This week’s Economist ran a couple of articles reporting that demand for lithium-ion batteries is surging, with lithium itself being, “one of the world’s only hot commodities.” That’s remarkable with crude at today’s rock-bottom prices.
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What environmental and labor advocates have been claiming for some time now has come true: Solar energy is a bigger source of jobs than fossil fuels – and it’s only going to get better from here on.
By Kyle G. Crider “’Come on up with me,’ he said. ‘It’s raining already.’ In fact it was, the endless warm drizzle of spring — the ice of Antarctica, falling softly on the heads of the children of those responsible for melting it.” Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven (1971) For those who … Continued
In addition to equipping startup teams with top Google developers and experts, the company plans to back startups in Brazil, India and Indonesia with up to $50,000 each in equity-free funding.
The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge seeks to inspire up-and-coming designers to create products for the circular economy — highlighting safe materials that can be perpetually cycled.
Last week, the California Air Resources Board and the U.S. EPA said “no deal” to Volkswagen’s proposal to buy back some of the vehicles that were outfitted with cheat devices. The two agencies say the plan doesn’t go far enough to address the problems caused by its latest emissions scandal.
More than six months have passed since Royal Dutch Shell announced its plans to purchase the energy exploration company BG Group, and the vote is still out as to whether investors will go for the merger.
After one year, researchers are in an educated position to say whether the SolaRoad — a high-tech bike path in Krommenie, Netherlands — was everything green-minded people hoped it would be.
The BioAg Alliance, a joint venture between Novozymes and Monsanto, seeks to understand the impact that soil microbes have on agricultural productivity. Could they hold the key to a food-secure future?
SPECIAL SERIES: Tech Titans: Community Citizens?
Thanks to the influx of large tech companies, the San Francisco Bay Area has ballooned in both wealth and population over the past two decades. But the picture isn’t always as pretty as those postcards of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Remarkably, there are several U.S.-based companies whose missions are to not just empower, but enable refugees and individuals who reside in developing nations. Here are two of them.
At the Consumer Electronics Show, the CEO of Intel announced that the company is moving beyond microprocessors to validate its broader product base as conflict-free in 2016. Carolyn Duran, supply chain director and conflict minerals program manager for Intel, explains.