science and technology

Life at the Water’s Edge

Sea level rise is a concept that most people, including New Yorkers, can’t yet personalize. More public education is vital to ensure that New York City’s residents are able and willing to make informed decisions about specific actions and their associated budgetary requirements. Then we won’t be forced to react to natural disasters, instead we will proactively avoid or minimize the damage from the changes we inevitably face.

Mapping Factory Farms

Since regulatory agencies are often unable and/or unwilling to provide this information, Food & Water Watch used the USDA's Census of Agriculture to calculate the number of mega-livestock facilities in each county, providing an outstanding visual representation of national and state distribution trends.

Mapping Food Access

Assuming you're not an out-of-touch 18th century monarch, you probably realize that not everyone has access to fresh, healthful food. At the most basic level, lack of access can be attributed to three factors: financial resources, the cost of food and food availability.

Tracking Trash

Why do we know so much about the supply chain and so little about the removal chain? TrashTrack focuses on how pervasive technologies can expose the challenges of waste management and sustainability.

Our Heroes: Michael E. ''Aquadoc'' Campana

Michael E. "Aquadoc" Campana's story is a testament to the fact that at times something can be found unexpectedly--like a career in hydrogeology. Dr. Campana is a Professor of Geosciences at Oregon State Univ., the president of a professional water resources association and a prolific blogger.

A World of Water Footprints

There's a whole world beyond the United States with differing resources, cultures and values placed on how and why water is used. A water footprint digital visualization helps us better understand.

Our Heroes: Shana Miller of Tag-a-Giant

Shana Miller is director of Tag-a-Giant, an organization that's reversing the decline of northern bluefin tuna populations. We took some time to talk about bluefin tuna, her life and what questions to ask the next time you order sushi.

World Water Week and Urban Water Infrastructure

It’s World Water Week and this year’s theme is "Responding to Global Changes-Water in an Urbanising World." Here are a few examples of our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure issues.

The Electric Car Exacts its Revenge

Just five years ago, director Chris Paine asked "Who Killed the Electric Car?" With his new film, "Revenge of the Electric Car," we get the inside story of how the EV has been reborn.

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