Many upstream textile producers, like Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries in Pakistan are stepping up to reduce the impact of their business. Check out their efforts to close the loop.
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Behind the power of Google employee volunteers and a $10 million grant from the technology titan, Goodwill recently announced it will have the capacity to offer job training to over one million people over the next three years.
Scientists have been trying to find a way to break down polyethylene, one of the world’s most durable plastics — to little avail. But thanks to a beekeeper/scientist with an insatiable curiosity and her freedom-loving caterpillars, she may just have stumbled on an answer as to how to degrade plastic in our landfills and ocean gyres.
Move over, Bessie. A new vegan milk made from pea protein is the latest product to nudge its way into revenues that once were reserved for the dairy industry. Ripple Foods aims to make big waves and likely will. Its two experienced founders have discovered a way to make a milk that has the same amount of protein as dairy milk, but none of the carbon emissions associated with the dairy industry.
What’s in YOUR electronics? Greenpeace wants you to know which companies are really keeping up with their green technology promises. Just out in time for Christmas and Hanukkah, the Guide to Greener Electronics serves up the latest assessments of tech companies that have promised a greener path to addressing climate change.
Hoping to lure more drivers into the EV market, the U.S. Energy Department is putting $15 million into R&D for “extremely fast” EV charging stations.
The team that launched bitcoin-technology based SolarCoin kicked off Greeneum. This blockchain project seeks to leverage digital currency in order to boost the generation and consumption of renewables, while also allowing for decentralized energy trading.
Dr. Vivienne Ming, an accomplished neuroscientist has seen gender discrimination in a way that few of us can claim and now she’s using that unique insight to change opportunities for young students. But it may be her own experiences as a transgender woman that will best illumine the challenges we face in addressing gender discrimination.
According to Ford, the use of soy-derived foam instead of such material made out of petroleum has prevented 288 million pounds of carbon from entering the atmosphere.
GM is counting on the U.S. Army to help launch hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to the mass market, potentially with a renewable fuel angle.
Until Google comes clean with how it could have allowed its technology to risk chipping away at its home country’s democratic institutions, its recent environmental accomplishments, for now, are a sideshow.
As more industries become reliant on STEM and tech-savvy talent, the disconnect between our students’ STEM education and hiring managers’ expectations becomes more worrisome: 67 percent of U.S. executives expect to choose job candidates with data skills over those without, yet only 23 percent of educators believe their students will graduate with these essential tech and analytical skills. Perhaps the sector best poised to positively impact today’s young people is the business community.
In Puerto Rico, an army of chefs and volunteers are energizing the victims of Hurricane Maria. Electricity and cell phone power may still be a problem, but ingenuity and compassion help to safeguard the island community.
GM just announced big EV plans but the real surprise is that hydrogen fuel cell EVs play a big role in GM’s zero emission fleet of the future.
The British discount airline easyJet made waves over the past week in announcing a partnership with U.S.-based Wright Electric to develop an all-electric commercial airplane that could launch within a decade. Is such technology a reality in the near future, or just a public relations stunt?