As more countries shift to sustainability, economic growth is beginning to decouple from carbon emissions for the first time in history. In fact, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI), 21 countries experienced positive economic growth since 2000 while cutting carbon emissions, some dramatically.
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Do you have an old flip phone or game system in your basement or garage just gathering dust? Businesses may have old equipment lying around as well. What they do with it can have not only a major impact on not only their bottom line, but also our planet’s future and human health.
In this election year, the enormous strain on our healthcare system promises to play center stage in the national conversation. Regardless of the political atmosphere, investments supporting access to low-cost, high-quality medication will continue to disrupt the industry.
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Code the Dream is hoping to turn things around for low income and immigrant communities through tech. Based in Durham, North Carolina, the program is designed to increase economic opportunities for undocumented residents by connecting tech students to better-paying careers in the city’s growing technology ecosystem.
The U.S. wastes over 60 percent of the energy we produce. A vast amount of this wasted energy is given off as heat that could be put to use. Recovering some of that heat as it is literally washed down the drain is the idea behind a system from Canadian firm International WasteWater.
Inspired in part by University of Connecticut research, Long Islander Bren Smith shifted away from culling oysters and is now recognized as a leader in 3-D ocean farming.
What if you could decide which questions to ask presidential candidates during debates? Or write the headlines for the day’s news stories? A new model of journalism could help create this opportunity.
Last week, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched the U.S. Chapter of its CE100 program in San Francisco. CE100 U.S. aims to target American markets and enable organizations to realize their circular-economy ambitions faster.
Rocky Mountain Institute’s new 15,610-square-foot Innovation Center is a living lab that is pushing the boundaries of how built environments can sustainably manage natural resources. With U.S. buildings accounting for 73 percent of the country’s electricity consumption and 38 percent of CO2 emissions, rethinking how buildings are designed and constructed could have a profound impact on our energy future.
It doesn’t take an automotive genius to see that Tesla nailed it with this one – the design is gorgeous, the price is right, and within 24 hours of the car’s release, Musk had already taken over 180,000 pre-orders.
An environmental education center off Virginia’s coast is set to be certified as one of the first structures in the mainland U.S. to achieve the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment: a “Living Building.”
Tesla Motors is due to unveil a peek of its new Tesla 3 this week (anticipated date is March 31). Autonomous driving, self-parking and 200 miles of capability between charges are some of the draws of the new car, but none stack up to its price-tag: $35,000 pre-incentives.
Rooftop photovoltaic solar panels could generate 1,118 gigawatts of energy — more than a third of America’s current energy needs, says the U.S. Energy Department. But we won’t reach that potential without better action on the state level.
In less than 24 hours of living inside the Twittersphere, Microsoft’s newest artificial-intelligence experiment quickly devolved into a hateful, misogynistic, racist jerk.