August, 2016

Steve Jurvetson on Deep Learning

At VERGE 15, Steve Jurvetson talks about being an early VC investor in Tesla and how the pattern recognition and optimization capabilities of “deep learning” software will help us humans adapt to a world that is becoming increasingly unpredictable due to climate change. “Instead of programming something to do something, you generate a computer program that is itself, like our brain, capable of learning anything,”said Jurvetson.

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Six principles to drive cleaner data centers

A new set of six principles are providing momentum to achieving cleaner data centers.

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Your field guide to corporate renewables buyers’ groups

RE100, REBA, BRC, WRI, WWF… The list of groups to help companies buy renewable energy can look like a game of Boggle. We break it all down here.

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D.C. stormwater credit could be a role model for other cities

The nation’s capital seeks to control flooding with help from its credit-trade system.

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Have biomaterials reached a tipping point?

Biomaterials have come a long way. With companies such as Walmart and Dupont already embracing them, the technology may be about to hit the mainstream.

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‘Water Guru’ Peter Gleick on the new role of business

Peter Gleick is the co-founder of the Pacific Institute which conducts research and policy analysis at the intersection of water systems, climate risk and sustainable development. He discusses how companies can engage in more sustainable water use and accountability, and the role of technology in providing a solution our worsening water woes at VERGE 15. 

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Greenpeace takes aim at not-so-sustainable seafood

Sodexo and Aramark lead off a less-than-glowing analysis of the state of sustainable seafood.

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Greenpeace takes aim at not-so-sustainable seafood

Sodexo and Aramark lead off a less-than-glowing analysis of the state of sustainable seafood.

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Why people are at the root of healthy forests

Sponsored: A guiding principle of the Sustainable Forestry Principles is to respect the culture and rights of indigenous people.

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Natural resource investing gets a federal jump-start

Could public-private coordination be the next frontier in sustainable investing?

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