Zach Berliner

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17 Signs You've Found The Love Of Your Life & Will Live Happily Ever After

For a lot of people, finding love is one of the most coveted goals in life. Some say that "when you know, you <i>know</i>" — but falling in love isn't like …

Trump Files Motion to Delay Kids' Historic Climate Lawsuit

The Trump administration filed a motion Tuesday seeking an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on a federal judge's Nov. 10, 2016 order in</i> …

Trump Administration

Green buildings and better infrastructure would not only spur economic growth but also cut carbon emissions equal to India’s annual output<p>Putting cities on a course of smart growth – with expanded public transit, energy-saving buildings, and better waste management - could save as much as $22tn and …

Climate

“For far too long, people of color have been at the bottom of the pile”: Why black churches are embracing the clean energy revolution

Rev. Ambrose Carroll explains why black churches are moving to the forefront of the environmental justice movement<p>Low-income and communities of color are on the front lines of climate change. They have, for that matter, been disproportionately shouldering the burden of our reliance on dirty energy …

Photograph: Clare Stephenson/Guardian<p>Developers are keen on gates and fences for security reasons, but they often discourage walking and …

Urbanism

De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

Talk about a man on a mission! NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major step towards powering 100% of the city’s energy needs with renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

New York City Is Turning Smart Garbage Bins Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

Solar-powered Bigbellies offer enough bandwidth to power a startup.<p>Garbage cans may no longer be just for junk. Bigbelly, a Massachusetts-based waste management company, is hoping to turn its trash and recycling bins into wireless hotspots throughout New York City.<p>The project began in downtown …

A Wide-Reaching Plan to Give More Solar Power to the People

The Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to make solar energy more affordable for renters and those living in federally subsidized housing.<p>President Obama must have been listening to a lot of Akon lately. Or maybe the President is sick of climate-guru Bill McKibben’s airing him out. …

This Dutch kid is about to launch a system to let the oceans clean themselves

Ever since environmentalist Charles Moore discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997, the most common representation of human attempts to deal with that trash vortex have been depressing photos of albatross carcasses filled with plastic debris, plus a few abstract infographics of the …

You're Probably Recycling Wrong

An expert explains how to do it smarter, and why some materials muck up the sorting process.<p>Maybe you’ve found yourself mystified by the symbols and rules of recycling. Counterintuitively, the single-stream system—which allows residents to toss any and all recyclables into one bin—hasn’t cleared up …

Simple Ways To Make Salt Water Potable

Image source: Allianz.com<p>Our earth is rightly called the blue planet because of its abundant store of surface water. However, only 2.5 percent of it …

The Case for Taxing Bottled Water

The public should be able to recoup some of the social, ethical, and environmental costs of bottled water.<p>Five years ago, it seemed unimaginable that a tax on plastic bags would spread from socially conscious San Francisco to cities including Los Angeles, Dallas, and Washington D.C. But it did—and …

Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches

He has been called the “superman pope”, and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December. Cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in the thawing relations between the US and Cuba, the Argentinian pontiff followed that by lecturing his cardinals on the need to clean up …

How to fix the climate change beat

This column by Martin Wolf in the <i>Financial Times</i> last week is a story I’m glad I saw. It prompted me to think about how to make reporting on a subject I usually find boring a lot more compelling.In the wake of the midterm elections and the victories of candidates like Senate Majority Leader-elect …

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …

There's a Strong Link Between Solving the Global Climate Crisis and Improving Our Health

Consider the following (seemingly unrelated) realities: 1) An estimated 7 million deaths are attributed to air pollution every year; 2) over half of the U.S. population does not attain recommended minimum levels of daily exercise, contributing to rising rates of obesity and related diabetes, cancer …

New Sustainable Foodie Haven Set to Transform an Abandoned Warehouse in New Jersey

1/7<p>Whitechapel-Food<p>Looking to plan your next day trip out of the city? The city of Long Branch, New Jersey will soon be home to an amusement park of …

New Jersey Is Testing Solar-Power Commuter Pods

By Jay Cassano10 minute Read<p>The best way to describe JPods, a new form of public transit soon to be tested in New Jersey, is “something out of the …

Chicago Unveils the “Greenest Street in America” with Permeable, Smog-Eating Pavement

Last week, Chicago officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on “the greenest street in America,” a two-mile stretch of Cermak Road and Blue Island …

Like a fine wine: a new study shows how energy efficiency results can get better and better over time

Saving 5 terawatt-hours worldwide isn’t the only major “5” we’re celebrating these days. The results are in from the fifth year of Puget Sound …

Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

Sure, there's plenty you can do with leftovers: foist them on your office mates or turn them into casserole.<p>But if you're a big food waste generator like a hospital or a supermarket, your scraps usually go to the landfill to rot.<p>In Massachusetts, that's about to change, as the state prepares to …

Half of Germany Is Now Powered by Solar Energy

The nation can now produce more than 24 GW of energy from the sun.<p><i>Workers stack finished solar energy panels at the Solarworld plant on August 14, 2013 in Freiberg, Germany. Credit: Getty Images.</i><p>Continuing its unrelenting march toward a renewable-powered future, Germany now can produce more than …

Renewable Energy

How The U.S. Government Just Pulled Off The Equivalent Of Retiring 1.8 Million Cars

The White House announced today that federal agencies have cut their greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent since 2008 — roughly equivalent to …

Helsinki’s New Plan To Eliminate Car Ownership

A new mobility on demand system will allow people to instantly call up a bus, car, or bike through one connected app.<p>In 10 years, the city of Helsinki hopes to make it completely unnecessary to own a car. A new “mobility on demand” system will allow people to instantly call up a bus, taxi, or bike …

Why Can't More Cities Be Like Detroit? -- EPA

Detroit’s Lower East Side, which makes up about a quarter of the city, lost 40 percent of its population between 2000 and 2010, leaving what could have been a wasteland of vacant lots and boarded up homes. But almost simultaneously, the number of community gardens in Detroit blossomed from less …

What's Behind the Backlash to Houston's 'One Bin for All' Program

The city is forging ahead with an unprecedented single-bin combined waste collection and recycling plan. But it may want to reconsider ditching tried-and-true methods.<p>Back in March 2013, Houston won one of the inaugural Mayors Challenge prizes from Bloomberg Philanthropies for a dramatic proposal. …

Obama Administration Announces Massive Climate Change Funding

President Obama's new climate change push was reaffirmed on Thursday when the Department of Energy announced that it will make $4 billion in loans available to clean energy projects.<p>In a statement, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said:<p>“As the President emphasized in his Climate Action Plan, it is …

Baltimore air polluter fumbles, and kids score one for their hard-hit community

After close to three years of youth-led organizing against a massive incinerator planned for their South Baltimore Fairfield neighborhood, the young …

Here's What Annoys Climate Change Scientists the Most

It's not fun being a climate change scientist these days, when politicians and pundits routinely call you "scam artists" as they trivialize and …