Native American Tribe Leads The Microgrid Revolution In California

It started with the earthquake that struck the Fukushima region of Japan in 2011. The resulting tsunami flooded coastal regions of Humboldt County in...

Welcome to 2020: 8 Important Environmental Stories to Follow This Year

Let's be honest, 2019 was a rough year for the planet. Despite some environmental victories along the way, we saw the extinction crisis deepen,...

Is vegan design the Next Big Trend?

It's a nice idea, but it needs a bit more rigor. We do go on about building a healthy house, about a low-carbon house, about...

Tech’s Biggest Leaps From the Last 10 Years, and Why They...

As we enter our third decade in the 21st century, it seems appropriate to reflect on the ways technology developed and note the breakthroughs...

Does Air Pollution Increase Depression and Suicide?

A growing body of evidence suggests that air pollution is harmful to mental as well as physical health. Now, the first review of studies linking...

‘Organic’ Label Doesn’t Mean a Holiday Ham Was From a Happy...

This holiday season, Americans will buy some 20 million turkeys and 300 million pounds of ham. Some of these turkeys and hams will be certified...

15 Unique Holiday Foods From Around the World

Food is the cornerstone of the holiday season. It brings friends and family together to share memories, cultural traditions, and great flavors. From figgy pudding...

New Battery Lets Electric Cars Go 200 Miles on a 10-Minute...

Electric vehicles could decarbonize one of the most polluting sectors of our economy, but they’re bedeviled by one major problem: range anxiety. A new...

In the 17th Century, Leibniz Dreamed of a Machine That Could...

The machine would use an “alphabet of human thoughts” and rules to combine them Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in front of pages from his...

Got An Overheating Planet? Plant 1 Trillion Trees. Problem Solved

“Trees Are Cool,” reads a popular bumper sticker. That phrase has at least two possible meanings, and researchers have just added another pertinent interpretation....