Biodiesel Dialogue by Manon Bonnet and Alexandros Zervos
Biodiesel: a great environmental move, or just an expensive way to make your truck smell like french fries? Sara Barnowski from Biodiesel@MIT helps sort it out.
The Extraterrestrials by Eitan Stern-Robbins and Alexandros Zervos
If there were extraterrestrial life on some planet out there, how could we tell? One clue is to look at how the existence of living beings has changed the Earth’s environment. MIT professor Sara Seeger explains.
Does Biology Class Really Matter? by Nephtali Dehoux
Nephy really hated biology class, and that’s part of why she is now an environmental reporter.
Global Warming Rap by Aaron King, Fahim Sinha and Nelson Dow
A blend of music, voice and person-in-the-street interviews that carries a strong message about climate change and U.S. policy.
Vegetarians, Vegans and Cow Gas by Meredith Midgely and Manon Bonnet
Does it matter for the environment if you choose not to eat meat? Yes. Tim Griffin, professor of agriculture at Tufts University, tells us why. (WARNING: Some of the reasons are kind of gross....)
High School Goes Green by Hichem Hadjeres
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School is going green. That’s a good thing, right? Yes, in the long run, but it’s also kind of a hassle.
Volcano Game Show by Alexandros Zervos and Eitan Stern-Robbins
“Show Me the Money,” volcano edition. Good thing for the contestant that MIT professor Sam Bowring is on hand to be his lifeline.
A Green and Pleasant Place: The Library by Kyle Alpert and Syed Rahman
It’s airy, light, comfortable and designed with the environment in mind. It’s Cambridge Public Library’s new building.
Coyotes in Cambridge? by Camara Langford and Manon Bonnet
Mark McCabe, from the Cambridge Animal Control office, tells us about Tom Gobbles, the wild turkey of Kendall Square, and a number of other animals you might not have expected to meet in the city.
Memorial Drive Vibe by Ryan Tracy, Devlin Winter, Torsten Bidwell and Tom Leith
Every Sunday, Memorial Drive in Cambridge is closed to motorized vehicles and opened up to pedestrians, cyclists and others. How do local people feel about that? Pretty good!
Grass or Artificial Turf? by Eitan Stern-Robbins and Camara Langford
It seems like a no-brainer. Obviously natural grass is more environmentally friendly than artificial turf, right? Not so fast….
Green Streets by Eitan Stern-Robbins
Getting people out of their cars even for only one day a month can make a big difference, and not just on that one day.
Designing for Now by Fahim Sinha and Aaron King
A visit to the International Development Design Summit, where teams from around the world create bicycle-wheel-powered millet threshers, machines to make interlocking bricks out of soil, and other inexpensive devices that will make life easier and better in developing countries.
Green Oregon by Eitan Stern-Robbins
From television stations to doughnut shops, businesses in Oregon are finding creative ways to help the environment.
City Sprouts by Kyle Alpert
Elementary and middle-school students get their hands dirty in a good way.
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) by Camara Langford and Manon Bonnet
How does it happen that a forest-protection organization also carries out timber harvests? It’s all part of the complex work they do to preserve New Hampshire’s wooded open spaces.
Recycling Human Waste at SPNHF by Hichem Hadjeres
Even the stuff you leave behind in the toilet can be recycled. And it’s not as gross as you’d think!
Conserving Energy at SPNHF by Johnny Adjuder and Helen Kibreab
How SPNHF’s LEED-certified building helps the society conserve energy.
Heating and Cooling SPNHF’s Building by Okey Agu and Devlin Winter
Renewable, home-grown New Hampshire trees, and a chimney effect that brings in cooling breezes, keep the SPNHF building warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Natural Lighting at SPNHF by Ryan Tracy and Samuel Wat
If your building is surrounded by deciduous trees, and has lots of south-facing windows, you can save a lot of energy on lighting, and have a nicer indoor look as well.
Bathroom Rhythms by Camara Langford and Ryan Tracy
Fun with sounds found during a tour of Boston Children’s Museum.
Dodgeball by Tom Leith and Ben Zaa Gallagher
Video games don’t have to be bad for kids’ health, as an exhibit at Boston Children’s Museum demonstrates.
Harbor Thoughts by Kyle Alpert and Samuel Wat
Boston Harbor has gotten a lot cleaner over the past couple of decades. Has anyone noticed?