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By Laurie Mazur / On August 7th, 2019

A conversation with scientist Susanne Moser about climate communication, the benefits of functional denial, and the varied flavors of hope.

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By Jason Leppig / On June 15th, 2017

On April 22, scientists, science lovers, and others united in marches around the world in the name of science. The largest of the over 600 marches occurred in Washington, DC. This demonstration was particularly important given a political climate which...

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By Ann Kinzig / On May 29th, 2017

Honesty and transparency is the best way to preserve the integrity of science—and it’s future.

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By Biohabitats / On January 28th, 2015

By 2080, the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) could lose 77% of its breeding range.

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By Admin / On April 2nd, 2013

A new Island Press author, Yoram Bauman, the world's first and only stand-up economist, is trying to raise $20,000 to help offset the cost to print his forthcoming book: The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change.

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By Anthony Barnosky / On April 3rd, 2009

I admit it. In my heart of hearts, I'm hoping for the best. Those scenarios of climate change we see splashed across the newspapers and magazines include a wide range of possibilities, and I keep my fingers crossed that we'll end up closer to the best...

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By Anthony Barnosky / On March 18th, 2009

When you’re in the middle of a forest fire, trees exploding all around you, smoke burning your lungs, and fireballs dropping from the sky, it’s hard to think about much except getting out of there alive.  That’s kind of where we are with thinking about...