Frances Beinecke

Frances Beinecke is the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international environmental organization. She is also the author of Clean Energy Common Sense and recently served on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

Frances Beinecke: Blog articles

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.


The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air


The Origins of Bungee Jumping

"We had this old potato sack and I filled it up with rocks and dropped it over the side. It just hit the water, split, dropping all the stones. And that was our test."


Is Trading Stocks for Suckers?

If you think you’re smarter than the stock market, you’re probably either cheating or wrong


I Spent Half My Life Making a Video Game

How a childhood hobby became a labor of love