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University of California

UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative FellowshipsThe UC Office of the President allocated $7,500 to each UC campus, the division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to help fund one-year fellowships.The program's goal is to galvanize student participation in UC's …

University of California

The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy innovation

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy research, suggests a new study by the Paris-based International Energy Agency, if we’re to have a chance of keeping the world below 2 …

Clean Energy

Want to attract millennial hires? Consider taking the B Corp plunge

Every business wants to stand out from the crowd — especially when it comes time to recruit the next generation of employees.<p>But the big question …

Household Solar Is Becoming the New Normal -- and That Makes Some Utilities Uncomfortable

A couple of weeks ago, my wife Sharon and I were out for a long neighborhood walk. This is not unusual for us, but on this particular day we took a route we hadn't walked in quite some time. I was pleased to notice that one of the traditional, colonial-style houses we encountered was sporting solar …

New York City's plan to fuse sustainability, social equity and resilience

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is the latest big-city leader to expand the definition of sustainability, melding new objectives for environmental …

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The Museum of the Future Is Here

Some things belong in a museum. But at the Smithsonian's recently reopened museum of design, a team has been rethinking what a thing is in the first place.<p>Very soon, every visitor to the Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian’s recently reopened design museum, will receive a giant pen. This pen is not …

The 14 Principles Of The Future Organization

Over the past few months I’ve been sharing a series of posts on the 7 Principles of the Future Employee and the Evolution of the Employee. This was followed by the 10 Principles of the Future Manager followed by the Evolution of the Manager. Today I want to introduce the 14 Principles of the Future …

Employment

Solar road could change how we power the world

What if one single source of renewable energy could replace our reliance on coal-fired energy? That's the dream of electrical engineer Scott Brusaw, who, for the better part of a decade, has been working on just such a project. His idea? Cover all the roadways and parking lots in the US with …

Kawamura Ganjavian designs Kangaroo Light for the bottom of your bag

Spain and Switzerland-based studio Kawamura Ganjavian launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to fund a flexible glowing lamp (+ …

Venice Biennale 2014: Danish Pavilion to Reintroduce the Power of Aesthetics

What does butterflies, quantum mechanics, poetry and dirt have to do with architecture? In the Danish pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture …

The interior designer’s guide to New York Design Week

Design is ubiquitous in New York City this week with the inaugural NYCxDESIGN, which includes over 200 events at venues throughout the city. Whether …

New York City Council

Sight Unseen OFFSITE at NYCxDesign

Over the past few years, we’ve been covering the Noho Design District, events and exhibitions organized by Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer of Sight …

ICFF 2014 Preview: Wintercheck Factory

Since 2010 Brooklyn's Wintercheck Factory has routinely rolled out new designs across apparel and homeware, to furniture and lighting. While the urge to design across all platforms is still alive and well, founder Kristen Wentrcek seems to be currently focusing on furniture, which will be on …

How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …