climate change

Watch SpaceX launch the GRACE-FO and Iridium NEXT satellites here

Today's the day for SpaceX's launch of Iridium's NEXT communications satellites and a pair of twin birds from NASA that will monitor the fresh water on the surface of the Earth. You can watch the laun

London’s mayor announces £1.6M clean tech incubator

London's Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a clean tech incubator aimed at sparking a new startup cluster in the UK capital focused on helping to foster the development of low-carbon and clean-tech prod

Why pulling out of Paris Accord damages America’s economic future

People can disagree about the scientific premise behind climate change, but it’s an inescapable fact that the world is driving ahead to replace carbon energy with clean energy anyway. That makes a

Hillary Clinton says pulling out of climate accords would hurt US businesses

As rumors swirl around President Trump's decision to remain or withdraw from international climate accords, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had some choice words for the president from the s

CityConnect shows you how climate change will impact your own home

We've all seen the maps that show Florida being consumed by rising sea levels. But many of us still underestimate the impact of climate change because we can't visualize its effects. At the TechCrunch

The EPA posted a backup of its website dated just before inauguration day

In what could either be a paperwork-saving decision or a thinly veiled gesture of defiance, the Environmental Protection Agency has put a mirror of its own website online — a "snapshot" from January

Rogue National Park Service Twitter account says it’s no longer run by government employees…but maybe it never was

The rogue government Twitter account, AltUSNatParkService, which claimed it was being run by current park rangers, says it has now handed off control of its Twitter account to “several activist

Good luck silencing science

Technology and the internet have empowered science just as they have business and communication. As with the others, tech has helped make scientific endeavors global in scope, robust against interfere

Fake news’ power to influence shrinks with a contextual warning, study finds

Research conducted by social psychologists at Cambridge University in the UK, and Yale and George Mason in the US, offers a potential strategy for mitigating the spread of misinformation online -- inv

Crunch Report | Apple Suing Qualcomm for $1 Billion

Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1 billion, the hit app Meitu may be collecting too much data, Whitehouse.gov removes LGBT, climate change and more and Kristen Stewart appeared as a co-author on an AI pap

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and 18 others commit $1 billion to new cleantech fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, John Doerr and 15 other high-profile investors have formed a new venture firm, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, that will pour at least $1 billion into clea

Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio and scientist Katharine Hayhoe talk climate change at SXSL

At an SXSL panel on Monday, President Obama, actor, environmentalist and philanthropist Leonardo DiCaprio and scientist Katharine Hayhoe discussed climate change and what we can possibly due to curb i

The business case for fighting climate change

Chilling news regarding climate change continues to arrive on a regular basis, even as Antarctica warms dangerously and further troubling global symptoms emerge. It’s a shame global governments seem

NASA’s new sea level site puts climate change papers, data, and tools online

NASA took the wraps off a new website on Monday dedicated to tracking global changes in the sea level. It's packed full of free online resources that will likely be useful to teachers, the climate-cha

It’s Your Fault If The Paris Climate Agreement Fails

In Paris, world leaders debated how much global CO2 emissions could be reduced, who would pay for it and how could they trust each other to follow through. This top-down, regulatory approach to addres

Controversial Climate-Change Solution May Be In The Clouds

In a move that has some environmentalists up in arms, a group of retired Silicon Valley engineers and scientists are proposing a new approach to fighting climate change. They want to brighten clouds.

Climate Change-Denying Senator Ted Cruz Will Oversee NASA

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will chair the Senate subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, providing him with an oversight role of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, bette

White House Crowdsources Campaign To Prove Climate Change Problems

The White House needs a few good data scientists to help its climate change campaign. Instead of creating all of the doomsday scenarios itself, the White House is opening up government data so that re

Founder Stories: Climate Corp’s David Friedberg On Why Leading A Company Is Like Playing Poker

For this week’s Founder Stories, I sat down with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/david-friedberg">David Friedberg</a> of The Climate Corporation to talk about building a bu

Facebooking While Rome Burns

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