Author name: Zachary Shahan

Zach is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

Huge Anti-Corruption Law Passed in Brazil β€” Can We Have it in the US?

Anti-corruption legislation passed in Brazil. I recently got word from Avaaz, a major worldwide activist community I’m a part of, that some huge anti-corruption legislation was passed in Brazil. The new Brazilian law prohibits anyone convicted of serious crimes from running for office. (I think we’ve got more than a few politicians in Congress who

Huge Anti-Corruption Law Passed in Brazil β€” Can We Have it in the US? Read More πŸ‘‰

Going Green Tips

I’m starting a new series here on Planetsave. In order to help you all (and ourselves) in “going green,” I or others will start writing short “going green tips” from time to time. I hope these will be useful to you, and if you ever have any going green suggestions, post them on our Facebook

Going Green Tips Read More πŸ‘‰

Help Create a Documentary on Haiti and Its Long-Term Food Crisis

http://vimeo.com/13301985 Important activist opportunity to help make a film about Haiti that goes deep into the country’s history, culture, and food insecurity issues. Haiti was on people’s map after the horrible earthquake it suffered recently, and then… quickly off it. Perhaps a much bigger issue for Haiti than this recent earthquake, however, is a food

Help Create a Documentary on Haiti and Its Long-Term Food Crisis Read More πŸ‘‰

Greenpeace Activists Quarantine Illegal GE Crops

Greenpeace recently found genetically engineered maize from Monsanto, MON810, illegally growing in Italy. Now, activists from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining this GE maize. β€œGreenpeace has taken action today to prevent any further contamination from these hazardous and illegal GE crops,” said Federica Ferrario, Greenpeace Italy Agriculture campaigner. β€œFor days these crops will

Greenpeace Activists Quarantine Illegal GE Crops Read More πŸ‘‰

Oil Spill Condoms

A variety of oil spill condoms, political condoms, or endangered species condoms are available for folks practicing safe sex these days. Want to help the Gulf of Mexico while also having safe sex? Exactly what you’ve been thinking about lately, right? Well, now you can! Practice Safe Policy has started sellingΒ Oil Spill Condoms. 20% of

Oil Spill Condoms Read More πŸ‘‰

TED Talk: Oil Spill's Unseen Culprits & Victims

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/7gouSXt2zE4&hl=en_US&fs=1] . Carl Safina, author of five books and over 100 scientific and popular publications on ecology and the oceans (including featured work in National Geographic and The New York Times), is about as expert as it gets when we talk about the oceans. In an excellent recent TED talk, Safina discusses the BP oil

TED Talk: Oil Spill's Unseen Culprits & Victims Read More πŸ‘‰

Fragile Day Song Benefits Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup [MUSIC VIDEO]

More music to help with the BP oil spill cleanup. I’ve written about the combination of great music and environmental activism here on Planetsave a few times recently (see: The Mercy Project Update (1st Listening of Pauli Carman’s Remake of Marvin Gaye’s Classic β€œMercy, Mercy Me”) & Environmental Music Films). A good friend of mine,

Fragile Day Song Benefits Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup [MUSIC VIDEO] Read More πŸ‘‰

Greenpeace Shuts Down Every BP Station in London [UPDATE: Video Added]

50 BP stations shut down in London by Greenpeace activists. Reason? BP is “moving beyond petroleum.” [UPDATE: YouTube video of the actions added below] Who else could do it but Greenpeace? In a big statement to new “CEO elect” Bob Dudley, Greenpeace is bringing back BP’s “Beyond Petroleum” message, but perhaps not in the way

Greenpeace Shuts Down Every BP Station in London [UPDATE: Video Added] Read More πŸ‘‰

Green News Stories

Tons of big green news stories in one short article. There are tons of big green news stories out there every day. Although we can’t (and probably shouldn’t) cover all of them here on Planetsave, it drives me crazy not to cover everything I think is big news. Hopefully, a new idea I’ve had to

Green News Stories Read More πŸ‘‰

International Bike Conference in Copenhagen (Velo-City Global 2010)

Here are some great summaries and a video of the recent Velo-city Global conference in Copenhagen. There was an international bike conference in Copenhagen recently. It was the place to be for bicycle professionals and enthusiasts around the world (I am so disappointed I couldn’t go). For all of us who couldn’t make it (or

International Bike Conference in Copenhagen (Velo-City Global 2010) Read More πŸ‘‰

Environmental Music Films

Like music? Like the environment? I was recently introduced to some excellent Environmental Music Films (EMFs) by Kristen Farquhar on YouTube that connect the two beautifully. Kristen writes that these EMFs are “meant to stir” people’s hearts and minds and are “about our human RELATIONSHIP (self, and other) with land, sea, and sky, and all

Environmental Music Films Read More πŸ‘‰

June Heat Records Continue Year-Long & Multi-Decade Trend: Global Warming?

NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) posted its State of the Climate, Global Analysis report for June last week. The news? It was hot, hotter than it should be, hotter than anyone (who doesn’t believe in climate change) could have ever guessed it would be, and it continued to break major heat records.

June Heat Records Continue Year-Long & Multi-Decade Trend: Global Warming? Read More πŸ‘‰

Then & Now Photos Show Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

Stunning then & now photos of the Himalayan Glaciers show the clear results of climate change in the “Third Pole.” Mountaineer, photographer, and filmmaker, David Breashears, has climbed the Himalayan Mountains 5 times in the last 3 years. Working on a documentary for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Breashears climbed the mountains and also brought

Then & Now Photos Show Melting of Himalayan Glaciers Read More πŸ‘‰

Excellent Article in National Post about Climate Deniers, Written by a Conservative

Want to understand why climate deniers refuse to believe climate change is happening despite a nearly perfect consensus amongst climate scientists that it is? Want to know why “climategate” got so much attention despite there being no good reason for it? Want to read one of the best commentaries on the global warming denier movement

Excellent Article in National Post about Climate Deniers, Written by a Conservative Read More πŸ‘‰

Greencast: National Security and Climate Change, Bicycling Politicians, New National Parks in Russia…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/fgT-QfcjXw4&hl=pl_PL&fs=1] Here is this week’s “greencast” or screencast of great green news from around the internet (that we didn’t already cover). Enjoy the video above via YouTube or in high definition on screenr. By the way, if you happen to notice the sound of pedestrians, cyclists or streetcars in the background, it is because I

Greencast: National Security and Climate Change, Bicycling Politicians, New National Parks in Russia… Read More πŸ‘‰

How Did the IWC Meeting About Legalizing Whaling of Endangered Species Turn Out?

Updates on the International Whaling Committee decision about legalizing whaling of endangered species. Some organizations see the decision as a (temporary) win, some see it as a big failure. We wrote a few articles leading up to a major International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting that was supposed to involve a vote on whether or not

How Did the IWC Meeting About Legalizing Whaling of Endangered Species Turn Out? Read More πŸ‘‰

New Bike-Sharing Program in Chicago & Washington, DC Bike-Sharing Program Getting 10x Bigger

Chicago is launching its first major bike-sharing program this month and Washington, DC is growing its from 120 bikes to 1,100 bikes. Back when I was the executive director of a non-profit promoting clean transportation (mostly bicycling) and sustainable development, I thought that bike-sharing could become one of the biggest, most popular, and most effective

New Bike-Sharing Program in Chicago & Washington, DC Bike-Sharing Program Getting 10x Bigger Read More πŸ‘‰

Scroll to Top