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What do companies do with their old electronics? They give them to CloudBlue CEO Ken Beyer, who reuses them, harvests from them or recycles them -- and turns a profit, too.
2 | August 31, 2010 6:00am |
3M says it will acquire biometric identification system maker Cogent Systems for approximately $943 million.
August 30, 2010 6:23am |
Even our most radical schemes are expected to have limited effect.
29 | August 26, 2010 12:36am |
The problem could be gone by October 1, but the law which resulted in this ruling was stupid to begin with and there is a lesson in that.
18 | August 25, 2010 9:15am |
'Palo Alto is like Google -- big and established. New York City is like Foursquare -- not as big and growing...'
August 24, 2010 9:32am |
Revisions to frameworks from the World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development are due for public comment in late September.
2 | August 23, 2010 11:59am |
Economist Michael Mandel says communications and information technology delivery are likely to be the industries leading the way to the next economic boom. However, innovation has not been...
1 | August 18, 2010 2:24pm |
Can a fuel additive be green? IFT chief executive Jonathan Burst says his product can help fleets burn fuel more efficiently, reducing carbon emissions and cost.
1 | August 17, 2010 12:38pm |
Thanks to TreeHugger for reminding me that, right now, corporate sustainability agendas may be at odds with ecological sustainability goals.
August 17, 2010 10:43am |
British and Chinese researchers have developed a method of energy storage using liquid nitrogen to help handle brief demand spikes on the power grid.
3 | August 16, 2010 7:22am |
Johnson & Johnson has been articulating some form of corporate sustainability since 1943. Here's a look at the returns associated with modern-day projects.
1 | August 16, 2010 3:30am |
Atlantis unveils what could be the biggest tidal device ever. The company hopes it will bring waves of marine power investment with it.
17 | August 13, 2010 4:00am |
The power to say no is the only force we have to control health care costs. States have it, just as insurers have it. Insurers are starting to use their power. State regulators need to join them.
19 | August 12, 2010 9:07am |
The worldwide installed base of smart meters will reach 302.5 million by 2015, according to a new report.
6 | August 11, 2010 8:31am |
Solazyme has raised another US$52M from investors to support broadening business growth for its create to create bulk amounts of renewable oil.
August 9, 2010 2:42pm |
Cleantech firms seek to reuse a variety of rare, potentially toxic materials. New businesses emerge as manufacturers prepare for modules' end of life.
1 | August 9, 2010 1:28pm |
Korean auto giant Hyundai said its entire U.S. lineup would average at least 50 miles per gallon by 2025, a more than 50 percent improvement from its current fleet.
9 | August 9, 2010 7:03am |
Smart gas meters, designed to better manage the natural gas grid, are expected to proliferate in the next six years.
6 | August 9, 2010 4:23am |
The scrutiny over high fructose corn syrup will only increase with a new Cancer Research article, written by UCLA scientists, linking fructose to cancer.
20 | August 6, 2010 9:02am |
The Pentagon demanded that WikiLeaks "return" all the leaked Afghan war logs, apparently under the impression that not all possible damage has been done.
4 | August 6, 2010 12:35am |