USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its Development Innovation Ventures Program. Two of these awardees are piggybacking on other efforts to expand energy access in India by investing in clean-energy technology startups.
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Mobile payments were designed with traditional buyers and sellers in mind, but they can be highly beneficial to nonprofit organizations that rely on donations for financial support. Here are a few simple ways your group can increase donations with the help of mobile payments.
The World Air Quality Index is helping us visualize air pollution across the globe. With its real-time air quality information, we can practically see our cities breathe — and this is just one of many projects bringing data to life.
What if your clothes mimicked nature? A collection of fashionable garments, designed for social good by the students and alumni at the Parsons’ Design and Technology Program, were exhibited at SXSW and drew significant attention.
Since Gov. Pence seems to be so concerned with the reproductive functions of Indiana women, they took to social media to tell him what’s going on down there.
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.
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.