Business & Technology

Price cannot steer emission reductions properly

In my last two posts I argued two points: emissions pricing is less popular with the public than funding of trains, renewable requirements and other …

oral fiber

Banana briefs are growing on us

Gents, if the thought of pesticides on your privates bums you out, then start thinking outside the boxer. AussieBum has gone down under to pioneer …

FOREVER PLASTIC

Breakthrough polymers promise versatile, immortal plastics — a good thing

If you want to build a sustainable street, neighborhood, city, or world, I have one word for you: plastics. The facts about plastic have become …

Green hard hat or green lab beaker?

Retooling green jobs for the next generation

When you think “green jobs,” do you conjure images of green hard hats, caulk guns, and tool belts? Well it might be time to start …

Blanching Out

Farm lobby’s lawyer appointed as Ag Committee’s counsel

Here’s object lesson No. 452 in the ongoing corrosive handover of government power to corporate interests. And no, I don’t think I’m exaggerating. Over at …

Business + Stealth Greening = Fail

If a business goes green in the forest and no one is around…did it happen? That’s what a climate action plan sounds like if you …

N'Everglades

Florida Everglades restoration now a bailout for U.S. Sugar

Cypress trees in the Everglades. Photo: National Park ServiceThe New York Times published a monster investigative piece Monday on the disaster that is the Everglades …

hip to be square

Modern modular done right

Photo: Treehugger A lot of lessons have been learned over the last decade as architects and manufacturers try to make modern green prefab affordable and …

frackin' busted

Tech startup’s pollution detector aids enviro justice group

If you had been driving through North Texas this week you might have seen a white Dodge Sprinter van circling some of the natural gas …

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