The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs – and mice and ferrets – to detect disease

Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren't the only animals with a nose for disease.

Glen J. Golden, Research Scientist/Scholar I, Colorado State University • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~8 min

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Flight shaming: how to spread the campaign that made Swedes give up flying for good

The Swedish 'flight shame' campaign was a runaway success. We asked those it affected how it influenced their travel behaviour.

Avit K Bhowmik, Assistant Professor, Karlstad University, and Research fellow in Planetary Boundaries Research Network, Stockholm University • conversation
July 27, 2020 ~7 min

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Flight shame – how the campaign that persuaded Swedes to give up flying could capitalise on COVID-19

The Swedish 'flight shame' campaign was a runaway success. We asked those it affected how it influenced their travel behaviour.

Avit K Bhowmik, Assistant Professor, Karlstad University, and Research fellow in Planetary Boundaries Research Network, Stockholm University • conversation
July 27, 2020 ~7 min

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Why airline bailouts are so unpopular with economists

Any bailout should include conditions that the airline reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Oxford • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~8 min

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Why 231 economists felt airline bailouts represented poor taxpayer value

Any bailout should include conditions that the airline reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Oxford • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~8 min

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Destination: green airline bailouts

Any bailout should include conditions that the airline reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Oxford • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~8 min

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