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@yaleclimatemediaforum.org, Twitter: @brucelieberman1)
'Artifact' of Current Media Economy

‘Climate Desk’ News Org Collaboration Launched: New Model for Serious Journalism in Troubled Times

Health care insurers are woefully behind the curve when it comes to preparing for the risks that climate change poses to human health. Wine grapes, highly sensitive to extremes in temperature, may well foretell how continued warming will stress global [...]

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Confronting the Terawatts Challenge

Energy Conservation, Gas Prices Fueling Public Interests … But Challenges Persist

The public has cooled in its concern over climate change, recent surveys and polls show. But a strong interest in alternative energy continues, and Americans are keen on improving energy efficiency and saving on gasoline. As with other issues, the [...]

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IJNR’s Energy Country Institute: Supporting ‘Values of Good Journalism’

Shiprock, sans the brown haze that often envelopes it. Shiprock rises like a massive cathedral 1,800 feet above Navaho country in New Mexico. The best photographs capture the rock formation in reddish hues, set against a pristine blue sky. But [...]

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Niche News Outlets Filling News Void Resulting from Smaller ‘Legacy’ News Rooms

At nytimes.com, the Energy & Environment page on a recent Sunday led with stories generated by its Green, Inc. team – covering everything from U.S. Chamber of Commerce efforts to derail climate legislation to Canada’s greenhouse goals and efforts by [...]

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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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