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.
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4 | June 17, 2013 7:25am |
Medical data can be a valuable resource for hackers and so the health industry has to defend itself better, says U.S. officials.
2 | June 14, 2013 3:13am |
Virtual patients and digital lab-rats -- the future of drug testing?
June 13, 2013 6:00am |
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 |
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 |
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 |
Next year, one billion smart connected devices will be shipped to emerging markets.
5 | June 10, 2013 7:51am |
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 |
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 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 |
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 |
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 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 |
A biodiversity scientist on how the microbial ecosystems in our offices and bathrooms can impact human health.
3 | June 3, 2013 3:00am |
Just when you thought you could recycle in your sleep, here come bioplastics.
3 | May 30, 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 |
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 |
A financial expert has warned that China must slow its economic growth to avoid plunging in to debt.
May 28, 2013 6:53am |
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 |