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Interview: The Guardian's Editor on His Climate Crusade

chinadialogue 05/11/15

"The Guardian" newspaper has waged an unprecedented campaign to keep fossil fuels "in the ground" as part of the fight against climate change.

Reversing Climate Change: A Vision of an Organic Planet

"Coach" Mark Smallwood 05/05/15

Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute, claims that a global shift to regenerative organic agriculture can reverse climate change.

What Makes a City Great? It’s not the Liveability but the Loveability

Irene Pedruelo 04/22/15

A conversation about cities, suburbs, and the consequences of exporting the "Western" city model to the world with Ethan Kent, senior vice president of Project for Public Spaces.

The Smartification of Humanitarian Response

Moses Sitati 04/08/15

The "data revolution" is underway, ushering a smart era of humanitarian and development work.

When Restrictions Apply

Stanford Social Innovation Review 04/06/15

Why general funding for non-profit organizations is the future of innovation.

Shakespeare on the Shop Floor

Rachel Burstein, Ann Kowal Smith 03/16/15

A pioneering organization is using literature to enable other sorts of conversations at the workplace—the types of conversations that successful companies need to have.

Bye, Doctor, Hi, "Cloud"

Irene Pedruelo 03/11/15

A team of entrepreneurs based in San Francisco is turning the out-of-date diagnostic industry upside down.

Eating "Ugly," a New Healthy Trend

Jordan Figueiredo 03/04/15

England and France are using creativity to push consumers to buy "ugly" fruits and vegetables.

Let’s All Slow Down . . . Time to Prioritize People over Cars on our City Streets

Slow Streets
Policy Innovations
02/27/15

New research supports the need for North American cities to really shift towards "slower" modes like walking and cycling.

New Mobile App for Eco-conscious Consumers Funded by Google, Facebook, and Amazon

Justmeans.com 02/25/15

OpenLabel provides reliable information about the sustainability of 20 million products. The days of nontransparent labeling may soon be gone.

"I Like to Make Things that Do Not Have a Like or Download Button"

Irene Pedruelo
Policy Innovations
02/11/15

This Dutch designer is transforming the way cities and urban landscapes work and feel. Glowing trees and smart roads are just two of his revolutionary ideas.

"Soy is a Huge Cloud Over All Agriculture"

Irene Pedruelo
Policy Innovations
01/22/15

Kathryn Redford has a mission: revolutionize the meat industry. How? By using insects in animal feed, instead of soy or corn.

Could Open Labs Be the Key to Cracking the World’s Toughest Health Problems?

The Lancet Global Health 11/25/14

Despite the evident benefits inherent to open disease research and treatment development, investment in open labs has been scarce.

Berliners Await Landmark Decision on Sale of City's Power Grid

chinadialogue 11/14/14

Two young activists are trying to buy Berlin's electric grid in order to promote renewable energy.

Conservationists Use Social Media to Take on Peru's Booming Illegal Wildlife Trade

Mongabay.com 09/23/14

The illegal wildlife trade has long been ignored in Peru, but changes are afoot.

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