How environmental reporting can help in fighting climate change

Climate change accelerates the depletion of natural capital all too quickly for our environment and communities to adapt. Left unchecked, these rapid environmental changes will cripple global ecosystems and the cost will be much greater than humanity can afford. Understanding the impact of business on the natural world through structuredContinue Reading

We write about climate change. Here's what gives us hope

This is the Nov. 25, 2021, edition of Boiling Point, a weekly newsletter about climate change and the environment in California and the American West. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Good morning, and welcome to a holiday edition of Boiling Point. I hope that whatever yourContinue Reading

Carbon sinks: How nature helps fight climate change | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

Smoking industrial chimneys, exhaust fumes, fires in the Amazon — yearly carbon emissions recently swelled to 12,000,000,000 tons (12 gigatons). And as carbon increases, so do temperatures. Around half of emissions released remain in the atmosphere. Nature absorbs the rest, holding it in carbon sinks, such as soil, oceans and vegetation. TheseContinue Reading

Evolutionary change in the construction of the nursery environment when parents are prevented from caring for their young directly

Significance Parents can care for offspring directly by giving them food or warmth, for example, or they can help them without direct contact via an extended phenotype by manipulating the nursery environment in which offspring develop. Using an experimental evolution approach, we prevented parents from directly supplying care to theirContinue Reading

Revealing climate change inequities, redress, and environmental justice

In response to increased climate disasters — tropical storms, sea-level rise, drought, wildfires, and other events — major climate adaptation projects around the world are producing inequitable land use plans and projects in urban regions, according to Linda Shi, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning. Shi is an urban environmentalContinue Reading