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BMW jobs at risk in the US

In the heart of America, there's a German giant. It's the largest BMW factory in the world. Welcome to Spartanburg, with 10,000 employees, and 1400 vehicles produced every day.<p>The factory makes a whole region live, but since Donald Trump threatens to tax imports in the sector, subcontractors fear …

Answers to Tesla's woes are in Detroit

I don't want Tesla to fail. In fact, no one I know is openly rooting for Tesla to run out of money, fire staff and close the doors. The automotive …

West Texas algae farm cultivates nutrients on massive scale

Inside a high-tech lab in a modular building in the West Texas desert here, a young scientist peered through a microscope at a slide of live and …

Decades on, BMW is still a South Carolina economic engine

For the economy of South Carolina, BMW AG has been the gift that keeps giving.<p>The German premium automaker moved to build its assembly plant in …

6 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Pitching Their Cannabis Company

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The cannabis industry has matured significantly over the last several …

The Biggest Irony Behind Recreational Marijuana's Legalization in Canada -- The Motley Fool

Sean Williams<p>Jul 1, 2018 at 7:21AM<p>In 108 more days, Canada will make history. According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and following the passage …

We Grew Algae and Asked Spectrum Editors to Taste It

When was the last time you sipped algae? Chances are, you’ve never done that. But while working on a special report about potential climate-saving …

Homebiogas: easy, clean, climate-friendly way to heat and power your home with garbage

Yesterday, I saw a demo of the Homebiogas bioreactor: it's essentially an artificial stomach that uses colonies of microbes to digest your home food …

Bill Ford explains why Ford is serious about reviving Detroit

DETROIT – Day after day, Bill Ford drove his Mustang GT along Michigan Avenue between Dearborn and Detroit, past the graffiti-covered train station that had become the symbol of this city's decay.<p>And he started to wonder about his legacy, his family’s legacy and the future of Ford Motor.<p>“I kept …

Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company

Henry Ford (1863-1947)<p>On June 16, 1903, American entrepreneur <b>Henry Ford</b> founded the Ford Motor Company with $28,000 capital. It was not Henry Ford’s …

See How Algae Could Change Our World

<i>Correction: This post has been updated since it was published on June 15,</i> 2018<i>, to reflect how Royal Dutch Shell and Department of Energy grant was used, the attributes of algae and the uses of algae through those studies.</i><p>Charles Greene is a climate scientist who looks at the impact of climate on …

Sustainability

The Three Sisters: Planting corn, beans, and squash together

<b>This classic companion planting combo encourages each of the three to thrive. Here's why and how to do it.</b><p>Companion planting is brilliant. By placing …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Consulting Services

Do people often ask for your professional advice? It's time to start charging for your consulting sessions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever since I launched my YouTube channel where I talk about different strategies regarding B2B selling and inbound marketing, I've …

Insect Hotels: Encourage Beneficial Native Insects to Check into Your Garden – Organic Gardening

Why would you want to offer lodging to insects, you ask? As organic gardeners, drawing in beneficial insects as pollinators is a great way to …

The scientist still fighting for the clean fuel the world forgot

A decade of investment in advanced biofuels led nowhere, but Jay Keasling remains undaunted.<p>In the closing weeks of 2008, the US Department of Energy …

EPA

How do you move mountains of unwanted weed?

Oregon farmers have grown three times what their customers can smoke in a year, causing bud prices to plummet and panic to set in<p>A recent Sunday afternoon at the Bridge City Collective cannabis shop in north Portland saw a steady flow of customers.<p>Little wonder: a gram of weed was selling for less …

Customers

Mandatory GMO labels are coming to your food

By Caitlin Dewey<p>Caitlin Dewey<p>Reporter covering food policy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Foodmakers will soon be required to disclose when their products contain genetically modified ingredients — but those labels may not be as obvious, or as comprehensive, as consumers expected.<p>Food products may be exempted from …

Agriculture

California Warns of a Second Energy Crisis

California’s chief utility regulator is warning that the state could find itself in the throes of another energy crisis if it doesn’t address the …

Growing Raspberries for the Whole Family - Garden

Our black Labrador, Molly, developed a taste for raspberries. She began grazing on the berries that dropped to the ground and worked her way up as …

Multifunctional shed has rooftop terrace & hidden roll-out kitchen

As the weather is getting more warm and spring-like, our thoughts turn to spending more time outdoors -- tending the garden, or enjoying meals …

Why eco-gardening is one of this year's most significant trends

There's been a rise of eco-conscious gardeners who are seeking a more sustainable, environmentally friendly way to garden.<p><b>As a nation we're becoming more environmentally aware, so much so that 67 per cent of people consider themselves to be eco-conscious when it comes to gardening.</b><p>In fact, the …

In Mexico's own Motor City, billion-dollar investments but also fear of Trump's trade moves

In a swath of Mexico locals call the "New Detroit," General Motors is hiring hundreds of workers and expanding operations at a truck factory. BMW is on track to finish building an assembly plant next year.<p>Just last month, Canadian parts manufacturer Linamar announced it would pour $50 million into …

The Reinvention of America

Americans don’t realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself.<p>I have seen the future, and it is in the United States.<p>After a several-year immersion in parts of the country that make the news mainly after a natural disaster or a shooting, or for follow-up stories …

Los Angeles

Why you should plant flowers alongside vegetables

<b>Flowers have a remarkable ability to keep your veggie crop strong and healthy. Here's what you need to do.</b><p>When planning a vegetable garden for this …

Beetles

The average American's annual food waste, water use, energy consumption, garbage, and carbon emissions in 1 simple chart

Shutterstock<p><b>The United States comprises about 5% of the world's population.</b>• <b><br>However, Americans consume an far more than that share of the world's food, water, and energy. They also generate a lot of emissions and garbage in the process.</b>• <b><br>In honor of Earth Day, a revealing chart shows how many</b> …

Miracle moss removes arsenic from drinking water

<b>The aquatic moss clears 80 percent of arsenic from a container of water in less than an hour.</b><p>While it's not the responsibility of plants to clean up …

Arsenic

Uravu's zero-electricity Aqua Panels produce gallons of water from thin air

Uravu, a startup based in Hyderabad, India, has created a device that can produce water from an unlikely source–the air itself. The company’s …

Water

Microplastics found in fertilisers being applied to gardens and farmland

Many organic fertilisers being applied to gardens and farms contain tiny fragments of plastic, according to a new study.<p>Widely considered a problem …

Pollution

'Dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico will take decades to recover from farm pollution

A new study says that even in the ‘unrealistic’ event of a total halt to the flow of agricultural chemicals the damage will persist for 30 years<p>The enormous “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico will take decades to recover even if the flow of farming chemicals that is causing the damage is completely …

Mexico’s wage repression scheme creates a Nirvana for global automakers

And this is for factories that manufacture expensive products, even luxury products, in demand in the US and elsewhere. This isn't about manufacturing T-shirts. But that system of wage repression has been working wonders for global automakers setting up shop in Mexico.<p>Most of the workers at the new …