Category Archives: climate

The Right Price for Saving the Planet Depends on the Energy Form

The controversial US energy panel at COP23 was over, and people began pouring out of the room at the climate conference in Bonn. While most panelists left, nuclear engineer Lenka Kollar from NuScale stayed and gave interviews to several camera … Continue reading

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Backstage, front row experience of the controversial US panel on energy at COP23

I would never have guessed a panel discussion on energy could have been as intense as this one. I went from thinking I would not even be able to see it, to being lead to the room following the special … Continue reading

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Wild Wild Bonn: Anti-nuke protestors get up close & personal, try to get me seized by the police

Three things happened today, two of them very exciting, one, intense. I heard Eric Meyer of the Generation Atomic sing several pieces of nuclear opera (wow!), I got my official observer badge for the conference (yay!)… aand I had a confrontation … Continue reading

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Thoughtscapism Goes Nuclear at Bonn COP23

Last week, after watching a freshly premiered inspiring documentary – The New Fire – about a new generation of young scientists and engineers (at Oklo, Transatomic, and TerraPower) whose goal is to tackle climate change and help alleviate poverty through novel designs of nuclear … Continue reading

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Mothers for Nuclear – My story

Mothers for Nuclear is a new environmental organization started by two mothers, Heather Matteson and Kristin Zaitz, to organize pro-nuclear mothers to speak out and begin an international dialogue about nuclear power and environmental protection. Like them, I used to … Continue reading

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Environmental Impacts of Farming

The Swedish Food Agency (Svenska Livsmedelsverket SLV) recently published a report on a many-faceted breakdown of environmental effects in farming per one kilogram of farming product. This report was also discussed in an opinion piece in the Sweden’s largest newspaper, Dagens Nyheter (under the … Continue reading

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Three Ways Science Could Improve the World through Rice

Little did I know that rice, that innocent bag of grains sitting in my pantry, is warming the planet, inadvertently contributing to millions of deaths of women and children worldwide, and slowly poisoning me with arsenic. But I don’t want to … Continue reading

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