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Report: ‘Green’ jobs up by 8% in Iowa

Report: ‘Green’ jobs up by 8% in Iowa

The Des Moines area’s trails, parks and other environmental offerings accounted for more than 5,200 “green” jobs in 2010, up 11 percent from 2003, according to a new analysis. Statewide, the green jobs increased 8 percent in the same period, … Continued

19-Year-Old Develops Cleanup Array To Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From Oceans

19-Year-Old Develops Cleanup Array To Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From Oceans

Another young creative mind working towards bettering our world. 19-year-old Boyan Slat has revealed his plans to the world regarding his Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The revolutionary device consists of an anchored … Continued

Cardboard Bicycle By Izhar Gafni, Israeli Inventor, Aims To Change World Transportation

Cardboard Bicycle By Izhar Gafni, Israeli Inventor, Aims To Change World Transportation

A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world’s most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says. Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production … Continued

Sugar Makers Bunge To Sao Martinho Try Biotech: Corporate Brazil

Sugar Makers Bunge To Sao Martinho Try Biotech: Corporate Brazil

Sugar-cane growers from Bunge Ltd. (BG) to Sao Martinho SA (SMTO3) propose building plants in Brazil to convert crops into chemicals for products as varied as face cream and industrial lubricants. A joint venture between Bunge and U.S. biotechnology company Solazyme Inc. (SZYM) will start late … Continued

SoloPower Funding: U.S. Poised To Hand Over $197 Million To Another Solar Panel Start-Up

SoloPower Funding: U.S. Poised To Hand Over $197 Million To Another Solar Panel Start-Up

A tiny solar company named SoloPower will flip the switch on production at a U.S. factory Thursday, a major step toward allowing it to tap a $197 million government loan guarantee awarded under the same controversial program that supported failed … Continued

U.S. Army Opens Bids To Buy $7 Billion In Renewable Energy

U.S. Army Opens Bids To Buy $7 Billion In Renewable Energy

The U.S. Army is looking for a few good renewable energy projects. Some $7 billion worth. On Tuesday the Army began accepting bids for green energy installations that will be deployed on military bases and facilities across the U.S. The Army will … Continued