• Start Your (Electric) Engines

    So you didn’t get on the list for the Tesla Model 3? Too much hype? Too long a wait? Too worried about range, charging, price, maintenance, performance or manufacturing snafus? Don’t worry. Your options for...   Read More

  • Make Dirt, Not Methane

    Consider the potential of an apple peel. Toss it in the garbage, and you will pay (by tax or fee) someone to cart it many miles in a carbon dioxide emitting truck to dump it...   Read More

  • Soak Up the Sun

    Nine in ten Americans favor expanding solar power, according to Pew Research. But only half of American consumers live in homes that can accommodate solar panels. You rent? Sorry. You live in an apartment? Good...   Read More

  • Protecting Young Athletes

    Cross country runner Jaci Teahon, a high school junior from Nebraska, took a month to recover. Johnny Tolbert, a 12-year-old from Georgia, wasn’t so lucky; he suffered permanent brain damage. James Wooden of Barnwell, SC,...   Read More

  • Bear Necessities

    It used to be a novelty to see a bear outside of the zoo. Now, not so much. You’ve got to have a bear in your backyard taking a jacuzzi and lapping up a margarita...   Read More

  • Flood Insurance: Underwater

    Roared ashore. Barreled across. Lashed down. However they arrived, the record-breaking  hurricane waters of 2017 engulfed residents in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands triggering $8 billion in National Flood Insurance Program...   Read More

  • Reduce, Reuse…China-Cycle?

    Green Fence. National Sword. Blue Sky. These are the aspirational names of China’s environmental policies that have put the $106 billion U.S. recycling industry through the shredder. China, the world’s largest importer of all types...   Read More

  • Save Birds, Save Ourselves

    It’s the year of the president, playboy bunnies and porn stars. If you think such news is for the birds, consider this: 2018 IS the Year of the Bird. Really. This year marks the 100th...   Read More

  • Are Plastic Bags Evil?

    Paper or Plastic? It may not be the weightiest ethical question of our time, but it’s one you are likely asked each day. You glance at your options –  an earth-colored, plant-derived paper sack or...   Read More

  • The Carbon Tax Solution

    No amount of light bulb swapping or bicycle commuting would do as much to protect us from the worst impacts of climate change as a carbon tax would.  The tax would value the future damage...   Read More