The top 10 bio-inspired ideas of 2012.
Corporate sustainability pioneer John Elkington examines the movement to bring negative outputs to zero.
Step away slowly from the computer and go outside. Don't worry, you're still working. You're just outside.
Improving the design of our built environment can actually work for us at a deeply biological level.
What is a sustainability guy doing at a 3D software company? There's a natural fit.
A high-speed rail operator needed its trains to be faster and quieter. Its manager turned to owls and kingfishers for inspiration.
Companies have a strong role to play in pushing forward citizen apps for public good, a leading city innovation officer says.
Organizers LRN and frog set out to tackle business challenges in a new and innovative way over the course of a weekend. Did they achieve it?
Janine Benyus has shown time and again in her work on biomimicry that life creates conditions conducive to life. Here's how the business world could do that.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee opens the 2012 GreenBiz Forum by talking about how the city is rethinking innovation, sustainability, and its relationship with the business community.
It's time for the third annual Tommies, Tom McKeag's pick of the top 10 bio-inspired innovations of 2011 -- and a look at the lessons that Namib desert beetles, crickets, Mantis Shrimp and...
Startup company AguaVia thinks it's found a solution to the world's looming water crisis that offers much more than a drop in the bucket.
Two sessions during day two of the GreenBiz Innovation Forum explored how to take nature's principles and put them to work on solving problems ranging from packaging to HVAC.
An innovative display screen based on the way a Morpho butterfly's wings get their color may or may not change the mobile-device market -- but the underlying principles could change how we...
Whether we're talking about melting waste plastic into diesel fuel or turning unused alligator meat into biofuels, companies around the world are looking at fuel-from-waste with fresh perspectives...
Among the many achievements that Ray Anderson earned in his revolutionary career, one of the most often-overlooked is his pioneering use of biomimicry in product design.
The world has come a long way from some of the hippie dreams of the 1970s, although the far-out ideas for creating sustainable spaces to live and work in are rapidly becoming reality.
Using renewable crops and genetically modified bugs, the green chemistry pioneer aims to redesign the chemicals that surround us.
If you start with the premise that many of the solutions to our global sustainability challenges start with design and systems thinking, this software company is emerging as a key player in a...
From helmets that protect better to self-sharpening tools to bottles that collect water from the air, read on for some of the biggest innovations inspired by nature in 2010.