Green Business Stories
Pollution and economic growth mostly move in sync. But some countries are bucking the trend
In a first, researchers use two decades of satellite data on pollution to show the potential to break the links between growth and emissions
First-of-its-kind solar tower brews jet fuel from water and CO2
Technology to make carbon-neutral kerosene has moved out of the lab and into a real-world demonstration, hinting at the future of solar jet fuels
Artificial Intelligence and Decarbonization
New experiments are pushing artificial intelligence and sensor networks into the grid—and into factories, data centers, and transit systems—in order to pull fossil fuels out.
Scientists take on food waste and fashion pollution—fabricating faux cotton and leather with fungi.
Bread-eating fungus spores produce natural fibers that can be treated to mimic cotton and leather, using far less water and energy than conventional materials.
Fly farming is a mini-livestock industry poised to get big
Nascent industrial-scale insect farms are starting to dot the globe, with big livestock-feed and pet-food players such as Cargill, Skretting, Bühler, and Purina getting into the game.
The Great Decoupling
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
Fairer access to credit could speed net zero in Africa by a decade
Previous studies have ignored regional differences in capital costs and painted a too-rosy picture of green energy development in Africa and elsewhere
Keeping Clothes Out of the Garbage
How close are we to the Holy Grail of sustainable fashion?
A review of 100 studies crushes assumptions about conflict between profit and sustainability
Only two studies found negative effects on the bottom line from adopting sustainability practices
If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em.
A photo essay on the rise of edible packaging