Indigenous defenders stand between illegal roads and survival of the Amazon rainforest – elections in Brazil and Peru could be a turning point

Illegal roads have brought deforestation, fire and other environmental damage to the Amazon. Indigenous territory in many areas has blocked them.

David S. Salisbury, Associate Professor of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, University of Richmond • conversation
Sept. 29, 2022 ~12 min

Why is Russia sending oil and gas workers to fight in Ukraine? It may signal more energy cutoffs ahead

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 ~10 min


Hurricane hunters are flying through Ian's powerful winds to forecast intensity – here's what happens when the plane plunges into the eyewall of a storm

The meteorologist leading NOAA’s 2022 hurricane field program describes flying through eyewalls and the technology in these airborne labs for tracking rapid intensification in real time.

Jason Dunion, Research Meteorologist, University of Miami • conversation
Sept. 27, 2022 ~12 min

Hurricane Ian: Older adults have many reasons for not evacuating – here's why it's important to check on aging neighbors

For some people, the risks associated with leaving can seem more dangerous than the storm.

Sue Anne Bell, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 27, 2022 ~7 min

Hurricane hunters are flying through Ian's powerful winds to get the forecasts you rely on – here's what happens when the plane plunges into the eyewall of a storm

The meteorologist leading NOAA’s 2022 hurricane field program describes flying through eyewalls and the technology in these airborne labs for tracking rapid intensification in real time.

Jason Dunion, Research Meteorologist, University of Miami • conversation
Sept. 27, 2022 ~12 min

Beavers can do wonders for nature – but we should be realistic about these benefits extending to people

The role of beavers in safeguarding against our heating climate has become an interesting point of discussion. But just how important remains subject to debate.

Matthew Dennis, Senior Lecturer in Geographical Information Science, University of Manchester • conversation
Sept. 26, 2022 ~6 min

Looking back on America’s summer of heat, floods and climate change: Welcome to the new abnormal

Millions of people around the world suffered through long-lasting heat waves and deadly flash flooding in the summer of 2022. A climate scientist explains the rising risks.

Shuang-Ye Wu, Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, University of Dayton • conversation
Sept. 21, 2022 ~9 min

America’s summer of heat, floods and climate change

Millions of people around the world suffered through long-lasting heat waves and deadly flash flooding in the summer of 2022. A climate scientist explains the rising risks.

Shuang-Ye Wu, Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, University of Dayton • conversation
Sept. 21, 2022 ~9 min


Puerto Rico's vulnerability to hurricanes is magnified by weak government and bureaucratic roadblocks

Hurricane Fiona will set back efforts to restore Puerto Rico that date back five years to Hurricane Maria. Two scholars explain how the island’s weak institutions worsen the impacts of disasters.

Fernando Tormos-Aponte, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
Sept. 21, 2022 ~11 min

Looking back at America’s summer of heat, floods and climate change: Welcome to the new abnormal

Millions of people around the world suffered through long-lasting heat waves and deadly flash flooding in the summer of 2022. An environmental scientist explains the rising risks.

Shuang-Ye Wu, Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, University of Dayton • conversation
Sept. 21, 2022 ~9 min

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