Environment


Debunking Claims by Climate-Change Skeptics

By Seth B. Darling and Douglas L. Sisterson

Use scientific evidence to counter the argument by climate-change skeptics that global warming might have positive effects.


Modern Beauty in the Natural World

By Sandra Lubarsky

How the individual’s notion of beauty in the natural world is tied to the context it's perceived in.


A Preservationist in the Gilded Age: John Muir's Love for Glaciers in Alaska

By Kim Heacox

John Muir explored Alaska during the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. During those years he discovered many secrets of the glaciers in Alaska.


Ignoring the Effects of Climate Change

By George Marshall

How our natural instinct to stay in step with others is interfering with our ability to address the effects of climate change.


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A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie): Life Inside the Oil Boom

By Laura Gottesdiener

A journalist’s account of the dark side of the oil boom in Williston, North Dakota.


Climate Change and Outside Stress Favors Birth of Girls Study Says

By Soli Salgado

A Japanese study shows that an increase of female births could be directly correlated with extreme rise in temperatures and extreme stress.


The Depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer Affects Kansas' High Plains

By Julene Bair

From the mid-sixties to present day, the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer has had a noticable impact on Kansas’ High Plains.


What to Do When You’re Running Out of Time — Hope in a Time of Climate Change

By Rebecca Solnit

Only mass movements and collective action can save us from the effects of climate change.