Stories about People

June 17, 2019

Climate Crisis Is Impacting How Millennials Think About Having Kids

By Alexandra Patel For the first time in history, people who want to have kids are having to face the hard truth that the world is undoubtedly going to be a worse place for their children because of climate change. The cascading effects of global warming, rising sea...


Talking Renewable Energy with Cloverly Co-Founder Dave Folk

Dave Folk is the co-founder of a company called Cloverly which calculates the carbon impact of common internet activities — like e-commerce shipments, rideshare, and on-demand deliveries — and then purchases carbon offsets to make those activities carbon neutral....


Millennials Putting Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

 As NBC News explained, “ESG investing” (environmental, social and governance), “SRI” (socially responsible investing), “CSR investing” (corporate social responsibility) or simply “impact investing,” is a concept has been around for years, but Millennials are charting...

June 7, 2019

Deadly Heat Wave Making Conditions Unlivable in India

A brutal heat wave that’s seen temperatures of 122° persist across much of India is in its second week with no signs of cooler conditions ahead. Officials have been pouring water on roads to prevent them from melting while Indians struggle to sleep and work in...

June 6, 2019

There He Goes Again – Trump Denies Climate Change in UK Interview

Even the Prince of Wales could not convince President Trump that climate change is real, though apparently, the Prince did give it a go during a 15-minute meeting on Monday between the two leaders that stretched to 90 minutes, according to The Washington Post. The...

June 4, 2019

Banking on Sustainable Fishing For the Next Generation of Fishers

For young fishers, the cost of buying permits to enter the business is often prohibitive, particularly for those who are just starting out and who want to make a career out of fishing, not just make a quick buck.  But now, with the rise of social impact investing and...

June 1, 2019

If We Face the Truth, Everything Is Possible

By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha Graduation speeches are often pablum – containing well-meaning advice and platitudes of wisdom that are easy listening but also easily forgotten.  This week I (Monica) heard not one, but two speeches that transcended the ordinary...

May 31, 2019

Interview of the Week: Mike Phillips of Sense

The Sense home energy monitor is a way for homeowners to better measure the energy use in their homes so they can cut unnecessary use and reduce their energy bills while they’re at it. Sense can detect the unique electronic signature of devices in your home and it...

May 30, 2019

One Smart Kid: Winner of the National Geographic GeoBee

Nihar Janga, an 8th-grader from Canyon Ridge Middle School in Austin, Texas, won the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee held in Washington, D.C.  But get this — in 2016, Janga was the co-champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee! It was a very...