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

More Californians work in “Advanced Energy” jobs than in farming or Hollywood

Wait, what's Advanced Energy?

Business & Technology

They aren’t shiny unicorns, but these startups shine when it comes to clean energy

These companies are young, geeky, and building the technology that will bring clean energy to the masses.

Climate & Energy

Could climate-change warnings on gasoline pumps actually work?

Greens take a lesson from the fight against big tobacco. Stop driving or the caribou gets it.

Cities

Seattle’s bike share struggles like an Amazon bro trying to online date

The little bike share that can't. At least not yet.

Business & Technology

Google self-driving car makes history by driving like your grandpa, crashing into bus

This is the first time Google took the blame for a crash.

Living

American-made clothing company owner talks business, bodies, and Betty Draper

The part of a truly sustainable wardrobe that we don’t talk about enough? Fit.

Climate & Energy

What determines whether people accept climate science? Politics, politics, politics

A new meta-analysis of years of studies finds that political beliefs are the best predictor of climate-change beliefs.

Cities

Should California give subsidies to people buying bicycles?

California bike people want to change the state's clean-vehicle rebate rules so their preferred rides can get a share of the public cash.

Climate & Energy

Want to fight climate change? Here are the 7 critical life changes you should make

A new study lists the many things individuals can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But individual action may never be enough.