From organic cotton to recycled buttons, consumers want to know about the social and environmental impacts of the clothes they buy. What is the clothing industry doing to clean up its carbon footprint? And what is the consumer’s role?
Religious leaders of all faiths have expressed support for reducing carbon pollution that’s heating the sky and hitting the earth’s most vulnerable. Amidst growing debates about science and religion, where do faith and environmental stewardship intersect?
Domestic oil drilling is up, coal use is down, and renewable energy accounts for most of this country’s newly installed electricity generation. While Democrats and Republicans generally agree on the direction of developing nuclear power, domestic drilling and other energy resources, they have staked out very different positions on clean energy, the role of renewables in boosting new technologies and whether burning fossil fuels is driving today’s weird weather.
Major advances in American energy and transportation—from jet engines to interstate highways and nuclear power—have traditionally involved public-private partnerships. Renewable energy is now on the table, but given today’s political environment, the lights seem to be dimming on such collaborations. What are the challenges? And where are the bright spots?
Traditional office and residential buildings are energy hogs. Today, however, we’re seeing a new generation of cleantech entrepreneurs rethinking building design and manufacturing. While they’ve seen growing success, these entrepreneurs face many challenges in bringing their innovative companies to market.