Environment http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/environment The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Environment en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT 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. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235336 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235336 Debra Kaye It's possible to broaden your startup's mission with an added corporate responsibility push. 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. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235317 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235317 Geoff Weiss 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. 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.' Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234811 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234811 Nina Zipkin Elon Musk said the company is opening up its patents to competitors in 'the spirit of the open source movement.' 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. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:31:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234636 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234636 Geoff Weiss 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. 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?' Tue, 20 May 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233937 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233937 Jason Fell A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?' 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. Thu, 08 May 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233739 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233739 Nina Zipkin Get this: An innovative billboard from a university in Peru cleans the air around it. Yup. Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:41:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233299 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233299 Benjamin Kabin The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign. 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. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233211 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233211 Geoff Weiss 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. 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. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232802 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232802 Matthew Toren Eco-minded entrepreneurs are making big impacts in many different sized businesses. Here are three entrepreneurs building their companies with an eco consciousness. 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. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:11:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232974 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232974 Geoff Weiss With residents of Irwindale, Calif., complaining of a burning sensation in their eyes and throats, a Sriracha factory must clean up shop. 'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords A look at the key phrases restaurants are serving up for the health-conscious customer. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:31:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232679 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232679 Kate Taylor A look at the key phrases restaurants are serving up for the health-conscious customer. Is This the K-Cup's Fatal Flaw? If K-Cups are considered the future of coffee, new research is calling into question the future of the K-Cup. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232677 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232677 Geoff Weiss If K-Cups are considered the future of coffee, new research is calling into question the future of the K-Cup. The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs Think on a big scale. Developing solutions to environmental challenges and teaming up with big players can secure a profit for startups. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232544 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232544 Andrew Winston Think on a big scale. Developing solutions to environmental challenges and teaming up with big players can secure a profit for startups. Engage Employees When Launching a Workplace Environmental Program Win over leadership as well as rank and file workers with clear overarching objectives, specific goals winning plans and preliminary results from test groups. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232528 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232528 Diana Glassman Win over leadership as well as rank and file workers with clear overarching objectives, specific goals winning plans and preliminary results from test groups. McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of. What does 'sustainable beef' actually mean? Here's what we know so far. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:34:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232306 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232306 Kate Taylor What does 'sustainable beef' actually mean? Here's what we know so far. Franchise Players: Don't Jump at the First Franchise You Like Daniel Schrodt worked as a consultant on forestry and gardening for 20 years before jumping into the world of franchising. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232200 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232200 Kate Taylor Daniel Schrodt worked as a consultant on forestry and gardening for 20 years before jumping into the world of franchising. Chipotle Says Global Warming May Mean the End of Guacamole The burrito chain has said that if climate change continues to adversely affect the weather, some options may be dropped from the menu. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:28:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231976 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231976 Kate Taylor The burrito chain has said that if climate change continues to adversely affect the weather, some options may be dropped from the menu. Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?' Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/231594 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/231594 Jason Fell A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?' Could This Plant Shake Up the Biofuel Industry? A consortium of sustainability researchers sponsored by Boeing, Honeywell and Etihad Airways has conducted promising research on shrub-like plants that could give the airline industry, among others, an alternative to oil. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:55:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231170 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231170 Geoff Weiss A consortium of sustainability researchers sponsored by Boeing, Honeywell and Etihad Airways has conducted promising research on shrub-like plants that could give the airline industry, among others, an alternative to oil. Why Are These Franchisees Ganging Up Against the Biofuel Industry? Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell franchisees are joining together on an unlikely issue: our nation's fuel supply. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:08:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231089 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231089 Kate Taylor Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell franchisees are joining together on an unlikely issue: our nation's fuel supply.