Ty Cherry Goes To Disney

Ty Cherry Goes To Disney

I’m often asked why I visit Disney’s parks so often. Aren’t they boring, plastic-fantastic, a bunch of fantasy and imagination over and over again? No, I never get bored. Yes, Disney is fantasy and imagination and mind-blowing creativity. It also...
12 Environmentalists That You Should Know

12 Environmentalists That You Should Know

Environmentalists have had a big impact on our lives, but most people can’t name one famous environmentalist. Here’s a list of 12 influential scientists, conservationists, ecologists and other rabble-rousing leaders everyone should know.   John Muir,...
Improvements in Energy Efficiency are Paying Off

Improvements in Energy Efficiency are Paying Off

The rapid spread of renewable energy and improvements in energy efficiency across the globe may have paid off in a big way this year. Researchers are projecting that for the first time in history, the rate of growth in global carbon dioxide emissions from burning...
Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

It would be so easy to sit around all day complaining about climate change and global warming. I mean, hey, we’ve got so many storms that my colleague who updates “Latest Events” on our Eyes on the Earth web app rolls her eyes as if to say “I can’t even.” Global...
Where Are You Really From?

Where Are You Really From?

This video of Taiye Selasi from last years TEDglobal speaks quite elegantly of the complexities which make up all of our lives today and highlights how our global systems have yet to adjust to reflect what amazing feats we, humans, have achieved to date. “… what we’re...
The Universe as a Playground

The Universe as a Playground

My favorite analogy for the universe is that of a playground. Imagine being about 3 years old. Your mother puts you in the car and starts driving. Being too short to look out the windows, all you can see is a blur of sky and trees swirling past. You have no idea where...
Glass Wings Could Help Solar Soar

Glass Wings Could Help Solar Soar

Solar. It’s all about cost and efficiency. So a breakthrough that could increase solar panel efficiency at reasonable cost is worthy of winning this year’s MADMEC materials engineering competition at MIT.

OMG! Oceans Melting Greenland

OMG! Oceans Melting Greenland

This morning when I told someone I’d interviewed NASA oceanographer Josh Willis for this blog, they replied, “Isn’t Josh Willis a climatologist?”

Innocent Chocolate

Innocent Chocolate

Innocent Chocolate started with a simple mission, a healthier planet. To us that means not just a healthy planet, but also healthy inhabitants.

The World Just Took One Huge Step Forward for Elephants

The World Just Took One Huge Step Forward for Elephants

In a move already being hailed as “historic,” U.S. President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping agreed to ban ivory sales in their respective countries on Friday. “The United States and China commit to enact nearly complete bans on ivory import and export,...

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