A new trade group aims to reduce environmental damage from rare earth materials, but it likely won't increase the supply of the minerals -- which cleantech and IT firms depend on -- or check soaring prices.
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Large-scale industrial agriculture depends on engineering the land to ensure the absence of natural diversity. But as the recent emergence of herbicide-tolerant weeds on U.S. farms has shown, nature ultimately finds a way to subvert uniformity and assert itself.
Attempts to slow down climate change by large-scale geo-engineering present ''serious risks'' and are unlikely to replace the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Australia's chief scientist has warned.
Dongria Kondh people pledge to carry on fight to prevent Vedanta Resources from mining bauxite in Niyamgiri hills
U.S. consumers tell researchers they want to buy environmentally friendly products, but so far they haven’t been doing that on a large scale. Now a host of companies and nonprofits are trying to use new technology — from smartphones to social networking — to make it easier for buyers to make the green choice.
Prof Jim Hansen to use lecture at Edinburgh International Science Festival to call for worldwide tax on all carbon emissions
As Opower launches a new Facebook app using rivalry to reduce energy use, GreenBiz Senior Writer Marc Gunther discusses how social networks and mobile devices can boost sustainable business.
The Center for Green Schools has launched the Green Classroom Professional Certificate program to teach educators, administrators, and parents about sustainable schools and classrooms.
After getting called out by an environmental group, General Motors has pulled support from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit well-known for attacking the science behind global warming and climate change. The automaker told the Heartland Institute last week that it won't be making further donations, spokesman Greg Martin said.
Farmers seek to assert and protect their right to grow organic crops without the threat of contamination by Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds.