Ancient Egyptian pigment has cool contemporary potential

Ancient Egyptian pigment has cool contemporary potential

A pigment developed thousands of years ago could help save energy today by keeping buildings cool, and also has potential as a component of window-embedded solar panels. Egyptian blue adorned paintings of gods and royalty in ancient Egypt. This pigment is fluorescent,...
Climate change takes a chronic psychological toll

Climate change takes a chronic psychological toll

Heat waves, stretches of wet weather, long-term climate warming, and hurricanes all take a toll on mental health, researchers reported yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. All of these phenomena are expected to become more frequent and...
For greener corporations, try lady bosses

For greener corporations, try lady bosses

Each woman appointed to a corporate board reduces the firm’s risk of being hit with an environmental lawsuit by 1.5%, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of Corporate Finance. In fact, board gender diversity is among the top three factors predicting a...
Climate change cooks up a toxic ocean stew

Climate change cooks up a toxic ocean stew

It’s been a tough summer for the Southern Resident Killer Whales, three extended families of orcas that ply the waters between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. The youngest member of the clan, a female calf born in July, lived for just half an...