Tom is the founder, editor, and publisher of GlobalWarmingisReal.com and the TDS Environmental Media Network. He has been a contributor for Triple Pundit since 2007. Tom has written for Slate, Earth911, the Pepsico Foundation, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, and many other sustainability-focused publications.

A coffee plant infested with La Roya

Keurig Helps Farmers Cope with ‘Coffee Rust’

Climate change and other factors have made the recent outbreak of La Roya, or “coffee leaf rust,” particularly devastating. What is the industry doing to support small-holder farmers?

Glimpsing the future of sea level rise along the Marin bay shoreline

Visualize Sea-Level Rise with Time Goggles

A pilot project will engage federal and local resources to help locals visualize sea-level rise with OWL “potential reality” viewers in the Bay Area.

The Soccket ball harnesses to the joy of play to light a path to education

Soccer Ball Harnesses Energy of a Swift Kick

The Soccket Ball, invented by the small, scrappy team at Uncharted Play, harnesses the joy of play to light a path of education in the developing world.

CollectiveSun offers a solar financing solution for nonprofits

CollectiveSun: Solar Power for Nonprofits

The boom in solar energy in the U.S. is due in large part to innovative financing, putting solar within reach of almost any business or homeowner with a roof, for little more than their signature. But for nonprofits it’s a different story.

Kelly Clarkson on the ground in Peru, learning about Fair Trade coffee

American Idol Kelly Clarkson Rallies Support for Fair Trade Coffee

For most Americans, our morning cup of coffee is the requisite first step before anything else that may occupy our to-do list for the day. It’s unlikely, while groping bleary-eyed for the coffee pot or the $5 bill for the local barista, that our thoughts are focused on the origins of our daily brew. In our … Continued

safe-water-network-india

Safe Water Network: Activating Consumer Demand to Secure Safe Water

Despite much progress, nearly 800 million people still lack access to safe water. It isn’t for lack of trying, and a diversity of those efforts was recently discussed at World Water Week in Stockholm. One argument is that there is a fundamental disconnect between the well-intentioned benefactor and the communities they hope to impact. Bridging … Continued

Tri-State will make available land and resources next to the Escalante Power Generating Station for innovators to test their idea

A Story of Carbon and a New Model of Clean-Tech Investment

Like Prometheus handing down fire from the Gods, harnessing the immense power of fossil energy has made possible the modern world we inhabit. But, as in the Greek legend, with that sudden power comes the threat of unacceptable cost for generations to come. In the more prosaic world of our daily lives, carbon emissions are … Continued

Microwave 2.0 is a study in emotionally durable design

Microwave 2.0: A Study in Emotionally Durable Design

If emotional durability can be designed into a microwave oven, who knows how our consumer culture might change as our concepts of how we relate to the products we use every day evolves?