For decades governments have been using insecticide spray and other chemicals to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. But now scientists have come up with another method, thanks to help from Nature — oh, and about 50 years of plodding through tropical jungles. The answer all along, was in the soil …
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SPECIAL SERIES: Public-Private Partnerships
How does a company or organization develop and sustain successful public-private partnerships to achieve large-scale impact? Determine how to execute: The partnership must develop a clear vision, differentiated strategy, and detailed execution plan to drive long-term success. This includes defining outcomes for the PPP that are informed through stakeholder input, establishing an effective governance structure with clearly defined and transparent operating practices, and agreeing upon roles and accountabilities in advance.
A new study backed by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that about 30 percent of the world’s sea level rise can be directly attributed to emissions from fossil fuel producers. And they name names too.
Chariot, a San Francisco-based startup that allows commuters in four U.S. cities to find a shuttle ride with a smartphone app, believes it can complement public transportation and ridesharing options in crowded urban centers.
SPECIAL SERIES: Public-Private Partnerships
To truly make progress on the world’s largest societal issues, governments, companies, and nonprofits must work together. But, how does a company or organization develop and sustain successful public-private partnerships to achieve large-scale impact? First, determine who to work with: Successful PPPs start with stakeholders who are engaged, committed, and able to execute a shared vision.
New electric vehicles that can support mass transit are on the horizon, according to an announcement by the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office. The office has just dolled out $13.4 million to encourage the production of alternative fuel vehicles that can support community mass transit.
The world’s most sustainable cities are redefining the building sector’s environmental impact. These cities are comprised of innovative buildings that incorporate the newest green technologies and building trends.
Automakers such as Ford are rallying fast and nimbly to not only stay relevant, but thrive in the near future. And this future is one of electric vehicles, self-driving cars and mobility as a service.
SPECIAL SERIES: COMMIT! Forum
To better equip corporate leaders with strategies on how to respond to social issues, CECP asked members of its corporate coalition to weigh in on how attention received by other companies is affecting their company strategy for speaking out on a social issue. CECP found that 61 percent of companies are sticking to their public advocacy strategy, with more than 20 percent advancing their strategy in response to public reaction to corporate leaders’ stance on social issues.
Working from home is growing in popularity, both among workers and among employers. According to a recent survey, about 43 percent of Americans spend at least some time working remotely, either from home or from another location away from the office like a café or collaborative workspace. For employees, the benefits are immediate and obvious; you’ll face fewer distractions in a more comfortable environment. But some employers are skeptical of the benefits they’d see in such a scenario. The truth is, remote work enhancements are key to the future of sustainable businesses.
The world’s population is expected to increase to just under 10 billion by 2050. Food production must be smart, efficient and sustainable say scientists, and new research suggest it’s agroecology, not genetic engineering, that has the best tools at hand for providing enough food for hungry populations.
Some industrious have found a way to replace plastic wrap, that everyday item we use to preserve our leftovers, lunches and favorite foods. And to do so, they’re using the lessons of the past to solve modern-day challenges.
As the fallout from the violence in Charlottesville continues, web services company Cloudfare announced yesterday it had terminated all services provided to the white supremacist site the Daily Stormer.
The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is expected to be a “first” in many ways. For many businesses within the 60-70-mile width of the eclipse’s path, it will be a money-maker. But for power grid operators that depend on solar power now, the eclipse presents new and rarely faced challenges.