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In a new report, California and Texas dominate the cleantech jobs market. Meanwhile, Massachusetts and Colorado are gaining ground.
October 6, 2010 5:30am |
What are the secrets to pursuing corporate sustainability? Experts from SAP, Lexmark, REI and Duke University offer 35 pieces of advice for your company.
October 5, 2010 10:56am |
IBM and the City of Dubuque, Iowa are launching a four-month study to better understand water consumption and conservation by the city and its residents.
October 4, 2010 10:25am |
Transportation topped smart grid and biofuels in cleantech investment in the third quarter of 2010, according to a new report. Here's a breakdown of the numbers.
October 4, 2010 6:51am |
Energy conservation is a key priority for 70 percent of respondents, but only 29 percent of local communities have any sort of sustainability plan.
1 | October 4, 2010 4:33am |
Today, a saboteur can turn off your power by climbing a utility pole. With the smart grid, someone could interrupt your service--and that of your whole city--from China. What are utilities doing...
24 | October 4, 2010 2:00am |
Parisians have learned that a little tastes better than a lot, that how you eat matters more than how much, and that you don't have to diet if you don't gain the weight in the first place.
13 | October 3, 2010 1:15pm |
British researchers discover genes that might explain disease resistance around the world. This shows a perfect case of evolution.
6 | October 1, 2010 1:20pm |
Seventy percent of the buildings in North America aren't automated. They're running wild, according to Cisco smart buildings chief Ed Richards -- and that spells opportunity.
1 | October 1, 2010 1:20pm |
An offshore drilling industry is emerging in Cuba. American companies want in, even if it's just to clean up a potential mess.
3 | October 1, 2010 4:00am |
'Living' buildings; biometrics; Italian wind turbines; sprawl and commutes; office design.
September 30, 2010 1:00pm |
The new law, to go into effect January 1st, establishes that personal vehicle sharing does not constitute a commercial use of the automobile, eliminating insurance constraints on carsharing.
6 | September 30, 2010 10:54am |
Amtrak on Tuesday unveiled its $117 billion vision for high-speed rail in the Northeast Corridor by 2040, and it's a doozy: NYC to D.C. or Boston in 1.5 hours.
38 | September 30, 2010 8:06am |
New law will benefit companies that carry the Green Plus certification for triple bottom line best practices.
1 | September 29, 2010 11:36am |
Schneider Electric's CEO of North American operations, Chris Curtis, explains why IT can't solve energy alone, why LEED is a failure and why the relentless pursuit of efficiency will drive innovation.
1 | September 29, 2010 5:29am |
The city's sustainability director says no matter how many light bulbs we replace, the climate is still changing--enough that ski resort operators are worried. Some cities are figuring out how to...
9 | September 29, 2010 2:00am |
And California's are the worst -- despite the lack of ice and snow.
39 | September 28, 2010 10:52pm |
When it comes to ensuring the sustainability of your supply chain, you'll need to dig deep for complete transparency.
1 | September 28, 2010 3:01pm |
In my short trip to the World Makers Faire in New York, I discovered a life sized Mouse Trap game, people riding a merry-go-round powered by jet fuel, a man dressed in used car parts, and a 3D...
September 28, 2010 1:15pm |
Billions are on tap to be spent on the smart grid in 2010, according to a new report. Here's a rundown of who and what gets the money -- and why.
1 | September 28, 2010 11:52am |