Many cities in America are facing the slow decline of their main streets and shopping areas. But a new program in Oakland might be the key to reviving vibrant, local commercial centers. All it takes is a little free rent and some entrepreneurial spirit.
Much of Africa is lit and powered by polluting and unhealthy kerosene. But plans to leapfrog the continent to renewables often come up against the lack of funds to purchase panels. But Eight19 has a model to get solar power into African hands.
Seaweed grows fast and naturally without fertilizer and is a better source of biofuel than most land-based plants. And with a little alteration, our good friend E. coli loves to eat it and spit out fuel.
Sometimes, making a new building is worse for the environment than fixing an old one--no matter how energy-efficient it is.
After helping to pioneer a selection of online courses at Stanford, the man behind the driverless car is leaving the ivory tower to do something potentially more groundbreaking: start a high-quality online university.
A simple health intervention--a sign that tells people to skip the elevator for the stairs--is having dramatic effects on the health of New Yorkers.
Even though Craig Dalton’s business had so many things "wrong" with it, honesty, transparency, and connection between his customers and the artisans making his product were enough to create a successful company.
What are we going to do with the hundreds of thousands of houses the government owns? Instead of flooding the market with crappy houses, what if we fixed them up and let people live in them (using less energy the whole time)?