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How to heat your chickens (and your home) with Bitcoin

For the first time ever, the Bitcoin market value has just topped $1 trillion. That's great news for crypto investors! Unfortunately, it also means the currency's energy consumption demands are skyrocketing with it. According to recent reports, the com... ...

A former Reddit CEO is turning arid land into robust forests. Here’s how to scale it globally.

02.18.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

Yishan Wong, former Reddit CEO, is a self-professed technologist working to accelerate the process of global forest restoration. Forests, a natural carbon sink, play an important role in sequestering it from the atmosphere. Unfortunately, huge bottle... ...

Gridware is building early-detection sensors for power grid failures and wildfires

Like corporate financial accounting, the power grid never draws headlines when things are going well. No journalist writes “The power remains on,” or discusses the extensive work it takes to maintain the grid. Instead, it takes a record-breaking ice wave to knock out power to one of the largest states in America for it to ...

Yard Stick provides measurement technology to combat climate change

The solution to the world’s climate change problems could be under our feet. But you can’t manage something until you can measure it, and that’s where Yard Stick comes in.  ...

Tropical peat conservation could help fight future pandemics

When I think of peat, I think of Scotch or Irish fireplaces. When I think of pandemics—pre-COVID, and now—I think about the impending doom of mutant virus strains spreading rapidly through increasingly warmer climates by droves of mosquitoes. I ... ...

Zero, a plastic-free grocery-delivery startup, to launch in LA

Plastic-free grocery-delivery startup Zero is gearing up to launch in Los Angeles on February 10, after solely operating in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zero works directly with suppliers to sell food and other household items in jars, boxes and other types of sustainable packaging, and offers next-day delivery. Zero works with both big-name brands ...

Brilliant student creates solar panel powered by rotting food

Carvey Ehren Maigue, a student at Mapua University in the Phillipines, has found a way to power solar panels by utilizing food waste to harvest light, even on cloudy days. Maigue's AuReus: solar panels (named after the Aurora Borealis, which insp... ...

How regenerative crops and Afro-Indigenous farming techniques are putting carbon back in the ground

One of the newest episodes of Gimlet Media's climate change podcast, How To Save A Planet, focuses on two very different farmers who take unique approaches to the same carbon-reduction practice: regenerative agriculture, which is all about enriching th... ...