SmartPlanet stories related to the institutions, policies, procedures and technologies used to facilitate interaction -- governance, information, transparency and accountability, and more -- between elected officials and their constituents.
Earth, Inc. author Greg Unruh says businesses can learn from the environment to reap better profits, boost sustainability and decrease their carbon footprint. Here's how.
1 | July 8, 2010 10:07am |
If clean technology is going to be a success, the rules for how to do business in the sector must be clearer, experts say.
3 | July 7, 2010 7:47am |
Want to make money in the cleantech business? One expert says to look past North America, Europe and Asia to emerging markets in India, the Middle East and Africa.
1 | July 7, 2010 6:50am |
A Chicago city official sees technology as one way to meet the city's "audacious" goal to reduce its carbon footprint 80 percent by 2050.
3 | July 7, 2010 5:26am |
VantagePoint CEO Alan Salzman says the Tesla electric car is a lot like the Apple II computer -- original, expensive and a few years before it will change the world.
5 | July 6, 2010 7:00am |
Philadelphia set a goal to make the city the "greenest" in the country by 2015. We discuss the city's progress with its new sustainability director.
4 | July 6, 2010 4:00am |
Make health a pleasure and it won't be a chore.
8 | July 3, 2010 12:23pm |
Our obesity epidemic is not a demand problem. It's a supply problem.
23 | July 1, 2010 7:25am |
A new blood test by Tethys Bioscience can help doctors determine the risk patients have of developing Type 2 diabetes within five years.
June 29, 2010 6:23pm |
Saying giving antibiotics to animals is a threat to human health, the DA is issuing the first "draft guidance" against what is essentially standard industry practice.
2 | June 29, 2010 10:25am |
It would not be hard to get Happy Meals inside the Santa Clara law. Make low fat milk the standard drink, cut back a bit on salting the fries, and you're done.
32 | June 28, 2010 7:45am |
It's an underground cave as big as 20 football fields -- but no foreigners are allowed.
2 | June 28, 2010 12:22am |
When you think nuclear reactor, you think huge, professional labs, millions of dollars, and government oversight. But some amateur scientists are building their own.
2 | June 24, 2010 1:12pm |
In 2009, revenue related to company's ecoimagination technologies grew 6 percent to $18B
June 24, 2010 4:28am |
On a Silicon Valley tour, he answered tough questions from both Russians and Americans.
3 | June 23, 2010 6:29pm |
A new study from The Commonwealth Fund said the U.S. ranks last among seven national health care systems it has studied, as it has for some years now.
20 | June 23, 2010 11:55am |
Will charging all our electric cars overload the grid? What is Best Buy doing building charging stations? And why do we need to keep an eye on EV progress in China?
11 | June 23, 2010 2:00am |
Building a high-speed rail network requires more than money -- there needs to be an industry ready to manufacture the necessary infrastructure, and political will on the part of participating...
8 | June 21, 2010 8:43pm |
The federal government charges two fees for solar power plants on public land: rent and output. But those fees discourage greater efficiency.
12 | June 18, 2010 2:54pm |
Ex-Seagate CEO Bill Watkins, now leading LED light bulb manufacturer Bridgelux, says he's hell-bent on putting GE, Philips and Osram Sylvania out of business.
8 | June 18, 2010 6:24am |