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

Three reasons a weak pound is bad news for the environment

Financial turmoil will make it harder to invest in climate action on a massive scale.

Alvin Birdi, Professor of Economics Education, University of Bristol • conversation
Sept. 30, 2022 ~7 min


Summer swimming season may be over, but you can still get swimmer's ear – and you don't even need to go in the water

Perhaps surprisingly, it’s possible to get swimmer’s ear without a dip in the pool, lake or ocean. Two doctors explain what this painful infection is and how to get rid of it.

Rex Haberman, Associate Clinical Professor of Otology and Neurotology, University of Florida • conversation
Sept. 30, 2022 ~8 min

What is a wetland? An ecologist explains

The US Supreme Court opens its 2022-2023 term with a case that could greatly reduce federal protection for wetlands. Here is what makes these ecosystems valuable.

Jon Sweetman, Assistant Research Professor of Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State • conversation
Sept. 30, 2022 ~5 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


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

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