Sustainability looks at the consequences of economics through a social and ecological lens. In general, sustainability integrates public policy, urban planning and transport, quality of life and ethics; for corporations, it involves improvements to work practices and analysis of economic, environmental and social impact (the "triple bottom line") to ensure process, and ultimately financial, efficiency.
Four Harvard University women created a soccer ball that generates electricity for use in off-grid areas of the world. It is having a powerful impact.
11 | May 6, 2013 3:00am |
A new self-sustaining building is now open in Seattle. See what sets it apart from other green buildings.
7 | April 24, 2013 4:00am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
Energy analyst Chris Nelder looks into his crystal ball to see what 2013 holds for oil and natural gas prices.
22 | December 26, 2012 3:00am |
Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster
In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. report.
7 | January 19, 2010 10:48am |
A little-known firm may one-up big tire companies like Michelin and Bridgestone by launching an indestructible tire for the consumer market by 2014.
15 | March 8, 2013 4:15am |
In a Nairobi slum, newly minted entrepreneurs run more than 160 public toilets and transform their waste into fertilizer -- and someday they'll turn it into electricity.
2 | April 22, 2013 4:00am |
The South African native is challenging the legacy rules of U.S. power generation and financing, seeking to make clean energy as cost-effective as electricity generated by fossil fuels.
6 | May 7, 2013 3:00am |
There are few black architects in the pipeline, and fewer still with a high national profile. C.C. Sullivan looks at the latest news, which suggests a growing role for African-American designers.
37 | April 24, 2013 1:45am |
Researchers make the green case for ordering groceries from your computer.
6 | May 1, 2013 12:39pm |
New research shows wind farms have a warming effect on the local climate, which might throw a wrench in the expansion of this new form of energy.
42 | April 29, 2012 9:10pm |
Daredevils piloting a solar plane will embark on the first transcontinental flight of its kind across the U.S. starting tomorrow
1 | May 2, 2013 7:50pm |
A new generation of architecture students is marshalling their brains and muscle behind projects that make a real-world difference for the disadvantaged, disabled or displaced.
1 | May 8, 2013 3:00am |
With just 100 recycled shipping pallets, a displaced family can have a safer, sturdier place to live.
8 | December 21, 2011 10:00am |
In the past decade Africa trails only South Asia as the region with the largest mobile growth rate.
4 | December 27, 2012 2:38pm |
Internet giant, aerospace firm and renowned venture capitalists pop up together in the quest for energy's Holy Grail.
18 | February 15, 2013 5:25am |
Just think about it: every single piece of plastic that has ever been produced in history still exists.
8 | July 26, 2010 9:29am |
Researchers believe a cannabis extract may someday be used to kill off tumors without harming healthy cells.
15 | September 21, 2012 4:39am |
Population and climate change will put a strain on our water supply.
28 | February 28, 2011 3:09pm |
As we enter 2013, what are some of the challenges that both airlines and airports will face?
January 3, 2013 5:51am |