NEWS ARCHIVE 12/19
A DESIGN LOVER'S GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL IN 2020
Architectural Digest - The act of traveling right now oozes ecological contradiction. A trip typically consumes more precious resources than staying at home does, but can also remind a traveler of what makes the planet worth caring about in the first place.
THE STORY OF 2019: PROTESTS IN EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE
The New Yorker - When historians look back at 2019, the story of the year will not be the turmoil surrounding Donald Trump. It will instead be the tsunami of protests that swept across six continents and engulfed both liberal democracies and ruthless autocracies.
THE BIG SCIENCE
AND ENVIRONMENT STORIES OF 2019
BBC - This year, millions of people around the world mobilised in protest to highlight the dire emergency facing our planet. Could 2019 prove to be the year when talk turned to action on the climate crisis? We looked back at some of the biggest stories of the year in science and the environment.
INTO USEFUL CHEMICALS
Grit Daily - Plastic pollution does not have a simple solution and Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao haven’t let that stop them. Wang and Yao are pioneering a new way in which plastic can be diverted from a landfill or from ending up contributing to a patch of garbage in the ocean.
CLIMATE REPORTING IN 2019: A YEAR OF WARNINGS BUT
The New York Times - The year’s best climate articles found new ways to inform and surprise readers. In doing so, these articles, from across The New York Times and other publications, offered their own measure of hope.
THE ICE WE HAVE LOST
Vox - The ice we’ve lost to climate change this past decade, visualized. As polar and mountain regions have warmed, the extent of sea and land ice has declined.
FROM LEADER TO DESPOILER
Mongabay - Brazil on the precipice: from environmental leader to despoiler (2010-2020)
ABOUT BEING HUMAN
Scientific American - What Climate Change Tells Us about Being Human - The crisis requires us to face hard limits set by nature while also reimagining the stories we tell ourselves.
FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS CLAIM TO SUPPORT
HuffPost - Fossil Fuel Giants Claim To Support Climate Science, Yet Still Fund Denial. Fourteen oil and gas companies are funding a website that attacks scientists and undermines their work.
HUMANITY IS OVERWHELMING THE PLANET
Baltimore Sun - The COP25 climate change summit that just wrapped up in Madrid, Spain, was not the decisive plunge into climate action the world needed.
INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE
A New York Times investigation used infrared cameras to show massive methane leaks in the United States, some by energy producers who have won relaxed enforcement against such pollution.