environment

WeWork takes meat off the menu as part of environmental policy drive

WeWork, the co-working startup that’s valued at ~$20 billion and has some 200,000 members across 200 locations globally plus nearly 6,000 staff of its own, will no long allow employees to expen

Samsung announces a push for renewable energy

Samsung has announced that it will use 100 percent renewable energy for all its factories and offices in the U.S., Europe and China. This is the first time Samsung has announced a public commitment fo

Lyft invests millions of dollars to offset its effect on climate change

Lyft, recognizing the impact of its ride-hailing platform on the environment, is making a “multi-million” dollar investment in carbon offsets. Within the first year of this effort, Lyft s

This tech startup is trying to tackle waste in Africa

Kenya has a waste management problem, especially in the country's capital of Nairobi. As of 2016, Nairobi was producing around 2,400 tons of waste every day but only 38 percent of that trash was colle

Apple’s Lisa Jackson says the EPA hasn’t changed, leadership has changed

Apple’s Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson has a lot to say about the Environmental Protection Agency. She served as the administrator of the EPA during Obama’s

Full Harvest raises $2 million to stop farmers from tossing ‘ugly’ fruit and veggies

Full Harvest, a San Francisco-based startup, has raised $2 million in seed funding to reduce food waste at the farm level. Founded by Christine Moseley, formerly the head of business development for c

Airthings wants you to measure the Radon in your house

We have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that live in our house, sniffing the air for nasties, and beeping loudly if something has gone horribly wrong. Norwegian company Airthings wants t

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

GoodLands partners with ESRI to launch the Catholic Geographic System

Religion and technology are not two phrases that often go hand in hand. Molly Burhans is looking to change that. Growing up Catholic in upstate New York, Burhans had the intention of becoming a nun.

Judge dismisses riot charges against Democracy Now! cofounder Amy Goodman

There may be hope for the First Amendment rights of new media journalists― a North Dakota judge has dismissed riot charges against Democracy Now! cofounder and investigative reporter Amy Goodman. As

Google invests in the Center for Resource Solutions, a renewable energy non-profit

Google’s goal is to be completely powered by renewable energy within a decade. Today it announced an investment that might make that ambitious goal a little easier. The company has put an undisclose

Apple, the social enterprise

Today's Apple press conference had an unusual start. Most of the time, the company starts by releasing a few vanity numbers -- iOS devices sold, apps in the App Store, iOS adoption rate, etc. But toda

What Zuckerberg And Gates Teaming Up Really Means For Clean Energy In 2016

The Breakthrough Energy Coalition is continuing to address the need for clean energy by bringing together both the private and public sectors, which have a bigger impact than the measures already take

Will The Paris Climate Change Deal Prove To Be The Catalyst For Cleantech?

Back in January 2014, the CBC aired "The Cleantech Crash," which highlighted the difficulty of operating in cleantech in the past few years. The documentary revealed how much the mood had changed sinc

Spoiler Alert App Makes Donating Surplus Food As Easy As Tossing It In A Dumpster

Spoiler Alert is an app that wants to put itself out of business. That's unlikely to happen considering the enormity of the problem—food waste—the startup is tackling. Its founders, recent MIT

CloudSolar Helps Renewable Energy Fans Who Can’t Install Their Own Solar Panels

Solar panels are becoming increasingly affordable, but many people still face barriers to harnessing the power of the sun for their own homes. For example, they might live in an apartment or in a hous

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Tech Companies Should Accept No Compromises On Climate Change Issues

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres today at Climate Week NYC to discuss Apple’s concerns when it comes to climate

Bio-Tech Startup WISErg Raises $5M To Brings Its Food Waste Recycler To California

WISErg, a bio-tech company that recycles discarded food into organic fertilizer while harvesting data from the scraps, announced today that it has raised a Series B round of $5 million from private in

Tim Cook Highlights Apple’s Use Of Clean Energy, Sustainable Materials In New Video

Apple has been one of the top performers in the most recent Greenpeace rankings of Internet companies thanks the clean energy sources they use to power their data centers. The company is keen to empha

Crowdonomic And Earth Hour Team Up To Support Environmental Projects

Crowdonomic, a Singapore-based crowdfunding platform, has partnered with non-profit Earth Hour to help fund tech-based environmental projects.
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