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Islands of Hope

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 10.14.2014 | Home
Jennifer Schwab

Having just returned from a stint working at Tel Aviv University, my experiences suggest that below the radar, there are a number of positive examples of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation.

Don't Buy This Jacket (Part 2)

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

In the copy, Patagonia basically cops a plea and admits that even with its sustainable practices in place, the carbon footprint of the garment depicted in the ad is much higher than anyone would think.

BRIC Was It, Now EMIC Is the Thing

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Jennifer Schwab

So you've probably heard of the BRIC countries as discussion of the economic growth potential of Brazil, Russia, India and China has been all the rage, especially during the recession. But those countries are no longer the cutting edge of investment.

A New Champion at the Weather Channel Answers All You Want to Know About the Weather, But Were Afraid to Ask

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Sam's recommendation for what we do going forward to combat the adverse effects of climate change and their impact upon our weather personifies his practical, no-nonsense approach to climate change and how the weather is reported.

Squeezing Water From a Rock

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I recently returned from a place that comes just short of this ultimate alchemy -- Israel, a small strip of desert with no water or oil. Not an ideal place to build an agricultural oasis. But that is exactly what the Israeli water conservationists have accomplished.

Leslie Zemeckis, an Unconventional Supermom

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.26.2014 | Celebrity
Jennifer Schwab

Not only does this supergirl rock an organic garden, but she also dons a bling-bling beekeeping suit to tend her hives, which delights her youngest child, six-year-old Zsa Zsa.

Genetically Misunderstood Organisms: The Debate Rages On... (Part 1)

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Jennifer Schwab

Human intervention in growing food crops is really part of our history. For hundreds, perhaps even thousands of years, we have modified and improved crop varieties to meet our ever-evolving tastes and needs.

Mumbai: Jenn Goes Jain

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 04.10.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

As a person of East Indian descent, but an American through and through by birth and upbringing, I have always wanted to journey to the motherland to explore my Jain heritage.

Sundance Film Festival Highlights Best-In-Class Green Docs

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

It so happens that several particularly memorable environmental documentaries were screened this year at Sundance and I was lucky enough to see a few of them.

PHOTOS: Going Back In Time At A Remote Eco-Resort

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 04.04.2012 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

One of the most memorable experiences of my life, reminiscent of Marty McFLy traveling in his "Back To The Future" DeLorean, my visit to Nihiwatu in Sumba, Indonesia was truly a trip back in time.