Christine Dell'Amore, environment writer/editor for National Geographic News, has reported from six continents, including Antarctica. She has also written for Smithsonian magazine and the Washington Post. Christine holds a masters degree in journalism with a specialty in environmental reporting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her book, South Pole, was published in 2012.

Banana-peel briquettes, anyone? High-schoolers have invented a wooden mini-press that can turn trash into an alternative to firewood for cooking.