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I Teach Social Media Courses and I Don't Own a Smartphone -- Here's 3 Reasons Why

Jennifer Rauch | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology
Jennifer Rauch

I've almost enlisted in the zombie army before. I periodically read tech reviews, consider networks, compare prices, play with demo devices at stores. I tell myself: "I will buy this smartphone tomorrow. Or maybe next week." But I never do.

Innovation Earth: A Stylish Way to Save 21 Billion Pounds of Textile Waste a Year

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Being an environmentalist with a deep-seated love of fashion is not very fun. I love shiny, pretty things as much as the next girl, but the typical sn...

How A Brewery Might Save This Town In The California Drought

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

A small California town has found an unlikely champion during the massive California drought: its brewery. Bear Republic Brewing Company recently i...

Innovation Earth: This Is Like Biofeedback for Food Wasters

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

On a planet where one in eight people is chronically hungry, it's an almost unimaginable irony: every year, one-third of the world's food supply is wasted.

Innovation Earth: This Could Be 'The Future Of Urban Transportation'

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

By 2050, seven out of every 10 people living on Earth will call themselves an urbanite. So how will we navigate the throng?

Electric Car Charger Company Goes Bankrupt, Stranding 13,000 Docking Stations

Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: Now here’s a fine mess, as Laurel and Hardy used to say. One of the biggest electric vehicle charging...

Innovation Earth: Innovation, Interrupted

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

It's now Day 8 of the government shutdown, and a lot of people are hurting. But some of the greatest suffering may ultimately come to our country collectively, as potentially groundbreaking climate and energy research -- not to mention policy -- is now put on hold.

When Clean Tech Got ... Complicated

AP | By JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 07.04.2013 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade ago, large investors in so-called clean technology had a straightforward goal: finance companies that would help eliminate ...

Capitalists and Environmentalists Agree: Green Innovation Rocks

Neil Wagner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Hey, if major corporations, climate-denying vice chairmen, and Fox News can all wrap their arms around green technology, maybe our environment has a chance after all.

Nanotechnology Powered By Human Movement

Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Laura Caseley: When it comes to nanotechnology, the seemingly smallest motions can provide reliable and renewable energy. This...

7 Game-Changing Green Advancements You Should Know About

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

As temperatures rise and populations get larger, it's clear that breakthroughs in green technology hold the key to the survival of Earth and all the s...

Tom Zeller Jr.

WATCH: Al Gore Launches 24-Hour Call To Climate Action | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

Al Gore has his work cut out for him -- and a recent Gallup Poll hints at why. For nearly 30 years, when asked by Gallup to prioritize, Americans ...

Aaron Sankin

PHOTOS: California's First Green Tech High School Faces Hurdles | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

In California, the only thing more popular than education are green jobs, so any combination of the two should be nothing short of unassailable. (...

How Focusing on Green Jobs Could Boost Employment

The New York Times | Nancy Folbre | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business


The Jobs Fiction

Edward Flattau | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The contention of Republicans in the House of Representatives that pending air pollution regulations will cause significant job loss is a falsehood dressed up as a scare tactic.

A New Strategy for Business Success in the 21st Century

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Crandell

A small Atlanta design firm is attempting to redefine success for corporate America. Unboundary, which lists companies such as FedEx, Coca-Cola, AT&a...

Looking to Market Forces, Not Government, to Make the World Greener

David Milroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Milroy

The greenest technology in the world will help no one if it cannot be marketed. In addition to government assistance, the private sector must rely heavily on itself to create and market the latest in the green space.

A Less-than-Obvious Connection of Great Import: Secure the Smart Grid to Improve the Environment

Andy Bochman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Bochman

If you consider yourself a friend of the Earth, then you have good reason to be a Smart Grid security advocate.

The Tale of a Smarter Planet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A butterfly flaps its wings in China and sometime later a thunderstorm occurs in Chicago? Not buying the butterfly effect? We've all heard it ...

Where Tomorrow's Jobs Are: Health Care And Green Tech

Daily Finance | Pallavi Gogoi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Given America's aging population, it's no surprise that the largest growth in jobs will be in health care. "The Healthcare Reform Act will create more...

Dead Whale Found South Of BP Oil Spill: Sperm Whale Is First Dead Whale Spotted By Feds

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A dead sperm whale has been found floating 77 miles south of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. According to a news rel...

Escape Oil Before We Drown

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fernando Espuelas

In short, we run the risk of drowning in oil, but we don't have a choice. But is that really true? Are we trapped for decades in the grasp of this collective addiction that destroys the nature we depend on for our very existence while emptying our national treasury?

The New Arms Race

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

America will not win the arms race of the 21st century with rockets, but with robust investment in and support of U.S.-based green technology. While Congress dawdles, China is clobbering us.

China Hotels Go for the Upgrade

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rebecca Fannin

The concept of customer service is still fairly new in China. That's most noticeably true if you're traveling on business.

Obama's Off To A Very Good Start

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

I think Obama's off to a very good start. But let's not clear space on Mount Rushmore yet. Just as I didn't think he deserved the Nobel, I don't think that Obama's very good start equates to a great presidency.