Money invested in renewable energy reached new heights last year, topping $257 billion.
Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., had been in the headlines for her alcohol and drug problems, but is remembered by relatives as a devoted mother and pioneer of "green" architecture.
Organic farming is widely perceived to be a healthy, more environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional agricultural techniques.
I don't know if I've watched too many scary movies lately, but I've been pondering natural burial alternatives for dearly departed pets. I know eco-sensitive burial methods are increasingly popular with humans, but I wasn't sure about pets, so I checked it out.
The 3.1 million "green jobs" the government reported last week was a large number -- it's nearly five times the number of people that work making cars and trucks and over half the amount employed in the construction industry.
Award winning architect Manit Rastogi looks back to his Mughal heritage to create green buildings of the future.
Amid all the jockeying of the primary debates, President Barack Obama's 2013 budget was a breath of fresh air that underscored the priorities we should have as a nation. Sure, politicos may call it a campaign document, but even if you view it as only that, it is a much needed reminder of just what we should be focusing on.
Nigeria Fashion Week has always featured bold colors, but this year the focus was on one color in particular -- green.
Designers and modes at Nigeria Fashion Week in Lagos raise awareness for the environment.
Anglo American, the South African mining company, is turning its waste into homes by recycling waste gypsum into bricks.
Energy secretary Steven Chu is hitting back at criticism of a government loan program for renewable energy in the wake of the Solyndra scandal, saying the U.S. must "compete or accept defeat" in the clean tech race.
Move over Congress. Move over President Obama. Bill Clinton is back -- and he has a lot of economy-fixing ideas.
The Auckland NZI Center in New Zealand uses new green technology to make the building more environmentally friendly.
It might have a meeting room named after grizzled New Zealand rugby legend Wayne "Buck" Shelford, but the NZI Centre presents a sleeker appearance on the streets of Auckland.
More and more African fashion designers are taking their business online, hoping to capitalise on a growing trend of boutiques.
The third installment of our Going Green series looks at cutting-edge ideas from around the globe.
Google announced another investment in companies selling rooftop solar panels Tuesday, putting $75 million into a fund that solar contractors and designers can draw on to finance solar systems for homeowners.
In 2010 alone, there were roughly 1,100 attacks on U.S. fuel convoys. This has cost the men and women of our armed forces dearly.
FBI agents, acting with inspectors from the Department of Energy, raided the offices of solar panel maker Solyndra on Thursday, just days after the DOE-backed company filed for bankruptcy.
Unlike in previous jobs speeches, where he's been a cheerleader for clean energy and a green economy, President Obama didn't say the word "green" once in his address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. That seems to fit the mood of the country, but in fact, Obama is missing a stimulus program in every American gas tank.
Residential solar power provider SolarCity and the U.S. government announced a deal Wednesday to put solar panels on military housing units, a move that could double the number of rooftop solar power installed in the United States.
Spurred by a desire to save money and lives by reducing the number of vulnerable fuel convoys they depend on, the Marines last month invited 13 companies to their desert base to pitch them the latest in battlefield solar and fuel efficiency technology.
The Green School was set up by retired businessman John Hardy after seeing Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."
Learning Shakespeare under a thatched roof in a building made almost entirely from bamboo. The Green School in Bali, Indonesia, is like no other.
CNN International's "Going Green" is back for another series of special programming with "Extreme Science," a special one-hour documentary that will take viewers on a journey where scientists study global warming in one of the coldest places on earth.
CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau looks at the impact of climate change in one of the coldest places on the planet.
The strain of E. coli that has killed at least 25 people and sickened more than 2,600 others in Europe is a terrifying reminder that killer microbes lurk in places where we least expect them. Though it is not a reason to panic, this incident should force us to rethink some important food safety issues.
Jay Carson is CEO of the newly formed C40 Clinton Climate Initiative, which combines previous efforts led by former President Clinton and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to leverage big cities in the fight against global warming. He'll have a budget this year of $12 million and a staff of 65.
