Category: OpEd

Sea Ice from Space: Crossing Boundaries of Sea Ice Science

Polar science can be challenging, but satellites give scientists access to otherwise inaccessible regions.

Finding Hope at Home and in a Deep Ocean of Possibilities

In this annual series, IEEE Earthzine staff and guest contributors offer short essays on their sources of hope or inspiration in the face of widespread global change.

IEEE Earthzine: 10 Years of Science Communication, Community and Hope

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In this annual series, IEEE Earthzine staff and guest contributors offer short essays on their sources of hope and inspiration in the face of widespread global change. With 2017 marking Earthzine’s 10th anniversary, the series takes on added meaning for all of us.

How Douglas Adams’ ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy’ Challenges the Conceptualization of the Cosmos

The humor of Douglas Adams, the British author and satirist beloved for his “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” series invokes humility and opens a discourse on humanity and Earth’s relative place in the universe.

The Role of Genetically Modified Crops in Attaining Food Security in the Developing World

New genetically modified crops that could help developing countries attain food security are in the pipeline, but resistance to their introduction is preventing many from reaching the poor.

The Writer and the Scientist: Finding Inspiration

Earthzine’s Senior Science Writer Elise Mulder Osenga finds hope through her work in interviews with scientists.

Just Waiting to be Discovered – Finding Hope in Earthbound Mysteries

We’ve investigated less than 5 percent of the world’s oceans. This op-ed looks at media framing and engaging the public in ocean exploration.

By-The-Wind Sailors

Usually found drifting in open waters, these wayward sailors get blown off course by heavy winds. Science Writer Jenny Woodman takes a closer look at her favorite stretch of beach along the Oregon Coast; click here to view her photo essay. If the popup did not load automatically, click here.     Topic: Oceans

By-The-Wind Sailors

Usually found drifting in open waters, these wayward sailors get blown off course by heavy winds. Science Writer Jenny Woodman takes a closer look at her favorite stretch of beach along the Oregon Coast; click here to view her photo essay. If the popup did not load automatically, click here. Topic: Oceans

Daring to Dream: Brianna Belz Looks to the Future of Medicine

Brianna (Brie) Belz, the keynote high school speaker from the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner, reflects on the experiences that led her to pursue a career in space medicine.