Susanna Murley

of Planet Forward

Susanna Murley is the Web Editor of Planet Forward, a public media project affiliated with The George Washington University that focuses on solutions to the climate crisis. Follow her on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/susannamurley or on Facebook at http:/www.facebook.com/susannamurley.

Comments Off on Is NYC really losing 30% of its water?

Former three-term Albuquerque mayor Marty Chavez has some sage advice for other mayors: “Providing water may not get you elected, but not providing water will get you fired.” It seems New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg could use his advice. In a recent interview with Planet Forward, Chavez told us that New York City is losing…

The Scotland government has just started the prize period for a renewable energy competition, the Saltire Prize, which will reward a team of innovators with more than $16 million if they can demonstrate a commercially viable wave or tidal stream energy technology that can provide 100 GWh of energy over a continuous two-year period, just…

Comments Off on Expert Coverage of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant: Links

A nuclear power station is built around a tiny little reaction reaction that happens as atoms are split apart. This tiny process is contained in several protective layers that are built to protect the outside environment from radiation emitted from the process and the breakdown. When the earthquake hit Japan last week, these protective measures…

Comments Off on Chat: Electric Vehicles: If You Build It, They Will Come?

Today at 12 noon EST, Planet Forward will be hosting a live chat with Zachary Heir, whose idea we featured last night on PBS’s Nightly Business Report. Get a glimpse into one of the first projects in the nation that is building the necessary infrastructure for electric vehicles. Charging stations, built at local businesses, give…

Comments Off on Join us for a Climate and Energy-focused SOTU Live Chat

Join us and the climate and energy community for a live chat around the President’s State of the Union speech. We will also be curating the best of the climate and energy tweets — join on twitter by using the hashtag #ecosotu.

Comments Off on Ask Adaptation Expert, Matthew Kahn

Matthew Kahn, author of Climatopolis and professor of economics at UCLA Institute of the Environment (and also a blogger here), has been at the forefront of adaptation research, exploring how people will avoid or reduce the harmful impacts of climate change.  His controversial take: cities will actually thrive in a hotter planet. For those of…