November 21, 2014
How do we move clean energy access beyond just a light bulb? With millions of dollars in new investment capping a record year for beyond the grid solar markets, that’s the question many are now asking. This record investment is building markets, starting with pico solar products like lanterns,...
November 20, 2014
Our children’s health and welfare is our responsibility. As countries across the globe are celebrating Universal Children’s Day and recommitting to improve the welfare of kids everywhere, I can’t help but wonder if we’re doing enough to protect our kids here at home.Today’s children have...
November 19, 2014
If you ever need a very short, fun video to explain just why coal is dirty, dangerous, and outdated - we've got one for you. Check out our new video - "The Dangers of Coal, for Fifth Graders -- and Congress Members -- in under 2 minutes.""Though this video pokes some fun, we know that coal is a...
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November 17, 2014
Photo courtesy of Prudhvi Mitra At times when the grid fails, distributed generation offers a way to keep the lights on -- not only in areas beyond the reach of the grid but in cities as well. People often highlight the cost-effectiveness and rapidity of deploying beyond-the-grid solar solutions....
It's a farewell to arms for California sea stars.
The engine sound is more of a whine than a roar, and there are no clouds of black smoke, but the new all-electric Odyssey Battery Bigfoot No. 20 is all monster truck.
Vines were once just something that Tarzan swung on through the jungle. Then they got ambition. Now they're on the move, threatening to take over the world.
The weather had just cleared after monster storms in the Tetons. I went with some other experienced backcountry skiers to check conditions at a steep couloir called Double Dog Leg. There'd been an avalanche nearby the day before, but on a different aspect. We decided to give it a try.
Citizen scientists forgo the slopes to search for scat.
Invading the Privacy of the People Who Make the Club Tick
Move over, Glacier Bay. Hold on a sec, Yosemite. If you want to know what really motivated John Muir to protect America's wild places, you've got to go back to "that glorious Wisconsin wilderness" of the Sierra Club founder's boyhood.
A graphic look at where coal use has increased and decreased since 1965.