Author Archives: Bruce Lieberman

About Bruce Lieberman

Bruce Lieberman is a freelance writer covering science and environmental topics. He has more than 20 years experience in the news business. (E-mail: bruce@yaleclimateconnections.org, Twitter: @brucelieberman1)
Add Electricity to Americans’ Addictions? ... Scary?

UNC News 21 Grad Students Launch Insightful ‘Powering a Nation’ Site

An interactive graphic on the new website Powering a Nation says a lot about America’s insatiable appetite for energy. The graphic is part of a Web feature called “Down The Lines.” And it’s scary. A sliding scale (you can move it [...]

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Is Nuclear Really 'GHG-Free'? ... and Why Not

Climate Concerns Giving Boost to Nuclear Energy, But Daunting Challenges Remain Despite Chu Support

As America lumbers along toward a low-carbon economy, nuclear energy is expected to play a significant role in generating emission-free electricity. But how significant? The Senate’s debates this fall on plans for the nation’s energy future may provide some clues.

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What Humans Might Learn from Marmots and Picas

Berkeley Professor Barnosky’s Harrowing ‘Heatstroke’: Changing Concepts of Nature in a Warmer Atmosphere

In the summer of 1988, as Yellowstone National Park burned and congressional hearings on global warming were being held in a sweltering Washington D.C., Tony Barnosky was digging into the floor of a Colorado cave. Traveling back in time, as [...]

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Hollywood to the Aid of Serious Science: Pairing Entertainment and Drama with Education

What do you get when you put a bunch of Hollywood screenwriters and scientists around a table and get them talking? Better movies, and better science in those movies – or at least that’s the plan for a new partnership [...]

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KQED’s ‘Climate Watch’ Offers Compelling Multimedia Coverage

You can hear the two reporters and researcher laboring up the mountain, their boots scrunching against loose gravel, their lungs sucking in the Sierra air at 11,500 feet. KQED radio’s Sasha Khokha and Gretchen Weber are reporting from Yosemite, following [...]

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Scoping Out the Year Ahead: Change May be the One Certainty

The New Year has begun with a blast of arctic air freezing much of the country. The winter weather – and of course it’s weather and not climate – isn’t exactly the kind of motivation people need to think about [...]

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'It's the Economy [Not the Climate], Stupid!'

Media’s Presidential Endorsements
Offer Insights into Wanted Next Steps

Newspaper endorsements in a presidential election reveal more than where the nation has been or where it is now. They point the way toward a national agenda for the future. By that measure, most American newspapers saw little room on [...]

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