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

Climate and Prosperity: COP21 marks the end of a transitional year for human development

Climate and Prosperity: Two Roads Converge in Paris

For far too long the challenges of global prosperity, sustainable development and climate change have shared a common ambition for a better world, but lacked a sense of context, at least in terms of a cohesive strategy aimed at integrated goals and solutions. The recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals and the upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris culminate a historic moment in human history.

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

After seven years of heated debate and indecision, the White House announces it will put an end TransCanada’s bid to build the Keystone XL pipeline.


Wilderness in the Age of Man

In “Satellites in the High Country: Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man” Jason Mark explores the meaning of our connection to nature in the modern world.

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Behind the Scenes on the Sustainable Development Goals

The 193 members of the United Nations adopted the sustainable development goals. We spoke with UN special advisor Amina J Mohammed to better understand the thinking behind the new goals.

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.