Julia Rosen, Scientific American

Julia Rosen

Scientific American

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Julia:

This Tiny Tube Is Why Grass Is Everywhere

New work shows how grass could have developed its distinctive sheath → Read More

Pacific Coast crabs are suffocating — High Country News – Know the West

Climate change has created dangerously low oxygen levels in the ocean, causing problems for creatures and the communities that rely on them. → Read More

How heat waves warp ecosystems (A temperature spike’s lasting legacy) — High Country News – Know the West

After the Northwest ‘heat dome’ this summer, scientists look for signs of ecological ruin — or resilience. → Read More

Can California’s Cap and Trade Actually Address Environmental Justice?

Since California’s program launched in 2013, questions have swirled about whether cap and trade has helped or hurt people living in the shadow of the state’s largest emitters. → Read More

Nature's Goods and Services Get Priced

The gross ecosystem product, or GEP, tries to take into account the contribution of nature to the economy. → Read More

Jumping Worms Are Taking Over North American Forests

The ‘crazy worms’ remaking forests aren’t your friendly neighborhood garden worms. Then again, those aren’t so great either. → Read More

Turning carbon into concrete could win UCLA team a climate victory — and $6.5 million

A UCLA team is vying for the Carbon XPrize, a competition to see who can recycle the most CO2 by turning it into useful products like concrete. → Read More

Feeling distressed about climate change? Here's how to manage it

Researchers and therapists say that grief linked to climate change is on the rise. → Read More

An artist set out to paint climate change. She ended up on a journey through grief

An artist discovered the uneasy feelings she had about climate change were akin to mourning. She's channeling those emotions through her art. → Read More

Eight science stories to watch for in 2020

Here's a look at the science we'll be watching in 2020. → Read More

Climate change fears propel scientists out of the lab and into the world

Climate scientists are rejecting the idea that they should stick to the data and leave policy to others. These days, more of them are becoming advocates. → Read More

How indigenous peoples can help the world meet its climate goals

Scientists and world leaders increasingly recognize the need to bolster indigenous rights not only on humanitarian grounds, but for the good of the global environment. → Read More

The oceans are taking a beating under climate change, U.N. report warns

The planet is literally in hot water and that will have dire consequences for humanity, warns a new IPCC report on the state of the world’s oceans and ice. → Read More

What's behind the youth movement to tackle climate change? Fear — but also hope

Young people see climate change as a profound injustice and an existential threat. But they believe the world can still do something about it. → Read More

The world is watching as California weighs controversial plan to save tropical forests

Scientists and environmentalists agree on the need to protect tropical rainforests, but they couldn't disagree more about California's plan for saving them. → Read More

The Amazon rainforest is on fire. Climate scientists fear a tipping point is near

Land-grabbers in Brazil are slashing and burning the Amazon rainforest. If too many trees are removed, Earth's climate could lose a critical buffer. → Read More

IPCC report: U.N. says land use policy key to reining in global warming

The land can be a powerful tool for combating global warming -- if it's used wisely. Healthy forests and sustainable agriculture are key, a U.N. report says. → Read More

Electric scooters aren't as green as you may think

Are e-scooters good for the environment? Thanks to the way they're made and used -- and abused -- they're actually worse than many alternatives, according to a new analysis. → Read More

Want to do something about global warming? Talk about it with your family and friends

Talking about global warming with friends and family helps them learn key facts about the scientific agreement on climate change and influences their beliefs. → Read More

To meet Paris climate targets, some power plants may need to take an early retirement

Over the course of its expected lifetime, existing energy infrastructure will emit too much carbon dioxide to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. → Read More