The Biblioracle: University presses deserve protection

Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune. Publishing is a difficult business under the best of circumstances. Margins are small, it’s difficult to know what will sell, and even relative blockbusters are unlikely to provide long-term security against downturns. Publishing is even more difficult when you’re not doing it strictly as a business, when …

New research tackles Great Lakes regional problems

Read the full story in Great Lakes Echo. We’re used to troubling news about the Great Lakes basin — Asian carp, zebra mussels, habitat degradation, fluctuating water levels, algal blooms, chronic wasting disease, lead-poisoned drinking water, endangered species and other problems. But we pay less attention to promising news with useful findings from science and …

Two Competing Accounts of How to Save the World

Read the full story in Pacific Standard. In his latest book, The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World, science writer Charles C. Mann introduces two men who believed that the answer was yes—and whose radically divergent views on what strategies would save humanity still inform environmental action today.

Inside Caterpillar’s culture of transformation

Read the full story in GreenBiz. The following is an edited excerpt of "Headwinds of Opportunity: A Compass for Sustainable Innovation" by Tim Lindsey (Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2017).  As an innovative business strategy, sustainability tends to present challenges for many organizations with respect to its compatibility and complexity characteristics. Given that many organizations are …

Revelator Reads: 6 New Environmental Books for the New Year

Read the full post at The Revelator. January is always such a great time of year. We start the month well-rested, the pressures of the holidays are over, and we get a chance to look at the New Year with fresh eyes and new perspective. Maybe that’s why so many great environmental books are scheduled …

The Story of the Great Lakes in 8 Maps

Read the full story in CityLab. Stretching across eight states and two Canadian provinces, the Great Lakes region contains the world’s largest freshwater system and is likely the greatest single surface aggregation of rare resources on the planet. If it was a standalone country, its economy would be the fourth largest in the world. Yet …

Beyond Politics: Private industry needs to step up on climate change

Read the full story from Vanderbilt University. When the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, environmentalists were disappointed, but then businesses stepped up on their own to fight global warming. Two Vanderbilt experts say evidence shows that progress can continue to be made regardless of what the government is doing.