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?
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
What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development
In its seventh year, progress for the fund has been slow. What will it take to fulfill the GCF’s…
: How better weather forecasting can help stretch water supplies via
: Why are some chemicals banned in Europe while considered safe in the U.S.?
: 7 signs that we are moving towards a
: Favoring conservation over commerce & consumption.
Wireless charging: the key to unlocking an electric vehicle revolution
How the world can eat away at
Indians demand government action after temperatures hit 51C
Does technology enhance our relationship with nature or pull us further away?
One-third of North America’s birds at risk of
: The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans: