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

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.

Business & Technology

No fish left? Let’s build an app for that.

Can "fish hackathons" really save the oceans?

Climate & Energy

Trump supporters believe in Trump and, weirdly, science

A new study suggests climate change may not be as divisive as it seems.

Climate & Energy

How to convince the climate slacker to get serious

This is the best advice we’ve seen yet on how to talk to people about climate change.

High and Mighty

The crazy, complicated world of “organic” weed

Meet the man who does organic bud inspections.


This contest wants you to turn racist, classist city planning into a fun game

Robert Moses did some terrible things to New York City. These folks want to have a little fun with his life.

Business & Technology

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

Wait, what's Advanced Energy?