Construction giant Skanska is a leader in "green building" and now wants to move to "green" retro fit.
When I was a kid, my parents would sometimes take us to a campground called Paradise Park. It was a little camp in the California foothills: a woodsy reserve dotted with old oak trees sloping down to a well-shaded river.
The tools and tradesman building the new home for the Florida Marlins are typical of any construction site. The difference here is that this building is green.
Everyone is talking about creating more green jobs, but few people seem to know how to actually do it. That got Chad Holliday, the former CEO of DuPont and current chairman of Bank of America, thinking about solutions. Earlier this year he helped form the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC), a bipartisan group of business leaders who believe that the U.S. needs a long-term energy strategy to transition to a low-carbon economy and create American jobs. Besides Holliday, the council's seven members are Bill Gates, GE CEO Jeff Immelt, Cummins CEO Tim Solso, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, former Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine, and John Doerr, a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. The AEIC is supported by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the ClimateWorks Foundation. Holliday spoke with Fortune's Brian Dumaine on how the AEIC will work.
Cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes and public art have helped Quebec City earn the moniker, "Paris without the jetlag." The thriving urban agriculture scene, local boutiques and restaurants, electric buses and green hotels should inspire a new nickname: "Europe without the carbon footprint."
After decades of watching good jobs disappear, we need solutions that will provide continuous economic growth. The U.S. unemployment rate is hovering around 9.5 percent; for African Americans, around 17 percent.
The United States has the third largest ecological footprint per capita, behind only the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. We face an extraordinary challenge in overcoming our environmental deficit.
If the government truly wants America to go green, it's going to have to shell out to support the nascent but important sector of our economy. Green jobs and renewable energy were boldly funded in the stimulus bill, yet whenever Congress and the Obama administration need to scare up capital to fund some other program, they chip away at the initial $37 billion allocated for climate and energy-related efforts.
The world of luxury yachts is not typically regarded as the most eco-friendly. Vast, gas-guzzling diesel engines, noisy jet-skis and lavish on-board entertainment systems are often at odds with the delicate marine environments they inhabit.
On the Bonneville Salt Flats, a prototype bike recently racked up a world speed record for electric motorcycles -- 150 mph. This is not your daddy's Harley. The interesting thing about it, however, is that the San Francisco startup that designed it is not really a motorcycle company. Yes, Mission Motors plans to start selling a limited number of the $68,995 bikes by mid-2011. But CEO Jit Bhattacharya sees his company as much more than that. In essence Mission is a software firm that will license cutting-edge electric power systems for all types of machines, from bikes to cars to lawn mowers. Mission takes the best lithium-ion batteries available and packages them with a proprietary cooling and management technology. Think of it as a green version of Intel Inside.
Prisons in Washington state are going "green." CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports how they offer inmates new opportunities.
Laid off from her job as head marketer of an IT firm last year, Cynthia Curtis knew where she wanted to go next: into green industry. "Investment in it was expanding, and there weren't a lot of people with years of experience clamoring for jobs," she says. Curtis also had a personal interest, having built a green-certified home.
Dear Annie: I'm a sophomore in college, majoring in business. Even though I still have two more years of school ahead of me, I'm trying to figure out what kinds of jobs are likely to be available when I graduate. For one thing, having a handle on that would help me choose a minor. I'll also be graduating with loans to pay off, so I'll need to start working right away.
Green living is a spiritual calling for a group of Christian women in the upper Midwest. Call it a heavenly approach to being good stewards of the Earth.
Golden, Colorado, got its name because of its role in the Gold Rush, but these days the land of gold has gone green.
A city built on gold is now home to a lab focused on finding renewable energy. Video shot by CNN's Jeremy Moorhead.
Wednesday's speech from President Obama unveiling his new strategy on offshore drilling, which will keep some sensitive coastal areas open for drilling, hits close to home for me.
Advocates for improved school nutrition hope the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a bill cleared for a final vote by the Senate this past Wednesday, might pave the way for lunch programs across the country to replicate the success of a deliciously successful pilot project in Berkeley, California.
