Ecosystems

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

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

Design for Ecosystems: Emergence & Attraction

Engage Ecosystems by Amplifying Participants Potential<p>The more I run Platform Design workshops, the more I realize one thing: the most challenging …

Design Thinking

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

How transgenic species could help fight the effects of climate change

Facilitated Adaptation<p>What do bleach-resistant coral, mammoth-elephant hybrids, and drought- and CO2-resistant crops have in common? A growing group …

Climate Change

The dawn of a 'transgenic wilderness' is upon us

Genetically modified hybrid animals could rehabilitate ecosystems that have been harmed by human development.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> <b>Dear Future</b> <b>is a collaboration between CNET and VICE Motherboard that looks at major innovations -- in robotics, space travel, VR and more -- shaping the world around us.</b><p>Earth …

Threatened

“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

Glacial melt will wreck ecosystems

Posted by Jeff on Sep 16, 2017 @ 12:08 pm in Conservation | 0 comments | Last modified: September 15, 2017<p>Glaciers cover one-tenth of the planet’s …

Climate Change

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 …

Innovation

Big coastal clean-up to rid UK beaches of plastic rubbish

The annual event by the Marine Conservation Society will help collect data on litter levels, with plastics debris by far the most common item …

UK News

Better Than Free: The New Business Model for Apps (and possibly everything else)

Photo by William BoutSmartphones and tokens are enabling methods of human interaction that are just starting to be explored, and the societal effects …

Mobile

Climate change is threatening parasites — and unfortunately, that’s not a good thing.

One would think that the demise of ticks and tapeworms would be cause for celebration (especially if your introduction to parasites was, as in my …

Environmentalism

On International Day, UN spotlights threatened coastal mangrove ecosystems

Coastal mangroves are among the most imperiled ecosystems on earth, with current estimates indicating that up to 67 per cent have been lost to date, …

Conservation

Financial ecosystems: The next horizon for US banks

Banking ecosystems may represent the next frontier of banking innovation and a long-sought growth engine for banking profit pools.<p>For US banks, the …

Banking

Botanists discover hundreds of species of fungi in deep coral ecosystems

Hundreds of potentially new species of fungi have been discovered in the deep coral ecosystem in the 'Au'au channel off Maui, Hawai'i. These …

Oceans

Spiraling Treetop Observation Tower Looks Out Onto Denmark Forest

Rising into the air well beyond the tallest reaches of the surrounding forest’s trees, an impressive observation tower lets visitors make their way …

Avant-garde

IDG Contributor Network: Digital Ecosystems: Do Not Do It Alone!

As software becomes an increasingly large part of an enterprise’s external expression, traditional physical ecosystems—such as suppliers, resellers, …

Walgreens

Q&A with Jerome Osentowski, Author of The Forest Garden Greenhouse

A forager and permaculturist with roots in rural Nebraska, Jerome Osentowski lives in a passive solar home he built at 7200 feet above Colorado’s …

Gardening

Scotiabank workers give back

On May 21, as part of United Way T&T’s National Day of Caring, Scotiabank T&T Limited embarked on four projects focused on environmental …

Bay Street

The Sharing Economy's Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Bloomberg Technology<p>May 26th, 2017, 10:50 PM UTC<p>One peer-to-peer car sharing platform is creating its own entrepreneurial ecosystem. On the platform …

Business

Innovation Key to Startup Success in India IBM Study

IBM recently released an entrepreneurial study conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) based on a survey done in collaboration with …

Innovation

Some baby boomers choose to age in place

Older homeowners are driving increased spending in the home remodeling industry.

Home Improvement

Delicate Ecosystems Are Disrupted By Climate Change

New research has revealed that climate change is negatively impacting migratory songbirds. This is because as the spring season continues to shift, …

Climate Change

Insuring Businesses that Use Internet of Things (IoT)

There’s definitely a shift in paradigm. IoT is slowly altering the way people use devices and insurance professionals are savvy-ing up to this …

Internet of Things

Wildlife Guide | National Wildlife Federation

Wild Places<p>From the Florida Everglades to Washington's Puget Sound, discover more about some of the awe-inspiring landscapes the National Wildlife …

Ecology

Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo's wildlife

<b>(CNN) —</b> He has been beaten, threatened and imprisoned. But the former child soldier and winner of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize says he will not stop until those wanting to destroy the Democratic Republic of Congo's protected wildlife "are held responsible for their actions."<p>"Even if I or …

Science

C-Boy, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, 2012

Aperture is pleased to release these stunning limited-edition prints by Michael “Nick” Nichols, the acclaimed <i>National Geographic</i> photographer. These …

Photography

Denning Research Group - Carbon, Climate, Water, & Ecosystems

The Breathing of the Earth<p>We study the living interface between the solid Earth and its atmosphere, including exchanges of carbon, water, and energy …

Climate Change

Are these species lost forever? Not if this group can find them

The Search for Lost Species campaign aims to document 'missing' animals that might still be surviving somewhere.<p>The search for lost species begins …

Biodiversity