Solar power stations in space could be the answer to our energy needs

How solar power stations in orbit could become a reality in the coming decades.

Stefania Soldini, Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering, University of Liverpool • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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Climate crisis: how museums could inspire radical action

How museums can reimagine themselves in the context of the climate crisis.

Rodney Harrison, Professor of Heritage Studies, UCL • conversation
Nov. 18, 2020 ~25 min

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Greenland is melting: we need to worry about what’s happening on the largest island in the world

Our new research shows the island's largest glaciers are losing ice faster than previously thought.

Jonathan Bamber, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Coronavirus relief funds could easily pay to stop the worst of climate change while rebooting economies

Over US$12 trillion of COVID-19 relief has been promised. If a small portion was put toward economy-boosting green investments, the world could get on track to avoid the worst of climate change.

David L. McCollum, Senior Research Scientist, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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Connecting to nature is good for kids – but they may need help coping with a planet in peril

Here are four ways adults can help kids work through their worries about the environment.

Louise Chawla, Professor Emerita of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Four climate strategies that could reach across partisan divides

How Joe Biden could unite the US behind plans to tackle climate change.

Rebecca Willis, Professor in Practice, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~6 min

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200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction

For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.

Alessandro Antonello, Senior Research Fellow in History, Flinders University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~8 min

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Preserving cultural and historic treasures in a changing climate may mean transforming them

With growing drought, rising seas and heavier storms, how do we protect Venice and other world treasures? The answer: creative, proactive measures that may alter them in important ways.

Erin Seekamp, Professor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~8 min

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Microbes might be gatekeepers of the planet’s greatest greenhouse gas reserves

If so, then the possibility of planetary super-heating in future has just become much more real.

Niall English, Professor, School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, University College Dublin • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 - here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes

A fire scientists offers a six-point strategy for preventing wildfires and living safely in flammable landscapes.

Jennifer Balch, Associate Professor of Geography and Director, Earth Lab, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~8 min

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