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
Palm oil: not the evil we think it is
Oil palm is a globally important crop, but our hatred of it stops us from pushing for better ways…
Can medicinal plants alleviate poverty and protect Nepal’s fragile environment?
Farmers in the high Himalayas partner with a U.S.–based nonprofit to cultivate medicinal plants…
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…
: Cities are the greatest hope for our planet. Here's why.
Study: Educating women more beneficial to climate resilience than boosting GDP
"I am calling on the environmental community to look at the facts of oil palm rather than be guided by emotions."
Taking a lesson from nature: Ecosystems and cities can coexist for a better planet
Ever wonder what's really going on in underwater ecosystems? Environmental DNA tells all
They're back! Scientists are closing in on the promise of energy from artificial leaves
: When it comes to manufacturing, lean is green. Add to your corporate sustainability toolkit?
: Worth reading for the first chart alone... Could Power Plants Help Solve the Climate Problem?
Leftovers from Thanksgiving?
points out "Food waste takes 30-40 percent of the world’s calories."
: Cool tech!!
: Time for solar energy to turn over a new leaf?
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