Business & Technology

Business & Technology

If fossil fuel subsidies were distributed to every person, we’d each get $58/year

Every year fossil fuels get six times as much money in subsidies from the U.S. government -- i.e. you, the taxpayer -- than renewable energy.

Green Jobs

A bright green future for Kansas City [VIDEO]

The story of one neighborhood in Kansas City shows how investment in sustainability can transform entire communities.

Business & Technology

Thinking inside the big box: Seven brilliant uses for abandoned chain stores [SLIDESHOW]

Some look at the abandoned big box stores littering the American landscape and see senseless blight -- and others see an opportunity to create something new. Here are some examples of the latter.

Cities

How successful cities are like marijuana

In comparison to other crops, the relatively high value of pot is a good metaphor for a city's decision to invest in its downtown versus sprawl, says Joe Minicozzi, the new projects director at Public Interest Projects.

Media

The Solyndra sideshow peters out

After more than a year of breathlessly reporting on the Solyndra "scandal," Politico has finally admitted that there was never a scandal.

Animals

Wilderness therapist: Good job or BEST job?

Wilderness therapy involves taking kids out into nature. Which, some studies suggest, is not only beneficial for children with difficulties like ADHD, but might actually be necessary for most of us to remain productive and functional human beings.

Business & Technology

How climate change is making the internet faster

This new line will speed up the connection between Europe and Asia by 30 percent, and will reduce the cable distance between those two cities from 15,000 miles to 10,000.

Cleantech

Would you like a bamboo keyboard? Of course you would

The iZen bamboo keyboard is 92 percent bamboo, because normally keyboards are made from plastic, and plastic is made from oil and we'd rather not.

Cleantech

DIY printable furniture ships as information, not parts

If your modular furniture from IKEA was fashioned from wood harvested on one continent, cut and finished on another, and shipped to yet a third, that’s not exactly sustainable. That’s why design firm Filson and Rohrbacher decided to replace actual …