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Ben Jervey
Ben writes about climate, energy, and sustainability for numerous publications and is the former environment editor at GOOD. He's the author of "The Big Green Apple: Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Living in New York City" and currently lives in Vermont. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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Stories by Ben Jervey
December 28, 2012
Stories of Arctic adventure, epic phytoplankton battles, and hipsters with shotguns.
November 26, 2012
Not every solar array works in a power outage, but those that did after Superstorm Sandy provided relief to homes, schools, and businesses. Here’s what you should know if you’re thinking about adding panels to your roof.
November 14, 2012
Gas supplies and power lines took a hit, but five wind turbines directly in the storm's path survived -- a good test for the industry in a storm-ravaged future.
September 27, 2012
Opponents have chained themselves to trees and logging equipment in the Keystone XL pipeline's path, resulting in arrests.
September 20, 2012
Head off the beaten path into the small towns of Vermont this fall to watch one of nature's most colorful transformations.
May 10, 2012
You're someone who is worried about bats. Maybe you've heard some news reports about white-nose syndrome. Maybe you've noticed that our blind, furry little friends have been mysteriously MIA from your property in recent... read more >
May 2, 2012
After all the polar bear pathos, the body-surfing penguins, the nature porn-worthy images of calving glaciers and breathtaking auroras, here’s what we’re left with after six weeks of the Discovery Channel’s epic Frozen... read more >
April 24, 2012
Like the Arctic in autumn, the sun has set on Frozen Planet, plunging Discovery Channel viewers into the long, dark TV winter of American Chopper and Mythbusters.While watching last night's finale -- the global warming-... read more >
April 20, 2012
Live Tweet Party: Join @OnEarthMag on Twitter during Frozen Planet’s final climate change episode -- Sunday, 4/22, 8:00 p.m. EST, #unfrozenplanetSomething in the universe didn’t want me to recap this episode. Somehow I... read more >
April 11, 2012
So we’re a full four hours into our journey to the ends of the Earth. We’ve been guided through the Frozen Planet by the good Ice Cap Jack Donaghy, aka 30-Below Rock, aka Alec Baldwin, taking the helm of the series like it... read more >
April 4, 2012
Okay. Sex and food. We get it.Here's the problem with a nature documentary stretched over a month and a half: there are only so many storylines in nature (and life, for that matter). And for all the masterful showmanship... read more >
March 27, 2012
The polar summer means long months of unbroken sunlight: a single protracted day, during which the wildlife takes on the habits of egomaniacal Garden State reality-TV stars.But before we get down and depraved with beachside... read more >
March 23, 2012
It’s only been a few nights since Frozen Planet premiered (check out our recap of Part 1), but even a short amount of time away from it can feel like a long, dark, lonely polar winter. Your faithful recapper is ready to... read more >
March 20, 2012
It’s hard out there for a polar bear. The setting is Svalbard, an archipelago about 500 miles north of Norway. A big, lumbering male -- like there’s any other kind, ladies, amirite? -- wakes up from his long winter snooze... read more >