South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its “crown jewel” wildlife refuge.
Author: Andrew Burger
Students, faculty and staff at Skidmore College in upstate New York are now being served a variety of fresh seafood certified to have been sustainably caught, processed and distributed.
Corporations’ activities related to climate change and political lobbying are among those of greatest concern to shareholders, proxy proposals reveal.
The Department of Energy is zooming in on U.S. military veterans and Native Americans as the Obama administration continues its effort to spur green job creation and deployment of solar energy.
The color of food plays a perhaps surprisingly large role in our perceptions of its attractiveness, as well as our expectations of how it will taste. Take salmon, for example. Studies have shown, and salmon prices reflect, our inherent bias and preference for salmon that is orange to reddish in color.
Expanding its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, leading LED lighting manufacturer Cree announced its offering its new CR6 LED bulbs to Habitat affiliates. Highly energy efficient, durable and long lasting, Cree LED downlights have been installed in more than 3,000 Habitat for Humanity homes since 2010.
Teaming up to help define what exactly is “material” when it comes to sustainability in business, a new research report from GRI and RobecoSAM found broad-based agreement among corporate managers and investors .
Over triple the amount of energy storage capacity — 220 megawatts worth — is expected to come on-line this year, and strong growth is expected to continue thereafter, according to a report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association.
The Free State Energy Benchmarking Program aims to deliver significant energy-efficiency savings to affordable housing owners in seven U.S. states.
Newly-minted professional engineers working for the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory embody a commitment to overall sustainability. They’re not only helping U.S. Army and Coast Guard bases achieve net-zero energy goals, but they’re also doing the same in their own homes and communities.
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Lab have developed a wireless sensor network platform that could revolutionize urban planning, development and management.
SunEdison’s acquisition of Solar Grid highlights growing interest among VCs and leading energy, industrial and solar companies in stationary energy storage. Along with SunEdison, corporate-backed VCs, as well as Tesla and SolarCity, are spreading seed capital across a variety of advanced energy storage startups.
Crafted in collaboration with ForestEthics and Greenpeace, 3M’s new pulp and paper sourcing policy establishes a new industry sustainability standard aimed at ensuring “that all the virgin wood fiber going into 3M’s paper-based products and packaging comes from sources that protect forests and respect human rights.”
Part of the Rocket Internet Group, Brazil-based e-commerce company Dafiti touts five Latin American cities as emerging hubs for Internet startups. Skeptics question Dafiti’s business strategy and the billions of dollars of capital it has raised.
Used widely in nature, lamination – the deposition of fine layers of materials on top of one another – has long been known as a means of manufacturing stronger, more durable and longer lasting metals. Founded in 2006, Seattle’s Modumetal is applying the process of lamination at nano-scale, enabling engineers to design and fabricate metals with superior performance characteristics and at lower cost than conventional methods.