Small Factories, Big Problems — Climate Confidential
My first story for Climate Confidential looks at why it’s so hard to enforce environmental regulations at small factories and what can be done about.
Made in China 2.0 — Selamta
A handful of “maker spaces” are bringing creative energy to the Chinese economy.
China’s Last Wild River — Outside
Travis Winn, a 29-year-old river guide based in Kunming, is working to bring people from China’s growing cities out to see the last remaining wild river in the country and, in doing so, martial their support for protecting it from a series of proposed dams
Inventor’s Latest Project: A Cleantech Superlab — BusinessWeek
Necessity is the mother of invention, and Shawn Frayne, a serial inventor who cut his teeth designing for the developing world at MIT’s D-Lab program, is putting that hypothesis to the test through an emerging network of labs, known as the Ocean Invention Network.
Dongbei is delicious
That’s usually the first question out of friends’ mouths when get a chance to catch up with friends back home. One of the great discoveries I’ve made here has been Dongbei cuisine.
Weekend Trip: Trains, secret bunkers, and a nuclear power plant
U and I took the high-speed train to Shaoguan this weekend. We were heading for Danxiashan, a national park with beautiful rock formations and attractive fog, hoping to get out of the city for a bit and do some hiking. But a last-minute decision set us off on a totally different adventure.
Old movies and the Internet
While I’m here in China, I’m cut off from my usual sources of legal streamed content. Thank goodness! I’ve rediscovered the amazingness of The Internet and the public domain.
I visited China’s Zhejiang province last week, a region known for its entrepreneurial-driven economic success.