University of Minnesota
Cities, science and design writer
Nate Berg is a writer who covers cities, science and design. He's a former staff writer at
The Atlantic Cities
and his work has appeared in publications such as
The New York Times
. He is based in Los Angeles.
How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?
The environmental cost of moving all our stuff is huge. How can we shrink it?
What the “cold economy” means for a warming world
Urban Infrastructure: What Would Nature Do?
Documentary features Louisiana “climate refugees” on the move
The phrase “climate refugee” likely brings to mind images of people fleeing a low-lying Pacific…
The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?
Herbicides, insecticides and fungicides threaten the environment and human health in many parts of…
Katharine Hayhoe: Bridging the climate change divide
Katharine Hayhoe is a leading climate scientist at Texas Tech University and has been featured in…
Will outrage over recent murders help Honduran environmental activists achieve their goal?
Recent murders are affecting indigenous people’s efforts to protect the environment.
Animals to humans: Be quiet, already
Human noise is reshaping the soundscape — creating concerns for creatures on the edge.
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…
: The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?
the best medicine?
This chart shows what’s at stake in the quest to stop
Documentary features Louisiana "climate refuges" on the move.
These 7 major risks threaten urban
What will it take to integrate renewables into the power grid? Ask a bicyclist
Forest Fires Can Heat Up the Whole Planet
Why we still need to focus on environmental justice.
A Computer Just Changed the Coral Research Game
Conservation is complicated, and all approaches need to be on the table.