Leon Kaye

 

Based in California, Leon Kaye is editor of GreenGoPost.com. He also writes for The Guardian and Triple Pundit. He covers corporate social responsibility, green building and clean energy projects around the world that push the boundaries of innovation. He writes about politics, energy and the environment for Inhabitat. When he's not writing or advising companies, he travels, and is passionate about the Middle East, the Balkans, Korea, Japan and South America. He's pictured here in Kosovo. He tweets about sustainability and CSR on Twitter.

Leon Kaye
Ithaca Turns Dog Poo Into Compost

Ithaca Turns Dog Poo Into Compost

Dog litter bin photo from Shutterstock In the U.S., approximately 78 million dogs leave behind 10.6 million tons of dog waste each year. Three years ago a park in Ithaca, NY launched a plan

Read More >

Arizona Uranium Feared to Be Contaminating U.S. Beef Supply

Arizona Uranium Feared to Be Contaminating U.S. Beef Supply

Two years ago, a Navajo cattle rancher found an old uranium mine on his grazing land in Arizona. Even after the rancher notified federal officials, who discovered that levels of radioactivity

Read More >

Scientists Create Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Narrower Than Spider Silk!

Scientists Create Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Narrower Than Spider Silk!

Scientists from Austria and Japan just announced that they have created micro-thin solar cells that are thinner than a human hair and even narrower than spider silk. These sheer solar cells are

Read More >

Rick Perry Slams UK Program to Educate Texas Climate Skeptics

Rick Perry Slams UK Program to Educate Texas Climate Skeptics

Texas Governor Rick Perry has attacked the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office for its contribution to an initiative that tried to “educate” Texas politicians on climate change. Two state

Read More >

Danone, Xerox Boycott APP Because Illegal Logging Threatens the Rare Sumatran Tiger

Danone, Xerox Boycott APP Because Illegal Logging Threatens the Rare Sumatran Tiger

Multinational companies including Danone and Xerox announced they will boycott Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the Singapore-based conglomerate accused of illegal logging in Indonesia. Evidence

Read More >

Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Volt are stronger than ever, with sales in March spiking to 2,289. The numbers gave the Volt its best month ever - up 277 percent from one year ago. The good news comes

Read More >

Paige Smith’s Paper Geodes Add Sparkle to Nondescript Los Angeles Buildings

Paige Smith’s Paper Geodes Add Sparkle to Nondescript Los Angeles Buildings

Paige Smith prefers to express her point of view through 3D paper sculptures instead of traditional paint. Her finished works represent mineral formations like crystals, quartz, and especially

Read More >

Chinese Cities Are Sinking Due to Excess Groundwater Use and Rapid Growth

Chinese Cities Are Sinking Due to Excess Groundwater Use and Rapid Growth

New studies are showing that Chinese cities are slowly sinking as a result of rapid development and excess groundwater use. According to reports, as many as 50 cities across the country are

Read More >

MIT’s Self-Assembling Smart Sand Can Take On Any Shape

MIT’s Self-Assembling Smart Sand Can Take On Any Shape

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will soon present a paper describing algorithms that could eventually enable “smart sand”; self-sculpting sand that can take on

Read More >

London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

Mayor Boris Johnson has come under fire for his office’s recommendation that municipal trucks spray saline solution along busy streets to reduce air pollution levels before the upcoming London

Read More >

Scientists Clone Elm Trees to Protect Them from Extinction

Scientists Clone Elm Trees to Protect Them from Extinction

Canadian scientists have discovered a way to clone elm trees, which for decades, have have fallen victim to the deadly Dutch elm disease. It is believed that their findings could become a model

Read More >

Apple and Foxconn Commit to Improving Safety and Working Conditions in China

Apple and Foxconn Commit to Improving Safety and Working Conditions in China

This morning, Apple and Foxconn pledged to reduce working hours, eliminate labor violations and illegal overtime, boost safety and improve housing for the 1.2 million workers in China who make

Read More >

$500 Million in U.S. Food Aid is Wasted Annually Due to Red Tape and Subsidies

$500 Million in U.S. Food Aid is Wasted Annually Due to Red Tape and Subsidies

A report issued yesterday charges that $500 million of American food assistance -- a large part of our foreign policy -- is wasted annually due to red tape and American agribusiness profit.

Read More >

The Turbo by Specialized Is The World’s Fastest E-Bike!

The Turbo by Specialized Is The World’s Fastest E-Bike!

Specialized has just introduced The Turbo, a brand new electric bicycle they've dubbed as the world’s fastest e-bike. Designed as a “speed-focused, high-tech urban bike”, the company

Read More >

Gustavo Penna’s Lincoln Residence Embraces the Brazilian Highlands

Gustavo Penna’s Lincoln Residence Embraces the Brazilian Highlands

Gustavo Penna continues in the tradition of leading Brazilian architects including Oscar Niemeyer and Paulo Mendes da Rocha, but he has long stepped away from the reliance on concrete and quick

Read More >

Fears of Explosion Increase at North Sea Gas Leak

Fears of Explosion Increase at North Sea Gas Leak

Worries over the possibility of an explosion at Total’s Elgin platform in the North Sea have led the French oil and gas giant to send fire-fighting ships to the gas extraction well. Experts

Read More >

Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA

Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA

On Tuesday a federal appeals court in Texas ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and scolded the agency for rejecting state pollution controls. Federal regulators had

Read More >

First Offshore Wind Energy Turbine Project Approved in Virginia

First Offshore Wind Energy Turbine Project Approved in Virginia

Yesterday Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced that a 479-foot-tall five-megawatt wind turbine generator prototype has been approved for construction in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The

Read More >

BP Oil Spill Responsible for Coral Damage in Gulf of Mexico

BP Oil Spill Responsible for Coral Damage in Gulf of Mexico

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill are now confirmed to be responsible for deep sea coral deaths in the Gulf of New Mexico. Scientists say that almost two years after the BP Macondo

Read More >

James Cameron Completes Historic Dive Into Deepest Point on the Planet, Mariana Trench

James Cameron Completes Historic Dive Into Deepest Point on the Planet, Mariana Trench

On Monday morning, James Cameron completed his historic journey to the Mariana Trench - the deepest point on the planet. The director of such blockbuster movies as Titanic and Avatar dove

Read More >

New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

A recycling plant that will recycle up to 2 billion PET bottles a year recently opened this month in Riverside, California. Governor Jerry Brown attended the opening ceremony for the carbonLITE

Read More >

Mike Daisey’s Lies Lead NPR to Retract Story About Apple Factory Abuse

Mike Daisey’s Lies Lead NPR to Retract Story About Apple Factory Abuse

On Friday This American Life, a popular public radio show, retracted a story on Apple factory abuse in China that turned out to be full of fabrications. In January, the show, hosted by Ira

Read More >

One Year After Fukushima, Radiation Adviser Shunichi Yamashita Attempts to Assuage a Shaken Public

One Year After Fukushima, Radiation Adviser Shunichi Yamashita Attempts to Assuage a Shaken Public

One year after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that shook Japan to its core, all eyes are turned to radiation risk management adviser Shunichi Yamashita. Yamashita, the son of a Nagasaki

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?