Government bans on lightweight plastic shopping bags have spread in recent years amid fears about plastic’s negative impact on the environment. But alternatives are not necessarily better.
A surge in Chinese tourists is shaking up the global economy. Our new research review looks at policy, environmental concerns and their preferences.
2016 report from the World Bank estimates that by 2050 antimicrobial resistance could kill millions and hurt the global economy more than the recent financial crisis.
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A 2016 study in the
Journal of Consumer Research finds that men avoid so-called "green" behavior because of concerns about gender identity, but behaviors can be changed with targeted advertising.
A 2016 roundup of studies and papers that provide perspective on the ongoing debate over a proposed U.S. carbon tax.
2016 study published in the
Journal of Applied Ecology that looks at how new tracking technology could help prevent animal poaching and international trade involving illegal wildlife parts.
2016 study in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that provides one of the most comprehensive analyses to date of the many fluid dimensions of population movement across societies.
2014 meta-analysis in
Energy Policy that identifies robust studies in the current literature to better understand CO2 emissions from renewable energy facilities over their lifetimes.
2015 report from Yale University and the University of Florida that estimates the amount of solid waste the U.S. disposed of in 2012 and analyzes the effectiveness of U.S. landfills at capturing gas emissions.
2015 study published in
Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal that explores how dogs and dog parks can increase human social contact and influence