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Deforestation Could Create a Financial Crash As Big As 2008, Report Finds

4 Mins Read A new report from the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions warns of economic disaster as big as the 2008 financial crash—or worse—as a result of ongoing deforestation and biodiversity loss. As a result, the world’s leading food and ag companies face value declines of more than 25 percent by 2030, the experts warn. The new […]

Should We Name Heat Waves Like We Name Hurricanes?

6 Mins Read By: Jeff Barardelli If asked to recall a hurricane, odds are you’d immediately invoke memorable names like Sandy, Katrina or Harvey. You’d probably even remember something specific about the impact of the storm. But if asked to recall a heat wave, a vague recollection that it was hot during your last summer vacation may be […]

How the Demand for Cheap Soy Is Destroying the Amazon

4 Mins Read What’s certain is that the growth in both the soy and beef industries have come at the expense of the Amazon rainforest. As of 2019, Brazil is the world’s largest soy producer, with at least 24 million hectares of land devoted to cultivating soy crops, most of which are from GMO seeds. This area is […]

6 Female Scientists Making the World More Sustainable

7 Mins Read Scientific research might be considered a male-dominated arena, but it’s time to recognise that there are plenty of female pioneers to celebrate. Strong women who identified a niche or subject that was ripe for further exploration have led the charge for progress for centuries. The following scientific powerhouses have made leaps in their respective fields […]

Can These 6 Marine Tech Startups Help Solve The Many Issues Facing Our Oceans?

4 Mins Read Some of the most exciting young “ocean innovators” accepted into UpLink, the open digital platform launched by the World Economic Forum (WEF), are working toward sustainable progress in ocean conservation.  Life below water is a vital planetary resource that we depend on for everything from absorbing nearly a third of carbon dioxide produced by humans, […]

17 Young People On The Moment The Climate Crisis Became Real To Them

11 Mins Read By: Mary Retta Watching An Inconvenient Truth in your middle-school science class. Hearing Greta Thunberg’s calls to join weekly school strikes. Driving away from smouldering wildfires engulfing dry California hillsides. These are some of the moments that made young people realize the climate crisis will define their lives — and the future of human life on Earth. We’ve […]

String Bio and Woodside Energy Partner on Sustainable Ingredients Made From Methane Emissions

2 Mins Read The next big sustainable protein could come from the methane emissions of the animals it’s aiming to replace as String Bio and Woodside Energy announce a protein collaboration using methane emissions. Indian-based String Bio, a biotech innovator, has partnered with Australia’s Woodside Energy Technologies to further develop a methane-based technology platform that turns trapped methane […]

Plant-Based Meat Is the Best Investment to Slow Climate Change, Report Finds

5 Mins Read While experts continue to argue over whether or not plant-based meat is healthy, the science appears to be indisputable when it comes to its benefits in fighting climate change. According to a new report from the Boston Consulting Group, a plant-based diet is the best investment for reducing the impact of climate change. Beef, for […]

3 Italian Eco Entrepreneurs Changing The Future Of Fashion You Need To Know

3 Mins Read Italy has long been synonymous with luxury fashion and globally-recognised design talent. A new crop of Italian entrepreneurs are changing the discourse on what it means to create a fashion company in today’s global markets, where sustainability has become a key consideration. The fashion industry is reckoning with itself and sustainability has become the mot […]

Atomo Coffee Raises $40 Million in a Series A for Its Climate-Friendly Beanless Brew

3 Mins Read Seattle’s climate-friendly ‘beanless’ Atomo Coffee has announced the closing of its Series A, with a $40 million investment led by S2G Ventures, AgFunder, and Horizons Ventures. Reverse engineering the coffee bean to help address the climate crisis, Atomo Coffee says the Series A funding will help accelerate the development of its beanless coffee products and […]

‘Overlooked’ Agriculture Emissions Linked to Serious Health and Financial Risks, Study Finds

3 Mins Read New research connects rural agricultural emissions including ammonia, nitrous oxide, and nitrogen oxides to urban pollution issues. The new research, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, looked at fertilized soils over a three-year period and compared that to regional air quality, climate, and health. Agriculture emissions According to the researchers out of Rice […]

KIN Nets $3.7 Million For Smart Food Ecosystem That Eliminates Food Waste

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-based ombnichannel food app KIN has just closed a $3.7 million pre-Series A funding round with participation confirmed by Tony Yeung, Chris Liu, Optimus Capital, and more to connect consumers more intrinsically to their food choices while eliminating waste and the negative environmental consequences of food delivery. KIN is powered by a learning algorithm […]