Of all the people who impress me on this planet of ours, Annie’s very close to the top of the list. Her insight into the underlying problems facing humankind and her focus on real answers is hard to (more…)
At the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, there was some very cool stuff happening. Not necessarily the stuff that grabbed the headlines. It was on climate change as 35 countries and the European Union have decided to take action to curb hydrofluorocarbons, a set of powerful heat-trapping gases used in refrigeration, air conditioning, heat (more…)
What does the changing climate sound like? It’s an unusual question , but one that has now has at least one answer. University of Minnesota student Daniel Crawford, who turned climate change data from 1880 to 2012 into a musical composition.
Crawford used surface temperature data provided by (more…)
Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council have teamed up again to reduce pollution and environmental degradation with a series of PSAs urging Americans to recycle more. It gives human traits to trash through voice-over expressing dreams for a second lease of life. (more…)
WindMade, the wind power certification initiative, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the label and to get more products to be made with wind power. Called Show You Care, the campaign includes a cute video that explains the idea and (more…)
Scientific breakthroughs often follow a collective focus on an issue or problem. When a tipping point is reached, the combination of small solutions across sectors spurs a giant leap forward. Renewable energy development has been a growing focus of international research over the last 3-4 decades and advances in clean energy technology have coincided (more…)
When we look at the people whose life’s work revolves around improving conditions for humankind, we observe that most of these individuals are not wealthy. Not only are their endeavors not focused on profit, but in many cases, their efforts actively fly in the teeth of the most profitable industries on the planet – whether that means Big Energy, Food, (more…)
A new crowdfunding project on Indiegogo wants to bring solar power to the site of a former trash dump on the Galápagos Islands, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 550 miles west of the Ecuadorean mainland. The islands were visited by Charles Darwin during his South American expedition and the species he observed there helped him formulate his theory of (more…)
For a few years now the world has been aware of the poisoning of our oceans with plastic. The image of spiral-shaped debris island in Pacific off the Californian coast, called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is a haunting one as is the image of decomposing dead birds whose bodies have become plastic dumpsters.
Recent research carried out by the Australian (more…)