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
What will it take to integrate renewables into the power grid? Ask a bicyclist.
When it comes to fitting into the current system, bike commuters and electrons have a lot in common.
When conservation means killing
Herbicides and insecticides are key tools in managing invasive species — but managers are working…
92-year-old “Bluebird Man” is the epitome of citizen science in action
We often think of citizen or crowd-sourced science as a flashy, new function of our modern…
Solar power is booming in India. Will it reach the people who need it most?
As renewable energy ramps up, entrepreneurs work to bring its benefits to the 300 million citizens…
Can bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use?
Ecologist Katherine Ingram is on a quest to quantify the economic value of insect-eating bats in…
Want a more sustainable world? Let women lead the way.
The evidence is clear: Women at the top bring environmental, social and governance responsibility…
Could these two environmental challenges be the answer to each other?
In sub-Saharan Africa, entrepreneurs are exploring whether sanitation could solve a growing fuel…
One by one, states are giving consumers the right to know about chemicals in products
From Vermont to Washington, an increasing number of states are requiring companies to report their…
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Why, in some places, environmentalists should be arguing for more development.
Chile establishes largest marine protected area in the Americas
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