Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Heather Smith (on Twitter, @strangerworks) is interested in the various ways that humans try to save the environment: past, present, and future.

windy business

Offshore wind is finally — finally! — coming to the U.S. Here’s what you need to know.

Grist talks to the CEO of Deepwater wind, the first company to build an offshore wind farm in the United States.

More like "the big battery," amirite?

NYC is the first city to adopt a target for energy storage.

It will help the city integrate more solar and wind power into its system and ultimately bring down carbon emissions.

out of my dreams, into my car

We are the bosses of self-driving cars, say the feds.

The feds attempt to bring some order to the mess of rules around self-driving cars.

From Hot Wheels to No Wheels

A decade from now, nobody will own their own car.

Private car ownership is going the way of the dodo, says a manifesto published by Lyft co-founder John Zimmer. Instead, you'll subscribe to your ride.

Best coast

California has an ambitious plan to tackle climate change. Could it work?

Here’s your primer on California’s far-reaching climate plan.

Hot time in the city

The best way to fight climate change? Don’t call it climate change.

U.S. cities are getting hammered by climate change. What are they doing about it?

blowin' in the wind

Introducing your giant windmill overlords.

In the future, wind turbines will be bigger than Godzilla.

Salty talk

Making seawater drinkable has never looked so sexy.

A desalination plant doesn't have to be ugly.

Thumbs up

Google is in the hitchhiking business.

Why is Google trying to get into the hitchhiking business?