In a disaster, humans rush to help. May they ever do so. But when rescue turns to recovery turns to rebuilding, there are smarter ways to offer a hand up without making it a hand out.
Rather than lament renewable energy's disruption of the traditional utility business model, Lovins writes, we should help progressive utilities and disruptive upstarts shape a new electricity system powered increasingly by clean, distributed renewables.
Toyota remained the world's best-selling automaker for the second year, beating General Motors by 270,000 cars. Toyota wants to sell 10 million cars worldwide in 2014.
Cooperatives are the backbone for Japan’s rural economy through agriculture, fisheries, and even forestry. As the country works to move beyond the Fukushima nuclear disaster, those groups will play a key role.
The Nuclear Materials Security Index notes progress in several countries. In the last two years, seven have given up most of their weapons-grade uranium and plutonium, while others are tightening security measures.
On the anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, it is remarkable to see what was learned about 'crisis mapping' from social media during the natural disaster.