A two-year old fuel-efficiency pledge by the EU brings new jobs to a battery maker in Pennsylvania — and hints at much bigger economic changes to come to those jurisdictions smart enough to embrace them.
For more than a century, a key tenet of environmentalism has been that you can't put a price tag on nature. An emerging body of scholarship suggests the best way to preserve biodiversity might be instead to assign it a dollar value.
Zerofootprint's TalkingPlug device turns everyday electrical outlets into miniature communications hubs, allowing remote monitoring and control of energy use by smartphone. Think of it as two more prongs in the coming smart grid revolution.
Why did one little bike lane in Brooklyn attract media attention from the Wall Street Journal and London's Fleet Street? Because it speaks volumes about a revolutionary shift in urban culture worldwide.