Low-Cost Sensing Assists Climate Adaptation

“What is measured is controlled” is a well-known saying in business, but can it also be used to mitigate the effects of climate change? A recent IPCC report (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) emphasizes the importance of adaptation along with emission reductions. Monitoring the effects of climate change is crucial for informing policies to reduce … Read more

Silicon Valley climate innovations need to focus on inclusion

Innovation and investment in climate space are reaching new heights. According to a 2020 PwC report, climate technology has raised $ 16.3 billion in venture capital in 2019 against $ 418 million in 2013. both popularity and affordability over the last decade. Meanwhile, Silicon Valley and the industry leaders continue to puzzle over how technology … Read more

The Royal Mint to build plant that will extract gold from e-waste

Smith / Godot Collection Archive photos Getty Images LONDON – The Royal Mint of Britain plans to build a facility that will extract gold from electronic waste, and the plant will be fully launched in 2023. In a statement Monday, the state-owned company, which makes precious metals and coins, said it would use what it … Read more

Securing Semiconductor Supply Chains, Promoting Investments into Climate Innovations, and Establishing the Next Generation Telecommunications Council

This week’s Washington News IP in the Senate Commerce Committee will hold an executive session to discuss the next-generation telecommunications bill and hear on actions Congress can take to secure critical semiconductor supply chains. The Senate Environment Committee will also hold hearings to examine how investing in climate innovation can help improve U.S. energy security. … Read more

State And Municipal Lawsuits Undermine Innovative Climate Solutions

Cattle graze near the Rancho-Sec nuclear power plant in the Sacramento Municipal Communal District near … [+] Herald, California Associated Press Cities and states are trying to determine a country’s energy policy through the judiciary rather than through the appropriate legislative process. Dozens States and communities, including New York, Baltimore and various cities in California, … Read more

Climate change innovation, leadership must be built at the local level, Buttigieg tells SXSW

Editor’s note: The following story is part of the coverage of the SXSW Startland News conference in Austin. Click here to read more stories from the 2022 trip. AUSTIN – TThe key to tackling climate change may already be in the ignition, said Pete Butigig, enabling a crowd of innovation leaders to sit in the … Read more

As Congress makes big budget decisions, new polling shows bipartisan support for climate innovation investment

Each spring, Congress begins the process of deciding the federal budget for next year, which includes funding for agencies and agencies that promote progress in climate and clean energy. Increasing investment in climate innovation – creating new or improved climate solutions that reduce pollution, create jobs and reduce energy costs – should be a priority … Read more

Austin Mayor Steve Adler: Cities are climate innovation hubs

Public concern about the climate crisis is at record levels, and there are more and more startups that give people and businesses the opportunity to offset carbon emissions. This is not a substitute for actually reducing carbon pollution by stopping the use of fossil fuels. But this is a stop that is becoming more common … Read more

Caltech Professor Sees Need for Both Urgency and Innovation to Confront Climate Change – Pasadena Now

Dr. John O. Picks from Caltech. [Photo by Leah Lee / courtesy of CALTECH) After being appointed in fall 2021 to the 29-member President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Caltech’s Dr. John O. Dabiri has explored a range of topics including wildfire response—a seemingly odd fit for someone whose research focuses on … Read more