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.
As cities grow more crammed and connected, how will we discourage the spread of disease?
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?
10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law
The updated Toxic Substances Control Act brings new hope for protecting Americans’ health and…
Health and neighborhood are too often linked. These people are out to change that.
Across the U.S. people are trying to reduce inequities in how environment affects physical…
Can Madagascar get rid of this troubling toad before it’s too late?
Conservationists seek to eradicate the deadly Asian invader, but finding funds to do so is proving…
How three U.S. mini-farms are sowing the seeds of global food security
Tiny, biointensive operations show smallholder farmers from around the world how they can grow far…
8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it
The world’s oceans are awash in plastic pollution, and as these maps and charts show, the situation…
We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like.
Plastic pollution is more than an ocean problem, and it’s time we treat it as such.
This man turned an opium field into a sustainable coffee farm in Thailand
Somsak Sriphumthong is on a caffeine-fueled mission.
5 reasons sustainability will transform the global economy
Customers want it, regulations are moving toward it and investors are seeking it out.
Protected areas are effective
tools, but even they can’t keep out rising temperatures
The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?
It’s not just solar panels. Electric cars can be contagious, too.
How three U.S. mini-farms are sowing the seeds of global food security.
: Researchers Around The World Are Learning From Indigenous Communities
Why people are at the root of healthy forests
: Three ways artificial intelligence is helping to save the world
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: 8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it
Our drinking water system is a disaster. What can we do?