Thomas Schueneman

Freelance Writer and Environmental Journalist

Telling a Human Story from an Environmental Perspective

Writing on environmental, social, and economic issues.

Corporate communications and international reporting.

Publishing in TriplePundit, Medium, 3BL Media, Slate.

Founder of TDS Environmental Media and the PlanetWatch Group.

Member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and Pacific Media Workers Guild



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DuPont Urges Industry to Adopt More Rigorous PV Solar Testing

Solar power is no longer a boutique industry. At least 900 million solar panels are deployed across the globe. Eighty-one percent of those came online within the last five...

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Remember Teddy Roosevelt - An Environmental Republican

An environmentalist and a Republican walk into a bar... The punch line is that the Republican and environmentalist are the same guy. Though it needn't be a "punch line" at all....

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Global Aviation: Innovation and the Modern Silk Road

Air travel connects people, creates economic opportunity and support sustainable urban development. But it isn't all pie-in-the-sky. Significant challenges remain if we are to...

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U.S. Climate Policy: Unraveling the Consequences of a Trump Presidency

Dean Scott, the senior climate change reporter for Bloomberg, moderated a panel discussion this weekend at the 2016 conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists. The...

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A Culture of Thought Leadership

What is a thought leader? If you're not careful, you'll find yourself going down a rabbit hole searching for the definitive answer . There is no shortage of opinion on what it...

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Enel Energy and the SDG Compass

Adopted last September, the Sustainable Development Goals reflect the best aspirations for a world in transition. Building on the Millennium Development Goals of 2000, the SDGs...

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My Inconvenient Truth : The Ten Year Anniversary of Gore's Movie

In May of 2006, Al Gore's now-classic climate change documentary " An Inconvenient Truth"was released. The moviewon an Oscar in the Featured Documentary category, and Gore was...

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Satellites in the High Country: Wild in the Anthropocene

What's so great about wilderness anyway? Does it even exist anymore? What does being "wild" even mean? Is nature just about ecosystem services, or is there an intrinsic value to...

Global Warming is Real

World Wildlife Day: Building the Ark for the Future of Our Wild Heritage

The future of wildlife is in our hands - The UN named March 3 as World Wildlife Day at its 68th General Assembly on December 20, 2013. The designation aimed to coincide with...

Global Warming is Real

World Environment Day: Reconsidering Our Relationship With Nature

Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care - Today is World Environment Day, or WED. Every June 5th WED serves as a platform for the United Nations Environmental...

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Fossil Fuel Deception: Academics on the Take

Greenpeace revealed today the results of an undercover investigation showing how fossil fuel companies secretly pay academics from leading U.S. universities "to write research...

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Climate Action: Steps Toward a Great Transition

Arguably one of the most important things to come out of the COP21 climate talks in Paris last December, aside from the Paris Agreement itself, is the signal sent solidifying...

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Helping the Monarch Butterfly Recover

The life-cycle of the Monarch butterfly is epic. When cooler temperatures signal the coming North American winter, the vivid orange and black insect makes a grand 3,000 mile,...

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Center for Carbon Removal: Beyond Mitigation in a 2C World

Later this year ministers, scientists, diplomats and heads of state from more than 190 countries will convene in Paris for COP 21 with the ambitious goal of adopting a binding...

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COP21, the Paris Agreement and the Art of the Possible

"Recognizing that climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet and thus requires the widest possible cooperation by...

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Amina Mohammed on the Sustainable Development Goals

This weekend world leaders met at the United Nations in New York City to define a sustainable development agenda through 2030, a process built on the successes, failures and...

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Climate and Prosperity: Two Roads Converge in Paris

Next week delegates. ministers, heads-of-state and civil socity meet in Paris at COP21 in hopes of striking an international commitment limiting global warming to 2 degrees...

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Delivering Safe Access to Water Through Partnerships

As we look at global mega-trends, we know that few challenges are as significant as the global water crisis.

Depression: It's No Walk In The Park

Life would be a sad place without the Blues. That feeling of occasional melancholy, the ups and downs in life, bring with it some of our most sublime moments of expression. It...

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Electronics Recycling: Breaking Down Barriers to Employment

It doesn't seem that long ago that I brought home my first computer, a Mac Classic "plus" souped up with four megs of RAM (that's "megs" with an "M") sporting a 40-meg hard...