Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Signs of movement

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

Climate & Energy

Solar panels don’t raise regular utility rates — and might even lower them

It turns out that solar is not the death knell for utilities as we know them.

Climate & Energy

California’s primary has oily fingers all over it

Don’t let Hillary vs. Bernie distract you from the other Democrat vs. Democrat cage matches in play.

Pony Montana

Environmental crime is booming. Here’s how to tackle it.

A new report from UNEP and INTERPOL confirms that it's not a great time to be a rhino.


We don’t mean to be rude, cities, but get your gas under control

Your greenhouse gas, that is. Here's how to do it.

Business & Technology

There are more jobs in renewable energy than in oil, gas, and coal combined

That's especially good news for women.


Love Canal: The toxic suburb that helped launch the modern environmental movement

The once-idyllic suburb is now a ghost town.

Climate & Energy

Down with guilt! There are much better ways to get people to act on climate change.

New research confirms that making people feel bad about their part in global warming is a nonstarter.

Business & Technology

Tesla’s labor controversy shows that a green job isn’t always a good job

Just because a job is better for the environment, doesn’t make it better for the person who has it.


Can this gorgeous short film lure fly fishermen into climate activism?

This documentary about trout fishing and global warming is the prettiest thing you’ll see all day.