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Patagonia Now Belongs to Planet Earth

When you have more money than you ever need in your lifetime, what do you do? Well, instead of trying to buy / not-buy / be forced to buy Twitter, or go to space, Yvon Chouinard has taken his company Patagonia and given it away. Valued at three billion dollars, the clothing company that has…Continue readingPatagonia Now Belongs to Planet Earth

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I’m Sorry Dave, You Cannot Turn Your Air Conditioning On

Smart home devices are great until they’re not. The earliest device to get smart and go mainstream is the thermostat, thanks to Nest. The device is sleek and easy to use. Over time many others have come to the market. But now we see the downside: a power company in Colorado locked out their customers…Continue readingI’m Sorry Dave, You Cannot Turn Your Air Conditioning On

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Drought Reveals Ships

While we’re running head-first into a global climate crisis, we might as well unearth some interesting pieces of history. In Europe’s Danube River, the water level is so low, that WWII Nazi warships are resurfacing along with their thousands of onboard explosives. Dipo Faloyin at Vice has more. Twenty explosive-filled German warships have resurfaced after…Continue readingDrought Reveals Ships

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Cooking Gasless

Little by little, cities and towns across the US are enacting stricter regulations to help the environment. Sometimes they offer incentives to builders to construct better spaces. Rebates and tax credits are a big part as well for getting alternative energy into real use. On the opposite side is eliminating the use of machines and…Continue readingCooking Gasless

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Climate Crisis Forcing Businesses to Take Days Off

Massive and sustained heat waves across the US are some more of the signs that the Climate Crisis is officially upon us. It’s been so hot that businesses have been forced to close for a day or two so their employees don’t quit or die because of the heat. One restaurant in Portland, Oregon, told social media…Continue readingClimate Crisis Forcing Businesses to Take Days Off