Environment

7 Clean-Tech Companies That Solve More Than Environmental Problems
earth day

7 Clean-Tech Companies That Solve More Than Environmental Problems

To get people to make a change, sometimes it needs to be more than the right thing to do.
Lydia Belanger
VW to Offer to Buy Back Nearly 500,000 U.S. Diesel Cars, Sources Say
Volkswagen

VW to Offer to Buy Back Nearly 500,000 U.S. Diesel Cars, Sources Say

That would include versions of the Jetta sedan, the Golf compact and the Audi A3 sold since 2009.
Why These Pigeons Are Wearing Tiny Backpacks
Environment

Why These Pigeons Are Wearing Tiny Backpacks

The birds are actually monitoring air pollution in London.
Open Letter to Kanye: 6 Proven Ways to Chill Out
Leadership

Open Letter to Kanye: 6 Proven Ways to Chill Out

Innovation's hard. We understand, which is why we decided to help Kanye and share a few tips.
Lindsay Friedman
This Startup Hopes its Toothbrush Will Last You a Lifetime
Green Business

This Startup Hopes its Toothbrush Will Last You a Lifetime

The Goodwell Company sells biodegradable toothbrushes equipped with recycled aluminum handles and bristles made of activated charcoal.
U.S. Files Civil Suit Against Volkswagen for Environment Violations
Volkswagen

U.S. Files Civil Suit Against Volkswagen for Environment Violations

The allegations in the lawsuit carry penalties that could cost Volkswagen billions of dollars, a senior Justice Department official said.
Will Genetically Modified Salmon Help Feed the World, or Drive the Species to Extinction?
Food Tech

Will Genetically Modified Salmon Help Feed the World, or Drive the Species to Extinction?

Although the polarizing product likely won't come to market for years, it's already making waves.
Laura Entis
How a Thirst for Fashion Is Driving Sales for This Hot Accessory
Business Unusual

How a Thirst for Fashion Is Driving Sales for This Hot Accessory

Stylish stainless-steal water bottles have earned celebrities and high-end stores as fans.
How This Pro Surfer Is Making Waves in the Fashion Industry
Clothing Business

How This Pro Surfer Is Making Waves in the Fashion Industry

Kelly Slater joins the ranks of apparel brands diving into sustainable fashion.
Jason Ankeny
Technology Opens the Door for Entrepreneurs to Achieve the Triple Bottom Line
Social Entrepreneurs

Technology Opens the Door for Entrepreneurs to Achieve the Triple Bottom Line

These days, every company, no matter what industry, is a technology company. The focus should be on people, planet and profit.
Elizabeth Gore
A Benefit Corporation Can Have a Positive Impact on the World -- and Still Make a Profit
Benefit Corporation

A Benefit Corporation Can Have a Positive Impact on the World -- and Still Make a Profit

Consider these five factors if you're interested in reincorporating to help social and environmental causes while maintaining your bottom line.
Gene Bulmash
Painting By Alibaba's Unconventional Chairman Jack Ma Fetches $5.4 Million at Auction
Artists

Painting By Alibaba's Unconventional Chairman Jack Ma Fetches $5.4 Million at Auction

Proceeds are going to an environmental non-profit founded by Ma and fellow Chinese philanthropists.
Geoff Weiss
Volkswagen Shares Plunge Amid Emissions Scandal
Volkswagen

Volkswagen Shares Plunge Amid Emissions Scandal

The car company could face up to $18 billion in penalties.
Soylent Refutes Claims That It Contains Dangerous Levels of Lead and Cadmium
Soylent

Soylent Refutes Claims That It Contains Dangerous Levels of Lead and Cadmium

The food replacement company says that it does not have unusual levels of heavy metals, as an environmental campaign group prepares to take legal action.
Kate Taylor