'Brighter lives are lived by gas!': how natural gas was sold to a sceptical public in post-war Britain

A successful marketing campaign helped gas become a cornerstone of domestic life by the 1970s.

Sam Johnson-Schlee, Senior Lecturer Human Geography and Town Planning, London South Bank University • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

The big reason Florida insurance companies are failing isn't just hurricane risk – it’s fraud and lawsuits

About 9% of homeowner property claims nationwide are filed in Florida, yet 79% of lawsuits related to property claims are filed there.

Shahid S. Hamid, Professor of Finance, Florida International University • conversation
yesterday ~9 min


Hurricane Ian capped 2 weeks of extreme storms around the globe: Here's what's known about how climate change fuels tropical cyclones

Two hurricane and climate scientists explain what’s known – and still unknown – about global warming’s influence on intensity, rainfall and much more.

Suzana J. Camargo, Lamont Research Professor of Ocean and Climate Physics, Columbia University • conversation
Oct. 3, 2022 ~9 min

Hurricane Ian capped 2 weeks of extreme storms around the globe: Here's what's known about how climate change fuels hurricanes

Two hurricane and climate scientists explain what’s known – and still unknown – about global warming’s influence on intensity, rainfall and much more.

Suzana J. Camargo, Lamont Research Professor of Ocean and Climate Physics, Columbia University • conversation
Oct. 3, 2022 ~9 min

Hurricane Ian flooded a hospital and forced evacuations from dozens of nursing homes – many health facilities face rising risks from severe storms

Coastal hospitals are still at high risk, nearly two decades after Hurricane Katrina’s flood disaster at Memorial Medical Center shocked the world.

Brett Robertson, Assistant Professor of Communication, University of South Carolina • conversation
Sept. 30, 2022 ~7 min

Nord Stream leaks: where will Europe get its gas from now?

Pipeline rupture may cause EU gas demand to peak sooner than expected.

Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick • conversation
Sept. 30, 2022 ~7 min

Liz Truss's 'destructive' plans have angered environmental groups – here's why

Environmental groups have criticised the government’s approach to nature – but what is this approach and why is it concerning?

Caitlin Lewis, PhD Student in Ecology and Agri-Environmental Research, University of Reading • conversation
Sept. 30, 2022 ~7 min

Hurricane Ian flooded a hospital and forced evacuations from dozens of nursing homes – many health facilities face similar risks from severe storms

Coastal hospitals are still at high risk, nearly two decades after Hurricane Katrina’s flood disaster at Memorial Medical Center shocked the world.

Brett Robertson, Assistant Professor of Communication, University of South Carolina • conversation
Sept. 30, 2022 ~7 min


Indigenous defenders stand between illegal roads and survival of the Amazon rainforest – Brazil's runoff election could be a turning point

Illegal roads have brought deforestation, fire and other environmental damage to the Amazon. The results of the 2022 presidential runoff could have a major impact for the future.

David S. Salisbury, Associate Professor of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, University of Richmond • conversation
Sept. 29, 2022 ~13 min

Russia's energy war: Putin's unpredictable actions and looming sanctions could further disrupt oil and gas markets

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not hesitated to use energy as a weapon. An expert on global energy markets analyzes what could come next.

Amy Myers Jaffe, Research professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University • conversation
Sept. 29, 2022 ~11 min

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