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.
30% of science students drop out of their science program after their first year in college. It's the worst possible time to have a dearth of scientists--and Scitable is one solution.
1 | June 7, 2010 6:00am |
Today's compost may be tomorrow's high-dollar chemicals. Waste Management is already making liquid natural gas out of landfill gas and has big plans for creating value in our discarded organic...
7 | June 7, 2010 2:00am |
New research from Pew's Internet research center says close to 7 in 10 of online adults has downloaded or viewed video
June 4, 2010 3:58am |
Acciona's Eric Schneider says the U.S. has wind power potential that's the envy of the world -- and the Midwest holds the key. But a major federal push is required to build out the necessary...
8 | May 27, 2010 8:36am |
New software vendor launches with less than $100,000 startup investment; uses cloud for IT needs. Biggest line item for startups these days is 'rent and food.'
1 | May 26, 2010 8:31am |
Chevron has kicked off Project Brightfield, a test of seven next-generation solar energy technologies in Bakersfield, California.
2 | May 26, 2010 7:19am |
Animal expert 'Jungle Jack' has visited every continent on the planet multiple times and says it's obvious who--and what--is causing global warming. Hint: It's not the animals.
42 | May 26, 2010 2:00am |
SmartPlanet's intrepid video team trekked all over the Napa Valley in search of a smarter way to grow grapes and produce better-tasting wine. Here's what they found.
2 | May 25, 2010 2:43pm |
Utah Department of Transportation thinks ahead to cut major highway construction project -- and related carbon emissions -- to two years from three years.
1 | May 24, 2010 9:47am |
Cities learn on run more efficiently on analytics, and the nation's busiest transit agency opens up its data to third-party developers.
May 17, 2010 8:11am |
Stonyfield CEO Gary Hirshberg says the challenges of the yogurt business are made easier by scale. He's been setting up a model that looks surprisingly like--are you ready for this--Wal-Mart.
7 | May 17, 2010 2:00am |
Flying cars -- long the idealistic vision of futurists past and present -- may always be too impractical. But not impossible.
10 | May 15, 2010 6:00am |
Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology are creating crystal sensors to aid the production of syngas.
May 14, 2010 8:58am |
3M says it will donate its film, adhesive and coating expertise to help integrate North Africa and the Middle East with Europe's power network.
May 12, 2010 10:30am |
"We need to be careful that the cleanup doesn't compound the problem," a wetlands expert says.
7 | May 11, 2010 4:00am |
The image of the suburban cul-de-sac elicits large houses, green lawns and children playing outside. But cul-de-sacs are killing communities, according to new research.
13 | May 10, 2010 6:31am |
New research provides a country-by-country ranking of environmental impact worldwide.
5 | May 6, 2010 3:45am |
MIT Technology Review picks its 10 most important emerging technologies. Yours truly assesses the list, and bids farewell to SmartPlanet.
1 | April 30, 2010 12:45pm |
Web platform offers companies way to automate and organize reuse or donation activities
April 28, 2010 1:53pm |
In the second installment of The Green Polymath, Vinnie Mirchandani reviews the Kleiner Perkins cleantech portfolio and shows how a successful infotech firm is moving into the green space.
April 28, 2010 9:23am |