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Innovation Earth: A Very Low-Tech Way To Stop Water-Wasters

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I live in California, where we're now entering our fourth consecutive year of a drought so severe you can see it from space. But every morning when I ...

Innovation Earth: The Next Green Tech Town

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

More than 300,000 people may have marched in Manhattan last month for a worldwide climate call-to-arms, but evidently we can't even get it together at...

Innovation Earth: Can the Massachusetts Food Waste Ban End Hunger?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

When I first started writing this column, I envisioned covering breakthroughs that could enable us to live sustainably on a world inhabited by 7 billi...

Innovation Earth: Bringing NASA Technology Back to Earth

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

NASA has laid out some pretty sci-fi sounding plans for the next 20 years of space travel, but a more critical mission -- at least for the sustainability of human life here on earth -- may be the one it launched in Mountain View, California, just over two years ago.

Innovation Earth: Will Real Meat Become Obsolete?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Beef. It's collectively what's for dinner. And with chicken and pork and every other kind of meat, it's increasingly what's for breakfast and lunch. W...

Hollywood Environmentalist Video Sting: Who Needs Solutions When You've Got Distraction?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Hemingway and Begley are devoted environmentalists; the Tickells are filmmakers who have dedicated most of their adult lives to promoting clean energy. Does a petty and possibly illegal scheme to entrap them accomplish anything?

Innovation Earth: Ed Begley Jr.'s 10,000-Gallon Solution for Drought

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

As one parched Texas town turns to toilets for drinking water, I wonder what the future holds for us here in California -- in the midst of one of the ...

Innovation Earth: This Technology Could Make Red Lights Obsolete And Boost MPG By 30 Percent

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Every weekday, I take a six-mile drive through Mid-City Los Angeles to pick up my daughter from preschool. There are no fewer than 20 stoplights along...

Innovation Earth: House Made of Textiles Will Use the Energy of a Hair Dryer

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Ask me to show you a sustainable house made of fabric, and I'll show you a tent -- or a yurt. Here where I live in Southern California, "green" homes ...

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...

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: Make 'Home Ecologics' the New Home Ec

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

"Did you notice anything special about the way I washed the dishes?" I asked my husband, admiring my cleaning-up handiwork following the dinner he had...

Innovation Earth: Green Bus To The Rescue

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.22.2013 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

While this year's hurricane season has been thankfully quiet so far, it does have some now questioning global warming's role in all of this; that is, whether climate change will actually increase, or decrease, the likelihood of Superstorm Sandy-type storms. I say forget all that.

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.

Innovation Earth: Is Zeoform The Plastic Of The Future?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm outside on a Sunday afternoon writing this column, so ostensibly I should be enjoying the cloudless blue sky and soft breeze as it whispers throug...

Innovation Earth: The World As It Could Be

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

For three years, I wrote the green advice column for this page. As a lifelong environmentalist, penning my previous column, Eco Etiquette, was cathart...