Business & Technology

clean up on aisle green

It (almost) can't get more local than growing at the grocery store

Are farmers markets not fresh enough for you? Do you love the experience of walking down aisles of food which the grocery store can offer but cringe at the miles and minutes it took for your dinner to reach you? Then Agropolis may be for you!

Everyday low standards

The price of cheap Walmart eggs? Mummified hens and tainted eggs

Atrocious sanitary conditions prevailed within the factory-scale facilities responsible for the egg recall. But the structure of the U.S. food market and the companies that benefit from its consolidation are far more to blame than any one egg tycoon.

Once there were parking lots

New Agtivist: Gene Fredericks is thinking inside the city’s big box

They're the bane of urban and suburban areas alike: the vacant, boarded-up K-Marts and Home Depot Expos. But where most people see blight and a waste of space, San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneur Gene Fredericks sees opportunity: to grow food. Lots of food. Fredericks' latest venture, Big Green Boxes, offers a new, high-tech, sustainable approach to Feeding the City.

Crude conversation

Will we ever get off oil? [AUDIO]

If the Gulf oil disaster doesn't make us reconsider crude, then what will? Our expert panel tackles whether and how we'll move beyond fossil fuels.

Cash for Coal Clunkers

We should pay to shut down dirty old coal plants

“You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Inspired by this adage, we could create a positive financial incentive to induce power companies to shut down old coal plants. And because coal plants are so costly to society, a Cash for Coal Clunkers program could be revenue neutral.

Still charging

California Legislature passes energy storage bill

California now boasts the nation's first energy storage bill, AB 2514. It promises to cement Arnold Schwarzenegger's legacy as a green governor.

cheesing it

What do cream cheese, screws, and solar panels have in common?

What really caught my eye was the Philadelphia brand cream cheese label that said the product was made with renewable energy.

Fed Letter Day

Want a car that gets good grades? Buy a hybrid

The federal government plans to grade cars based on their fuel efficiency. That C for the Ford A-150 pickup wont make everyone happy.

Sea to Shiny Sea

With drilling stalled in the Gulf, Big Oil sets its sights on the Arctic

Drilling is on hold in the Gulf of Mexico, but it's about to hit high gear in the Arctic. It's accessible because climate change is melting the polar ice

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