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Contributor(s): Adam Rosenblatt
Coastal areas are some of the most productive and valuable ecosystems on the planet, providing people with large amounts of food and performing other critical services like water filtration, nutrient cycling, and wave buffering. Unfortunately, one of the most alarming signs of compromised coastal...
Contributor(s): Jonathan Mellor
Access to improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WSH) infrastructure has been shown to reduce the prevalence of many important environmentally transmitted diseases such as soil-transmitted helminth infections, schistosomiasis and diarrheal diseases. Globally, the world has seen a marked increase...
Contributor(s): Jonathan Mellor
Rapid expansion of electrical service in developing countries is a common concern in the climate change community. The aspiration for universal access to electric power is understandable; electricity is crucial to alleviation of poverty, but the accompanying increased burning of fossil fuels to...
Contributor(s): Xavier Levine
During winter and spring 2014, waves of unusually cold temperatures hit northeastern regions of North America, noticeably effecting the US economy and hampering growth in the first quarter of 2014 (see CNS news link on a statement by Fed. Chairman Janet Yellen on this topic). A number of research...
Contributor(s): Srinath Krishnan
Studies evaluating the impact of climate change have mostly focused on the effects of mean changes in climate. This approach may severely underestimate the vulnerability of human society to anthropogenic-driven climate change. This is because the biological and agricultural sectors are also...
Contributor(s): Francis Ludlow
Dale Jamieson’s new book boasts a provocative title: Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – And What it Means for Our Future. Jamieson makes his position and intent clear from the outset, stating that “the dusk has started to fall with respect to climate change… We...
Contributor(s): Marta Jarzyna
One way species adapt to changing climatic conditions is by moving their geographic ranges in the direction of changing climatic niches, usually to either higher latitude or elevations. Successful range shifts, however, are contingent upon the ability of a species to migrate to the new,...

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