Articles by Rachel Cernansky
Rachel Cernansky is a freelance journalist in Colorado. She focuses on the environment and social justice, and you can find her on Twitter.
Power play: Can utilities turn energy efficiency into fun and games?
Utilities are taking a page from Angry Birds and "gamifying" power consumption with a host of software and social tools. Conserving energy now brings high scores and badges -- along with money saved for the consumer and a smarter, safer grid for everyone.
It’s even in gum!: Tips on avoiding plastic from expert Beth Terry
Author Beth Terry talks about plastic-free living, why the proposed alternatives to BPA might be worse, and the connection between cutting out plastic and building a local economy.
Climate change could cause ‘zombie weeds’
New research found that weeds exposed to high levels of CO2 actually transfer their genes to nearby crops and make them behave like weeds.
It’s getting easier for organic farms to get certified
California Certified Organic Farmers and Oregon Tilth plan to merge forces in the coming months, making it easier for organic farms to get and stay certified.