Ariel Schwartz is the editor of Cleantechnica.com, a daily contributor at FastCompany.com, and a former blogger for Greenbiz.com. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, live music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). A New Jersey native, she currently resides in San Francisco, CA.
The Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane is unstoppable so far. Earlier this summer, the single-seat plane completed its first night flight, and now the aircraft is getting ready for three test
Need another reason to buy a plug-in hybrid vehicle? How about this: California Governor Arnold Schwarzanegger just signed into law this week a bill that grants HOV lane (aka carpool lane)
Southern California isn't exactly known for having the best public transportation system, but Foothill Transit, a public transportation agency in the San Gabriel/Pomona area, is about to get an
Fuel efficiency may have only become a hot topic recently, but some people have been thinking about with hypermiling vehicles for decades. Take, for example, inventors Bill Green and Craig
We can thank MIT for adding another piece of weaponry to our future oil spill cleanup arsenal. Dubbed the Seaswarm, this autonomous 16-foot long, 7- foot wide robot features an oil-absorbing
Need proof that oil-eating microbes actually work? Look no further than Mumbai, where scientists recently used the Oilzapper (a mixture of five bacterial strains and corn cobs) to munch on oil
What if scrubbing pollution out of the air was as easy as laying down specially coated paving slabs? It soon might be - at least for one German city that is experiencing toxic levels of nitrogen
Some consider wind turbines to be garish blips on serene landscapes. Not so with this Windstalk concept, which utilizes a series of 1203 kinetic energy-generating "stalks" to harness power.
What high-tech gizmos will we see in the kitchens of the future? IKEA may have the answers. The Swedish superstore recently drew up a concept kitchen for the year 2040, and it's pretty wild --
Is it possible to travel the globe in electric vehicles powered by renewable energy offsets? We'll find out soon -- the "Zero Race", an 80 day around-the-world excursion, just launched today.
San Juan, Puerto Rico is about to do what many mainland American cities can only dream of -- become a walkable city. It's all part of a massive $1.5 billion plan that will improve mass transit,
Would you ever go dumpster diving? A whole lot of New York City residents did this weekend, as the city unveiled three unused dumpsters converted into small swimming pools as part of the third
Lottery tickets can make or break dreams, but they can also be transformed into beautiful objects in their own right. Ghost of a Dream, a team of two Rhode Island School of Design Graduates, has
Photo by faberNovel2009 Citywide bike sharing systems are easy enough to organize, but how about citywide electric vehicle sharing programs? Paris is hoping to capitalize on the success of
Photo by Steve Jurvetson Hawaii could be the ideal site for an experimental form of ocean-based renewable energy plants, according to researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The
We're all for creative public transportation, but this scheme from Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co. may go a little too far. The so-called Straddling Bus looks kind of like an
It's common for green-minded gadget-lovers to rely on solar power to charge up cell phones, music players, and other electronics. But the latest solar-powered gadget is nothing if not unusual.
E. coli may not be the smartest thing for your body to ingest, but this bacteria could be just the thing to get vehicles up and running around more efficiently. A team of researchers at LS9 -- a
Sports car manufacturers have been lining up left and right to bring their own brand of electric vehicles to the market, so it comes as no surprise that Porsche is finally joining in with a few
As expected, the Zephyr solar plane has officially broken the endurance record for an unmanned aircraft by flying for a whopping two weeks above an Arizona army range. The photovoltaic-powered
Are driverless cars the next big thing in transportation? A group of Italian engineers are getting ready to send two driverless electric vehicles on an 8,000 mile journey from Italy to China,
Technology (and sloppy planning) may have gotten us into BP's oil mess, but it also proving instrumental in the cleaning process. The Natural Resources Defense Council and Oceana just launched
Image by the European Space Agency We've done a bang-up job of polluting both Earth and outer space in the past few decades. Space junk, at least, could be reduced significantly if satellites
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