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You Can’t Beat Climate Change Without Tackling Disinformation

Over more than a century, PR firms built and fine-tuned a machine to deceive the public. (From the Covering Climate Now series.)   More

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Amyris at COP26: Sustainability on a Molecular Level

This company synthesizes engineering, design, and biology to make abundant that which is scarce in nature. Its chief sustainability officer explains how environmental responsibility is built into its DNA.   More

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Piloting Big Technologies On a Tiny Scottish Island

The Orkney Islands may seem like the end of the earth, but hydrogen power projects launched there could help usher in a new era for marine transportation.   More

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Young People Are Watching, and They’re Pissed Off

The cracks are appearing in modern capitalism. Today, young people are demanding that corporations put saving the planet before profits. Will corporate bosses listen?   More

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Can Better Town-Gown Relations Help Save the Planet?

What if universities collaborated with their local communities with the goal of helping cities become more resilient and sustainable? That idea is being tested in Exeter, England.   More

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Water & Climate: Wicked Problem Meets Threat Multiplier

Water insecurity due to climate change has the potential to uproot nearly every aspect of modern society: food production, urban and rural settlements, energy production, industrial development, economic growth, and natural ecosystems.   More

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How Oil-Rich Aberdeen is Pivoting Away from Fossil Fuels

Aberdeen boomed in the 60s after the discovery of North Sea oil. Now the Scottish city wants to be a renewable energy capital and a model for what carbon-dependent cities can do to adapt. (Part of Hamm's ongoing COP26 coverage.)   More

Business Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals

COP26: What Businesses Should Expect To Come Out Of The Climate Summit

Perhaps the most important outcome from COP26, if it is even halfway successful, will be a reframing of the economic climate. Businesses need to think of sustainability not as added value but as a core principle of what they do.   More

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SustainChain: a Collaboration Platform for Do-Gooders

At COP26, representatives from small island nations will discuss becoming producers of ocean thermal energy. This important development became possible in part through a new collaboration tech platform, SustainChain.   More

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COP26: Let’s Pivot to Save the Planet

Policy changes and society-wide investments are critical to address climate change, but we can’t depend only on nations. Community and grassroots initiatives are urgently required. The first of a COP26 series exploring some already underway.   More

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Can We Make Fashion Truly Sustainable?

The future of sustainable fashion is exciting. But the most responsible thing anyone can do is not buy new clothes, says our teenage correspondent.   More

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How Do We React to the Climate Tragedy?

This week’s UN climate report was grim. Can business, individuals, and the world take the radical steps needed to avert a catastrophic planetary future?   More

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ITU: To Connect Everyone We Need Innovation

ITU Road2Addis

3.6 billion people still remain offline. A young entrepreneur describes her Ugandan innovation journey. We also hear about Mandela, new ministries, and virtues of 5G.   More

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Summer 2021: Are We Going Up or Down?

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We're creeping back, but are things getting better or worse? From climate emergencies to simple everyday tasks, confusion and overwhelm abound.   More

Design Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals

New Haven Landmark Becomes a Symbol of Climate Action

Pirelli Building Connecticut Net Zero Hotel

Architects are converting the empty Brutalist style building that looms over Interstate 95 into a net zero boutique hotel that won't rely on fossil fuels for energy.   More

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Fintech Shows Its Green Side

As Gen Z deepens its financial and investing commitment, fintechs that can tap into that cohort’s environmental passion will be the financial leaders of the future.   More

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Nature + Tech = Sustainable Fashion

In the future textile manufacturing will be part farm, part chemistry lab, and part factory. Nature and high tech don't have to be at odds.   More

Energy & Green Tech Transportation

Charged Up With Nowhere To Go: Why Electric Vehicles Demand Better Infrastructure

For the first time in 20 years the nation’s overall infrastructure got a better report card – going from a D to a C-. The tidal wave of electric vehicles makes the lack luster grades all the more worrisome.   More

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CES 2021 Will Showcase Plenty of Truly Useful Tech

Viewed through a screen, CES may offer us a glimpse at more substance and less glitz than if we were shuffling through the throngs at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the technologies we should really be celebrating.   More

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Why Only 34% of Americans Recycle

Americans don’t recycle because too often they can’t. And even communities where recycling is a deep commitment are paying a premium to do it, rather than dump it as garbage. The whole ecosystem needs to be revamped.   More