Environment

Sustainable Small Cabins

Sustainable Small Cabins

Believe it or not, sometimes dirtbag hikers, climbers, and bikers save up enough money or get paid decent wages so that they might afford a little piece of our planet. This is a good thing, not only because everybody deserves to have a little home of their own, but because [...]

Concord, Massachusetts Boots the Bottle

Concord, Massachusetts Boots the Bottle

  This year, Concord Massachusetts became the first U.S. city to completely boot the bottle. After three years of lobbying and educating officials and communities in Concord, Mass., The idea to curtail the harmful effects of disposable plastic water bottles finally became a reality.

Sequester 2013: How Spending Cuts Could Affect the Outdoors

Sequester 2013: How Spending Cuts Could Affect the Outdoors

It was only a short while ago when words like “Fiscal Cliff”, “Sequestration” and “Deficit-Reduction” were abstract concepts. Now, these words are unavoidable. After months of political banter, Washington’s final step in its “balance-the-budget” efforts is scheduled to take effect. While Congress and President Obama did ultimately come to a decision [...]

A Healthier Planet: Q & A with 1% for the Planet’s Gaelan Brown

A Healthier Planet: Q & A with 1% for the Planet’s Gaelan Brown

As environmental awareness gains priority in both the public and private sectors, few organizations have made as significant an impact as 1% for the Planet. This focused and effective organization introduced a totally original process regarding the financial support for nonprofits and their efforts to raise environmental awareness and action. [...]

Annual CITES Conference to Address Wildlife Protection Proposals

Annual CITES Conference to Address Wildlife Protection Proposals

Next month, the Geneva-based Convention on Illegal Trading in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will convene in Bangkok for the organization’s annual international powwow. The CITES Conference of the Parties will be held March 3-14; during the event, member states will vote to

Done Well By Water: Q& A with Living Water International

Done Well By Water: Q& A with Living Water International

Chances are, you strolled into your kitchen today and gulped down a glass of clean water. You had no problems accessing this water, nobody attacked you on the way to your kitchen, and you likely used clean water to bathe yourself at some point during the day. For most industrialized [...]

Is the North Pole Now Out of Reach?

Is the North Pole Now Out of Reach?

For more than a century explorers and adventurers from around the globe have attempted to cross the frozen expanse of the Arctic Ocean on foot just to reach the North Pole. Although most fail, some have been successful in that endeavor, spending weeks enduring subzero temperatures, incredibly high winds, whiteout [...]

The Science Behind Sinkholes

The Science Behind Sinkholes

Something that can only be described as ‘really freaky’ happened last week near a subway construction site in Guangzhou, China’s third

Green and Classy: Luxury Hybrids to Watch for in 2013-14

Green and Classy: Luxury Hybrids to Watch for in 2013-14

Just because you care about Mother Earth shouldn’t deny you the privilege of cruising around town in a sophisticated ride. If you plan to do some car shopping next year, one of these luxury hybrids may suit your fancy (provided you’ve got a fat wallet).

Q & A with Marco Tedesco: Presenting Climate Science Through Art

Q & A with Marco Tedesco: Presenting Climate Science Through Art

One of the hot topics in environmental news has been the melting of Greenland. Some use this as a political arena while others, like Professor Marco Tedesco, merely wish for people to understand what’s going on in our world.