In the age of one-click Internet shopping and overnight shipping, we have few excuses for giving bad gifts. Worse gift I ever received? A single pillow case, hot pink and monogrammed (not my initials). Of course, if you really want to give a bad gift—like matching Siberian snow hats or Christmas dinner in a can—the Internet is your best friend. (more…)
For the past two decades, Americans have begun to realize that green is the new black. Everyone from celebrities, soccer moms, and our nation’s leaders has seemingly fallen head over heels for the “going green” phenomenon, just as long as it’s convenient for them. But for those of us who recognize that a healthier, more environmentally (more…)
Ecosia is based in Berlin and aims to turn green niche products into a mass phenomenon by providing users with green information when entering search terms.
According to the start-up, Ecosia gives users the chance to help the environment for free without (more…)
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a network of smartphone-based air pollution monitors that allow individuals to track pollution levels in real time and feed a central database of air quality trends citywide throughout the day.
The so-called CitySense devices are equipped with sensors that measure ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and (more…)
A team of student entrepreneurs from India called Greenway Grameen Infra has won the Grand Prize earlier this month at the 8th Annual Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley. The global business plan competition rewards student entrepreneurs who tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues with innovative ideas. (more…)
Calxeda is an Austin, Texas, company that develops data center efficiency solutions. The company’s EnergyCore technology provides power-efficient data center architecture for large computer environments such as web servers, media streaming infrastructure and cloud storage.
Calxeda owns at least one U.S. patent and three (more…)
A KickStarter project shows how solar panel factories could become a feature of any neighborhood, producing cheap solar panels for an age when these would become truly mass consumption items.
Devised by inventors Shayne Frayne and Alex Hornstein, the duo has come up with a concept called “solar pocket factory” to produce cheaper (more…)