nations threaten to undercut global efforts to ensure a fairly equitable worldwide vaccination effort.

Nicole Hassoun, Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Biden's climate change plans can quickly raise the bar, but can they be transformative?

After four years of the US government undoing climate change policies and partnerships, a Biden administration has a chance to rebuild that leadership. But success will require more than quick wins.

Edward R Carr, Professor and Director, International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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