SmartPlanet stories related to the world's densest areas of settlement -- how their geography, economies, politics, social characteristics and built environment impact their efficiency as a living, breathing system of systems.
With new technology from Mazda and BMW, cars won't just idle at stoplights -- they'll shut off entirely.
19 | September 21, 2010 12:45pm |
Agency will phase out 8-year-old Climate Leaders effort, encouraging state and non-governmental alternatives. Support for programs such as the latest Green Power Community Challenge remains.
September 21, 2010 12:11pm |
What if the flow of traffic controlled the traffic lights, rather than the other way around?
4 | September 21, 2010 9:12am |
Every American should be treated by the medical system as well as a middle-class dog.
43 | September 21, 2010 7:29am |
When it comes to growing a vibrant economy in a city or town, it turns out that size doesn't matter -- at least as much as transportation networks do.
2 | September 21, 2010 4:00am |
Scientists have captured pristine atmospheric particles from a remote region above the Amazon and compared them to the sooty particles above industrialized cities.
3 | September 20, 2010 11:43pm |
Redesign the office; Audi electric car; reverse brain drain; Tesla's solar project; LEED Gold neighborhood.
September 20, 2010 1:45pm |
Investment will help promote use of thin-film solar technology; double the locations where the retailers uses solar power.
5 | September 20, 2010 10:23am |
Constellation Energy seeks to acquire CPower in a bid to scale demand response and energy management in the cleantech sector.
September 20, 2010 9:00am |
Say hello to new Intelligent Energy editor David Worthington, who will join Melissa Mahony to cover the cleantech industry.
2 | September 20, 2010 7:05am |
VantagePoint Venture Partners has launched a $100 million fund aimed at the Chinese cleantech market.
September 17, 2010 1:15pm |
Microgrid technology helps town of roughly 600 Canadians make better use of their river-generated electricity, cutting diesel fuel consumption.
3 | September 16, 2010 4:36am |
Car Charging Group president Andy Kinard is trying to build America's electric vehicle infrastructure. He says he wants to put all the gas stations in the U.S. out of business -- "every stinkin'...
13 | September 15, 2010 5:00am |
Water purification technology, solar disinfection and cooling options, carbon capture systems and biofuels generators are just a few of the innovative ideas being funded.
2 | September 15, 2010 4:33am |
Foreign cleantech firms should look to the United States wind power market for growth, says Ingeteam CEO Aitor Sotes.
September 15, 2010 3:00am |
At Boston Latin: a network of green-minded individuals, partnerships in the community, testimony at public hearings, climate summits and solar panels. The leaders? Most of them aren't even old...
1 | September 15, 2010 2:00am |
Researchers discover the mechanism that is behind anxiety disorder and explain why it's difficult for people who are anxious to make decisions.
6 | September 14, 2010 2:19pm |
Forget London: Nottingham is the least car-dependent city in the United Kingdom, according to a new report.
1 | September 14, 2010 2:10pm |
Atomic bomb photos; pulverizing pavement; BrightSource Energy; employers prefer state schools; the sound of cities.
September 14, 2010 11:30am |
With about $129 million in federal funding -- the largest grant in Penn State University history -- the Philadelphia Navy Yard is set to become a national model for energy efficiency.
September 14, 2010 4:00am |