Plastic pollution is one of the most visible environmental stressors of our generation. However, its most damaging impact is invisible to the human eye. Oceanographer Dr. Sarah-Jeanne Royer explains how plastic pollution contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.
Conserving tidal wetlands, such as mangroves and saltmarsh ecosystems, can mitigate the risks of coastal flooding and sea level rise associated with climate change. Nature- based solutions can benefit 40% of the world’s population that are exposed to sea level rise by mitigating storm surges and reducing the impact of waves and shoreline erosion.
Blue carbon is the organic carbon that is captured and stored in coastal vegetated ecosystems. Most blue carbon budgets focus on tidal salt marshes, seagrass meadows, and mangrove forests. A new study looks to the once overlooked “hidden forests” of kelp to quantify its blue carbon potential.
He once dreamed of playing soccer for Mexico’s national team. Now based in Canada, Dr. Juan Arteaga researches energy storage – although the technology is not yet eligible for transmission and market services, when that day comes, Dr. Arteaga is ready.
Dr. Kimberley Miner is a scientist and systems engineer with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her climate research has helped to protect some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile landscapes, but some of her most impactful work is closer to home – as an advocate for women and girls in STEM.
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors have long been left on the sidelines of company reporting strategies. However, new research links strong and transparent ESG disclosure with financial profitability.
The electric transmission system is the backbone of the electrical grid. Expanding the transmission system is a critical componentof reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and an 80% clean electricity sector by 2030, but this expansion will require significant reforms to currently uncoordinated grid planning processes.