Aquion specializes in making large batteries, cheaply. They don’t look like much -- they live in a former TV factory outside Pittsburgh, and you'll probably never buy any of their products.
"Poticrete" is what Bellingham, Washington is calling their new road material, which incorporates ground-up toilets. Clever!
Chinampas, or floating gardens -- small artificial islands full of crops, built up on shallow lake beds -- once sustained the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, producing multiple harvests every year. They still exist in Mexico City, for now.
One inconvenient truth gets lost in all the hullabaloo over Congress’ disastrous transportation bill: We can’t kick our addiction to asphalt.
More Americans are opting to walk or bike, rather than driving a car. Apparently, that message hasn’t gotten through to Congress.
Now that climate change means the Sun Belt is becoming the Drought Belt, you might want to head north.
Americans' ideal home size declined to 2,100 square feet from a peak of 2,300, according to real estate research firm Trulia.
Why do young people view the future as a dire place, even as their elders seem oblivious to the triple threat of climate change, resource scarcity, and growing inequality?
When Florida Gov. Rick Scott turned down $2 billion in federal money to build a high speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando, one of his arguments was that it would be a burden on the state. But documents obtained by the Tampa Tribune indicate that independent consultants found the system would be turning a profit of $35 to $41 million a year by its 10th year of operation.
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