environment

Green PCs Get an A for Effort

Conventional wisdom has it that PCs and electronics are just bad for the environment – think nasty chemicals, extreme water use, and e-waste. Manufacturers are making progress, with more on the horizon.

The Sustainable Consumer’s Guide to Smart Devices

Little devices can make a big difference in reducing your carbon footprint. Here’s a quick overview.

‘Soil Isn’t Forever’: Biodiversity Needs Protection Below the Ground

We know more than ever about the abundance of life in the soil. Now we have to step up to save it.

UN Aims for Climate-Conscious Digital World

The new Action Plan from the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability aims to “embed sustainability in all aspects of digitalization." Those of us who believe in the power of digital transformation need to get involved.

To Fight the Climate Crisis, We Have to Listen to Nature

Bioacoustics is shaping the future of conservation, but what is the cross-disciplinary science? A climate columnist explains.

We Can Change Minds, Says the World’s Most Popular Climate Scientist

In an exclusive interview at the recent Techonomy Climate conference, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe said that the most powerful tool we have in the fight against climate change is effective communication. The tech is here. It’s...

Indoor Air Quality: No Standards, but Sudden Concern

The same filtration measures we’re using for Covid would also help people stay healthier in general. Though OSHA has no standards, cheap homemade purifiers took off during the pandemic.

You Can’t Beat Climate Change Without Tackling Disinformation

Over more than a century, PR firms built and fine-tuned a machine to deceive the public. (From the Covering Climate Now series.)