Ecosystems

One-third of forests aren’t growing back after wildfires.

Forests in the American West are having a harder time recovering from wildfires because of (what else?) climate change, according to new research …

Environmentalism

How frequent fires change ecosystems over time - Futurity

"As the Earth's climate warms, we need to understand how changing fire frequencies alter soils and plant growth."

Beyond Bitcoin - The Real Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Global Finance

I track large, complex systems worldwide…looking for the kinds of entrepreneurial opportunities that can scale like Amazon, Google, Alibaba, mobile phones.<p>I look for innovations that can be “pulled” into global scale at very low cost, because:<p>they offer something millions of people need, and<br>• they …

Entrepreneurship

Dying Ecosystems

Earth’s ecosystems support all life, though collapsed ecosystems would be like stepping outside of the international space station not wearing a …

Liberal View

Top 10 startup ecosystems in the world 2017: China rising

When I ranked last year’s top 10 startup ecosystems, they didn’t show much movement from the year before. But this year’s analysis has shown tectonic shifts in the world’s innovation landscape.<p>A new entrant has joined us this year, Shanghai, with Berlin dropping out of the top 10. Los Angeles has …

Business

How much can 252-million-year-old ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot

During the late Permian, the equator was dry and desert-like, yet surprisingly a hotspot for biodiversity, new paleontological research shows. …

Evolution

Forget Platforms: Business Ecosystems Are the Future

Business platforms hold the key to success in the new digital era. Right? That’s certainly what we’ve been told day in day out over the past year or …

Innovation

Lab Innovation Ecosystem Builders Fellowship | D-Lab

<i>Using a systems approach to advance community-driven solutions for equity & prosperity</i><p>MIT D-Lab's newest fellowship convenes and equips local leaders …

Innovation

Brown the new green in Australian conservation

Threatened ecosystems considered by the public to be dry, brown and ugly are having their conservation value overlooked in favour of greener, wet …

Ecology

Biodiversity Protection - National Policy Platform Goes Operational

[Cameroon Tribune] The National Platform for the Science Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services was launched in Yaounde yesterday …

Biodiversity

Watch: Why Rooftop Beekeeping Is The Latest Trend In Protecting Our Ecosystems

Urban gardening on tiny balconies, fermenting DIY sauerkraut: getting all homespun has had a hipster makeover.<p>Over in Perth, Australia, beekeeping in …

Beekeeping

The future of real-time payments in the Nordics

Digital disruption and increasing customer demands has put pressure on the financial services industry to develop products and services with high …

FinTech

Full-Throated Capitalist

I had drinks with John Battelle, an original gangster from the good - then very bad - old days of the nineties internet generation in SF. John is the …

Business

Brown is the new green for Aussie conservation

Threatened ecosystems considered by the public to be dry, brown and ugly are having their conservation value overlooked in favour of greener, wet …

Ecology

Blackpeak Capital finds its Zen Ecosystems

As a division of Planet Innovation, Zen Ecosystems contributed $3.7 million of the group's $47.8 million revenue in 2016-17, although it also soaked …

Religion

Singles’ Day: China’s $25bn shopping spree

Credits STR/AFP/Getty ImagesAlt Text An army of workers is needed to process millions of salesThe world's biggest retail event also attracts its fair …

Singles' Day

Blockchain Technology and The Changing Global Economy at the Ethereal Summit

Blockchain technology is predicted to add 2.5 billion people to a new, decentralized global economy. This remarkable growth presents unprecedented …

Bitcoin

Very hungry snails are guarding coastal ecosystems against climate change

The unheralded sea creatures that give other organisms room to grow.<p>The fate of aquatic ecosystems in a warming climate may well rest upon the appetite of a tiny snail-like herbivore you’ve probably never heard of: the limpet.<p>The behavior of the little limpet, in fact, is a perfect model for what …

Environment

The Screaming Porg From Last Jedi Trailer Was Made To Look Like Chewbacca

Ever since they were revealed, the porgs have taken over <i>Star Wars</i> discourse like a Hutt at an all-you-can eat buffet. But none have been more beloved …

Star Wars

Mumbai: Citizens form a support group to save whales and other marine life

Last Monday, when a 40-foot-long carcass of a Bryde's Whale washed up ashore in Colaba, a call was placed to a group of marine activists who were, …

Oceans

Ways

I have been thinking about <i>ways</i> lately, mostly because I seem to be having <i>way</i>-debates/conversations/misunderstandings multiple times a day on Twitter. …

Herbivores help protect ecosystems from climate change

Plant-eating critters are the key ingredient to helping ecosystems survive global warming, finds new UBC research that offers some hope for a defence …

Climate Change

How to Make Ecosystems Part of the Business Strategy

When a dispatcher for DBSchenker trucking in Europe needed a load of cargo picked up and delivered to a destination, she used to do it the old …

Gartner Inc.

China's Tech Giants are Increasingly Blurring the Boundaries Between Sectors

<i>“Ecosystem” is a word that gets thrown a lot in the tech industry but there is a definition of this buzzword which is actually worth your …

Innovation

Coastal Cities Need to Love Their Wetlands

New research shows that these natural fixtures can significantly reduce damage from storm surges.<p>A 12-year “hurricane drought” during which no major hurricanes formed in the Atlantic ended dramatically in 2017. The devastating impacts of Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria across the United States and …

Ecology

As communities rebuild after hurricanes, study shows wetlands can significantly reduce property damage

A 12-year “hurricane drought” during which no major hurricanes formed in the Atlantic ended dramatically in 2017. The devastating impacts of Harvey, …

Ecology

“Product” is the wrong framing

In Silicon Valley and many large enterprises, the default framing for thinking about customer-facing digital things is that they are “products.” I …

Product Management

The Dawn of a 'Transgenic Wilderness' Is Upon Us

Genetically modified hybrid animals could rehabilitate ecosystems that have been harmed by human development.<p>Earth is inhabited by over eight million known species, but one has a massively weighted role in determining the fates of the rest. By introducing ecological pressures like pollution, …

Woolly Mammoths

Getting Physical: The Rise of Hybrid Ecosystems

Senior Partner & Managing Director; Director of the BCG Henderson Institute<p>New York<p>Consultant<p>Washington, D.C.<p>Consultant<p>New York<p>Featured Content<p>Think …

Glacial melt will wreck ecosystems

Glaciers cover one-tenth of the planet’s land surface – but not for much longer.<p>Glaciers worldwide are in retreat, and losing mass. They are …

Climate Change