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Investing in Climate Change

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Silicon Valley lays a bet on extreme weather insurance for farmers.

With climate change causing not only higher temperatures but also increasingly severe and unpredictable weather events, it's not an easy time for farmers. Around 90% of crops losses are directly related to unexpected weather. Scientists say we can expect plenty more of that "unexpected" in the future — and a group of Silicon Valley investors are banking on it. The investment group, which......read more

Solar Roads

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Rhode Island researchers look to harvest solar energy from asphalt.

There are 2.7 million miles of roads stretching across the United States. On hot days, all that asphalt absorbs warmth from the sun, heating to 140 degrees or more. The energy potential of this phenomenon has not gone unnoticed. Researchers from the University of Rhode Island are looking into several ways to harness the solar energy potential of roads to melt ice, power streetlights and signs,......read more

Shweeb Bike Monorail

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Pedal-powered monorail technology receives $1.05 million investment from Google.

Alright, this does seem a bit too sci-fi for our world. But something about it is also very appealing, and people are taking notice. Inhabitat reports that Google just invested $1.05 million into Shweeb's bike monorail system, in which cyclists ride in clear tubes attached to monorail track, pedaling themselves along at relatively high speeds. The system is currently in place in New Zealand,......read more

Harvest by Hiroshi

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Skate and Destroy Exhibition at Plsmis gallery, Tokyo.

We can't get enough recycled skate art at SHFT. Currently on show at plsmis gallery in Tokyo, Haroshi creates a series of playful artworks making use of old skateboards and broken decks. “Skate decks eventually see its life shortened by snapping, cracking and/or wearing out. Purchasing new decks is a never ending cycle and this was evident by the tower of old decks that were reaching to......read more

Hungry in America

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Production starts on important doc investigating the American hunger problem.

Thanks to the obesity epidemic and the fact that the average American supermarket holds approximately 45,000 different items, the assumption is that Americans as a people are well-fed, and then some. In fact, the truth is quite the opposite. Nearly 50 million Americans, 17 million of them children, go hungry every day. And the problem isn’t a scarcity of food, but a gross mismanagement of......read more

Harvesting Air for Water

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German engineering goes green with a fog-collecting system that serves the water needs of an arid Peruvian village.

Biologists Kai Tiedemann and Anne Lummerich are finding ingenious ways to help people living in arid regions find and develop new sources of water. Bellavista, a small, hillside settlement near Lima, Peru that is unconnected to the municipal water supply is enveloped in fog through most of the winter. There, the pair designed a fog-catching system that captures and collects fog-water for use by......read more

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