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  • 22 Apr 2024
    Sharon Yadin

    Can Regulatory Shaming Save the Planet?

    Imagine if the government ranked banks according to their investments in the oil and gas industries or rated and labelled food and clothing companies based on their poor carbon footprint. Would you react to this type of “naming and shaming” by avoiding companies that contribute to global warming? Surveys suggest yes. This is the concept […]

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  • 8 Mar 2024
    John K. White

    The Truth About Energy is the truth about change.

    A quick Internet search reveals various Truth About books: on nutrition, cancer, Covid, vinyl records, lies, …, to name a few. But whose truth should we believe, learn about, or invest precious time reading? In an ever-confusing and divided world, one has to do one’s homework.

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  • 23 Nov 2023
    Bertie J. Weddell

    Exploring the Three P’s of Conservation: Products, Protection, and Processes

    Conservation in the Context of a Changing World: Concepts, Strategies, and Evidence Many issues in contemporary conservation provoke strong responses. Rewilding, mother trees, megafaunal extinctions, bioprospecting, the rights of nature, and other polarizing issues elicit intense reactions. In Conservation in the Context of a Changing World: Concepts, Strategies, and Evidence, I provide historical, ecological, and […]

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  • 14 Sep 2023
    Alik Ismail-Zadeh

    How an interaction between data and models can foster scientific knowledge about our planet?

    At the end of the last century, Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) mentioned that ‘the next century will be the century of complexity’. Indeed, many contemporary problems faced by Earth sciences and society are complex (e.g. climate change, disaster risk, energy and water security, and preservation of oceans). These problems are mainly related to dynamic processes within […]

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  • 23 May 2023
    Thomas Dietz

    What Should We Do?

    What should we do about climate change? species loss?  the growing power of artificial intelligence?  inequality and violence?

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  • 25 Apr 2023
    Dr Susan M Cheyne

    Gibbon Hope – How to conserve the world’s smallest apes

    Get your hands on the latest gibbon book! "Gibbon Conservation in the Anthropocene". All about the smallest apes: gibbons and siamang representing 20 species across 11 countries in Asia.

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  • 13 Mar 2023
    Dr Piers D Mitchell

    How Ancient Civilizations Were Burdened by their Parasites

    Evidence for parasites brought together in the book Parasites in Past Civilizations and Their Impact upon Health includes studies of ancient mummies, skeletons, toilets, coprolites, hair combs, and other archaeological materials. The different kinds of parasites were detected using microscopy, analysis of proteins and ancient DNA.

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  • 8 Feb 2023
    Nicholas Lancaster

    NEW PERSPECTIVES ON DESERT DUNES – Introducing a new edition of the Geomorphology of Desert Dunes

    Sand dunes are a distinctive feature of many desert regions on Earth.

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