Disney has become the latest company to vow to eliminate non-sustainable paper products from its operations, wherever possible. That includes in its book publishing, an area where up until two years ago all of the publishers used virgin paper, often coming from rain forests.
The United States needs to focus less on building U.S. manufacturing jobs, a laudable goal to be sure, and more on retaining the entrepreneurs that are educated in her universities. That's the argument author Vivek Wadhwa makes and he says the solution is simple: more visas.
Women across the Middle East are stepping into the workforce and into the entrepreneur force, and the turmoil of the economic spring is in some ways making that possible. Women face barriers to professional growth across the Arab world, and being their own bosses helps alleviate that.
When President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney debate Monday night in Boca Raton, they'll be doing so, almost literally, in the shadow of the housing crisis and economic collapse. While the topic of the debate is foreign policy, Boca is where the financial products that built up the housing bubble were conceived.
With U.S. demand for coal at decades-low levels, mining companies are turning elsewhere for places to sell their products. In most cases, that means the booming economies of Asia — and long trips on container ships.
In Kenya's Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha drives the economy. It's a draw for wildlife, tourists, business -- and pollution, which is imperiling all the rest. But a series of partnerships have cleaned up the lake and got it back on track.
A report out last week documented pages and pages of evidence that concludes Lance Armstrong was at the center of a doping ring. On Wednesday, Armstrong began to lose sponsors and announced he would resign as chairman of the very charity he founded.
Because of Myanmar's economic stagnation over the past decades, very little development has taken place -- which has allowed the country's historic colonial buildings to endure. But as the country loosens up, some preservationists are worried it may lead to destruction of relatively rundown, but still historic, buildings.
A project in Oregon seeks to turn a long-dormant volcano into a source of power for as many as a million people. It would involve pumping water deep into the water, where the geothermal activity would turn that water into steam to spin turbines — without producing CO2.
There's a movement afoot to bring art -- real art -- to the masses. Costco, though its website, is selling Warhols and Matisses, and that's just the beginning. Art dealer Greg Moors says fine art is becoming more broadly available, in place of tacky prints.