Jaime Lugo

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Agribusiness Gets Less Hands-on and More High-Tech

Like many people who did not grow up on a farm, I have a romanticized image of life in agriculture—waking up to a rooster’s crow, driving around in …

Massive layoffs are likely coming to Texas

That spells more pain for the energy sector. Many companies have already slashed spending and culled their payrolls, but the total number of job losses continues to climb.<p>According to Graves & Co., an industry consultant, oil and gas companies have laid off more than 250,000 workers around the …

Opinion: World at tipping point for renewable energy

<i>Adnan Z. Amin is director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency.</i> <i>Fatih Birol</i> <i>is executive director of the International Energy Agency. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the authors.</i><p>The world has reached a tipping point: Energy efficiency and renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

Tesla's Gigafactory will produce as much renewable energy as it uses (net zero energy)

The battery 'Gigafactory' that Tesla is building in Nevada is the centerpiece of its whole mass-market electric car strategy. Without it, the company …

The 10 Slides Every Killer Pitch Deck Needs

Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis have raised more than $50 million from investors for various startups. In their new book, they spill their fundraising formula to founders. Step 1 is a masterful pitch deck.<p>Longtime friends Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis are the kind of entrepreneurs who learn lessons not …

Peter Thiel

The Clean Energy Revolution In Three (Or Four) Charts

<b>Published on</b> November 16th, 2015 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>29<p>The Clean Energy Revolution In Three (Or Four) Charts<p>November 16th, 2015 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>In what amounts …

Clean Energy

These are the companies allowed to fly drones over the US

These drones are all required to have a human pilot and stay within the operator's line of site. But the FAA is planning to begin making exceptions to that rule. Companies like BNSF railroad are harbingers of a new era in robotics, when autonomous and semi-autonomous machines will drive our …

Drones

Here’s what cheap oil has done to drilling in North Dakota

North Dakota still the nation’s lowest unemployment rate, but not because the state is creating more jobs for drillers.<p>As the accompanying chart …

Oil & Gas Industry

Miners Worldwide Are Money Pits

When John Maynard Keynes suggested governments should bury vast sums of money at the bottom of old mine shafts, it was meant as a parable about the …

Puerto Ricans fear for their health as federal cuts loom

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An incurable disease has given Jose Gonzalez Ortiz the health of an old man at age 42, and the collapsing Puerto Rican …

How much is a craft brewery worth? How about a billion dollars?

Home brewers who simply want to concoct a great-tasting beer for friends and family now have a reason to aim higher. A billion reasons, actually.<p>San Diego's Ballast Point, a craft brewery that got its start in the back of a home-brew supply store in 1992, is being bought by alcoholic beverage …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

What Solar City's CEO Really Thinks About Climate Change and His Cousin Elon Musk

Lyndon Rive speaks his mind about entrepreneurship, sustainable energy, how an oddball hobby kept him in America--and what movie makes him think about his cousin Elon.<p>Lyndon Rive started his first company at age 17. He finished high school in his native South Africa only by convincing the principal …

Time I

Green innovation: This company is growing the future of automated agriculture

If your goal is to create a stable food supply on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter, one path to steady, environmentally friendly and …

McDonald's Is Taking Another Stab at Replacing its Dollar Menu

It’s nearly impossible to wean customers off of deep deals.<p>Two years after McDonald’s (MCD) phased out its highly popular Dollar Menu without …

This is Why Solar Panels Will Boom Early Next Year

The global market for solar panels is expected to soar to a record high in the first half of 2016 because of strong demand as well as favorable …

2nd train derails in Wisconsin in 2 days, spills crude oil

WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) — A Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed Sunday, spilling less than 1,000 gallons of crude oil and prompting evacuations in Wisconsin, the second day in a row a freight train derailed in the state.<p>Thirteen cars of an eastbound CP train went off the tracks around 2 p.m. in …

Merchant Shipping

How to Turn Waze Into the Ultimate Navigation App

Waze has long been one of our favorite navigation apps, and even though Google purchased Waze way back in 2013, both still exist side-by-side. Google …

The Help That Puerto Rico Needs

After years of irresponsible fiscal management, Puerto Rico has few good options to address its growing debt crisis. But in most tales of bad …

Caribbean

High-tech Lexus LF-FC luxury concept runs on hydrogen, contains a hologram

TOKYO -- Lexus' LS model has been a stalwart in the luxury sedan segment, but the current model is showing its age. At the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus unveiled the LF-FC, a strong suggestion of what the next generation LS will look like.<p>High-tech features such as a hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain …

Lexus

Study finds very high level of salmon fraud in restaurants

As winter approaches, take a second look at that wild salmon entree you paid a premium for in a restaurant. It's likely mislabeled.<p>Oceana, an advocacy organization that's previously found fraud in retail marketing of other fish, shrimp and crab cakes, released findings Wednesday that diners were …

Understand the 4 Components of Influence

We’ve all encountered people who say less but what they say matters more; people who know how to use silence to dominate an exchange. So having influence means more than just doing all the talking; it’s about taking charge and understanding the roles that positional power, emotion, expertise, and …

Leadership

U.N. overwhelmingly rejects U.S. embargo of Cuba

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States voted against a U.N. resolution criticizing the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba Tuesday, despite initial U.S. discussions about abstaining on the annual vote.<p>The U.S. had considered taking a less emphatic stance on the resolution in light of the new opening of …

Cuba

Fossil fuel companies risk plague of 'asbestos' lawsuits as tide turns on climate change

The UN says the world is poised for a sweeping climate deal in Paris. 'It is unstoppable. No amount of lobbying is going to change the direction'<p>Oil, gas and coal companies face the mounting risk of legal damages for alleged climate abuse as global leaders signal an end to business-as-usual and …

Monsanto to shutter three R&D centers in 2016, cut 90 jobs | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Agrichemical company Monsanto Co MON.N plans to shutter three research and development centers in 2016 with a loss of about 90 jobs, it said on Monday, as it restructures operations to cut costs in a slumping agricultural commodity market.<p>A sign showing the plant breeding …

Drugstore companies are becoming scarce as Walgreens buys Rite Aid for $17 billion

Are all drugstores starting to look the same to you? That's not a coincidence. They are slowly coalescing into a single company.<p>Walgreens, which …

From Tesla's Powerwall to flow batteries: five facts about the energy storage revolution

From Tesla’s Powerwall to flow batteries, we look at existing and emerging technology that could be a critical part of the sustainable energy puzzle<p>Batteries – the workhorse technology that injects life into gadgets we can’t live without – are taking on a bigger role as they replace petrol tanks in …

Clean Energy

Linky Dink Collects Links from You and Collaborators Into a Single Daily Newsletter

Keeping a big, running list of links related to a project is always a bit tough, but Linky Dink is a simple little tool that allows anyone on a team …

Apps

Genetically engineered virus doubles efficiency of solar cells

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) have developed a genetically engineered virus that could help solar cells generate …

Clean Energy

Demystifying Microsoft's Internet of Things Strategy

IoT is high on Microsoft’s agenda. From the good old Windows CE to BizTalk Server to the recent Azure, Microsoft always had the right set of building blocks to deliver an integrated platform to connect devices with the backend business systems. Having shipped Windows 10 this year, the company is …