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Christina Nunez is a Washington, D.C.-based producer of energy content at National Geographic. Previously, she has been a producer, editor and writer at websites including AOL.com and NPR.org.

Five-Word Webby Acceptance Speech: Your Ideas

On Monday, National Geographic Environment will receive its People’s Voice Webby Award in the Green category for websites. Many thanks to those who voted! The Webby organizers are requiring all winners to keep it short and sweet with a five-word acceptance speech, and we asked our followers on Twitter to help us come up with…

10 (Short) Reasons to Be Excited About Wind Power

The American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) conference opened Thursday in Aspen, Colorado, with leaders from the sectors of government, industry, activism and science engaging on questions about how the United States can wean itself from dependency on fossil fuels. In an early keynote speech, Lester Brown, founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, offered…

Asking ‘Rude’ Questions at the Aspen Forum

The final day of the Aspen Environment Forum opened with a session entitled “Rio + 20 and the Making of a Global Green Economy,” (see video) which looked ahead to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development set for June of next year in Brazil. Panelists discussed the prospects for that conference and what needs…

Sunshine and Skepticism on Energy Issues at AEF

Day Two at the Aspen Environment Forum was filled with thought-provoking discussion, incisive questions, and thankfully, warm sunshine. The clear sky and 70-degree temperatures were welcome after the jarring snow flurries and chill that greeted conference-goers upon arrival at the Aspen Institute Monday. Ironically, I spent the period following the “Great Energy Challenge” plenary searching…