Alice Hlidkova is an international freelance journalist currently based in Brooklyn, NYC. Her work appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The Christian Science Monitor, Ragmag and Beyond. She has also been published in The New Scientist, Doha Centre for Media Freedom, and Arab Media & Society. She speaks and writes in English, Czech and Spanish.
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Island of the free

Island of the free

The island of Samsø became Denmark’s showcase for sustainable energy and went carbon-free by the power of one man. Beyond talks to SØREN HERMANSEN, who Time magazine named an environmental hero of 2008. At 51, Danish farmer and environmentalist Søren Hermansen drives an electric citron car, rests underneath a solar-paneled house roof, and keeps warm...
What the albatross are telling us, yet we’re turning a deaf ear

What the albatross are telling us, yet we’re turning a deaf ear

When Chris Jordan, a 46-year- old photographer from Seattle, Washington first visited the Midway Islands in the Pacific Ocean, he was surprised to see plastic toy soldiers inside the bowels of albatross birds. Jordan walked along the island shooting bright colored plastic caps, bags, and other items that filled their decomposing bodies. He did not...
China comes clean

China comes clean

The source of China’s environmental problems, most broadly stated, is people,” says Philip Dong who references the country’s industrialization. As project coordinator for China’s non-profit organization, FutureGenerations, Dong, has argued that the population is the leading factor in energy and resource consumption. As the population of 1.4 billion continues to grow, heavy industries and public...
Living to tell the tail

Living to tell the tail

When it comes to tracking sea turtles, marine biologist Wallace “J” Nichols is first to admit some societies do not care about the reptiles. “Their decline won’t change the lives of most people, but that does not mean we should kill a vital part of an ecological system,” Nichols says. For two decades Nichols has tracked...
Don’t build your city, grow it

Don’t build your city, grow it

If Mitchell Joachim could have it his way, the cities we inhabit would live and breathe cities which adapt principles of physical and social ecology to architecture and urban design. Beyond meets the New York-based leader in ecological design and urbanism. Mitchell Joachim is an “urbaneer,” a term coined for his new approach in urban design:...