University of Minnesota
Freelance writer and editor
Joe Hart is a freelance writer, editor and musician based in rural Wisconsin where he lives with his three children. Hart's magazine features have been widely published in the Midwest, and he is a former contributing editor for
Recycling Carpets For Car Parts
Researchers around the world are learning from indigenous communities. Here’s why that’s a good thing.
From Canada’s Far North to Australia, pursuing a more respectful relationship between science and…
The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans
Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here's what we can do…
To build a better future, we must imagine ourselves there
Instead of portraying Earth in 2050 as a hellhole, let’s envision — and create — a place we would…
As flooding intensifies, coastal megacities turn to social media to stay afloat
Coastal cities around the world are facing multiple environmental challenges, including rising…
How better weather forecasting can help stretch water supplies
Reservoir managers look to storm predictions to make smarter choices about dam operations
What’s a national park to do about climate change?
Increasingly battered by heat, drought and flood, U.S. national parks are responding with a…
Why development should focus on climate adaptation
Just as climate change disproportionately affects the poor, so must efforts to reduce its toll.
What’s in those new plastic pipes delivering drinking water?
Lingering questions leave some concerned about a new generation of plumbing material
Down with guilt! There are much better ways to get people to care about climate change.
: Great story by
, with insight from
: The laws & agreements managing
exploitation are complex
- so let's simplfy them
: Northern shipping: Is the anticipated climate boost a bust?
The relationship between monsoons and food prices in India isn’t as simple as it seems
China is encouraging its citizens to eat less meat — and that could be a big win for the climate
"Ultimately, good ocean governance lies beyond what individuals can accomplish." -
Is low-carbon economic growth really possible?
In the race to save species,
are coming to nature.
Global Warming Threatens the World’s Special Places
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