University of Minnesota
Senior economist, Environmental Defense Fund
Gernot Wagner is a senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund and author, with Harvard’s Martin Weitzman, of the forthcoming
Pay Now or Pay More Later
Air Conditioning Is Not the Enemy
Palm oil: not the evil we think it is
Oil palm is a globally important crop, but our hatred of it stops us from pushing for better ways…
Can medicinal plants alleviate poverty and protect Nepal’s fragile environment?
Farmers in the high Himalayas partner with a U.S.–based nonprofit to cultivate medicinal plants…
Tracking the fate of ancient carbon in the Siberian Arctic
The Siberian Arctic is one of the most remote and pristine corners of the planet. During the brief…
New life for the artificial leaf?
Research in laboratories around the world is moving the promise of artificial photosynthesis closer…
Sometimes we need to just pause and marvel at this place called Earth
Amid the daily deluge of bad news about the environment (Another species lost! Hottest year ever…
To feed the world in 2050 we have to change course
In order to feed a growing population we need to focus on reducing biofuel production and food…
The man behind Africa’s growing digital democratization movement
Tech guru Erik Hersman aims to change the world by changing information flow from “top down” to…
Can sports make sustainability mainstream?
The global reach of sports is something sustainability advocates can only dream of — and it could…
If a tree falls in the supply chain, does it hurt your bottom line?
: A. Both
: Is the problem too many people or too much consumption?
Could power plants help solve the
Time for solar energy to turn over a new leaf?
Before you throw out those Thanksgiving leftovers, something to think about:
"Numbers like that scare the bejesus out of environmental scientists like me"
How to create less trash: The ups & downs of a
Artificial photosynthesis -- what is it & when will it be here?
Is the problem too many people or too much consumption?