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Forests are the heroes of solving climate change. They have been absorbing fossil fuel emissions, and have the potential to absorb more. But when forests are cleared, they are as bad as smokestacks. Cut forests release carbon back into our challenged environment. The dual role of forests in the realm of climate action is a critical paradox in the climate change debate.
Until Washington is ready to get back onto the global team that is working to combat climate change, states are leading the climate initiatives.
Launches of smart contracts to track food quality can change the industry significantly.
Net neutrality is threatened, and on this Day of Action, over 200 groups updated their websites with statements, banners, and spinning wheels to tell their visitors about the troubles that could come with an internet free from net neutrality rules.
Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) has created a climate change preparedness training toolkit in collaboration with government and corporate partners that will enhance preparedness and sustainability for cities and regions around the world.
Once a year, on June 20, World Refugee Day, there are people and organizations in the world that stop to shine a light on one of the world’s most pressing problems.
Blockchain may be a power protector as a weapon in cyber-defense as our data is vulnerable to cybercrime where documents, records, communications, and systems can be frozen by an careless click on a malicious message.
A blockchain partnership to match philanthropic resources with critical community needs around the world.
India is developing a “leapfrog” program to create a shared, electric, and connected mobility future that promises to provide Indians with clean, affordable, efficient, and reliable transportation options to support and enhance their daily lives.
Solar innovations mean energy innovation can meet the Strategic Development Goal 7 for the entire world. What a difference a few years can make in technology breakthroughs.
A global collaboration of energy companies is working to accelerate the commercial adoption of blockchain technology in the energy sector.
Young civic leaders ID Global Solutions including combating misinformation in elections, supporting Arabic-speaking domestic violence victims in the US, and using blockchain technology for protecting property rights in Libya.
The city of Dubai’s Smart Dubai has unveiled a new strategic plan to become the world’s first “blockchain-powered government.”
What is solar geoengineering? Imagine a not-to-distant future scene in which a fleet of small jets is flying on a regular schedule loaded with a cargo of some chemical compound that can be sprayed into the atmosphere where it converts to an aerosol of particles that stay aloft and scatter sunlight for maybe two years or so.
SkyTruth is the designer and builder of a tool called Global Fishing Watch that leverages satellite imagery and data for the purpose of promoting grassroots environmental stewardship and is now delivering spill data for ocean oil rigs.
Smart Cities Council, a smart cities network, announced Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia as this year’s winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program.
After the record-shattering Women’s March demonstration of global solidarity on the second day of the Trump presidency women could be forgiven for believing that they were making their voices heard around the world.
In a world of plenty, the brutality of famine continues to afflict.