Industry News

Author Naomi Klein on the opportunity of multiple lifetimes: fighting the climate emergency

09/20/2019 12:33
In her new book, the writer and activist urges us to take this chance to create a clean economy and save both humanity and its only home.

How employee activists inspired Amazon's Climate Pledge

09/20/2019 10:25
Both Amazon employees and outsiders say it's a welcome signal, but plan to continue to push the company on its climate goals.

Episode 189: The 2019 VERGE Vanguard speaks, a peek into Climate Week

09/20/2019 2:00
Featuring outtakes from our interviews with plastics game-changer Priyanka Bakaya (Renewlogy), carbon solutions geek Lisa Dyan (Kiverdi and Air Protein) and tree planter for profit Jurriaan Ruys (Land Life Company). Plus, we catch up with Climate Group CEO Helen Clarkson.

Climate change could mean less farming in the West

09/20/2019 1:10
Colorado and California are rethinking water management for a hotter, drier future, while balancing urban water needs with the benefits agriculture brings to rural communities.

School’s back in session and Wisdom Supply Co. is teaching a lesson to reduce plastic waste

09/20/2019 12:30
The B corp is working to to provide affordable, zero-waste school supplies.

Could planting 1 trillion trees counteract climate change?

09/20/2019 12:30
The U.N. suggests that adding 2.5 billion acres of forest to the world could limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. But some researchers aren't so sure.

Can the gene editing technology CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide?

09/20/2019 12:12
Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.

Google’s jaw-dropping renewable procurement proclamation

09/19/2019 2:11
Its new 1.6-gigawatt solar and wind portfolio represents almost as much capacity as all of last year's corporate deals, combined.

Why Amazon's plan to buy 100,000 EVs is huge and hard

09/19/2019 12:05
It's a game changer, but it won't be easy.

Hey big tech, history is watching you

09/19/2019 11:51
While Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Google are progressive on some fronts, their overall corporate strategies to avert climate change have been sketchy.