Can the World Find Solutions to the Nitrogen Pollution Crisis?

Read the full story at e360. More and more nitrogen keeps pouring into waterways, unleashing algal blooms and creating dead zones. To prevent the problem from worsening, scientists warn, the world must drastically cut back on synthetic fertilizers and double the efficiency of the nitrogen used on farms.

How much would cutting fossil-fuel subsidies really limit global warming?

Read the full story in Pacific Standard. It seems like common sense: If countries stopped offering tax breaks and other financial help to oil, coal, and gas companies, oil prices would go up, people would use less of these fossil fuels, and the volume of climate-warming greenhouse gases humanity emitted would go down. Environmental groups …

Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Minnesota Forests: Site-level considerations and adaptation

Download the document. This field guide is designed to put useful climate change and adaptation information into the hands of natural resource professionals as they walk through the woods. This field guide provides summary information about the effects of climate change on northern Minnesota’s forests, helps professionals identify existing site conditions that could increase or …

2019 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2019 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to green and sustainable chemistry—chemistry focused on the technological design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Objectives of green and sustainable chemistry …