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...
Why the poor need green roofs the most

Why the poor need green roofs the most

Heat is the deadliest weather. Between 1986 and 2015 an average of 130 people per year died from excess heat in the United States, about one-fifth of all natural hazard deaths. And heat waves are expected to become more frequent and severe with climate change. In...