University of Minnesota
Canadian freelance science writer
Tim Lougheed has worked as a freelance writer in Ottawa, Canada, since 1991. A past president of the Canadian Science Writers' Association, he covers a broad range of topics in science, technology, medicine and education.
Facing up to Phosphorus
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…
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
Three ways artificial intelligence is is helping to save the world.
Whatever Happened to Advanced Biofuels?
Why Are Minneapolis and St. Paul So Nice? Maybe It’s the Parks.
From air conditioning to urban planning, defaults and standards create dysfunction by design.
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