USA Pavilion Kicks Off SXSW Biggest South Bites Symposium with Future of Food

“The overall theme of this year’s world’s fair in Milan is “Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life” and each of the 145 participating countries is addressing that challenge from their unique perspective. The USA Pavilion’s theme is “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet.” Innovation and technology stories are woven throughout the exhibits in…

The positive paybacks of clearing the air

Originally posted on The Knowledge Exchange Blog:
by James Carson Two reports published last week highlight the potential benefits of policies for reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change. In the most detailed assessment to date of the interwoven effects of climate policy on the economy, air pollution, and health, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute…

Vertical Farms and Changing Climates

Originally posted on The Urban Vertical Farming Project:
Did we get a little ahead of ourselves when we talked about vertical farming fighting climate change? Designers love to praise vertical farms’ sustainability and combating climate change is a huge part of that, but there’s a lot more nuance than most other articles go into. Sustainability…

Climate Change and GIS: Resources for Action

Originally posted on GIS and Science:
Esri’s ArcGIS technology has a long history of driving environmental understanding and decision making. Policymakers, planners, scientists, and many others worldwide rely on GIS for data management and scientific analysis. GIS users represent a vast reservoir of knowledge, expertise, and best practices in applying this cornerstone technology to climate…

Labor will keep up climate fight

Originally posted on Mark Butler MP:
Following Bill Shorten’s passionate speech to Parliament on Monday about Labor’s climate change policy commitment, a number of media commentators speculated that the next election may be fought on climate change again. The right-leaning publications (namely, The Australian) went so far as to suggest Bill was indicating Labor would…