Extinction Rebellion: Nuclear power 'only option' says former spokeswoman

Zion Lights says a car-crash TV interview led her to rethink her support for Extinction Rebellion.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Surveys link youth activism with experiences of racism

"...there has been almost no research on how racism drives activism, especially for young people." A new study investigates that relationship.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Climate change: Power companies 'hindering' move to green energy

New research suggests utilities are dragging their feet when it comes to embracing wind and solar.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Sept. 1, 2020 ~4 min

Climate change: Lockdown has 'negligible' effect on temperatures

New research says that the lockdown, by itself, will make little difference to climate change.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Aug. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Twitter posts show that people are profoundly sad – and are visiting parks to cheer up

Research that measures the public mood based on Twitter posts shows that it's currently at its lowest point in a decade. One exception: when people visit parks and green spaces.

Taylor Ricketts, Professor and Director, Gund Institute for Environment, University of Vermont • conversation
Aug. 6, 2020 ~8 min

Covid-19: Why Hong Kong's 'third wave' is a warning

Until recently, the city was seen as a poster child in its handling of the pandemic. What went wrong?

By Helier Cheung • bbcnews
July 30, 2020 ~12 min

How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of 'ghosting' in the age of surveillance

Avoiding drones' prying eyes can be as complicated as donning a high-tech hoodie and as simple as ducking under a tree.

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of Political Sociology, University of San Diego • conversation
July 28, 2020 ~7 min

Greta wins one-million-euro humanitarian prize

Swedish environment campaigner Greta Thunberg wins an inaugural prize worth one million euros.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 21, 2020 ~2 min

In changing urban neighborhoods, new food offerings can set the table for gentrification

Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.

Yuki Kato, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University • conversation
July 10, 2020 ~9 min

Podcast panel: Anti-racism protests inspire hope for the future

An expert panel digs into undercurrents of the widespread anti-racism protests. Here's why the renewed activism makes them hopeful.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~4 min