Raise a glass to the Klondike's cultural locavores
March 6, 2013, 10:43 a.m. by Chris Turner
In Dawson City, spring begins when everyone's favorite pub reopens. It's just one way the town revels in its local culture.
Appropriate technology lessons from the Yukon Quest
February 12, 2013, 3:07 p.m. by Chris Turner
Every year, dogsled teams race 1,000 miles across the frozen north in the Yukon Quest race, demonstrating the value of finding the right tool for the job.
How India's epic blackout could launch a solar revolution
August 3, 2012, 2:38 p.m. by Chris Turner
As India emerges from the darkness of the largest blackout the world's ever seen, it should look for a more stable energy future not in a larger grid but in decentralized solar power.
3 reasons why Copenhagen is the world leader in urban sustainability
July 18, 2012, 5:06 p.m. by Chris Turner
The buzz from Copenhagen is all about its new 'superhighway' for bikes. The real secret to its pioneering urban design, though, is that it puts people first on all its streets.
Is a prairie dog smarter than an industrial farmer?
July 16, 2012, 2:40 p.m. by Chris Turner
Industrial agriculture likes to pretend it's all about domination and control. Its true motive force, though, is hubris. In farming, as in all things, the most powerful innovation engine is nature, not industry.
Physics-defying LEDs light the way to a brighter cleantech future
May 31, 2012, 2:37 p.m. by Chris Turner
A light-emitting diode (LED) developed at MIT operates at 230-percent efficiency. That's not a typo. LEDs will provide 70 percent of the world's general lighting by 2020. That's not a typo, either. The cleantech revolution has barely begun.