• Farm Bill Winners and Losers

      The long-stalled farm bill, which represents nearly $1 trillion in spending over the next 10 years and passed on a rare bipartisan vote, 68 to 32, produced clear winners and losers. Over all, farmers fared far better than the poor. The nearly 1,000-page among other things expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over a decade and created […]

    Farm Bill Winners and Losers
  • Apple Solar Patents

      Apple appears to be creating a new device that can let natural light in and absorb the energy via solar cells in the devices. The key component in the patent is Smart Glass, or electrochromic glass. Acting like sunglasses, the glass can fluctuate its translucency to filter in light. The idea is to have a layer of photovoltaic cells […]

    Apple Solar Patents
  • Solar Glass Orb Phone Charger

      Beta.ey is a spherical glass solar phone charger and atmospheric lamp. German architect André Broessel of Rawlemon has designed a solar cell phone charger and atmospheric lamp that follows the sun’s path to allow for maximum powering up. The Beta.ey is mounted on a dual axis tracking system and is small enough to fit on a regular desk. It […]

    Solar Glass Orb Phone Charger
  • Stella McCartney Uses Sustainable Wool for 2014 Pre-Fall Collection

      Stella McCartney’s 2014 Pre-Fall collection at the Harold Pratt House introduced McCartney’s sustainable wool partnership with the Nature Conservancy and Ovis XXI, through which her tailoring and knitwear will use wool from the sheep of Patagonia, South America produced in accordance with the conservancy’s new sustainability standards. Its aim to prevent overgrazing in a bid to preserve grasslands in […]

    Stella McCartney Uses Sustainable Wool for 2014 Pre-Fall Collection
  • TIME’s top 10 Green Changes of 2013

      Below is a list from TIME: 10. The anti-genetically modified food movement gains momentum The food movement is powerful—just look at the number of farmer’s markets and Whole Foods shops in your area—but politically, it’s remained diffuse, unable to challenge the powerful mainsteam farming lobby. Instead, the food movement is flexing its muscles on another area: genetically modified foods […]

    TIME’s top 10 Green Changes of 2013
  • Bankrupt Bixi Montreal Bike Sharing Program

      Bixi owes $50M, files for bankruptcy protectionPopular bike-sharing service gets taken over by City of Montreal. The company that owns Bixi — the Public Bike System Company, known in French as the Société de vélos en libre-service (SVLS) — owes $50 million to various creditors, including the City of Montreal. Coderre said rather that sinking more money into the […]

    Bankrupt Bixi Montreal Bike Sharing Program
  • June Bracelet Measure Sun Exposure

      The June bracelet — by French jewelry designer Camille Toupet — is feminine and flattering, while also practical. Camille has worked with brands such as Harry Winston and Louis Vuitton. She made the bracelet to help women prevent skin diseases due sun exposure. The bracelet ($99) made its debut at the International CES Show and will be available in […]

    June Bracelet Measure Sun Exposure
  • Prince William Enrolls in Agriculture Classes

      Early next year, Prince William plans to return to school and complete a 10-week program in agricultural management at the university at the University of Cambridge. What William, 31, learns could help him when he takes over responsibility for the Duchy of Cornwall, an estate that includes farmland, from Prince Charles and make better decisions in the public sector. […]

    Prince William Enrolls in Agriculture Classes
  • China Launches Second Largest Carbon Market

      On Thursday China began trading in Guangdong’s carbon permit market, which is expected to be the world’s second-largest market after the European Union in terms of carbon dioxide emissions covered. It is far larger than either the Australian or Californian emissions trading schemes. The Chinese government has approved seven pilot carbon trading exchanges in total, with Shenzhen being the […]

    China Launches Second Largest Carbon Market
  • Jay-Z and Beyonce Go Vegan For 22 Days

      Jay-Z and Beyonce have embarked on a 22-day Vegan diet plan. According to Jay-Z’s website announcing their endeavor, they decided on 22 days because someone once said it takes 21 days to break a habit, and on the 22nd day, you’re golden. The purpose of this diet is not only for physical health but also a spiritual cleanse. On […]

    Jay-Z and Beyonce Go Vegan For 22 Days

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TIME’s top 10 Green Changes of 2013

TIME’s top 10 Green Changes of 2013

January 21, 2014 at 2:32 pm

  Below is a list from TIME: 10. The anti-genetically modified food movement gains momentum The food movement is powerful—just look at the number of farmer’s...

Energy Sources »

Farm Bill Winners and Losers

Farm Bill Winners and Losers

February 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm

  The long-stalled farm bill, which represents nearly $1 trillion in spending over the next 10 years and passed on a rare bipartisan vote, 68 to 32, produced clear...

  • Apple Solar Patents
    Apple Solar Patents

      Apple appears to be creating a new device that can let natural light in and absorb the energy via...

    February 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm
  • Solar Glass Orb Phone Charger
    Solar Glass Orb Phone Charger

      Beta.ey is a spherical glass solar phone charger and atmospheric lamp. German architect André Broessel...

    January 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Living »

Stella McCartney Uses Sustainable Wool for 2014 Pre-Fall Collection

Stella McCartney Uses Sustainable Wool for 2014 Pre-Fall Collection

January 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

  Stella McCartney’s 2014 Pre-Fall collection at the Harold Pratt House introduced McCartney’s sustainable wool partnership with the Nature Conservancy...

Transportation »

Bankrupt Bixi Montreal Bike Sharing Program

Bankrupt Bixi Montreal Bike Sharing Program

January 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm

  Bixi owes $50M, files for bankruptcy protectionPopular bike-sharing service gets taken over by City of Montreal. The company that owns Bixi — the Public Bike...