RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 27- Toxic materials such as arsenic were found in the water of the Rio Doce river days after a dam burst at a mine in Brazil earlier this month, an executive for Vale, the co-owner of the mine operator, confirmed on Friday. Vania Somavilla, sustainability chief at Vale, cited a report by the Institute for Water Management in Minas Gerais, which found...» Read More
Farmers markets are popping up across the country as often as a new crop of corn. But the problem of making a profit—for themselves and the farmers that supply them—grows as well.
A growing interest in small-scale agriculture — blending entrepreneurism and sustainability — is beginning to reverse a decades-long flight from the farm.
Could there really be a "Green" German Chancellor one day? What would that mean? How "green" can Germany get? ... Questions I am being asked rather often these days - even and especially from outside Germany, says CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa.
A recent survey shows people in Hong Kong say it is acceptable to leave shark fin soup off banquet menus. The NYT reports.
One year after the tragic BP oil spill, the cleanup isn't done and neither is the haggling over BP's $20 billion dollar fund to compensate individuals and businesses over lost income.
The U.S. was an early leader in many areas, but has since slipped a bit. Some say cleantech could be the nest Internet and that the U.S. needs to exploit its considerable expertise. What do you think?
Exactly one year ago, on April 20th, 2010, shares in Transocean - already listed on the NYSE - started trading on the Swiss stock exchange.
Investing is a cold-hearted endeavor, and as the response to the BP spill evolved, investors tried to find ways to profit from it. Shares of oil-dispersant maker Nalco rose in the wake of the disaster but have since fallen, as its product is alleged to have been as bad for the ecology as the oil that spilled.
Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats. The New York Times reports.
Developing alternative fuels takes money and policies as much as it does will and time. Take NASA as an example.
Optimists say there's plenty of untapped oil in the world. Skeptics say there's a finite amount and we're certain to run out. What do you think?
With the solar energy industry booming, companies large and small continue to look for ways to squeeze efficiencies out of decades-old technology. So why not 3D technology.
A growing industry of so-called bioplastics — plastics made out of plants like corn or sugarcane, or plastics that simply biodegrade — is rising up to meet the need of a small, but dedicated group of consumers who want green products.
The three-decade-old technology for industrial systems is not only affordable, but generates revenue for companies that use it — assuming they know about it.
Surging prices for many REMs and the possibility of hoarding have companies on the offensive, spurring a new effort to reclaim valuable elements from mountains of e-waste.
With ever-increasing amounts of data being generated, energy-thirsty data centers are quickly becoming many firms’ most important green initiative.
We can win if we put more ingenuity into using resources that are close to home, rather than into figuring out new ways to snatch another barrel of oil from war zones in the Middle East or kilowatts of electricity from sources that will one day make our food and water glow in the dark, says Terry Tamminen
Corporate hedging, the science of locking in predetermined prices to insure against future, has been around since at least the 1980s. But a combination of global diversification over the last decade and a rash of geopolitical events from Japan to Libya are causing many companies to reemphasize the importance of their hedging, say traders and corporate executives.