Molly Beauchemin

Molly Beauchemin is a journalist and freelance photographer based in New York City. A recipient of the prestigious Henry David Thoreau Scholarship, she is a distinguished graduate of the renowned Environmental Thought & Practice program at the University of Virginia, and was inducted into the Thoreau Foundation in 2012. Beauchemin has previously worked on organic agriculture initiatives in South America, focusing on multidisciplinary economic approaches to environmental problems in the developing world.

Last week a solar power company based in Australia announced plans to build the world’s first heart-shaped solar field in New Caledonia, a French island in the South Pacific that currently gets most of its energy from coal, oil, and gas. The “heart shape” of Conergy’s forthcoming solar installation was inspired by the neighboring topography…

In the Orinoquia region of Colombia, two oil fields run by Toronto-based Pacific Rubiales Energy last week became the first to be certified as “socially and environmentally responsible,” according to a new standard. The two sites produce approximately 250,000 barrels per day, or 25 percent of Colombia’s total output. That oil is being produced amid…