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The Climate-friendly Northwest

Northwest farmers, cities, and entrepreneurs are doing what the federal government can’t or won’t do about climate change—and contrary to the dire predictions, taking action is benefiting, not harming, the economy

Finding Opportunity in Crisis

In the 1960s, John Kennedy challenged America to send a man to the moon. Now, forward-looking leaders are challenging us to invest in a new Apollo Project—to achieve energy independence and rebuild our economy

Making it Last

Hunter Lovins helped found and manage the Rocky Mountain Institute, famous for turning conventional wisdom about energy on its head. She’s still changing minds in the worlds of business, nonprofits, and government, showing a more sustainable path to prosperity

China’s Future, the World’s Future

China will soon surpass the U.S. in carbon emissions and fossil fuel consumption. Its immense population and rapidly growing economy make for an environmental timebomb. But a veteran China correspondent finds signs of a turnaround

The Hour Before the Dawn

Hope, says author David W. Orr, is not the same as wishful thinking. Hope recognizes hard realities, like the difficulty of inventing a new energy future, but chooses to act anyway. Here are 10 reasons to be hopeful