How trees and forests reduce risks from climate change
Across the globe, increasing tree cover is a popular solution to offset carbon emissions. Replenishing trees is only part of the answer, and scientists seek an increased role as part of a multi-layered policy approach.
Published in Nature Climate Change, May 2021.
Displaced and disenfranchised by decades of war, some Colombians are rebuilding their lives—and their forests—through ranching.
Published in Nature Conservancy, May 30, 2020
Published in Nature, May 30, 2019
Meeting the leadership challenges for interdisciplinary environmental research
Published in Nature Sustainability, July 16, 2018
One meal a day
Published in The New Republic, July 2017
Urban Agriculture growth in U.S. cities
Published in Nature Sustainability, January 8, 2018
Adding power to the value of trees
Published in Nature Energy, April 11, 2017
‘It’s a perverse system’: How Colombia’s farmers are reforesting their logged land
Published in The Guardian, December 29, 2017
The next water cycle
Published in Nature Climate Change, October 29, 2014
Colombia finds hope for saving its wild lands.
Published in E360, October 25, 2017.
A new climate for grazing livestock.
Published in Nature Climate Change, May 8, 2014
New Security Beat (Feb. 12, 2020). To Envision a More Sustainable Future, Tell the Story of Conservation Technology. https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2020/02/envision-sustainable-future-story-conservation-technology/
Mongabay (August 15, 2019). Precision conservation: High tech to the rescue in the Peruvian Amazon. https://news.mongabay.com/2019/08/precision-conservation-high-tech-to-the-rescue-in-the-peruvian-amazon/
Mongabay (June 1, 2018). Private sector leaders seek to ramp up investment in sustainable landscapes with help of public partners. https://news.mongabay.com/2018/06/private-sector-leaders-seek-to-ramp-up-investment-in-sustainable-landscapes-with-help-of-public-partners/
The Guardian (Dec. 29, 2017). How Colombia’s farmers are reforesting their logged land.
E360 (October 25, 2017). With new peace, Colombia finds hope for saving its wild lands. http://e360.yale.edu/features/with-new-peace-colombia-finds-hope-for-saving-its-wild-lands
Scientific American (May 22, 2017). Feeding a Hot, Hungry Planet. Commentary. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/feeding-a-hot-hungry-planet/
EHN’s Environmental Health News (March 28, 2017). Is Soil the Great New Integrator? http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2017/march/is-soil-the-great-new-integrator
Ensia (January 11, 2017). The Amazing Opportunity 2017 is Bringing to Business. https://ensia.com/voices/business-sustainability/
Ensia (January 11, 2017). Now More Than Ever We Need To Address the Environment and Human Rights Together. https://ensia.com/voices/equity-human-rights-2017/
Ensia (January 11, 2017). We’ve Done a Good Job Of Envisioning a Better World. Now We Need to Build It. https://ensia.com/voices/building-better-world/
Ensia (January 11, 2017). It’s Time To Stop Overspending Our Freshwater Budget. https://ensia.com/voices/freshwater-2017/
Ensia (Dec. 27, 2016). Technology Got Us Into This Climate Mess, and it Can Help Get Us Out—If We Let It. https://ensia.com/voices/climate-technology/
New Security Beat (Nov. 2, 2016). Could Climate Change Keep Kids Out of School?
E360 (May 10, 2016). How Rising CO2 Levels May Contribute to Die-Off of Bees. http://e360.yale.edu/features/bee_collapse_co2_climate_change_agriculture
Nautilus (Dec. 4, 2015). I went to India and Saw the Future of Climate-Smart Farming. http://nautil.us/blog/i-went-to-india-and-saw-the-future-of-climate_smart-farming
Pulitzer Center (Nov. 21, 2015). Learning from India’s “Smart” Farming Villages. https://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/learning-indias-smart-farming-villages
Climate Connections (Nov. 19, 2015). Learning From India’s Climate Smart Farming Villages. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2015/11/learning-from-indias-climate-smart-farming-villages/
E360 (Nov. 5, 2015). Will Indonesian Fires Spark Reform of Rogue Forest Sector? https://e360.yale.edu/features/will_indonesian_fires_spark_reform_of_rogue_forest_sector
The Guardian (Oct. 12, 2015). India’s Climate Tech Revolution is Starting in its Villages. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/oct/12/indias-climate-smart-villages-use-technology-improve-farming
The Guardian (Aug 15, 2015). Businesses Delivering the Most Coveted Perk: A Better Commute.https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/aug/15/google-cars-pollution-environment-silicon-valley-alphabet
Climate Connections (July 8, 2015). Climate change Poses Challenges for Land Trusts. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2015/07/climate-change-poses-challenges-for-land-trusts/
Climate Connections (May 13, 2015). Challenges Ahead for California Ag Water Users.
