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This Former Tesla Staffer Became an Internet Millionaire in His Spare Time

“A lot of people say, ‘If you believe in something, do it 100 percent,’ ” says Sisun Lee. “I actually think that’s horrible advice.” So during 2016, …

Los Angeles

“I Can’t Stomach It”: State Staffers Roll Their Eyes as Tillerson Takes a Final Swipe on His Way Out the Door

“This can be a very mean-spirited town.”<p>Early in what would become a controversial tenure as America’s top diplomat, <b>Rex Tillerson</b> telegraphed that he was unwilling to play the Washington game, let alone participate in the backstabbing and power-jockeying culture that has come to define the <b>Donald</b> …

Funiture Giant IKEA Wants to Help Restaurants Build Their Own Indoor Farms

The furniture chain is getting into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at a time.<p>Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA is known …

Are Shipping Containers the Future of Farming?

The startup Freight Farms is using repurposed freight containers and LED lights to grow acres’ worth of produce in a fraction of the space<p>By<p>Christopher Mims<p>Christopher Mims<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mims<p>christophermims<p>christopher.mims@wsj.com<p><b>INSIDE THE CAVERNOUS INTERIOR</b> of a former …

Aquaponics

You’ll never want to go to Bali

FORGET Bali. As far as Indonesia goes, it’s got nothing on these places. Here’s where to spend your next holiday instead.

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

Landscaping

Call for Imaginative Design to Build Green Infrastructure in Our Cities | Smart Cities Dive

Cities Alive is the new branding for construction firm Arup's integrated idea of sustainable cities that incorporate nature as green infrastructure, …

Young Kazakh Entrepreneurs Seek to Save Aport Apple

ALMATY – Two Almaty entrepreneurs are using new media and technology in their quest to restore Kazakhstan’s famous, but threatened, Aport apples.<p>The …

Heartbreaking Photos of an Unbroken Sea of Tires [Exclusive]

Spanish artist Pejac captures images of environmental devastation in a riveting new photo series.<p>The desolate image of environmental havoc above is real—no CGI, no Photoshop, no illusions. It's a simple mixture of art direction and the scourge of human waste.<p>In 2013, Spanish artist Pejac …

Traditional Energy Industry Declares War on Solar Energy

Now that solar power is reaching prime time, the fossil fuel industry is doing all that it can to stop its growth.<p>For many years solar was on the …

Farms are springing up in cities across Europe, but if they exclude lower income groups they’ll do little to help shift towards sustainable food system<p>Spending on ethical food and drink products – including organic, Fairtrade, free range and freedom foods – hit £8.4bn in the UK in 2013, making up …

Urban Agriculture

The growth in renewable energy is fuelling new jobs in Asia and Africa. Meet three beneficiaries of the new green economy from Zambia, Pakistan and Kenya<p>While the price of oil is plummeting, taking with it a significant number of jobs, the renewable energy job market is booming. It is estimated …

Renewable Energy

Leonardo DiCaprio Saw Climate Change Firsthand While Filming 'The Revenant'

The actor and environmentalist tells Condé Nast Traveler how his latest movie role made him think hard about global warming.<p>Leonardo DiCaprio has already gone home with a handful of trophies this awards season, thanks to his incredibly physical performance as a 19th-century frontiersman who can't …

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

How A Huge Dairy Is Solving A Major Pollution Problem

Though city dwellers may not realize it, agriculture is a big source of carbon emissions. That’s because of livestock’s production of methane, how …

The 14 Edible Plants Your Indoor Garden Needs

We're talking more than just herbs here.<p>When the weather outside is frightful, nothing sounds worse than heading out into the cold for a grocery run.<p>Even though you're likely growing your favorite herbs inside, you can't make a meal out of just basil and rosemary. Indeed, it might be time to expand …

Gardening

This Sleek No-Cap Shampoo Packaging Is Easy To Reuse And Recycle

Why has so much packaging not changed in decades?<p>When shampoo manufacturers started switching from glass bottles to plastic in the 1960s, they weren’t thinking about how to make the new containers recyclable. And so the bottles that are now ubiquitous in drugstores, holding everything from lotion …

Conservative thinktanks in the US engaging in climate change have increased their attacks on science in recent years, a study of 16,000 documents finds.<p>Is organised climate science denial finished?<p>After global heat records were continually broken over the last decade, and as sea levels rose and …

Climate

What China’s Second Red Alert Means for the Future of Clean Energy

Beijing recently announced its second-ever “red alert” for air pollution, as toxic smog again enveloped China’s capital. During the most severe air …

Watch this 18-inch LG display roll up and point to the future

LAS VEGAS — The future of displays is rollability. Not just flexibility, but the ability to roll up your TV and store it away until you want to watch …

OLEDs

Vertical Forest Wants to Make Cities Green Again

A room with a view.<p>Italian architect Stefano Boeri wanted to figure out a way to implement more nature into a sprawling cityscape, so he came up with Vertical Forest. A combination nature reserve/residential building, Vertical Forest will contain over 100 leafy trees throughout the main structure. …

This pot won't let you kill your houseplants

Parrot's flashiest announcement of CES is without question its new drone, but it's shown up with one other neat — but much tamer — product, too: a self-watering pot for houseplants. The pot holds 2.2 liters of water and will automatically water your plant when it detects that the soil is too dry. …