p>Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the United States yesterday to be presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, coming shortly after her announcement that Germany plans to phase out nuclear energy by 2022 and accelerate the transition to a clean energy system largely built on renewable energy and energy
p>Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a comprehensive study on renewable energy, entitled Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation.
WRI Annual Dinner gathers leaders tackling today’s toughest environmental challenges, and raises more than $1 million to support WRI’s work.
Last night more than 350 people joined WRI at The Mandarin Oriental in New York to recognize two visionary leaders who have blazed new paths to protect the environment and improve people’s lives.
The New Ventures directors answer questions about what small, sustainable companies can do to boost local economies and protect the environment.
Steve Price won the Livable Streets Contest for his vision of a “complete street” in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Last week, GOOD announced the winners of its Livable Streets Contest.
It was a simple assignment: “Take a photo of a street or intersection you know and hate, and then use Photoshop or any other image editing techniques at your [...]
Zero Pollution Motors wants to revolutionize the auto industry with a vehicle that runs on compressed air. Photo via Pneumatic Addict.
From the Associated Press:
Zero Pollution Motors is trying to bring a car to U.S. roads by early 2011 that’s powered by a combination of compressed air and a small conventional engine.
ZPM Chief Executive Shiva Vencat [...]
Image via FastCompany.com.
Ever thought your public bus could feel like a “lounge or living room room on wheels,” with an electric motor, low-floor entryways, a glass roof, reconstituted-leather upholstery and recycled-wood floors?
From Fast Company:
High-Design Public Bus?
Students from Appalachian State University figured out how to make working bicycles out of recycled plastic bottles. Image from 2one2Design.com.
A friend of mine from high school was part of the winning team that took home the grand prize for the first annual Juicy Ideas Competition, sponsored by Google, for his and his teammates’ innovative and [...]
This summer, residents in Chicago and the surrounding region will be asked to plan for their own future, thanks to a collaboration between the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and a real-life version of SimCity, known as MetroQuest.
From the University of British Columbia Public Affairs:
How do you want your city to look in 100 years? [...]