Texan voters prioritize weatherization and winterization of the electric grid in the latest survey from the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs. However, voters doubt the Texas Legislature and Governor can effectively execute policy supporting this.
A new paper based on a literature review and a participatory process identifies principles and indicators for healthy urban design.
Deteriorating living and working conditions for workers in garment supply chains during the Covid-19 pandemic have increased the risk of forced labour, according to a new report from the University of Sheffield.
Current approaches for planning relocation for potentially millions of people affected by climate change are 'woefully inadequate' and risk worsening societal inequities, experts wrote in a policy perspective on June 17 in Science. Policymakers and scientists need to rethink how they work together to develop, communicate and carry out relocation plans so that relocating communities can thrive, though it relies on a transformation in how science is used, tools are deployed, and stakeholders are engaged.
A team led by a University of Illinois researcher developed a new computational framework for analyzing how best to communicate about new medical guidelines to encourage their adoption.
New research shows the UK's COVID-19 management decisions were based on an outdated pandemic modelling structure and suggests a more resilient approach would have been more effective.
Global ecosystem restoration efforts are often measured by billions of trees planted or square kilometers of land restored. But there is a critical void in the agenda: the social and political dimensions that make restoration a success.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launch a peer-reviewed report based on a 4-day virtual workshop on addressing the biodiversity and climate crises together involving 50 jointly-selected international experts.
Considering local stakeholder conceptions of fairness in conservation is critical. Current conservation practice and policy in low- and middle-income countries are shaped by rich Western countries, which means they are underpinned by Western ideas about fairness.
New research in AGU's journal Geophysical Research Letters used a system for monitoring nuclear tests to track the infrasound from 1,001 rocket launches, identifying the distinctive sounds from seven different types of rockets. In some cases, like the Space Shuttle and the Falcon 9, the researchers were also able to identify the various stages of the rockets' journey (audio available).