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.
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 |
A Japanese company has created a machine that turns environmentally unfriendly plastic bags into crude oil for fuel.
23 | February 17, 2011 11:38am |
China's growing wealth has produced a paradox of sorts: it now outsources carbon pollution within its own borders just as wealthier countries have done with China.
7 | June 11, 2013 10:52pm |
Population and climate change will put a strain on our water supply.
28 | February 28, 2011 3:09pm |
The Pollee urinal should -- at long last -- enable women to relieve themselves like a man.
24 | July 19, 2011 12:04am |
Learn answers to common questions about necrotizing fasciitis, the infection that has taken Aimee Copeland's leg and may claim her life.
8 | May 16, 2012 3:00am |
As we enter 2013, what are some of the challenges that both airlines and airports will face?
January 3, 2013 5:51am |
A review of Straight Flush: The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire -- and How It All Came Crashing Down, by Ben Mezrich.
June 7, 2013 3:00am |
Researchers believe a cannabis extract may someday be used to kill off tumors without harming healthy cells.
15 | September 21, 2012 4:39am |
Next year, one billion smart connected devices will be shipped to emerging markets.
5 | June 10, 2013 7:51am |
SmartPlanet interviews Dan Squiller, CEO of battery producer PowerGenix to find out more about stop-start systems.
4 | April 10, 2012 4:00am |
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.
13 | May 6, 2013 3:00am |
The old joke with fusion is that it's the energy of the future--and it always will be. But one industry executive says even if it takes another 50 years, it will still be worth the investment for...
41 | June 21, 2010 2:00am |
The corporations at the top of this sustainability list might surprise you.
3 | January 24, 2013 4:00am |
Washington's Poste takes the extra step to grow, recycle, compost and educate, becoming one of the most environmentally friendly restaurants in Kimpton's portfolio.
4 | March 7, 2011 2:00am |
Just think about it: every single piece of plastic that has ever been produced in history still exists.
8 | July 26, 2010 9:29am |
A financial expert has warned that China must slow its economic growth to avoid plunging in to debt.
May 28, 2013 6:53am |
Thanks to a new study, choosing an LED reflector bulb for a home, commercial or industrial business just got a little easier.
February 13, 2012 12:40pm |
Don't believe the hype: The U.S. will not overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer, nor become self-sufficient in oil, nor become a net oil exporter.
35 | November 28, 2012 3:00am |
Military researchers have successfully tested a dart-like, self-guided bullet that can stalk its victim.
9 | February 1, 2012 6:23am |