E360 (Feb. 5, 2015). Agricultural Movement Tackles Challenges of a Warming World.
The Guardian (Jan. 13, 2015). Can a New Form of Accounting Save Animals from Extinction? https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/13/environment-natural-capital-accounting-animal-nature-business
New Security Beat (Nov. 25, 2014). Can Ecologists and Engineers Work Together to Harness Water for the Future? https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2014/11/ecologists-engineers-work-harness-water-future/
E360 (June 5, 2014). How Weeds Could Help Feed Billions in a Warming World. https://e360.yale.edu/features/how_weeds_could_help_feed_billions_in_a_warming_world
Slate Magazine (April 10, 2014). Famine is a Feminist Issue. https://slate.com/technology/2014/04/educate-women-and-save-babies-how-to-control-population-and-end-hunger.html
E360 (March 13, 2014). In the Pastures of Colombia, Cows and Crops Coexist. https://e360.yale.edu/features/in_the_pastures_of_colombia_cows_crops_and_timber_coexist
Climate Connections (Feb. 5, 2014). Can Unbiased, Fact-Based, In-Depth Environmental News Compete? https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2014/02/can-unbiased-fact-based-in-depth-environmental-news-compete/
Climate Connections (Feb. 11, 2014). Scientist Boesch Emphasizes Ecosystems Management Approaches. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2014/02/scientist-boesch-emphasizes-ecosystems-management-approaches/
The Guardian (Jan. 22, 2014). Wanted: A Clean Trillion Dollar Investment to Limit Climate Change. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/climate-change-clean-trillion-dollar-investment
Climate Connections (Dec. 19, 2013). Reviewing Top U.S. Climate News Stories of 2013.
The Guardian (Nov. 15, 2013). Green Homes for the Masses. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/green-homes-masses
Climate Connections (Nov. 5, 2013). Feeding 9 Billion on a Hot and Hungry Planet.
The Guardian (Oct 24, 2013). The Power of Procurement. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/procurement-professionals-sustainable-supply-chain
The Guardian (Oct. 3, 2013). Vineyards Take Action As Climate Change Threatens Wines and Livelihoods. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/vineyards-climate-change-threat
The Guardian (Aug. 6, 2013). Texas Turning Substandard Cotton into Eco-friendly Products. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/texas-substandard-cotton-eco-products
The Guardian (July 30, 2013). What Can Madagascar Teach Us About Rice and Water? https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/water-rice-growing-madagascar
E360 (July 29, 2013). Facing Tough Market, Coal Gian Peabody Energy Pushes Overseas. https://e360.yale.edu/features/facing_tough_market_coal_giant_peabody_energy_pushes_overseas
The Guardian (June 24, 2013). How Engineered Wetlands in Saudi Arabia Can Save Water and Money. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/engineered-wetlands-saudi-arabia-save-water
Slate Magazine (May 28, 2013). What are Extreme Runners Thinking?
Scientific American (March 6, 2013). Melting Arctic Ice Will Make Way for More Ships—and More Species Invasions. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/melting-arctic-sea-ice-means-more-shipping-and-more-invasive-species/
The New York Times (March 1, 2013). The Angry Economist. https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/q-and-a-the-angry-economist/
The New York Times (Feb. 15, 2013). Floating Islands to the Rescue.
The New York Times (Feb. 7, 2013). A Climate Proposal: Bundling Consumer Buying Power. https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/a-climate-proposal-bundling-consumer-buying-power/
TECHNOLOGY GOT US INTO THIS CLIMATE MESS, AND IT CAN HELP GET US OUT — IF WE LET IT
TECHNOLOGY GOT US INTO THIS CLIMATE MESS, AND IT CAN HELP GET US OUT — IF WE LET IT
IT’S TIME TO STOP OVERSPENDING OUR FRESHWATER BUDGET
Ensia (January 27, 2013). Artificial Islands Mimic Nature’s Way of Cleansing Water. http://stage2.ensia.com/articles/artificial-islands-mimic-natures-way-of-cleansing-water/
Slate Magazine (Nov. 13, 2012). Where is All the Coal? https://slate.com/technology/2012/11/coal-reserves-in-the-united-states-geology-explains-why-we-have-so-much-coal.html
Slate Magazine (Nov. 12, 2012). Why Does Old King Coal Still Rule? https://slate.com/technology/2012/11/economics-of-coal-the-most-abundant-fuel-is-declining-here-but-increasing-abroad.html
Slate Magazine (Oct. 29, 2012). Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change. https://slate.com/technology/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-and-climate-change-hurricane-sandy-and-climate-change-trenberth-of-ncar-on-dangers-to-coast.html
Slate Magazine (Oct. 29, 2012). Hurricane Sandy a Hybrid Storm.
