Satellites Spot Deforestation in Almost-approved Peruvian National Park

Forest before and after deforestation. CREDIT: Shutterstock

A proposed national park in Peru sits on the apparent cusp of approval, even as it suffers deforestation at the hands of illegal loggers, miners, and coca growers.  > More

Commentary

Schools Aren't Just Buildings

Abandoned school in Detroit. CREDIT: David Barnas (CC)

Innovation education is critical in East Africa and beyond.

Commentary

Europe's Airpocalypse

CREDIT: Evan Bench (CC)

When it comes to air pollution, Europe's policymakers should stop preaching to others and focus on fixing their own problems.

Commentary

Taxing Tobacco

CREDIT: Rene Bastiaanssen (CC)

Oleg Chestnov & Tim Evans propose a cheap effective strategy to bring about a reduction in smoking.

Innovations

China's Disruptors: How Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, and Other Companies are Changing the Rules of Business

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Edward Tse

Entrepreneurs emerging from China are redefining the nature of business—not just in China, but everywhere in the world. The new millionaires and billionaires are determined to ride that wave of growth and see how they can shape it to serve their own ends.

Innovations

“The problems are so huge I can’t be pessimistic”

Cesar Harada. CREDIT: TEDxKyoto (CC).

Irene Pedruelo

A conversation with Cesar Harada, inventor, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, on oceans, the difficulties of founding a startup, and letting curiosity guide your learning.

Commentary

The Age of Megaprojects

CREDIT: Duncan Rawlinson (CC).

Nancy Alexander warns that a boom in infrastructure investment could be counterproductive if not carefully managed.

Commentary

A Climate Apollo Program

CREDIT: Joshua Earle.

Gus O’Donnell

Gus O'Donnell describes a global initiative to make clean energy competitive with coal within ten years.

Innovations

The Next Pig Idea

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Irene Pedruelo

Food waste expert and environmentalist, Tristram Stuart, has had an unexpectedly big idea that could change the world.



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