Green Business Stories
The Race to Reinvent Cement
The material that built the modern world is due for an upgrade. What if we could transform cement from a climate wrecker
into a carbon sponge?
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
Greening the last mile of e-commerce
Could hubs, nudges, and EV night deliveries crack this surprisingly tough puzzle?
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
Squid-inspired packaging keeps contents not too hot, not too cold, but just right
The inventive, heat-regulating material is cheap and recyclable, and provides an energy-efficient and sustainable solution for food and beverage containers.
Human waste is a terrible thing to waste
Off-grid energy production is becoming affordable for smallholders, restaurants, and even families—thanks to a startup’s innovative biodigesters that turn food and feces into carbon-neutral cooking gas, fertilizer, and hot water.
The Problem with Making Nature Pay for Itself
Trying to make nature valuable has had a disappointing track record.
Here are the top 10 investors with the power to move the world away from fossil fuels
A new analysis suggests that climate activists should put pressure not just on fossil fuel companies—but also on their owners.
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
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.