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104 of the Best Free Data Sources for Your Next Infographic

The best way to make a great infographic? Make sure it has great data. It’s the key to telling a good story and—when properly visualized—makes that …

New York Times

4 Groundbreaking Market Strategies to Skyrocket Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many companies invest heavily to perfect their product development process, hoping the result will entice customers to buy. But most entrepreneurs overlook market trends that could attract more customers and sustain their sales.<p>When it …

Customers

How to feed 10,000 people from food grown on 3 acres in the city

Will Allen is proving that city farms work -- big time. He’s not conjuring up theories; everything that he is teaching in cities across the country …

A new financial model for consulting

How we’re making our salaries fair and transparent<p>Most organisations have a “behind closed doors” salary setting process between a manager and an …

A Bike-Powered Local Food Movement Is Heading to a Town Near You

Without the pack of bicycles swarming the streets of Orlando, Florida, Fleet Farming would be a garden-variety horticultural club.<p>“The bicycle has …

Oil Spills

Retrofitted net-zero energy home in Washington produces double the power it needs

You don't need to build a new house to "go green". The Birchwood home by Sustainable Connections is the first home in Whatcom County, Washington to …

Clean Energy

A rare tour of Google's 'The Garage' lab where employees can build anything

For instance, here's a peek at a fantastic perk called "The Garage." It's a free TechShop-like workshop where employees can build anything they can imagine. They can even take classes to learn how to use the equipment.<p>Googlers can use this workshop to make things for their jobs, their home, their …

Silicon Valley

Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

Minimalism

CO2 turned into stone in Iceland in climate change breakthrough

Radical new technique promises a cheaper and more secure method of burying CO2 emissions underground instead of storing it as a gas<p>Carbon dioxide has been pumped underground and turned rapidly into stone, demonstrating a radical new way to tackle climate change.<p>The unique project promises a cheaper …

Fossil Fuels

In Honor Of World Ocean Day Here Are The Top 25 Ocean Infographics

“On World Ocean Day people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it …

Infographics

We Disrupted the Energy System -- Let's Tackle the Food System, Too

<i>Government policies have ramped up clean energy development -- why not clean food? (Chris Goldberg, via Flickr)</i><p>It was just a few decades ago that people started to see the breadth and depth of the flaws in our fossil fuel-based energy system. On its surface, fossil fuel energy seemed cheap and …

Agriculture

The future of energy in 4 charts

It's not just climate change that's spurring countries around the world to reassess their energy infrastructure.<p>As a new World Energy Council report …

What’s a carbon farmer? How ranchers are using dirt to tackle climate change.

Scientists believe that relatively simple land management techniques can increase the rate at which carbon is absorbed from the atmosphere and stored …

Wind-powered vertical Skyfarms are the future of sustainable agriculture

What if the future of farming took root in the city rather than in the countryside? London firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners explores that idea …

'Break Free' fossil fuel protests deemed 'largest ever' global disobedience

Coalition of environmental groups call for oil, coal and gas to be kept in the ground during mass protests around the world over the past two weeks<p>Thousands of people have taken part in what organizers have called the largest ever global civil disobedience against fossil fuels, with dozens of …

Fossil Fuels

Terreform proposes an autonomous and self-sufficient city with New York City (Steady) State project

Vertical farms in mid-town Manhattan to produce food for 30,000 people.<p><b>Terreform, New York-based urban research studio and advocacy group led by</b></b> …

New York City

We all live downstream – it's time to restore our freshwater ecosystems

Freshwater covers a tiny area of the planet’s surface, but is vital for our economies, environment and, of course, our survival. Yet freshwater is …

Biodiversity

San Diego to become largest U.S. city to run on 100% renewable energy

San Diego is not waiting for Washington to get its act together on climate change. The southern California city is moving forward with an ambitious …

With These DIY Machines, Anyone Can Transform Plastic Waste into New and Useful Objects

Dave Hakkens' open-source platform empowers people around the world to "recycle like rockstars"<p>The statistics around plastic waste are astonishing. …

Pollution

How Solar Panels Work

How Solar Panels Work Solar panels are the rage these days. According to industry reports, solar power made up about 40% of all new electric capacity …

Solar Panels

Thousands of DWP customers remain without power after wind storms cause outages

More than 5,200 customers remained without power Friday evening after heavy winds caused outages in several neighborhoods across the city, according to the<p>Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.<p>Crews are working "as diligently and as safely as possible under these heavy wind conditions," the …

Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture

Meet the South Korean entrepreneurs promising a clean energy revolution

Decades after South Korea’s stark economic past, its startups are developing solar, wind and hydro-powered products for developing world markets<p>For South Korean millennials born into bright lights, cheap energy and bustling modernisation, the country’s dimly lit, war torn past is a thing of the …

Renewable Energy

9 People Who Are Changing The Future Of Food

From the makers of cricket flour to a healthy soda alternative, these companies are worth watching.<p>The Soil Savant<p>A radical new approach to raising cattle helped fourth-generation rancher Cory Carman save her family’s land.<p>Twelve years ago, Carman Ranch, a 3,100-acre cattle-raising operation in …

Agriculture

UPS and other companies have big plans for the circular economy

There is a growing awareness in the business community that the circular economy is not only here to stay, but will continue to gain traction in the …

Sustainability

From Clueless Consumer to Real Food Dude

Many people around the United States could hardly fathom eating the way I do. Almost nothing I buy comes in a package. Almost everything is a simple …

Puerto Rico

Beyond net-zero: The rise of the Living Building Challenge

There’s no doubt that in the current construction world, it's all about sustainability. The industry has the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED …

Zero-Waste Supermarket Coming To Vancouver

Shoppers in one Scandinavian city will soon be able to buy their groceries without packaging — and Vancouverites are next.<p>Copenhagen’s first …

How Carbon Farming Could Reverse Climate Change

As the climate crisis heats up, agriculture is in the hot seat, not only as a contributor to climate change, but also as a potential solution. Eric …

Farming

Unravelling how to invest in the circular economy

Over the last few years there has been a wealth of research into the economic windfall a "circular economy" could bestow on those that adopt a zero …