Articles in science & nature tagged with environment-and-climate

Marissa Grunes

Inspired by the rediscovery of Shackleton’s HMS Endurance, we revisit two centuries of lessons in leadership from getting trapped in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea.

Sunrise behind tall urban buildings
David McDermott Hughes

Sunlight-friendly architecture could heat and illuminate buildings without expending any electricity.

Mark Bould

Because it hinges on who will accept blame for causing climate change, there’s never been so much at stake in the naming of a geological era.

Emily Kern

A sweeping new history of humanity upends the story of civilization, inviting us to imagine how our own societies could be radically different.

Wendy Johnson

Physicians have been fighting for health justice for decades. To succeed, we need practical models for collectively remaking our systems of care.

Samuel Miller McDonald

Beyond carbon emissions and safety, the debate must also confront how the choices we make now constrain the kind of world we can build in the future.

Kyle Harper

Our mastery over microbes is only a few decades old. It is also far more precarious than we imagine.

Paul Hockenos

Pushing back against the throw-away economy, the EU is designing an industrial policy around garbage.

Erika Howsare

In a new book of lyric essays, poet Cole Swensen answers a call issued by theorists Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel: to reimagine the globe in terms of the fragile surface ecosystems that support all life.

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Erica X Eisen

On life in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan—one of the most polluted cities in the world.