It’s no flux capacitor, but the power source for the newest DeLorean are futuristic: batteries. The original model may not have caught on outside of Marty McFly, but perhaps a new electric version will.
Risk analysts have created a map showing where climate-induced events like floods, droughts, and storms will hit the hardest. Developing countries are going to have a rough go of it.
Carbon War Room’s Gigaton Awards honor the companies doing the most to reduce their emissions. Who took home the trophies this year?
It might look like something from an imaginary steampunk past, but designers at Philips think this could be the low-impact home of the future.
Before Occupy Wall Street, there were already headline grabbing protests about corporate intrusion in politics. On November 6, the protests against the government’s approval of the proposed to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico are headed back to Washington to confront Obama with his own environmental record.
Using social graphs to track contagion. Good for zombie outbreaks and, more importantly, for winter sicknesses.
Starbucks wants to create some jobs. But the coffee behemoth isn’t planning to hire a battalion of new baristas, instead it is launching a plan to dabble in microfinance. Starting today, customers at the roughly 7,000 company-owned cafes will be able to donate to a community finance fund that will give low-interest loans to job-creating projects at the local level.
Welsh company Vertech thinks it has cracked the code on "thermoplastics," which might soon be deployed in building all sorts of projects. As long as this bridge doesn’t fall down first.