Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 4:03 PM
Watching a 100-year-old house get knocked down might sound tragic, but it feels exhilarating. And it's a reminder that the process of change is an act of creative destruction that appeals to our darker nature as well as our high-minded ideals.
Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 10:02 AM
On Halloween night, every neighborhood pretends to be a walkable neighborhood. The truly sustainable neighborhoods, though, are the ones where kids can go by themselves to get treats the other 364 days of the year.
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 at 8:47 AM
A Penn State lab has found a way to make hydrogen fuel from wastewater and seawater with no emissions. So why are we spending our billions on the pipe dream of burying the carbon dioxide we make burning coal?
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 4:56 PM
Harish Hande launched his Indian solar company to dispel the myth that renewable energy was too expensive for the world's poorest people. The wealthy West could learn a lot from his math.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 4:33 PM
In 1971, a ragtag gang of committed activists unleashed the first 'mind bomb,' and it set the environmental agenda for decades to come. Today, with campaigns by Al Gore and Bill McKibben preaching to the converted, it's time for another strategy.
Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 4:49 AM
As a wedding gift, we turned our neighbors' condemned house into an art gallery. What happened next was a crash course in the intrinsic value of urban space and the permission to re-use it.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 10:24 AM
In Tennessee, the streets are too dangerous for one 10-year-old on a bike. In Copenhagen, the streets are too crowded to accommodate any more kids. The real problem, though, is the one that dare not speak its name: there are too many cars.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 9:42 AM
The second edition of MNN's Innovation Index finds solar wilting, cleantech booming, deep seas cleared of fish and streets freed of cars. Here are the numbers that matter right now to the sustainable economy.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 6:36 AM
As GOP presidential hopefuls sound the alarm on the global warming hoax, we've uncovered the smoking gun: irrefutable proof, backed by flawless logic, that climate scientists are only in it for the fat climate science research cash!
Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 11:39 AM
Like many cities, beautiful downtown Hilo has been tragically divorced from its primary natural asset by highways and parking lots. Welcome signs and banners won't bring more tourists, but a highway wrecking crew could.