Belo Monte: There is Nothing Green or Sustainable About These Mega-Dams

Google Maps Ed Atkins, University of Bristol There are few dams in the world that capture the imagination as much as Belo Monte, built on the “Big Bend” of the Xingu river in the Brazilian Amazon. Its construction… Read More

Green-baiting Lawmakers Accusing Environmentalists of Doubling as ‘Foreign Agents’

Some U.S. nonprofits are praising China’s anti-pollution efforts. AP Photo/Andy Wong James A. Holtkamp, University of Utah Two congressional committees led by prominent Republicans are looking into whether some U.S. environmental groups are acting on behalf of foreign… Read More

How Weakened Fossil Fuel Regulation Hurts Small Towns

Commentary by Stephanie Malin Originally appeared in Yes Magazine   From the start, President Donald Trump’s administration has made dismantling regulations, especially for the oil, gas, and coal industries, a top priority. And though his claims of rolling back more regulations than… Read More

How To Protect Yourself From Climate Denial Misinformation

By Peter Ellerton Originally appeared in The Conversation   Much of the public discussion about climate science consists of a stream of assertions. The climate is changing or it isn’t; carbon dioxide causes global warming or it doesn’t; humans… Read More

Climate Change ‘Hotspots’: Why They Matter and Why We Should Invest in Them

Originally published at The Conversation:   The consequences of climate change are already being felt all over the globe. But some regions are particularly affected. These so-called “hotspots” are areas where strong physical and ecological effects of climate… Read More