Adele Peters Staff Writer
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Adele Peters is a staff writer at Fast Company who focuses on solutions to some of the world's largest problems, from climate change to homelessness. Previously, she worked with Good, Biolite, and the sustainable products and solutions program at UC Berkeley, and contributed to the second edition of the bestselling book "Worldchanging: a user's guide for the 21st century."

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674 Articles
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China’s unprecedented heat wave is another sign we aren’t ready for the reality of climate change

And it will only get worse.

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Why Bridgestone is investing $42 million in desert shrubs

The tire giant is making a big bet on guayule, which produces rubber to protect itself in the desert and doesn’t requ...

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Harvard researchers designed a cheaper, more efficient air conditioner

Air conditioners are terrible for the environment, which is complicated by the fact that they’re increasingly necessa...

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4 months ago
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Carbon offsets have serious issues. Is it even possible to fix them?

Offsets are an increasingly popular way for companies to reach net-zero goals, but many of them just don’t work.

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These stark before-and-after satellite photos show the Western megadrought from space

‘We’ve known for literally decades that climate change is going to affect water availability in the Colorado [River] ...

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These affordable apartments are designed to use almost no energy

By using ‘Passive House’ standards, the apartment building uses less energy and saves on operating costs—helping to m...

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How to decarbonize your house with the Inflation Reduction Act incentives

Heat pumps, insulation, and electric stoves will reduce your home’s use of fossil fuels and save you money—and the In...

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How this Dutch design convinces residents to swap car parking for bike racks

A ‘fietsvlonder,’ or bicycle platform, lets a neighborhood trial the change from car parking to bike parking to get u...

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Forest fires are burning twice the amount of tree cover they did just 20 years ago

And as those trees burn up, they release carbon emissions that add to climate change and lead to even more fires.

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Ukrainian architects are testing new modular emergency housing to quickly rebuild

Displaced people in the country will need new housing quickly after so much has been destroyed by Russian shelling. T...

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This new Pandora jewelry collection uses 100% recycled gold and silver (and lab-grown diamonds)

The jewelry maker wants to show that there’s demand for recycled silver and gold, even though the materials are curre...

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These maps show how many ‘dangerous’ heat days your neighborhood may have by midcentury

And where you might want to move to avoid the worst of the hot weather.

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