About Chris Milton

Chris Milton is a seasoned sustainability journalist focusing on business, finance and clean technology. His writing's been carried by a number of highly respected publishers, including The Guardian, The Washington Post and Scientific American. You can follow him on twitter as @britesprite, where he's one of Mashable's top green tweeters and Fast Company's CSR thought leaders. Alternatively you can follow him to the shops... but that would be boring.



Author Archives: Chris Milton

The Hotel Which Floats On Sand

February 21st, 2013 | by Chris Milton

Hidden away in the Gobi Desert is “the bay of sand”, Xiangshawan.  It’s a popular tourist destination for China’s newly [&hellip


Power Full Jogging Shoes

September 1st, 2011 | by Chris Milton

Ever wondered, as you pound along the pavements, just how much power your jogging could be generating? Well, now we have an answer: up to a whole kilowatt during a quick sprint. This is according to Tom Krupenkin, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He and a fellow researcher, J Ashley Taylor, have come up with an innovative new way of harnessing that power using liquid-based energy harvesters embedded into people's shoes


Bye Bye Batteries?

February 17th, 2010 | by Chris Milton

Clever boffins over at Imperial College, London, have announced their intention to kill off the battery once and for all. [&hellip


The New NIMBY-Defeating Wind Turbine

October 23rd, 2009 | by Chris Milton

  Wind turbines?  Dontcha hate them!  Horrible things going round-and-round. Roundandroundandroundandround.  They make a lot of noise, and bits seem [&hellip



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