agriculture

The Good News About Growth (and Climate)

Our climate crisis is real and urgent. But many people who care deeply about it don't understand what's happened with economic growth. Economist Andrew McAfee's analysis will likely surprise you.

These Female Entrepreneurs Grew Opportunity – in Soil

One-third of the world’s arable land has been lost to erosion or pollution. Two Stanford-trained entrepreneurs have developed a tech-centered potential solution.

Carbon Neutral Isn’t Enough

Reducing emissions of global warming gasses is critical. We also need to build a world economy that’s carbon negative. And there are many ways to suck up CO2. An article produced in tandem with Techonomy...

Where Women Drive Innovation: Agtech

In the “Salad Bowl of the World,” government has prioritized investing in women agtech innovators. In our series, we share their stories.

U.S. Agriculture Agency’s Move is an Attack on Science

The USDA plans to relocate two major divisions to the Midwest--putting scientific research, and hundreds of jobs, at risk.

Wired Wineries: IoT Fine-Tunes Ancient Processes

Making wine has become as much science as art, and tech is playing an increasing role. Hahn Family Wines in California partners with Verizon to deploy sensors throughout their vineyards. The sensors collect data that...

180º Shift: Seeing Tomorrow From Space

We're in an era of agile aerospace, when a satellite the size of a shoebox can show us things we've never seen before. From agriculture and forestry, to business intelligence and defense. How will monitoring...

Why Verizon is Betting on The Internet of Things

The "Internet of Things" is the next big move as the economy goes digital. Measuring and acting on signals generated by everything from steps individuals take to the amount of water flowing over a dam,...

Will Programming Plants Feed the World?

By 2025 food shortages and price fluctuations could be a thing of the past, everywhere. New technologies for cultivating plants indoors could feed eight billion people, save energy and dramatically reduce pollution. But beyond the...

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