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse tours Cape Town in an environmentally friendly transport.
Lots of people, especially those trying to battle high utility bills, believe in energy-efficient homebuilding.
Actor Ed Begley Jr., best known for his roles in "St. Elsewhere," "The West Wing," and "Best in Show" (he's also twice appeared on "The Simpsons"), is the star of "Living with Ed."
Once again, a handful of green films will be competing for this year's Academy Awards.
President Obama says jobless rate is better than expected and tomorrow's jobs will be in the clean energy sector.
Dear Annie: I lost a pretty good job as head of the training department at a financial-services company a few months ago and, rather than look for another similar position, I want to change careers. I'm passionate about the outdoors and would like to do something related to protecting wildlife and the environment. But I'm having trouble figuring out where to focus my search. Can you point me to some good sources of information about green jobs? -- Boston Birdwatcher
Van Jones is an American treasure.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks to NAACP President Benjamin Jealous about honoring a White House official who resigned.
The champions at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver can stand on the podium proud of their achievements, but the eco-minded among them can be extra proud that their medals are made with traces of precious metals recovered from e-waste.
Quick: which nation builds the most wind turbines? If you guessed America, with its blustery Great Plains dotted with whirring GE blades, you'd be wrong. In 2009, China became the planet's largest producer.
While Van Jones may have left the White House under a cloud, the NAACP says that's not his whole story.
The price of power has always been a political issue -- but now campaigners argue it could be the key to starting a green energy revolution.
Some people follow rock stars. Steve Greenberg follows inventors.
The word "green" has become a vague and overused marketing term for something that's supposed to be good for the environment.
"Green jobs." You may have heard President Obama use this phrase often. But what does it really mean? It's one of those phrases that isn't really specific -- so we set out to demystify the phrase -- digging down into the sectors of business that people are referring to and actual job titles when they reference green jobs.
When President Obama visits China next week, global climate change will top the agenda. The stakes could hardly be higher -- for the two Pacific powers and for the world.
Ready for a creepy, crawly scavenger hunt?
Dear Annie: I graduated from college with a civil engineering degree last spring, and I'm planning to go to architecture school. I want to focus my training on learning how to retrofit existing buildings and power plants to be more energy-efficient.
For two weeks the National Mall in Washington D.C. has been transformed into a boulevard of homes of the future.
At the UNIDO/UNEP/UN ESCAP/ILO conference on green industry in Asia, held in Manila, the Philippines in the second week of September, I proposed the formation of an International Green Finance Association in support of green industry and green economy in general.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on how the U.S. military prepares for future ecological challenges.
CNN International's Going Green is back for another special series of in-depth reports, this time looking into the world's green pioneers.
Locally known as the Rainman of Rajasthan, Rajendra Singh teaches Indian students how to capture and utilize rain.
The actor will speak as part of the Clinton Global Initiative
Pittsburgh conjures up visions of steel mills and gritty sports teams for many. The host city of this week's Group of 20 summit hopes to update that image.
Just a couple of years ago the only people putting solar panels on their houses wore Birkenstocks and preferred tofu to T-bones. But now that energy bills are skyrocketing and it has become downright fashionable to reduce your carbon footprint, the idea of adding solar electricity to your home doesn't sound all that far-fetched to the rest of us.
In a recent CNN commentary entitled "Green jobs: hope or hype?" Samuel Sherraden argues that green job creation will be insufficient to bring America out of recession. But Sherraden narrowly defines green as a "sector," and fails to see its potential as a strategy for the revitalization of the entire economy.
Community Suported Agriculture members say they get better products thanks to a direct relationship with farmers.
In a parking lot in suburban Atlanta, customers mill in the summer heat, waiting for freezer bags full of beef, pork, chicken and other meats.
In today's uncertain job market, even the jobs once marked as "recession-proof" are not as safe as we thought. So where should you focus your job search?
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