June 25, 2014
Harnessing the Ocean Winds—Floating Windmills

Harnessing the Ocean Winds—Floating Windmills

Windmills have been around for thousands of years. They served a variety of functions, such as creating power to run mills and pump water. In the 1970s, due to the increasing expense of fossil fuels combined with more aggressive advocacy by environmentalists, the windmill took on new life. Wind farms […]
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 […]
April 14, 2013
Philippe Cousteau

Water is Life

Everywhere I look in the mainstream press lately, green issues are increasingly dominating our political and social landscape – philanthropists too, are seeing the necessity and bigger picture of focusing their time and energies in this direction. CNN has been running interesting online reportage about the environment, covering issues like the […]
April 10, 2013
Hollywood is coming to China

Hollywood: The Great Reformer

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been a busy leader since taking office recently. Trips to Russia and Africa are just the beginning of his new PR-savvy attempts to change with the current climate. It’s also interesting to see that whilst Jinping is embracing this more modern drive, India was in […]
April 4, 2013
President Barack Obama

Obama Fighting for Green

It’s rare that politicians take a longer-view of their policy implementation –longer than the next election cycle, that is. It’s understandable in one way, the chessboard mentality and Machiavellian practices of keeping and holding office mean constant compromises, diluted and ‘forgotten’ promises. President Obama knows about thwarted maneuverings, with his […]
March 28, 2013
Clean Energy

New Hope for the Energy Crisis

Energy Crisis might be two words that the average person would not necessarily put together. Sure, much has been made of the climate issues in the last decade and oil’s fluctuating prices have alerted people to the notion of finite resources, but the reality is much more serious. Peak oil’s […]