Business & Economics

Global climate change will have massive economic impact. Learn how changes in the environment will affect the bottom line for businesses and cost - €”or save - you money in your pocketbook.

Deutsche Welle
Old tires, glass bottles and plastics might be considered useless in some parts of the world, but in others, they're valuable building materials. An NGO in Guatemala inspires volunteers to build sustainable, green homes, and even pay for them! The... Read More
Thermoceramix: Cooking More Energy Efficiently
Thermoceramix: Cooking More Energy Efficiently
Fire up the grill! This week on Bloomberg West we feature Thermoceramix, a company that has developed an innovative spray-on coating that generates heat!
The George Washington University
Lawson Brigham, professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks and governor of the American Polar Society, answers the question "As climate change opens up new trade opportunities in the Arctic, how will populations be affected?".
Thermoceramix was one of eight finalists in Saint-Gobain's NOVA Competition at the Green Build Expo in San Francisco. On November 15, the eight finalists pitched their products to Saint-Gobain for a chance at a $50,000 grand prize.
The George Wasington University
Jorge Gadala-Maria reports on Germany's Schaufenster e-Mobility Project. Over three years, the initiative, which roughly translates to "window shopping e-mobility," will pump 180 million euros into Germany's electric vehicle industry. Transcript:... Read More
Sungevity
The sky is the limit for technological and business ingenuity now that solar is cost-effective. The year 2012 has been designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, and the UN called on the world to focus... Read More
Recycling used to just make you think of committed greenies, but now it's more common place and widely accepted.  So, how can we take recycling to the next level?  How about some green...cash? This week we feature Planet Forward innovators who are... Read More
Got an old cell phone sitting around? This week on Bloomberg West we featured EcoATM, a new technology that can give you cash for your phone, while keeping dangerous toxins out of landfills.
The National Water System would produce infrastructure and operate services to enable universal irrigation. This would enable conversion of vast underused land area into productive farms. It would also end the effects of drought and flood. The... Read More
America is facing enormous social, economic and environmental costs associated with the 20 million vacant housing units and commercial space that is dragging down the national economy. These nonproductive real estate assets (liabilities) burden... Read More

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