The decision to award S$980,000 in funding to develop the world’s first biodegradable, bioplastic straw during the finale of The Liveability Challenge stirred lively debate. Does this reflect a difference of opinion, or naivety about single-use plastics?
From a sharing economy app to agrotechnology to climate-friendly beer, here are six innovative solutions to global warming, food waste, plastic pollution, deforestation and climate change denying presidents that caught our eye this year.
and Tjaart Krüger –
Solar panels work best on sunny cloudless days and anything short of that decreases their efficiency. A new study finds how proteins involved in photosynthesis might be the solution to this problem.
Esther Ngumbi –
Food security for a rapidly growing global population is one of the biggest challenges of our time. One of the most powerful solutions to this issue could be in the ground beneath our feet.
Agrilculture expert Christine Chemnitz explains why a future in which agricultural production is digitised bodes well for some of the world’s largest companies, but would leave problems associated with industrialised agriculture unsolved.
Stanford University academic Henry I Miller argues that access to agricultural technology such as herbicides, pesticides, and genetically modified crops is a fundamental right for farmers, and can help feed the world's hungry billions.
The quintillions of bytes in data we generate every day offer potential economic, cultural and political benefits. Here's how private data can be used for social good through the concept of data responsibility, according to New York University's Stefaan Verhulst.
Ping Manongdo –
Climate change is not all doom and gloom, it's a business opportunity. Young aspiring entrepreneurs are growing profitable businesses that are helping to make the planet a more habitable place.
Elga Reyes –
Following news of the country’s nationwide solar charging stations, the latest innovation in Dutch mobility is the most sustainable scooter yet - an electric scooter made from flax and natural fibre-reinforced composites.
Top Players Novamont, Arcadia, Elevance, Amyris Leading Dramatic Changes in Chemical Industry: As innovative startups in bio-based materials and chemicals reach the scale needed to make a commercial impact, Lux ...