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First 20 speakers announced for Dronetech Europe 2017

In Agriculture, Forestry & Farming, Autonomous Vehicles, Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Green Technology, Innovation, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Transport by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

Dronetech confirms 20 inspiring speakers at Europe’s most exciting drone event.  A diverse and inspiring group of experts in aviation, technology and commercial drones will speak at Dronetech Europe 2017 (DTE17) in Bristol next May. DTE17, taking place from 10th-12th May 2017, will be a forum for cutting edge ideas in commercial drone technology. A free exhibition will bring together …

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Genome Project-write to launch in 2016

In Agriculture, Forestry & Farming, Editor's Choice, Energy, Green Technology, Innovation, Sustainability, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

The Genome Project-write (HGP-write) marks the beginning of a grand challenge to understand the blueprint for life, which will benefit sectors from medicine to energy. A group of scientific, business and policy leaders have announced their intent to launch The Genome Project-write (HGP-write) in 2016. As detailed in Science (http://science.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi/10.1126/science.aaf6850), the goal of HGP-write is to reduce the costs of engineering …

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Greentech on green politics

In Agriculture, Forestry & Farming, Editor's Choice, Energy, Policy, regulation & finance, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renewables, Sustainability, Sustainable Development by William BlacklerLeave a Comment

Greentech’s fortnightly round-up of the biggest news stories in green politics from around the world. Conservative mayoral candidate for London pledges support for fossil fuel divestment House of Commons committee stresses environmental benefits of European Union membership Danish think tank proposes tax on red meat Goldsmith goes for green in mayoral elections  Conservative Party mayoral candidate for London, Zac Goldsmith, …

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UK supermarkets pledge to cut food waste 20% by 2025

In Editor's Choice, Farming, Greener Business, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Waste Reduction by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

Leading UK supermarkets, manufacturers, restaurant chains, local authorities and food organisations have signed a pioneering commitment to reduce food waste. WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment 2025 is the world–leading voluntary agreement to work along the entire food chain to reduce the environmental impact of our food and drink, from farm to fork and beyond. Signatories announced at the launch of the agreement …

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Researchers grow cyberforests to predict climate change

In Agriculture, Forestry & Farming, Editor's Choice, Forestry, Green Technology, Innovation by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

Researchers at Washington State University are growing virtual forests to help predict the effects of climate change. It can take Mother Nature 1,000 years to grow a forest. But Nikolay Strigul, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Washington State University Vancouver, can grow one on a computer in three weeks. He and Jean Lienard, a mathematics postdoctoral researcher, created …

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UN report says business is key activist in fighting climate change

In Agriculture, Forestry & Farming, Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Energy, Green Technology, Greener Business, Innovation, Sustainability, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

A new report from the UN presents business as the key activist in turning global risks, from youth unemployment to climate change, into opportunities. From all corners of the world, business leaders echo the same message: societal risks need urgent action. However, some of the most pressing risks are also where leaders see the greatest business opportunities. Business increasingly sees …

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U.S. prepares students for jobs in the clean economy

In Agriculture, Forestry & Farming, Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, Greener Business, Innovation, Policy, regulation & finance, Renewables, Smart Grids, Storage, Transport by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

A new plan has been launched in the U.S. to train millions of community college students for a new, clean economy workforce. Following President Obama’s State of the Union Address and COP21 Global Climate Resolutions, Jobs for the Future, the National Wildlife Federation, Bank of America and education leaders across North America have released Greenprint: A Plan to Prepare Community College …

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Greentech exclusive: WeFarm CEO & founder Kenny Ewan on how to start a modern agricultural revolution

In Agri-business, Agriculture, Forestry & Farming, Crop Management, Editor's Choice, Farming, Forestry, Green Technology, Innovation, Startups, Sustainability, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

CEO and founder of WeFarm, Kenny Ewan, tells us how to use simple technology in a big way. Kenny Ewan and his colleagues at WeFarm have started an agricultural revolution, changing the lives of smallholder farmers in some of the world’s remotest regions, from Africa to South America. The secret to their success? The humble SMS. In a world where …