Heather Smith

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

Gates crashers

Bill Gates and a few super-rich pals are going to pump $1 billion into cleaner energy tech.

They've just launched a venture capital fund dedicated to fighting climate change (and, ideally, making money).

Conscious decoupling

Thirty-three states (and D.C.) are cutting CO2 all the way to the bank.

The decoupling of economic growth from CO2 emissions shows that it is indeed possible to cut pollution without harming the economy.

Burn notice

The Ghost Ship fire is a reminder: We have to make our cities work for everyone

In this time of dramatic economic inequality, we’re going to have to accept unconventional housing and work to make it safer.

A bad turn

The first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is about to go online, despite a malfunctioning turbine.

This means we're almost caught up to '90s-era Europe.

The fault in our cars

Could we be heading into a mortgage crisis, but with cars?

The New York Fed thinks so.

Shine on

5 lessons activists can learn from Florida’s successful ballot fight to defend solar

Floridians voted Republican on Nov. 8, and at the same time they rejected an anti-solar ballot amendment.

Conflict of interest, anyone?

Trump is still ranting against a wind farm being built near his Scottish golf course.

It's yet another indication that he has no qualms at all about mixing politics and business.

path of lease resistance

A woman who fought predatory oil and gas leasing on Native lands got the Presidential Medal of Honor.

Cobell died in 2011, but the ideals that motivated her live on, most visibly at Standing Rock.

no pay pal of mine

Young tech entrepreneur takes the money Peter Thiel gave him, donates it to climate fight.

In the wake of Thiel's appointment as a member of Donald Trump's transition team, one fellow announced he's quitting.