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.
A Kickstarter campaign could release hundreds of thousands of synthetic biological weeds across the United States -- and so far, the government is doing nothing about it.
25 | June 13, 2013 1:43am |
Just when you thought you could recycle in your sleep, here come bioplastics.
3 | May 30, 2013 3:00am |
BARCELONA -- A billion people worldwide lack clean water. One start-up looks to use plants to provide an affordable, chemical-free alternative to the current costly market.
6 | June 10, 2013 3:06am |
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.
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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.
16 | March 8, 2013 4:15am |
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 |
Turn your nose up at metal screw caps? Can never find your cork screw? Help is on the way!
4 | June 17, 2013 7:25am |
MEXICO CITY -- A public hospital adds a facade that devours smog in a city adding 600 new cars a day.
5 | June 5, 2013 3:00am |
The finalists for the 2013 Airbus Fly Your Ideas challenge includes a luggage unloading system inspired by air hockey and a way to power laptops in-flight using body heat.
5 | June 12, 2013 9:38pm |
Biosafety regulations barely exist in the United States, but this might not be for long. Will seed politics ignite change?
3 | June 7, 2013 3:15am |
A biodiversity scientist on how the microbial ecosystems in our offices and bathrooms can impact human health.
3 | June 3, 2013 3:00am |
MELBOURNE -- How do you build a culture of innovation? A progressive Melbourne consultancy is calling for more science (and less conjecture) in the workplace.
5 | May 29, 2013 2:30am |
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 |
Do bosses really understand who's getting things done in the trenches, or do they play favorites? A new web platform shifts that decision to the employees themselves.
4 | June 6, 2013 8:38am |
The Take's C.C. Sullivan wonders why designers, architects and artists think that recycling is automatically an aesthetic success. It takes a bit more than just reusing old stuff to create good...
3 | May 22, 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 |
The co-founder of the green cleaning products company flaunts traditional consumer products design strategies and encourages every employee to be weird.
1 | June 4, 2013 3:00am |
Expanding access to electricity in the developing world with renewables is creating economic opportunities for women through assisting businesses, microfinance and longer workdays.
3 | May 29, 2013 8:45pm |
The trend of companies and institutions making bold architectural statements with their buildings withered with the recession. Now, starchitecture has re-emerged in the tech industry.
May 29, 2013 12:43pm |