The boundless growth of suburban sprawl in the US, long blamed for everything from climate change to social segregation, may finally be slowing down. According to a new study by the EPA, new construction in the
Prominent environmental organization Friends of the Earth has already made clear its opposition to the Obama Administration's support for the nuclear industry, which it is calling a "preemptive bailout." Now, the group has started running eerie TV ads
Located far from power and water infrastructures, the collective farming communities of Israel's sparsely populated south are betting on a new cash crop: renewable energy. With the sun shining year round and an abundance of fallow land, solar panels
A pair of solar panels draped over a camel's hump. I came across this scene last week outside the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference and wasn't quite sure what to make of it. One solar firm's attempt to make some sort of metaphorical statement about
Half a century ago, Israel was a world leader in renewable energy. With solar water heaters on every rooftop, Israel was at the forefront of innovation. Today, Israelis are looking to once again position their country as a pioneer
The Obama Administration has been pretty upfront about its support for an energy policy that promotes both clean energy technologies and renewed investment in old technologies such as nuclear, coal and offshore drilling. "I
With over a million left homeless and its capital city all but destroyed, Haiti is set to become the focus of an enormous rebuilding effort. Internationally, many are calling for a full-fledged "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the
Last year, I wrote a post mourning the demise of one of the world's most exciting construction projects: an ecologically sustainable city for half a million people off the coast of Shanghai called Dongtan.