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If it's too hot to do much (and the costs for air conditioning continue to surge) during the day, it might be time to consider shifting the bulk of our activities to cooler nighttime hours.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 6, 2024
A solution for scorching days: Do everything at night.
Working night shifts, however, comes with a host of health problems, increasing the risk of diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.
COP28 President Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber gives a press conference at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai on Dec. 4.
COMMENTARY
Dec 8, 2023
Climate solutions are debatable, but science is inescapable
How we set environmental policies depends on how we interpret the facts.
Activists dressed up like CEOs take part in a fake banquet near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday where they feign the celebration of company profits over climate responsibility.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 1, 2023
We already know what will happen at COP28
It’s beyond time to ask whether the COP gatherings work as they should. After all, we’ve had nearly three decades of summits
The Man effigy looms over the Burning Man encampment after a severe rainstorm left tens of thousands of revelers stranded in mud in the festival's Black Rock City in the Nevada desert.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 8, 2023
Burning Man 2023 is a climate-crisis parable
At first, Burning Man festivalgoers shunned environmental protesters. Then the climate crisis, and extraordinary rains, caught up with them.
A ceremony marking the opening of the carbon credit market at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on Oct. 11
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 15, 2023
Why all carbon credits aren’t created equal
Because the carbon credit market is unregulated and completely voluntary, it’s been able to get away with a lack of scrutiny.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 30, 2023
AI robots can’t clean our plastic-plagued oceans alone
AI technology can help mitigate environmental damage but it can’t solve the problem of the plastics polluting the oceans.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 8, 2023
Mosquitoes are poised to swamp health systems
While current and future climate will affect mosquito and parasite biology, temperature is not the only driver of change.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 18, 2023
What the Kardashians can teach climate activists
Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time, a crisis that will affect every every nation and every human life — and yet people seem more curious about the Kardashians.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 13, 2020
Why young adults are driving Europe’s coronavirus curve
Wider testing explains the spike in reported cases among millennials and Generation Z, but so does social-distancing fatigue.

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