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The Climate Post: While Congress debates climate science, China and Europe move ahead

China admits it’s facing limits to its growth, while Spain faces limits to speed on its highways, as a gas-saving measure

Can geoengineering halt sea-level rise?

New study finds that extreme approaches work best, but come with risks

Hot, flat, crowded—and preparing for the worst

In a clarion call to other developing nations, Bangladesh is girding itself against the hazards of a warmer world

Forest a desert, cool the world

Computer simulations suggest a plan to cover the Sahara desert with trees could fight global warming

Turning a business eye on Pakistan’s science

Azam Khan Swati aims to make Pakistan’s science more practical and useful

The Dark and Mushy Side of A Frozen Continent

Researchers are uncovering a wetter world under the Antarctic ice than they ever imagined. But it’s far from clear which life forms call this extreme environment home.

The Plan to Unlock Lake Vostok

After a 6-year pause to consider the risks of environmental contamination, a Russian research team will resume drilling through the Antarctic ice.

Nuclear Power’s Expanding Territory

In Europe and the U.S., there’s little new activity in the nuclear power industry, but Asia has big plans for nuclear

Down to Earth: Lingering Nuclear Waste

Many countries plan to lock their nuclear waste underground for millennia, but will their plans really work for the long-run?

Architecture for the South

A string of buildings reminiscent of a caterpillar on skis has won a design competition for a new science center in Antarctica


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »