Nathaniel Whittemore is self-described as the type of guy who has a Twitter account for his dog. In his case, this is one of those strange symptoms of being deeply plugged in (not daft). Nathaniel edits a media portal on Change.org and co-founded
Finding brilliant engaged people at the Pop!Tech conference is easier than shooting fish in a barrel (even if you're a weekday vegetarian). Case in point, we interrogated Lina Srivastava, a New York-based consultant who currently serves as the social
Tom Darden steers Make it Right, the green building non-profit that Brad Pitt sparked after Hurricane Katrina. The mission: to bring 150 sustainable (and storm resistant) homes to the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. We pinned down Darden, Make it
Climate change scientist James Hansen plans to boycott the Copenhagen summit in protest of proposed cap and trade plans. Photo by World Development Movement via Flickr.
Guest blogger Cara Smusiak is a journalist and regular contributor to
Each year a small horde of scary-smart people assemble in quaint Camden, Maine for the Pop!Tech conference. We cornered some of these worldly and verbose savants and administered a special kind of torture: answer big questions with Yes, No, or Maybe. We
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Richard Greene is a political communication strategist and host of Hollywood CLOUT! on Air America Radio. Tune in nightly for "The Air America/Treehugger Report" on Hollywood CLOUT! at 10:06 p.m. EST/7:06 p.m. PST,
With the climate debate shifted over to the Senate for the time being, the House of Representatives has occupied itself with developing a health care reform plan. Recently, a consensus on this plan has slowly begun
Organic soils such as those seen here could sequester 40% of global carbon emissions. Image source: Rodale Institute stock.
Global Climate Change Chaos
We've overshot sustainability. Three hundred fifty parts per million (350 ppm) is the recommended
We knew that bus travel was a much more sound means of transit than flying, but who knew it could also pay off so handsomely. One lucky family who travelled on Greyhound buses in Australia have scored themselves a free 1 kW solar panel system, worth
British Columbia (BC) is a fabulous place to live. The province's largest city, Vancouver, is consistently rated as one of the most livable cities in the world, and a visit to the fertile Fraser Valley and Gulf
In the New York Times Sunday Magazine, author Jon Gertner theorizes why, despite pretty good information available to us all, we generally continue as a species making decisions that are fairly bad for the planet's environment, and generally unable to
Just a year before it reached the original deadline to phase out its nuclear power (in 2010), Sweden instead reversed its decades-old dismantling policy and instead will now keep the 10 nuclear reactors it currently has, and lift bans on both new nuclear
Though the economy flags, there are more eyes than ever on clean tech and climate change. That is why CarbonFlow,
a software company working to bring transparency to the emerging carbon market, just gained a nice fat check from venture capitalists.
Renew magazine has, for well over 25 years, been the digest that Australians have turned to when they wanted detailed how-to information for living a more sustainable life. A large part of its appeal has been its down-to-earth persona. This is no
Barack Obama comes to office having to deal with the most difficult circumstances since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Perhaps even more difficult, since the environmental bill from 200 years of unchecked of fossil fuel