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Clean Tech Soaring: An Interview with Solar Impulse Co-founder Bertrand Piccard

Forrest Watkins | November 14th, 2016

“We need to embrace clean technologies, not because they are eco-logical, but because they are logical” In early March 2015, a new kind of plane took off from a private

Walking Through Paris: An Interview With Yeb Saño

Juan Mayorga | December 10th, 2015

It’s been two years since Yeb Saño delivered the emotional speech in Warsaw that made him as someone to watch during the UN climate change negotiations. At the very moment when super typhoon

Communicating Hope: Interview With Professor Sheila Jasanoff

Hamza Tahiri | December 7th, 2015

Many people feel overwhelmed about climate change. Graphs and statistics obscure the bigger picture that our atmosphere is becoming less hospitable to human life. Science is about impersonal observation, not a lived

Harper, May I?

Andrew J | April 24th, 2015

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party in Canada, is a person up for debate—about her inclusion in Canada’s general election’s leaders debates.

In conversation: Jane Goodall

Lachie McKenzie | August 14th, 2014

Jane Goodall celebrates her extraordinary 80 years of activism, The Verb finds out more.

Video: Fabien Cousteau

Linh Do | June 22nd, 2012

Fabien Cousteau, third generation ocean explorer and conservationist, has made a point of pushing for change with innovative solutions to environmental problems. Fresh after moderating a forum of panellists including

In Conversation: Helen Clarke

admin | June 21st, 2012

Anna Rose with Helen Clarke, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of UNDP. You may have noticed the debate we’ve been having in Australia over the carbon price.

Social Media @ COP16

Linh Do | December 9th, 2010

Facebook, Twitter…and COP16? Observers of the social media space will remember Malcolm Gladwell’s article in the New Yorker about why the revolution will not be tweeted. Even if that’s true,

Interview with Bill McKibben, 350.org

Linh Do | November 30th, 2010

Bill McKibben of 350.org shares his history and thoughts on the environment movement, young people and his expectations of COP16.