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August 2018

A framework to diagnose factors influencing proenvironmental behaviors in water-sensitive urban design Jacki Schirmer and Fiona Dyer Urban stormwater runoff contributes significantly to water-quality problems in freshwater systems worldwide. Water-sensitive urban design (WSUD) typically addresses this through construction of ecologically  Continue reading »

July 2018

Science must help to make city living sustainable It’s time researchers got to grips with the formidable challenge of rapidly growing urbanization. It’s well documented that humans are becoming an urban and not a rural species, and that trend is  Continue reading »

June 2018

Climate change won’t heat the planet equally By Thomas Gaulkin In places closer to the equator that usually see only slight variations in temperature, the consequences of global warming are likely to be far more extreme. The outsize vulnerability of  Continue reading »

May 2018

Plant responses to CO2 are a question of time Mark Hovenden, Paul Newton Rising carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in the atmosphere as a result of fossil fuel burning are expected to fertilize plants, resulting in faster growth. However, this change  Continue reading »

April 2018

Time to refine key climate policy models Alexander R. Barron Ambition regarding climate change at the national level is critical but is often calibrated with the projected costs — as estimated by a small suite of energy–economic models. Weaknesses in  Continue reading »

March 2018

A “New Ocean” Is Emerging at the Top of the World Danielle Venton As the planet warms, the Arctic is warming more than twice as fast. As ice cover is disappearing, average summer sea ice has declined by more than  Continue reading »

February 2018

Extreme Weather Will Occur More Frequently Worldwide By Chelsea Harvey And if countries do not meet the Paris climate agreement goals, the risks will be even greater. Events like record-setting heat, extreme rainfall and drought will happen more frequently around  Continue reading »

January 2018

Paris Agreement sets the global tone By Melody M. Bomgardner The worldwide fight against climate change took a hit in mid-2017 when the Trump administration pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. But the rest of the world—along  Continue reading »

December 2017

Concerns for ozone recovery Qing Liang et. al. Natural methyl bromide (CH3Br) and methyl chloride (CH3Cl) emissions are also important long-lived sources of atmospheric reactive halogen. Rising concentrations of very-short-lived substances (VSLSs) with atmospheric lifetimes of less than half a  Continue reading »

November 2017

Lessons from first campus carbon-pricing scheme Kenneth Gillingham, Stefano Carattini& Daniel Esty Putting a value on emissions can lower energy use, write Kenneth Gillingham, Stefano Carattini and Daniel Esty. Nature Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas  Continue reading »

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