December 3rd, 2013
We did our best to ignore Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but now it’s Giving Tuesday, time to chip in to help others. Let’s look at how green technology and thinking is helping boost communities in need, efficiently and effectively.
November 11th, 2013
What if obtaining meat didn’t require raising, confining, mistreating and slaughtering billions of animals? Biomimicry is on the case. This year we learned about the $330,000 hamburger funded by Google founder Sergey Brin. Now a New York company has produced real leather from animals cells, a precursor to making manufactured meat. Learn how it’s done in this short video.
November 7th, 2013
Not all the votes are counted yet in the battle to label genetically modified (GM) foods in Washington state. But the initiative is trailing, 45 percent in favor to 55 percent opposed, and appears headed for defeat.
October 22nd, 2013
How will global warming affect New England in the 21st century and how is the region preparing for the coming changes?
October 22nd, 2013
Nearly all life on Earth could go extinct due to man-made climate change. That’s the main thrust of a new Internet documentary Last Hours, directed by Leila Conners, who also co-wrote the short film with Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks.
October 21st, 2013
Actor/environmentalist Matt Damon and author/environmentalist Bill McKibben received top awards at the 2013 Environmental Media Awards on Saturday. Actresses Hayden Panettiere and Anna Getty also were honored as were several TV programs.
October 18th, 2013
It was with some trepidation that I settled in to watch Chasing Ice, a movie about the rapidly vanishing glaciers that contain the majority of earth’s freshwater. But it didn’t leave me or my fellow viewers feeling helpless, and it didn’t harangue us with a fire hose of facts. Rather it did what great movies are supposed to do, and what the film’s protagonist has been working for years to do: It showed us that the earth’s warming temperatures and seas are melting arctic ice at a scary pace.
October 14th, 2013
The anger at seed giant Monsanto was felt at demonstrations held around the world. In the U.S., marches against Monsanto were held in dozens of cities. RT’s Ramon Galindo shows us the crowds in Los Angeles.
October 12th, 2013
People are always talking about how we need to “connect with our food”. Banksy agrees. Watch his baahaa moment.
October 11th, 2013
The Associated Press reports that the Obama Administration has said it will allow states to use their own money to open some National Parks.
October 10th, 2013
Kit Eaton reviews Audubon Trees, iBird Plus and RockHound, three apps that aim to deepen knowledge of the natural world around us.
October 4th, 2013
More than 2,000 developers will be joining a hackathon this weekend with lofty aspirations: Solve world problems. The geek fest has already produced several helpful apps from previous gatherings.