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?
What would it take to mainstream “alternative” agriculture?
Innovative food systems such as agroecology can become the norm if we weave a web of legitimacy…
How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East
Scientists and others look to desalination as a way to unite longtime enemies in a common cause.
If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?
Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still…
If lead ammunition is bad for people and the environment, why do we still use it?
Concerns about regulation, skepticism about the science and misperceptions about costs are slowing…
Why degraded reefs could be the future of ocean conservation
When there’s not enough pristine habitat left to save an ecosystem, it’s time to take a new look at…
Sparking climate engagement through art and community
Can art and spectacle raise awareness of climate change? Organizers of a yearly gathering in…
These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?
Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search…
Documentary features Louisiana “climate refugees” on the move
The phrase “climate refugee” likely brings to mind images of people fleeing a low-lying Pacific…
Want a more
world? Let women lead the way.
: Researchers around the world are learning from indigenous communities.
: How can "alternative" farming practices, more ecologically sound, socially just, gain legitimacy?
Will heat waves cause more deaths as the climate warms?
What smart businesses know about corporate social responsibility.
Let's re-engineer the way we adapt to
Northern shipping: Is the anticipated
boost a bust?
: The Leading Cause of Death in Developing Countries Might Surprise You
: The implications of our diet choices on the carrying capacity of U.S. agricultural land:
: Interesting take on agroecology and 'thick legitimacy' aka broad-spectrum sustainable agri-food systems