Once cleaned of heavy metals, microplastics, and sand, sargassum is finding many potential uses in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, particularly as biogas, but also biofertilizer, cellulose packaging, and even artificial vegan leather. But regulatory hurdles are delaying range of responses.
‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’? Do More Than Just Watch
A more accurate title for the book would have been “This Is Why I Think You Should Blow Up a Pipeline,” but it wouldn’t have sold nearly as many copies.
‘Unprecedented’ Canadian Forest Fires Cause Air Quality Alerts Across U.S.
Smoke from more than 200 wildfires burning across Canada has been turning skies hazy in North American cities far from the flames.
Disaster & Disability: Federal Lawsuit Spotlights Lesser Seen Climate Challenges
As many as one in four U.S. residents live with a disability, increasing their risk of injury or death from climate-driven disasters. Yet disaster planning efforts have largely failed to account for the needs of those with greater physical or cognitive challenges.
Climate Change’s Mental Health Toll Demands Deepening Community Connections
Unprecedented heatwaves and increasingly violent storms kill outright. But researchers are also discovering the many ways the global climate crisis is affecting our mental health—and finding ways to respond creatively.
Abbott’s Border Wall Meets the Endangered Milkweed
While courts have concluded the federal government can waive virtually any laws it wants to build walls on the US-Mexico border, the same can’t be said for Texas Governor Greg Abbot’s promised state efforts.
VIDEO: ‘Decolonize the Future’ with Arturo Escobar
A community conversation with Colombian decolonial scholar/activist Arturo Escobar, produced by Deceleration in partnership with UTSA.
3 Billion Birds Lost: How to Halt the Staggering Decline?
In 2019 a staggering study revealed North America had lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970 — almost 30% of the total population, with declines in both common and rare species. The figures floored even the researchers.