University of Minnesota
Freelance writer and editor
Joe Hart is a freelance writer, editor and musician based in rural Wisconsin where he lives with his three children. Hart's magazine features have been widely published in the Midwest, and he is a former contributing editor for
Recycling Carpets For Car Parts
Tracking the fate of ancient carbon in the Siberian Arctic
The Siberian Arctic is one of the most remote and pristine corners of the planet. During the brief…
New life for the artificial leaf?
Research in laboratories around the world is moving the promise of artificial photosynthesis closer…
Sometimes we need to just pause and marvel at this place called Earth
Amid the daily deluge of bad news about the environment (Another species lost! Hottest year ever…
To feed the world in 2050 we have to change course
In order to feed a growing population we need to focus on reducing biofuel production and food…
The man behind Africa’s growing digital democratization movement
Tech guru Erik Hersman aims to change the world by changing information flow from “top down” to…
Can sports make sustainability mainstream?
The global reach of sports is something sustainability advocates can only dream of — and it could…
How did palm oil become such a problem — and what can we do about it?
Production of this ubiquitous ingredient is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex…
This infographic shows why renewable energy is here to stay
Did you know the first high-power solar cell was developed in 1954? Or that since the late 2000s…
What do you think - is small farming or Big Ag the right path to feeding the world in 2050?
: Where the wild things are (or aren't).
Why we should add nature to our built environments (and yes, it includes the bottom line)
Our planet has a big fat
problem. What are we going to do about it?
Small changes in what we eat can have dramatic effects on the planet. "Why diet matters" by
Smart urban design? Nature has some advice to share.
Recycle your old phone, light up the world:
Soot is 2nd only to CO2 in creating climate-changing conditions — & so offers hope for reducing threat.
To feed 2050 world: ☐ intensify big ag OR ☐ encourage small-scale farming w/ less biofuel & meat. What do u think?
Maybe you should have an invasive species for Sunday brunch. Maybe not. "Why Eating Invasive Species is a Bad Idea."
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