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Jun 10, 2019

In 'Trains, Buses, People", transportation expert Christof Spieler looks at how cities can build successful transit.  He profiles the 47 metropolitan areas in the US that have rail transit or BRT, using data, photos, and maps for easy comparison.

He explains broad concepts, but recognizes all of the...

May 27, 2019

Christiana Figueres was appointed Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in July 2010, six months after the failed COP15in Copenhagen.  

During the next six years she dedicated herself to rebuilding the global climate change negotiating process based on fairness, transparency and...

May 20, 2019

In 'Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World', beekeeper and author Jodi Helmer explores why pollinator decline has become so dire and how it can be reversed.  Her book, published by Island Press, offers a hopeful vision for the future of pollinators - not just the iconic monarch butterfly...

May 13, 2019

Over two billion cups of coffee are consumed, worldwide, every day. According to the International Coffee Organization, each year some 10 million tons of coffee is produced employing 120 million people with 25 million of them being small farm producers in 37 countries.

We spoke to three retailers of coffee, all using...

May 6, 2019

Transportation is often noted as the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions. 

The built environment – offices, factories, homes and hospitals, for example are not far behind. 

Between the ecological footprint of construction, demolition, and the ongoing generation of heat and electricity used on a daily basis, its...