Environmental NGOs in La Paz, BCS | An American Perspective

La Paz, BCS, Mexico is the hub of environmental activity on the Baja Peninsula. Several of the major international and U.S.-based environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) have offices here, in addition to several Baja- and La Paz-focused NGOs. From local to international, here’s a quick overview: Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá – Led by our friend executive director Meredith de la Garza, Niparaja is a La Paz-based, NGO whose mission is “to perpetuate the natural assets that distinguish Baja California … more

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? – NYTimes.com

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? – NYTimes.com. Magazine WORLD U.S. N.Y. / REGION BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE HEALTH SPORTS OPINION ARTS STYLE TRAVEL JOBS REAL ESTATE AUTOS Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? By JOHN TIERNEY Published: August 17, 2011 RECOMMEND TWITTER COMMENTS E-MAIL PRINT REPRINTS SHARE Three men doing time in Israeli prisons recently appeared before a parole board consisting of a judge, a criminologist and a social worker. The three prisoners had completed at … more

The Brain on Trial – Magazine – The Atlantic

The Brain on Trial – Magazine – The Atlantic. July/August 2011 Print | Close The Brain on Trial ADVANCES IN BRAIN SCIENCE ARE CALLING INTO QUESTION THE VOLITION BEHIND MANY CRIMINAL ACTS. A LEADING NEUROSCIENTIST DESCRIBES HOW THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR CRIMINAL-JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE BEGINNING TO CRUMBLE, AND PROPOSES A NEW WAY FORWARD FOR LAW AND ORDER. By David Eagleman ADRIANNA WILLIAMS/CORBIS ON THE STEAMY first day of August 1966, Charles Whitman took an elevator to the top floor … more

Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet – NYTimes.com

Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet – NYTimes.com. Environment WORLD U.S. N.Y. / REGION BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE ENVIRONMENT SPACE & COSMOS HEALTH SPORTS OPINION ARTS STYLE TRAVEL JOBS REAL ESTATE AUTOS TEMPERATURE RISING A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself Josh Haner/The New York Times Victor Valenzuela selects wheat plants for breeding at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico.More Photos » By JUSTIN GILLIS Published: June 4, 2011 RECOMMEND TWITTER E-MAIL … more

The Truth About Climate Change, Still Inconvenient – NYTimes.com

The Truth About Climate Change, Still Inconvenient – NYTimes.com. WORLD U.S. N.Y. / REGION BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE HEALTH SPORTS OPINION ARTS STYLE TRAVEL JOBS REAL ESTATE AUTOS OP-ED COLUMNIST The Truth, Still Inconvenient By PAUL KRUGMAN Published: April 3, 2011 RECOMMEND TWITTER COMMENTS (428) E-MAIL PRINT REPRINTS SHARE So the joke begins like this: An economist, a lawyer and a professor of marketing walk into a room. What’s the punch line? They were three of the five … more

Are Scientists Confusing the Public About Global Warming? : Blog : Climate Central

Are Scientists Confusing the Public About Global Warming? : Blog : Climate Central. Are Scientists Confusing the Public About Global Warming? Published: January 18th, 2011 in Responses, Climate, Policy, Energy, Society, United States, US National Share Print Permalink RSS ShareClose Print Twitter Facebook Digg Direct link to this post: SEND AS AN EMAIL: Your email address: arange@climatecentral.org Recipient’s email address: Message: By Nicole Heller Credit: istock “Do you believe in global warming?” I assure you no one in the earth science community is … more

Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science – Magazine – The Atlantic

Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science – Magazine – The Atlantic. The Atlantic Home WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 GO FOLLOW THE ATLANTIC »  Politics Business Culture International Technology National Food Magazine video BRAVE THINKERSNOVEMBER 2010 ATLANTIC MAGAZINE SHARE EMAIL PRINT Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice? … more

The Decline Effect and the Scientific Method : The New Yorker

The Decline Effect and the Scientific Method : The New Yorker. Skip to content subscribe to the new yorker Subscribe New Yorker magazine articles Blogs Audio & Video Reviews of New York events: Goings on About Town New Yorker Cartoons New Yorker Topics Complete New Yorker Archives and Digital Edition THE NEW YORKER REPORTING & ESSAYS ANNALS OF SCIENCE THE TRUTH WEARS OFF Is there something wrong with the scientific method? by Jonah LehrerDECEMBER 13, … more

The Catastrophist

The Catastrophist. The New Yorker June 29, 2009The Catastrophist NASA’s climate expert delivers the news no one wants to hear. By Elizabeth ColbertA few months ago, James Hansen, the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, in Manhattan, took a day off from work to join a protest in Washington, D.C. The immediate target of the protest was the Capitol Power Plant, which supplies steam and chilled water to congressional offices, but more generally … more

NASA – How Hard Are We Pushing The Land?

NASA – How Hard Are We Pushing The Land?. Feature Text Size Grow Text SizeShrink Text Size How Hard Are We Pushing The Land? 12.14.10 We may be becoming an ever more technologically advanced society, but we remain as dependent as ever — if not more and more so — on the natural world that surrounds us. That is one takeaway from new NASA research that has found humans are using an increasing amount of … more