Humans of Climate Change: Typhoon Haiyan, Two Years On

Satellite imagery of Typhoon Haiyan at peak strength, overlayed on a map of the Philippines. Marked in red is the city of Tacloban. (Modified from NASA imagery) On the morning of November 8, 2013, Supertyphoon Haiyan made landfall in Tacloban City, Eastern Visayas, Philippines. Several hours earlier, the Hong Kong Observatory put its 10-minute sustained … Continue reading Humans of Climate Change: Typhoon Haiyan, Two Years On

Untapped waste: Old technology sees new development in Southwest China

It may not look like much, but this developing waste management system may help communities deal with food and human waste, power public transportation and generate energy, all while lowering disease transmission rates. Biogas has faced a bumpy road so far and more challenges await, but the team of a startup project based in Southwest China thinks that now … Continue reading Untapped waste: Old technology sees new development in Southwest China

Mountains Beyond Mountains: Through The Tibetan Region of Kham

These past few weeks have been nuts. Every day I’ve been confronted with new landscapes, wild colors, and a borderlands culture that I didn’t know existed in China. Between long miles, tall climbs, cold descents, illness and altitude, I’ve come closer than ever in my life to my own physical limits. I’m tired now. Fatigue has seeped into my … Continue reading Mountains Beyond Mountains: Through The Tibetan Region of Kham

None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use, and A way to sustainably bring power to the world’s poor

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