Abid Saifee

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Montreal company pioneers carbon-negative concrete

Cement production is one of the world’s leading sources of carbon dioxide emissions, accounting for as much as 10 per cent of global emissions, …

The daunting math of climate change means we’ll need carbon capture - MIT Technology Review

At current rates of greenhouse-gas emissions, the world could lock in 1.5 ˚C of warming as soon as 2021, an analysis by the website Carbon Brief has …

Fossil Fuels

30 percent of the energy sent to Earth bounces back into outer space. Climate change could upend that.

Our swiftly dimming planet.<p>If you’ve ever made the mistake of wearing a black shirt on a sweltering day, you know that dark colors absorb the sun’s heat, while light colors reflect it. Our planet works the same way. White surfaces, like the snow on the world’s glaciers, reflect the sun’s rays back …

This Climate Change Doc Is A Wake-Up Call For Trump’s Administration

The filmmakers behind “Tomorrow” go deeper than scare tactics of global warming to unearth the complex layers underneath that are the true culprits.<p>When the topic of climate change comes up, people are either armed with the latest damning statistics, ready to deny its existence, or caught somewhere …

Climate

Climate change: Apocalypse by 1000 cuts

Not since the Reagan era cold war with Russia has apocalyptic awareness been so forefront in the public’s mind. Disturbing incidents ranging from …

EPA

It might feel good, but February’s intense heat is a very bad sign

The United States hits record high temps, as a climate change denier takes the reins at the EPA.<p>Meteorologists expect to see dozens of heat records …

5 Reasons a Trump Administration Should Scare the Sh*t Out of Anyone Who Cares About the Environment

He isn't totally sold on the reality of climate change.<p>When you deeply want something to be true, that’s when you have to question it the most.<p>I want chocolate-covered bacon to be a health food. Who doesn’t want to get in shape by eating food so tasty it might give you an orgasm? To pretend it’s …

Product Management Lessons: Interview with a Dell PM

Career<p>Product Management Lessons: Interview with a Dell Software PM<p>by <b>Maddy Kirsch, Marketing at ProductPlan</b><p>At ProductPlan, we meet hundreds of …

ProductBoard helps product managers figure out what to build next… and why

ProductBoard today is launching a service for digital product managers that helps them better organize user research and determine which features deserve priority. Making its public debut at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, this product management platform is already being used by over 100 paying …

Can Product Squads Improve Your Agile Development Process?

Product Strategy<p>Agile & Development<p>Can Product Squads Improve Your Agile Development Process?<p>by <b>Greg Goodman, Founder/CEO at ProductPlan</b><p>Product squads …

Product Management

Hunter Walk on product management

Hunter Walk knows what it takes to scale a world-renowned product.<p>During his tenure as Director of Product Management at YouTube, he increased …

Product Management

When should you a hire a Product Manager?

Over the past few years, a lot of founder friends have asked me “should I hire a PM?” or “when should I hire my first PM?” and I’ve continued to …

Product Management

From roadmap to shipping: effective product management for remote teams

Back in May I wrote about How we built a product vision and roadmap for Postmark. Now that we’re 6 months down the line I wanted to let you know how …

Roadmaps: A product team’s friend or foe?

A great roadmap can drive a company’s success, a bad one can cause disaster. Here’s what we’ve learned along the way…<p>History of the product …

Product Management

30 Things I Think about When Meeting a Product Dev Org for the First Time

<i>File this post under Listicles John Creates to Keep His Own Thinking Straight</i><p>What is it like to drop into organization and take stock of the team?<p>I …

Management

Everwise nabs $16 million to connect protégés with mentors

Everwise, a platform that helps professionals boost their careers by connecting them with expert mentors, has raised $16 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from existing investors Canvas Ventures and Webb Investment Network.<p>Founded out of New York in 2012, …

1:1 at scale — How to use A.I. for a better customer experience (VB Live)

<b>It’s not enough to give customers what they want — you have to give them what they didn’t even realize they wanted. AI and machine learning helps you offer seamless experiences that speak to consumers, not just sell to them. Join this VB Live event to learn how to</b> <b>leverage AI to design relevant,</b> …

How London’s new late-night underground trains are impacting Uber

August 19, 2016, was an important date for travelers in London — it was when the new Night Tube underground transport service was opened to the public, offering round-the-clock weekend access to Londoners on a handful of busy routes.<p>Unlike other underground travel systems, such as the New York …

A startup founder’s playbook for transforming big industry

Agile development, rapid learning, granular instrumentation, a large-scale compute and data infrastructure, cutting-edge machine learning — these are the ingredients that give innovative companies their edge.<p>But to date, this mindset and approach have been largely confined to the world of software …

B2B startups: Do you know the new go-to-market rules?

Until recently, software companies have been taking the same antiquated go-to-market (GTM) approach that has traditionally worked well for mature markets, despite the variety of new GTM strategies that VCs and industry influencers have proposed.<p>This mature market GTM approach segments customers …

Auto industry heads into fierce software race

Two weeks ago some fellow tech investors and I took a trip to Amsterdam for a large conference on the future of computing, hosted by Nvidia. The company has emerged as one of the leaders in graphic processors, a technology being adopted by companies behind the machine learning revolution. One thing …

Americans Are Becoming More Worried About Climate Change. Here’s Why.

Another major public opinion analysis confirms that Americans are growing substantially more “Alarmed” and “Concerned” about global warming, while at …

University of California

What can you do about climate change? The better question might be: What can we do? University of California, San Diego researchers show in a new study that framing the issue collectively is significantly more effective than emphasis on personal responsibility.<p>Published in the journal Climatic …

The vicious cycle that makes people afraid to talk about climate change

If you want to understand why it is that on a planet wracked by climate change, people still don’t talk much about climate change, then this may be the key: They’re people.<p>Or, more specifically, they’re evolved social mammals who are acutely attuned to how they are perceived by the other evolved …

Psychology

The American cities most threatened by rising sea levels

Steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions could lessen the threat that sea level rise poses to iconic American cities during the coming centuries by …

Climate Change

The car of the future — the very near future — might be driven by the wind

In a city bursting with 20th century history and 21st century glitz, the scrap of Berlin I’ve found myself in on a grey winter’s morning is the definition of ordinary, an American-style mini-mart /gas station where my companions and I are ordering bad coffee to a soundtrack of generic schmaltzy pop.<p>…

Alternative Fuel

White House Proposes First-Ever Rules For Oil Drilling In The Arctic

The Obama administration has proposed the first-ever safety regulations for drilling in the U.S. portion of the Arctic Ocean, where big oil companies …

Water in Oregon pipeline is tapped for electricity

Lucid Energy has developed a renewable energy system that makes use of water moving through pipelines. The company's LucidPipe Power System converts …

Renewable Energy

Time is running out on climate denial

From a strictly logical perspective, it’s hard to understand how we can be doing so little to slow global warming. Greg Craven summarized why by examining the extreme possible outcomes in his viral climate ‘decision grid’ video.<p>In short, if we take action to slow global warming, the worst case …