Ride for Climate: A Bicycle Journey Across Asia

May 1, 2014 by David Kroodsma

Riding for Climate

Lindsey and I just turned 35. We're at the point in our lives when we're supposed to start a family or plunge fully into our careers. Some of our friends are buying houses, others are waiting for their second child, and a few are negotiating for tenure-track professorships.[read more]

The Fate of the Small Rural Town

July 2, 2008 by Robert Rapier

Update: Today's Drumbeat at The Oil Drum features two additional stories covering this issue:Gas guzzlers and 'ghostburbs'SUV factories closing, bicycle sales and train use rocketing, commuter belts becoming "ghostburbs" as residents flock to the inner cities . . . welcome to 2008 America, where soaring oil and petrol prices have...[read more]

Back from Ecuador

April 25, 2008 by MarkLazen

Greetings all. I'm back from Ecuador, a land of mountains, jungles, islands and exotic animals like frigate birds, giant tortoises and--as I learned first hand--nasty intestinal parasites. Here's where you go when the parasites win!There's nothing like a jaunt through 2nd world cities and a 3rd world countryside to bring home the...[read more]

Travel’s slow journey to sustainability

October 11, 2007 by Marc Gunther

Luxury hotels in the Caribbean don’t do nearly as much as they should to protect the environment or promote economic growth, an entrepreneur from the tiny island of Dominica said the other day. “We’ve had the extension of the plantation,” said Samuel Raphael, a founder and owner of the Jungle Bay Resort and Spa. “The crop has gone from...[read more]