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

Tesla wants to be your renewable energy everything

Elon Musk wants to buy SolarCity, but Wall Street's not having it.

Jerkstorm alert

The weather is throwing thunderstorm tantrums

Yet another reason that coal dust is not your friend.


Fancy streetlights save a lot of energy but steal your sleep

LED streetlights sound like a great idea. But there's a hitch.

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.