Categories: Cities

Europe Plans Eco-Cities, But Who's Going to Pay for it?

Posted by: Mark Scott on September 17

You have to give Europeans a gold star for effort. First, they set up the world's largest cap-and-trade carbon system back in 2005, and will extend it to more sectors...

RIP eco-cities? China's Dongtang goes unbuilt

Posted by: Adam Aston on January 06

The Christian Science Monitor is reporting the demise of Dongfan, China's much publicized eco-city, a twice-Manhattan sized island near Shanghai planned to evolve into a high-tech, self-sustaining city for 500,000,...

Dump a plastic bag, plant a tree in NYC

Posted by: Adam Aston on March 26

New York is joining a growing list of cities encouraging stores and consumers to stop using landfill-clogging, rarely-recycled plastic bags. Whole Foods Markets is helping out with a limited-edition,...

Film review: Manufactured Landscapes

Posted by: Adam Aston on July 04

A visually riveting mix of video and stills, Manufactured Landscapes unfolds with the beauty of Koyaanisqatsi and packs all the environmental punch of An Inconvenient Truth. Check it out on a big screen if you can. More here:

GreenWords -- Top eco-tales to check out

Posted by: Adam Aston on June 12

As they catch my eye, I plan to post links to important, controversial or outstanding stories on the environment and green biz. Here are few recent picks. In the "The...

Worrying about a tidal wave of water bottles

Posted by: Adam Aston on June 01

What drives me nuts is the trail of flattened, crushed and glinting plastic bottles left in the wake of all this hydration. The bottles are problem from cradle to grave. During production and distribution, the energy used to pump, bottle, ship, and chill the millions of bottles water is enormous, especially when contrasted with the highly efficient network of reservoirs, tanks, pipes and spigots that bring water to most homes and buildings in the U.S.

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BusinessWeek correspondents John Carey and Mark Scott, cover the green scene, keeping on top of the business aspects of energy, the environment and climate change, as well as the technologies, policies, markets and people that are shaping how the earth's resources will be used in the century ahead.

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