Yantian Port, Shenzhen City, China.
Four graphs that show us how humanity’s impact on the planet is growing.
Shall I order the chicken, or the salmon? What does the science say about reducing pressure on the environment? When you take a big-picture view, the results can be surprising.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup, beginning on Nov. 20, will be held in Qatar.
As the FIFA World Cup kicks off, researchers take a look at the impact of climate change on the future of soccer.
Environmental footprint calculators may promise to help consumers lead a greener life. But they may in fact encourage choices that don’t benefit – or even harm – the environment.
Eating more fruits, vegetables and nuts can make a meaningful impact on a person’s health – and the planet’s too.
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A new study puts numbers to the health and environmental benefits – or impacts – of individual foods and shows how small changes can make a significant difference.
Six hours of streaming video may be the equivalent of burning one litre of petrol.
The United Nations predicts the world will be home to nearly 10 billion people by 2050 – making global greenhouse emission cuts ever more urgent.
To be clear, I’m not advocating compulsory population control, here or anywhere. But we do need to consider a future with billions more people, many of them aspiring to live as Australians do now.
Researchers are keen to travel abroad but air transport makes a significant contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions.
The adverse environmental impacts of academic travel are known. It is now up to institutions to determine how to adapt to these impacts.
Government negligence, rampant development and illegal land clearing spark wildfires in Indonesia that annually ravage thousands of acres of forest.
July 29, 2019 is ‘Earth Overshoot Day,’ a date coined by the nonprofit Global Footprint Network to publicize overuse of Earth’s resources. But their estimates may actually understate the problem.
Purse seiner fishing in the Indian Ocean. Footprint estimates do not assess how sustainably resources such as fisheries are managed.
August 1, 2018 is ‘Earth Overshoot Day,’ a date coined by the nonprofit Global Footprint Network to publicize overuse of Earth’s resources. But their estimates actually understate the problem.
Much of the U.S. was built around the automobile, with greater distances to be covered than in places like Europe, making Americans’ daily lifestyles higher in energy than elsewhere.
Cognitive dissonance: scholars need to confront the undeniable conflict of pushing for action on climate change, while maintaining a high-energy lifestyle.
Low food miles: a farmers market in Pennsylvania.
Food is a big part of everyone’s carbon footprint – about the same as electricity use. How can our diet make farming more planet-friendly?
René Magritte’s The False Mirror (1928).
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A philosopher’s thoughts on how an individual can overcome the feeling of helplessness in the face of global climate change.