We dream of drowning cities. Popular culture is overflowing with depressing yet strangely romantic images of our future waterworld—from books like The Drowned World to films like 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow. We’re drawn to works that dramatize the effects of climate change, perhaps because we take some glee in seeing how bad it [...]Read more »
Every glacier melts. Liquified glacier water trickles down rivers and streams during warm seasons; the cold seasons’ falling snow usually replaces the loss and, eventually, compresses into ice. But the last century’s changing climate has helped melt to outpace snowfall, and glaciers around the world are dying.
Doomed glaciers are thought to melt in place, like [...]
The Pacific island nation of Palau made waves in the ocean conservation world earlier this year with an announcement that they plan on turning their territorial waters into a no-take marine protected area. Part of the solution to supporting this project will rely on crowdfunding, a growing staple of fundraising.
Palau’s waters are home to over [...]
County ballot issues to ban fracking could have a large impact outside those counties. And the campaign money being spent on both sides—but primarily by big energy companies—shows how much is at stake.
The highest profile and most contentious ban is the one on the ballot in Denton, Texas, north of Dallas, located in the heart [...]
Carolyn Marsh was in her living room watching television on a Wednesday night in August when she heard a loud boom from somewhere outside. Having lived in the industrial town of Whiting, Indiana––just south of Chicago––for nearly three decades, she wasn’t terribly shaken. “There’s a lot of noise constantly,” she explains.
But when the news came [...]