One cool thing: oak seedlings for Sonoma

One cool thing: oak seedlings for Sonoma

My (Miro’s) hometown of Sonoma, CA is known for its majestic oak trees as much as it is known for its vineyards yet sadly many of the beautiful oaks burned in the 2017 wildfires, leaving behind sad graveyards where they once stood. Recently a Sonoma County nonprofit, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, has been distributing hundreds of […]

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Why isn’t climate change seen as geopolitical risk?

Why isn’t climate change seen as geopolitical risk?

Yesterday the Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy released its annual list of top geopolitical risks for 2019. While themes like cyberwarfare, the US-China relationship, and the rise of populism made the ranking we were surprised to see that there was no mention of climate change.

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One Cool Thing: Reverse Vending Machines

One Cool Thing: Reverse Vending Machines

Reverse vending machines are a hit with shoppers all over the world where they reduce plastic waste and increase recycling rates. The U.K.’s Iceland stores had a highly successful trial last year, they announced last week.

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Brazil’s Amazon Protected Areas Now At Risk

Brazil’s Amazon Protected Areas Now At Risk

Brazil’s new President, Jair Bolsonaro, who is ultra-conservative and ran on a promise of deregulation similar to President Trump’s, has moved the administration of Brazil’s extensive protected areas in the Amazon from the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs to the Agriculture Ministry.  This “paves” the way for new and increased development in the Amazon and the loss of a major global carbon sink.

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NYT Exposé: Health Risks on the Rise Due to Regulatory Rollbacks

NYT Exposé: Health Risks on the Rise Due to Regulatory Rollbacks

The New York Times investigated and found that the consequences of the President keeping his promise to deregulate in favor of industry and development, particularly for fossil fuels, are beginning to have real detrimental impacts for those who live or work in proximity to them. The stories of those impacted demonstrate that the U.S. environment is not as clean as most think.

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Exploring Strange Worlds, Going Where No Craft Has Gone Before

Exploring Strange Worlds, Going Where No Craft Has Gone Before

The holiday break proved to be a big one for space exploration as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reached the outer edges of our universe and China’s Chang’e-4 rover landed on the far side of the moon, launching China’s space program into a new era of exploration

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