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Dragons of Inaction
Robert Gifford, University of Victoria
A psychologist explains the dragons of inaction that keep us from changing our behaviors, even if we know they’re bad for the environment.
Effectively Communicating Climate Change
Edward Maibach, George Mason University
Maibach suggests we start conversations about climate change in unexpected places: Facebook, the doctor’s office, and the TV weather report.
Christopher Hein, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
One coastal geologist says that due to climate change, east coast shorelines are shifting… fast. But, he says there may be a way we can help barrier islands preserve vital ecosystems throughout the accelerating changes.
Consequences of Synthetic Hormones for Animals
Sara O’Brien, Radford University
Synthetic hormones are flooding the waterways, so one biologist is conducting experiments to pinpoint the source of human-made hormones and to determine the consequences of exposure to them. The canary-in-the-coal-mine for O’Brien’s research is the ubiquitous “mosquito fish”.
For this Earth Day, we’re taking the planet’s pulse—and our own.
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