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3-D Printing: Is it the Answer for the Pacific Garbage Patch?

Once we get the plastic out of the ocean, what do we do with it? Will today's 3-D printing industry offer an option?…

New Mexico Sewage Farm May Help Provide Cleaner Water

Thanks to forward-thinking problem-solvers, we may be inching closer to a serious solution for the water problems plaguing our planet.

Passion Fruit, Moringa and Thistles: Biolubricants of the Future?

The much evidenced toxic impact of petrochemical lubricants makes a case for the use of bio-based lubricants, which unfortunately still constitute a very…

Amazon Pilots New Farm-to-Door Delivery Service in SoCal

Amazon has once again claimed dominion over the supply chain nuances of on-demand food delivery with the announcement of its newest business venture…

Sprint Introduces Paper Bills Made from Wheat Straw

If you are a Sprint customer, this month your statement might be printed on a tree-based paper alternative. To learn more about the…

Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…

‘Purpose-Driven Transformation’ and IBM’s Culture of Service

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report talks about how “purpose-driven transformation” embraces a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than…

Sharing Economy Comes to Outdoor Gear

From the love of the outdoors and a dream to create a more sustainable world, Warren Neilson and Joel Cesare created StokeShare: a…

Biodegradable Batteries … For Real?

Biodegradable batteries are all-natural, nontoxic, and compatible with smartphones, laptops, wearable electronics and medical devices. But when will they find commercial success?

Visualizing Climate Change with Virtual Reality

Recognizing the need to communicate the severity of current circumstances, scientists are looking to new technology to help broaden awareness of the global…

4 Key Ingredients for Growing Your Niche Startup

From humble beginnings, I learned that favorable outcomes hinge on sustainable strategies. Much like developing a secret recipe, a few key ingredients existed…

Hop on the Rise of the Sharing Economy

The social stigma around sharing is receiving less of "who would do that..." and more of ‘sign me up!’ With the sharing economy…

The First Domino Falls in the Gig Economy: HomeJoy Shuts Down

The recent shut-down of the once “disruptive” app HomeJoy, which had $40 million in funding, may be the sign of things to come…

To Diversify Tech — Force Inclusion?

The cat's out of the bag. After years of pressure from activists, technology companies have released demographics about their employees. And it's not…

Automated Parking and EV Charging, Coming Soon to Your Parking Lot

Volkswagen is partnering in the European V-Charge initiative, designed to add the convenience of electric vehicle charging to automated parking and driverless cars.