“Recently unveiled by Bjarke Ingels Group, Oceanix City is a floating city concept designed to mitigate rising sea levels”

“Between floating harbor pools and resilient coastlines, Bjarke Ingels’s firm BIG knows a thing or two about designing for rising sea levels. Now, the Danish studio is working with a floating cities non-profit called Oceanix and the MIT… Read More

“Here’s why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and other investors are pouring billions into clean-tech ventures”

“As funding for coal- and gas-fired power generation continues to decline, investors long leery of so-called “clean tech” plays are taking a shine to renewable-energy start-ups and other carbon-reducing technologies. According to reports from the International Energy Agency,… Read More

“The lab-grown meat industry just got the regulatory oversight it’s been begging for”

“It’s not every day you see companies rejoicing at an announcement that the government is figuring out how to regulate their product. But that’s exactly what happened Thursday, March 7, when the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the… Read More

“These straws work like plastic, but they’re “hyper-compostable””

“As global concern over plastic pollution rises, corporate giants such as Coca-Cola and Unilever are pumping cash into a recycling initiative in Kenya they hope will provide a model for other developing countries. However, the voluntary scheme lacks… Read More

“Awash with plastic bottles and lacking a law, Kenya struggles to recycle”

“As global concern over plastic pollution rises, corporate giants such as Coca-Cola and Unilever are pumping cash into a recycling initiative in Kenya they hope will provide a model for other developing countries. However, the voluntary scheme lacks… Read More

“Behind the Hype of Apple’s Plan to End Mining”

“There are 118 elements on the periodic table. An iPhone contains about 75 of them. We don’t have an exact number because Apple wouldn’t provide one, which is going to be a theme of this story. And while… Read More

“New refillable batteries could fuel an electric car revolution”

“Electric vehicles are easier on the environment than their gasoline-powered counterparts, but their long charging times and the scarcity of charging stations can make life hard for the eco-conscious motorists who drive them. Now help may be on… Read More

“The world’s largest “virtual battery plant” is now operating in the Arabian desert”

“The United Arab Emirates likes breaking world records. Flush with oil money and blessed with plenty of open land, the country has the world’s tallest building, largest mall, largest desalinated water reservoir, and one of the largest solar… Read More

“To curb climate change, we have to suck carbon from the sky. But how?”

“At McCarty Family Farms, headquartered in sun-blasted northwest Kansas, fields rarely sit empty any more. In a drive to be more sustainable, the family dairy still grows corn, sorghum, and alfalfa, but now often sows the bare ground… Read More

“Your math about buying an electric car is probably wrong”

“This can be the challenge with any new technology. The public has to be educated about how it works – and how it will make their lives easier. Take electric cars. Safe, clean, technologically sophisticated electric vehicles (EVs) are losing… Read More