爥, a poem.

爥 A wildfire carried by wind, Consuming life before realization, so alive that rain-soaked moss withers and lights, Whips across miles, Like dust in a gentle breeze For the orbital lens     An ember rests deep in the ashes Ripples its old light out in darkness The bond tears, the grain cracks And there, it flies free … Continue reading 爥, a poem.

Local Climate: China’s Natural Gas Imports and the Fight for a Megacity’s Ecosystem

Pictured above: Hanyang “Johnny” Wei stands on a beach near Hong Kong, that may soon be the site of a major liquified natural gas (LNG) importation terminal. Wei is the cofounder of CECA, the Cross-border Environmental Concern Association, which has worked successfully to reduce the project’s impact on local marine ecosystems. This piece is the second of a three-part series … Continue reading Local Climate: China’s Natural Gas Imports and the Fight for a Megacity’s Ecosystem

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

Future Traditions: A Translation from Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano

To keep my Spanish up and with some amorphous future project ideas in mind, I’ve been reading some of the works of Eduardo Galeano, José Luis Sampedro and Olga Lucas. Here is a rough translation from Eduardo Galeano’s El libro de los abrazos, The Book of Embraces, a book of short prose and meditations first published in 1991. Galeano’s writing … Continue reading Future Traditions: A Translation from Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano

The China Tour: 18 Photos from the First 4,559 km of My World Tour for Climate Action

 This is a copy of a post that I wrote for the blog of Climate Ride, the organization that supported this phase’s fundraising efforts. It is mostly intended for readers new to the project. Hi, I’m Forrest, founder of 360bybike.com, an around the world (40,000 km) bike tour aimed at using on-the-ground storytelling to increase public … Continue reading The China Tour: 18 Photos from the First 4,559 km of My World Tour for Climate Action

Climate Change in West Oakland: Molly Presson

Editor’s note: This story comes to us from Molly Presson, a college classmate of mine. Molly studied Politics and Environmental Studies at Whitman College.  She currently resides in Oakland, CA. Editorial A community that experiences high levels of poverty, homelessness and joblessness also experiences unusually high levels of pollution.  West Oakland illustrates the parallel forces that … Continue reading Climate Change in West Oakland: Molly Presson