Scientific American (May 22, 2012). Digging into Climate Change, U.S. Students Find More Than Science. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/digging-into-climate-change-us-students-find-more-than-science/
Scientific American (May 21, 2012). Climate Education Graduates to the Next Level. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-education-graduates-to-next-level/
Slate Magazine (May 10, 2011). Ice Flows. https://slate.com/technology/2011/05/extreme-ice-survey-time-lapse-video-of-everest-glaciers-melting.html
Scientific American (Dec. 28, 2010). Behavior Frontiers: Can Social Science Combat Climate Change? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-social-science-help-combat-climate-change/
Scientific American (Dec. 18, 2009). Eyes Wide Shut: Earth’s Vital Signs Soon to Go Unmeasured as Satellites Fail. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-observing-satellites/
Popular Mechanics (Oct. 1, 2009). 3-D Laser Imaging Helps Restore a 19th Century Firehouse https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to/a13059/4323400/
FORTUNE (Sept. 12, 2007). A Better Prenatal Test? https://money.cnn.com/2007/09/07/smbusiness/amniocentesis.fsb/index.htm
Yankee Magazine (July 24, 2007. ). David Haskell: Green Giant in Massachusetts. https://newengland.com/yankee-magazine/living/profiles/horticulturist/
FORTUNE (July 27, 2007). An E-Z Pass for Emissions Tests. https://money.cnn.com/magazines/fsb/fsb_archive/2007/07/01/100123042/
Boston Sunday Globe (Oct. 16, 2005). Mathematics Made Fun.
Climate Connections is an online news website and a nationally syndicated public radio show aired twice daily on over 220 stations in North America and is a podcast. I was a regular contributor for articles and audio 2009-2016. See selected audio programs and links to transcripts below.
Climate Connections (Mar. 24, 2017). Botanical Garden Sees Volatile Weather. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/03/botanical-garden-sees-volatile-weather/
Climate Connections (July 25, 2016). Calculate Your ‘Beyond Water” Water Consumption.
Climate Connections (June 24, 2016). Christian Values and Climate Change.
Climate Connections (May 27, 2016). The Climate Benefits of Healthy Forests. http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2016/05/the-climate-benefits-of-healthy-forests/
Climate Connections (April 12, 2016). Helping Bees as the Climate Changes. http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2016/04/helping-bees-as-the-climate-changes/
Climate Connections (April 8, 2016). A Better Way to Manage Reservoir Levels. http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2016/04/a-better-way-to-manage-reservoir-levels/
Climate Connections (March 30, 2016). Even a Single Tree Makes a Difference. http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2016/03/even-a-single-tree-makes-a-difference/
Climate Connections (March 23, 2016). Protecting Kids on Playgrounds in a Warming Climate. http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2016/03/protecting-kids-on-playgrounds-in-a-warming-climate/
Climate Connections (March 21, 2016). Self-Transportation in a Changing Climate.
Climate Connections (March 16, 2016). Shade Trees Help Save Energy. http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2016/03/shade-trees-help-save-energy/
Climate Connections (Dec. 23, 2015). Solar Momentum in North Carolina. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2015/12/solar-momentum-in-north-carolina/
Climate Connections (Dec. 1, 2015). The Co-Benefits of Climate Action.
Climate Connections (Nov. 27, 2015) Seeds of Change.
Climate Connections (Nov. 24, 2015). Climate Change Citizen Scientists. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2015/11/climate-change-citizen-scientists/
Climate Connections (Nov. 4, 2015) Community Net Metering.
Climate Connections (Oct. 23, 2015. New Climate Adaptation Professionals.
Climate Connections (Sept. 28, 2015). Preventing Washouts on Vermont Roads.
Climate Connections (Aug. 3, 2015). Climate Change and Children’s Health
Climate Connections (July 30, 2015). Asthma and Global Warming. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2015/07/asthma-and-global-warming/
Climate Connections (July 15, 2015). A Diet for a Warmer Planet.
Climate Connections (July 10, 2015). More Resilient Farming in a Changing Climate.
Climate Connections (July 2, 2015). Improving Irrigation Efficiency
Climate Connections (June 10, 2015). Ocean Acidification Poses Risks to Coastal Economies. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2015/06/ocean-acidification-poses-risks-to-coastal-economies/
Climate Connections (April 20, 2015). Help From Ancient Grains in a Warmer Climate.
Climate Connections (May 26, 2015). Iowa Farming Clean Energy.
Climate Connections (March 24, 2015). A Tougher and Cleaner Ford Truck.
Climate Connections (Feb. 24, 2015). How to Make Aspen Climate Resilient. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2015/02/how-to-make-aspen-climate-resilient/
Climate Connections (Feb. 6, 2015). Affordable Housing and Sustainability. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2015/02/affordable-housing-and-sustainability/
Climate Connections (Jan. 12, 2015). Military Experts Weighing Impacts on Mighty Mississippi River.
More Climate Connections available on request.
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