Jessica is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist. A Pittsburgh native, she moved to New York to pursue her love of writing. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Art History from the University of Pittsburgh and received her master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She loves reporting on art, food, and the green community in New York City. When she’s not searching for the next best story, she spends her time foraging at Greenmarkets, whipping up new recipes, and exploring the city’s endless art scene.
In the town of Akobo in southeast Sudan, more than 55,000 people live on less than two liters of clean water a day. To mitigate the issue, the International Committee of the Red Cross is working
This morning, America 2050, the nation's pro-high-speed rail group, released the first ever comparative study of nearly 8,000 potential high speed rail corridors. The analysis revealed which
The Pratt Institute, long a leader in sustainable design education, officially opened its new ecotastic digital arts building, complete with a green roof and solar panels. The six-story, 120,000
Powered by two electric motors, one attached to each axle, Peugeot's EX1 concept has an impressive 340 horsepower. The super sleek and sexy EV concept debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and
Range anxiety could be a problem of the past thanks to a new battery currently in development by Toyota. The magnesium-sulfur battery holds twice as much energy as lithium-ion cells, meaning
This morning, Mascoma Corporation, a biofuels company, announced that Valero, the nation's largest indepfendent oil refinery, will take the entire commercial output of a plant that Mascoma will
Inspired by the hordes of people passing through Stockholm's Central Station each day, a Swedish real estate company, Jernhusen, found a way to harness the energy created by the 250,000 moving
With electric buses, a huge forthcoming wind farm, and dozens of ecotastic buildings, South Korea is a leader in implementing sustainable development and promoting greener choices. As a part of
GM’s EN-V concept cars are the future of urban mobility! The small, light vehicle comes in three different pod-like designs that function like a Segway-Smart car mash up.
We've seen some really awesome sustainable sports cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and yesterday, the French EV specialists, Venturi, added to the list with the introduction of
Today, Ford announced the addition of two more electric vehicles, both eco-versions of the company's C-MAX, a five-passenger wagon: the C-MAX Energi, which will be a plug-in hybrid similar to
Here at Inhabitat, we've long praised the environmental benefits of composting, but we understand that the thought of rotting food or a worm bin in your kitchen can be a turn-off. But fear no
New York City's gardeners are helping to lead the way in creating more sustainable communities. Of those surveyed, 80 percent of the city's community gardens produce food for their neighborhood,
Yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its all-new Veloster, a sporty, energy-efficient gasoline car that boasts 40mpg and low hydrocarbon emissions.
In his call-to-action documentary 'Plastic Planet,' Austrian filmmaker Werner Boote seeks to the serious risks posed by plastic and why we can't seem to change our consumer habits. In 2009, the
Back in November, Volvo announced that comprehensive safety tests, including crash tests, were underway on the company's electric cars. Volvo told Inhabitat that they will unveil a crash-tested
Instead of running to Macy's the next time your favorite sweater gets a snag or your jeans rip in the knee, maker a greener choice and take the time to mend your clothing before buying something
Environmental groups are praising Gov. Andrew Cuomo for choosing Joseph Martens as New York State’s new commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Martens served as New
Electronics are complicated to recycle, but there are dozens of resources out there that simplify the process for you. Throughout January, the Lower East Side Ecology Center will be collecting
At 10:30 this morning in Australia, the Sunswift IVy solar car soared past the world record for the fastest solar car, traveling at more than 88km/h. Designed and built by students at the
Panasonic, long a leader in green technology, unveiled a new eco-plan for North America in hopes to become the number one green innovations company in the electronics industry by 2018 -- just in
General Motors and Nissan both made good on their promises to deliver mass-produced electric cars with the debuts of the Chevrolet's Volt and Nissan's Leaf. Sales for both have been small so far
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