ThredUP’s Chris Homer on how the company uses machine learning in its operations

November 14, 2019 by  
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CTO and Cofounder Chris Homer says the resale market has doubled in the last five years and expects it to double again over the next five to 10 years.

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Oracle Real Estate Facilities’ Francisco Ruiz on IoT and building efficiency

November 14, 2019 by  
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Data collected from AI and IoT technologies can empower companies to make better decisions about their energy consumption.

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Microsoft’s Elizabeth Willmott on the company’s carbon neutrality commitment

November 14, 2019 by  
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Microsoft has been committed to reaching carbon neutrality in its operations since 2012. It has since set a goal to reduce its scope 3 emissions by 30 percent. Elizabeth Willmott manages the company’s carbon program, which partners with other internal teams and external supply chain companies to expand how it is reducing its climate impacts.

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Electric bus fleets are the latest tool for improving air quality

October 8, 2019 by  
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And both North America and Europe are primed for market growth over the next decade.

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Cargill pledges to tackle climate impact of beef business

July 31, 2019 by  
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Regenerative agriculture is central to new plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by one-third over the next decade.

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Tips for making CO2 a KPI for freight transportation

July 16, 2019 by  
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Driven by increasing volumes of goods moving through supply chains across the globe, demand for freight transportation is expected to triple over the next few years. If we continue shipping goods as we do today, freight emissions will surpass energy as the most carbon-intensive sector by 2050, doubling carbon emissions by 2050.

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Shareable scooters may seem sustainable, but are they really?

July 16, 2019 by  
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Zipping around town on tiny two-wheelers seems like the green thing to do — but there’s more to sustainability than saving energy.

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Airplanes’ contrail clouds are more harmful than their carbon emissions

July 1, 2019 by  
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The streaky clouds behind airplanes are the center of a new study that looks at these clouds’ contribution to climate change . As airplanes reach higher altitudes they release not only exhaust but also water vapor that forms clouds known as contrails. While most contrails dissipate quickly, others remain for hours and warm the atmosphere. The German Aerospace Center used widely accepted climate models to predict how the impact of contrails will change over the next few decades. According to its models, the global warming effect of contrails alone could triple by 2050 . This rate of growth is higher than that of exhaust emissions, thanks to current and future innovations in fuel-efficient technology. In fact, the greenhouse gas effect of contrails is higher than the total impact of carbon emissions from airplane exhaust. Related: Time-saving supersonic airplanes could be a disaster for the environment The airline industry is expected to quadruple over the next few decades and newer planes tend to fly higher than their predecessors. This means that contrails are likely to remain in the atmosphere longer, especially over tropical areas, where the conditions extend the life of the clouds. Although low-hanging clouds tend to cool down the Earth’s temperatures, those higher up actually absorb thermal radiation emitted from the Earth and then warm the atmosphere. What start as thin, long clouds can spread across thousands of square miles in certain conditions. In relation to other emissions , the streaky clouds have a small and possibly insignificant contribution to climate change. “While the contrail forcing is certainly significant, it’s a relatively small contributor to overall warming,” an atmospheric scientist from Dartmouth College told Earther . However, because the climate crisis has reached the point of all-hands-on-deck, every identified source of emissions is a target for reduction via innovation and advanced technology . Via Earther Image via Pexels

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A tale of two cities, 2030 edition

May 6, 2019 by  
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A great migration forces an existential question for the modern metropolis: how might entrepreneurs upgrade urban living over the next 10 years?

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Turns out creating circular food systems is not as easy as pie

May 6, 2019 by  
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Key takeaways from our May 1 webcast about the state-of-the-market in circularity.

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