Scientist Ben Orlove discusses why it’s important to bring an anthropological dimension to the science of climate change and glacial retreat.
Jeremy Hinsdale, Author at State of the Planet
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Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends
Could the number of women in a nation’s government have an impact on its happiness? Can air quality effect the mood of a population? Do trains make people happier? Explore World Happiness Report data and trends that might also contribute to a country’s overall well-being.
As the capital and environmental costs of road salt continue to mount, has the time come to ask whether we’re putting too much of it on our streets?
Recent research indicates that salt is accumulating in the environment and poses an emerging threat both to ecosystems and human health.
Shared, dockless electric scooters have taken to the streets of cities across the U.S. Is New York City ground zero for the next e-scooter invasion?
In the high Andes of Peru, glacial retreat poses a complex set of challenges related to water supply.
Why did Europe’s “cursed” glaciers begin retreating in the 1850’s even though the climate record suggests they should have advanced for another 50 years?
One of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world shows us that once climate change triggers retreat, glacial mechanics can make melting a whole lot worse.
New York City is known for many things, but having clean air isn’t one of them. Explore some of the issues and challenges the Big Apple faces in clearing NYC’s air through interactive maps and data.