- "We are Entering the Rare Metal Age"
David S. Abraham argues that as we move away from fossil fuels, the demand for the rare metals needed for green technology will increase. Understanding the political, economic,and environmental implications of these elements is at the heart of a sustainable future.
- Fighting Food Waste with Paper and Spice
At a moment when most of us look to Silicon Valley for the next highly sophisticated technological breakthrough that will change the world, it's increasingly unusual to interview an inventor and designer whose creation neither beeps nor shines.
- Southern Africa, a Region Chronically at Risk
Southern Africa is preparing for a humanitarian disaster. Daniel Sinnathamby, regional humanitarian coordinator for Oxfam in the region, talks about the circumstances that are making this year especially challenging.
- Does the Legally Binding Character of the Paris Climate Change Agreement Matter and, If So, Why?
How much does the legal form of the Paris outcome matter? Opinions on these questions differ widely.
- Short-term Goodies versus Long-term Harm: The Ethical Dilemmas of Climate Change
A conversation with philosopher Stephen Gardiner on how humanity should confront the climate change debate.
- Fighting Obesity Requires a Choice: Profit or Public Health?
Unless governments take steps to promote healthy diets and discourage consumption of ultra-processed products, chances to stop and reverse the obesity epidemic remain quite slim.
- Big Soda Politics: A Call to Advocacy
It is becoming evident that Big Soda copies the playbook used by Big Tobacco to distract people from the harm caused by cigarette smoking. Although falling soda sales are the results of successful advocacy, there is still a lot of work to do.
- Wealth and Resource Consumption of Megacities
How can megacities address global environmental challenges? A new study shows how ultra-dense city planning can be part of the solution.
- "The problems are so huge I can't be pessimistic"
A conversation with Cesar Harada, inventor, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, on oceans, the difficulties of founding a startup, and letting curiosity guide your learning.
- The Next Pig Idea
Food waste expert and environmentalist Tristram Stuart has had an unexpectedly big idea that could change the world.
- It's Time for a U.S.-Canada Electric Auto Pact
The Canada-U.S. auto pact of 1965 was a major milestone, but it is time for a renewed vision for Canada-U.S. automotive cooperation and for governments to get behind electric vehicles.
- Good Environmental Policies Equal More Just Societies
Conserving natural resources and the environment is an integral part of a socially just society. The big challenge is to make sure that decision-makers recognize this—and act on it.
- Eating "Ugly," a New Healthy Trend
England and France are using creativity to push consumers to buy "ugly" fruits and vegetables.
- "I like to make things that do not have a like or download button"
This Dutch designer is transforming the way cities and urban landscapes work and feel. Glowing trees and smart roads are just two of his revolutionary ideas.
- "Soy is a Huge Cloud Over All Agriculture"
Kathryn Redford has a mission: revolutionize the meat industry. How? By using insects in animal feed, instead of soy or corn.
- Zhao Zhong: Lessons from the Bottom Up
After an accident where nature nearly took his life, Zhao Zhong has been on a mission to protect the environment in his homeland of China.
- Rose Niu: Conservation on the Tipping Point
Conservation in China is a long-term struggle that has only intensified with rapid economic growth. To bring degraded ecosystems back, the country needs ambitious plans and a new paradigm.
- Of Moonshots and Slingshots
Only if policy people and technologists work together better will we change the world in ways that are congruent with our most critical human needs and planetary risks.
- Now They're Cooking: SolSource Harnesses the Himalayan Sun
With a solar cooker designed through community consultation, two young innovators are delivering clean energy to remote mountain villages, as well as your backyard BBQ.
- Reducing Emissions Is a Sure Bet for Caesars Entertainment
As a member of the EDF Climate Corps, Scott Miller was able to squeeze even more efficiency out of the lights and fountains of Las Vegas.