Catalyzing the Climate Change Conversation with Eye-Catching Headlines

April 14, 2014 by Jenny Tang

The latest IPCC report has been covered by US and international media, and in the major media the story has achieved powerful headlines. Thus, the intensity of the media coverage begs the question – what has changed? Why has this report gained so much traction where previous reports failed?[read more]

Could the NSA Reduce CO2 Emissions?

April 1, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

April Fools’ Day in the US inspires pranks and hoaxes, and smart readers beware unusual news stories on that day. Here are some fictional news headlines and stories that if real, would certainly accelerate Smart Grid and other infrastructure upgrades, as well as reduce CO2 emissions.[read more]

When Headlines Obscure Science on Shale Development

January 22, 2014 by Steve Everley

Earlier this month, a Bloomberg News headline made what could only be called a very serious accusation about hydraulic fracturing and shale development: “Study Shows Fracking Is Bad For Babies” was the title of an opinion column by Mark Whitehouse.[read more]