Topics :: environmentalism
By Jordan Robertson | Tuesday Mar 9, 2010
Researchers from IBM Corp. and Stanford University believe they have developed a way to significantly improve the quality of recycled plastic and strip away limitations on how plastic can be reused.
By Evelyn Nieves | Friday Mar 5, 2010
San Francisco wears its environmental consciousness like a green badge of honor. Residents separate and recycle their food scraps. Streets close to cars so people can walk and bike them. A city department even gives away "high-quality, nutrient-rich, organic bio-solids compost" to any and all takers.
By Vickie Smith | Friday Jan 8, 2010
A group of scientists called on the federal government Thursday to stop mountaintop removal mining, arguing dozens of existing studies on the practice prove its ecological impacts are "pervasive and irreversible."
By H. Josef Herbert | Wednesday Nov 18, 2009
A solid majority of Americans recognize the need to help the environment, although there are some things - like buying a hybrid car or taking mass transit - that people often talk about, but don’t necessarily act on.
By Arthur Max and Jennifer Loven | Wednesday Nov 18, 2009
President Barack Obama, with China’s leader at his side, lifted his sights Tuesday for a broad interim accord at next month’s climate conference that he said will lead to immediate action and "rally the world" toward a solution on global warming.
By Jacob Adelman | Friday Nov 13, 2009
A coalition of environmentalists filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the development of a 5,000-acre resort community on the sprawling Tejon Ranch property some 60 miles north of Los Angeles.
Friday Oct 30, 2009
Have you heard that the world is now cooling instead of warming? You may have seen some news reports on the Internet or heard about it from a provocative new book. Read more...
By Jordan Robertson | Wednesday Oct 7, 2009
Our economy sure could use the Next Big Thing. Something on the scale of railroads, automobiles or the Internet - the kind of breakthrough that emerges every so often and builds industries, generates jobs and mints fortunes.
Tuesday Sep 1, 2009
Environmentalists have long denounced plastic as a long-lasting pollutant that does not break down. A new study indicates that, in the oceans, plastic does decompose, but says that is not a good thing either. Read more...
Friday Jun 19, 2009
Accor Asia Pacific announced today that 19 Novotel hotels and resorts throughout the region have achieved Green Globe Sustainable Tourism Certification. An additional 12 Novotel’s in the region have attained the "benchmarked" status and are well underway towards certification. This significant commitment is part of the ambition to have the Asia Pacific network of 81 Novotel’s certified, by year end. Read more...