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.

Business & Technology

Each piece of garbage has a story. This artist traces it

Jenny Odell's "Bureau of Suspended Objects" project looks at where the stuff we throw out came from, who made it, and what it means.

Climate & Energy

Here’s what you can fight now that Keystone XL is dead

Exploding trains and leaky pipelines: There are plenty of hotspots that climate activists could pursue now.

Business & Technology

What could a Cold War on global warming achieve? Ask the Pentagon

Decades of history show how much the U.S. could achieve through crash investments in green tech -- and how unpredictably they could pay off.

Climate & Energy

How to explain climate change to teens

Follow along as a science educator from the Alliance for Climate Education finds lively ways to teach teenagers about rising temperatures.

Business & Technology

No longer top secret: The TPP trade deal is just as evil as you think it is

No trade pact is going to solve the world's environmental problems. But we can ask that they don't make things worse.

Business & Technology

What would our technology look like if we treated climate change like the Cold War?

Why is our concept of "new technology" today all about fulfilling individual needs and desires, rather than solving society's most pressing problem?

Climate & Energy

The Middle East could be looking at 140-degree days thanks to climate change

A new study suggests that, unless we cut carbon emissions drastically, the Persian Gulf is going to become an uninhabitable inferno.

Climate & Energy

How do you make conservatives care about climate change? An expert shares tips.

A social scientist and veteran of the anti-tobacco campaign lays out the handful of climate messages that have some traction on the right.

Business & Technology

Solar isn’t the only thing that’s getting cheaper. So is fracking.

Technological innovation is rife not only in renewable energy but in old-fashioned dirty energy, too. Should we worry?