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Geoengineering: one way we might turn out alright

David Colgan

At tonight’s Oppenheim lecture—live streamed here at 7 p.m.—a panel of four experts will debate California’s plan to move to 100 percent renewable energy, and whether the strategy could work…


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The best books for environmentalists: 2015 edition

Peter Kareiva

Environmentalism suffers from some tired old narratives. What’s the antidote? Fresh perspectives, taboo topics, new alliances, and cross-fertilization — because intellectual and conceptual diversity are just as essential as biodiversity.…


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A top 10 environmental thanks

Peter Kareiva

But on the environmental front, we are constantly bombarded with stories of impending crises, environmental disasters, ecosystem collapse and species loss. Not only does this relentless doom-and-gloom depress everyone, such…


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Environment + public health: the new sustainability

Peter Kareiva

HIV, malaria, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s. When we think about health, we often think about such tragic diseases and how we can avoid them. These diseases have touched my life…


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Back to school: unlearning nine environmental myths

Peter Kareiva

I have taught these introductory courses for 30 years, and have been consistently surprised by the erroneous certainties students bring to the first environmental science lecture. Rooted not in fact…