At the SXSW Eco Data + Tech competition last week, each contestant addressed a traditionally boring topic: air pollution, fire hydrants and lamp posts, river recovery, a solar garage, and dilapidated cultural sites. Are you asleep yet? These beautiful and fun projects will wake you up.
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How will we feed our rapidly expanding global population, set to hit 9 billion by 2050, while not contributing to climate change in the process? This past week at SXSW Eco, a panel of experts from business, academia and the farming community took on this question, asserting that we’ve got part of the answer right under our feet: microbes.
Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media and ‘Web 2.0’ fame calls his new conference the WTF Economy summit. “WTF” stands for “What’s The Future,” but it also means what you think it means.
Talk doesn’t help someone out of poverty; that takes doing. And Manoj Bhargava, billionaire CEO of 5-Hour Energy drinks, is committed to doing just that.
The idea of a city where real objects could communicate and send messages seems like something out of a film — but it’s happening right now. What are the sustainability/energy efficiency implications?
Last week I attended the New York City Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator’s demo day, where the accelerator’s latest cohort of startups presented themselves to a large audience of investors and venture capitalists. The presentations were great, but one thing caught my attention: None of the startups (well, except maybe one) could be considered a sustainable startup.
A panel at SXSW Eco 2015 discussed how cars will become substantially greener and leaner in a decade, due in large part to advanced lightweight materials such as carbon fiber-reinforced plastics.
How do you reuse a dirty, smelly waste material like the sludgy mess from industrial food production to create bioplastic? One team is doing just that. Whether driven by the desire to be gold star eco-citizens or because they hope to succeed where others have failed, Brian and Ian with Full Cycle Bioplastics shared their team’s award-winning plan with me and at SXSW Eco this week.
What exactly is the Volkswagen emissions scandal, and why is it such a big deal? Spend a few minutes consulting our cheat-sheet, and you’ll have all the information you need to keep up with those conversations at the water cooler.
The seat continues to get hotter for VW’s top brass. Congressional meetings, investigations and a raid of the automaker’s headquarters in Germany have sent shares plummeting — again.
With many companies dedicated to building solutions for everyday problems, others are increasingly focusing on tackling major societal issues. With proper investment strategies, such as impact investing, companies and tech startups in particular can be catalysts for solving some of the most pressing global social issues.
From 2005 to 2012, the number of people who worked remotely rose by nearly 80 percent. This doesn’t mean workplace productivity has decreased. In fact, it’s done nearly the opposite.
Critics are asking why it took the EPA and California Air Resources Board 18 months to tell consumers that they were aware of serious emissions problems with some VW diesel vehicles. And while fed and state regulators say they will be looking more closely at other brands, a European advocacy group has already determined that VW is not alone in its problems, and that there needs to be greater oversight in testing by government regulators.