Business & Technology

Four innovations that will make the future less wasteful

The New York Times Magazine has a lovely list of “innovations that will change your tomorrow.” Many of these innovations will give people fabulous new ways to consume more: New coffee! More screens! Underwear that monitors how lazy you are! …

17-year-old tells world leaders to step up, give her a future

Seventeen-year-old Brittany Trilford says it's time for presidents, prime ministers, and corporate bigwigs to stop destroying the planet. Later this month, she may get to deliver her message in person.

Trash talk: A visual tour through the e-waste recycling process

We visit an e-waste collection center and recycling facility to follow deceased gadgets as they go through the stages of reincarnation.

Life recycle: How e-waste recycling gives your gadgets a fresh start

A growing number of states are requiring proper disposal of electronics. Here's what you need to know about the e-waste recycling process.

Land grabbing hurts the world’s poor more than climate change, Fred Pearce argues

In his new book "The Land Grabbers," Fred Pearce investigates the Gulf sheiks, Chinese state corporations, Wall Street speculators, and Russian oligarchs who are buying up tracts all around the world.

Romney implies Colorado has no green jobs, even though the state has over 70,000

In a speech in Colorado, Mitt Romney asked where the state's promised clean energy jobs were. Actually, Colorado has over 70,000 green jobs.

Greens break silence, ask Obama to attend Earth Summit

A coalition of 22 groups representing environmentalists, doctors, scientists, and American Indian tribes tells the president it’s time for him to lead on sustainability.

The promise and peril of a military shift to biofuels

The U.S. military's most audacious green initiative is trying to find biofuels to power its fleets. The effort could transform markets ... but it also poses big risks.

Republicans try to force the military to use dirty energy it doesn’t want

The GOP wants to block the military's use of cleaner fuels and push use of dirtier fuels. "Supporting the troops" apparently ends where Big Oil contributions begin.