News and Articles About Environment

Sean Parker's Punishment for Eco-Unfriendly Wedding? He Has to Build an App.
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Sean Parker's Punishment for Eco-Unfriendly Wedding? He Has to Build an App.

The 'creative' settlement was reached with the California Coastal Commission after Napster founder Sean Parker came under fire for hosting an over-the-top wedding that allegedly damaged sensitive Redwood forests.
Geoff Weiss
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This Famous Toilet-Paper Maker Is Ditching the Cardboard Tube
Sustainability

This Famous Toilet-Paper Maker Is Ditching the Cardboard Tube

Scott is looking to wipe out the competition with an environmentally-friendly brand of toilet paper that cuts down on the 17 billion cardboard tubes it says are thrown away each year.
Geoff Weiss
Sustainability Can Be Profitable, Too
Sustainability

Sustainability Can Be Profitable, Too

Doing good for the environment can save your business money, like in these four examples.
Doug and Polly White
Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.
Far Out Tech

Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.

Taking robotics to new heights, scientists and engineers are developing electronic bees and birds to help solve some critical environmental issues.
Nina Zipkin
Prod a Product Into Double-Duty (Profit and Social Good) With 3 Questions
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Prod a Product Into Double-Duty (Profit and Social Good) With 3 Questions

It's possible to broaden your startup's mission with an added corporate responsibility push.
Debra Kaye
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Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks
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Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks

The Soofa not only charges devices on-the-go, but captures environmental data such as weather, noise levels, air quality and number of passersby per hour.
Geoff Weiss
Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone
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Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone

Elon Musk said the company is opening up its patents to competitors in 'the spirit of the open source movement.'
Nina Zipkin
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Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads
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Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads

The tiny, synthetic beads -- found in facial cleansers, hand washes and toothpastes -- have been found to pollute our waters and introduce toxic chemicals into the food chain.
Geoff Weiss
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Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear
Technology

Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Jason Fell
This Crazy, High-Tech Billboard Does More Than Just Display Ads
Far Out Tech

This Crazy, High-Tech Billboard Does More Than Just Display Ads

Get this: An innovative billboard from a university in Peru cleans the air around it. Yup.
Nina Zipkin
Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products
Apple

Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products

The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign.
Benjamin Kabin
This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments
Far Out Tech

This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

A device called the MIDI Sprout, which transforms plant biorhythms into a sort of music, is sowing major seed funding on Kickstarter -- to the tune of over $27,000.
Geoff Weiss
3 Companies Who Make the Environment a Top Concern
Environment

3 Companies Who Make the Environment a Top Concern

Eco-minded entrepreneurs are making big impacts in many different sized businesses. Here are three entrepreneurs building their companies with an eco consciousness.
Matthew Toren
Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'
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Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

With residents of Irwindale, Calif., complaining of a burning sensation in their eyes and throats, a Sriracha factory must clean up shop.
Geoff Weiss
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