Environment

September 29, 2013
Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity

Biodiversity’s Balance with Economic Growth

Economic growth and environmental conservation mix like oil and water, or so the conventional thinking goes. The Economist recently complicated this picture with a special report on biodiversity. The report concludes that middle-income economies take better care of their environments than struggling nations. What’s the tipping point for “middle income”? […]
June 6, 2013
Elon Musk

Elon Musk – A Modern Version of Howard Hughes?

Elon Musk is a talented entrepreneur and technologist. He’s known for wanting to have a positive impact on three areas that he believes will determine the future course of humanity: the internet, renewable energy, and space. He is sort of like a modern version of Howard Hughes in his obsession […]
May 30, 2013
Robert Geneid - Ecotourism

How Prince Albert II and Robert Geneid Helped Promote the Evolution of Ecotourism in Asia

The rise of ecotourism in Asia might be one of the more under-reported major stories of the year. Ecotourism is generally understood as smaller scale tourism that places a premium on environmental conservation. The transfer of wealth to Asia and the many spectacular Asian destinations for the Western budget-conscious traveler […]
April 15, 2013
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Scales of Solar Power

Urban schemes for going green involve a special kind of genius. After all, the primary stuff of cities is concrete, steel, and glass. Solar panels no longer excite the way they used to. The business end of sustainability can be just as brutal as any other form of profit-making. Solar […]