The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is trying to become “coal-free” by 2020 but can’t find any torrefied pellets, which are a biomass alternative to coal — they are wood pellets, but have less moisture and are thus more like coal. The price of creating a torrefied-pellet facility is high, and EPA regulations surrounding it are unclear.
Reducing CO2 emissions, magnifying the role of citizen scientists, and addressing pollution that government agencies find difficult to address.
A podcast on the gray wolf's recovery and the challenge of species delisting.
Future conservation efforts are likely to be more successful if they respect cultural norms and rely on incentives rather than punishment.
Banning trophy hunting without viable alternatives would imperil biodiversity and undermine local communities.