Digital art by Beeple sells for $69.4 million amid NFT boom

Christie’s says it has auctioned off a digital collage by an artist named Beeple for nearly $70 million, in an unprecedented sale of a digital artwork that fetched more money than physical works by many better known artists. The piece, titled “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days,” sold for $69.4 million in an online auction, “positioning […]

Biden hopes to boost offshore wind as Mass. project advances

A huge wind farm off the Massachusetts coast is edging closer to federal approval, setting up what the Biden administration hopes will be a model for a sharp increase in offshore wind energy development along the East Coast. The Vineyard Wind project, south of Martha’s Vineyard near Cape Cod, would create 800 megawatts of electricity, […]

Drones vs hungry moths: Dutch use hi-tech to protect crops

Dutch cress grower Rob Baan has enlisted high-tech helpers to tackle a pest in his greenhouses: palm-sized drones seek and destroy moths that produce caterpillars that can chew up his crops. “I have unique products where you don’t get certification to spray chemicals and I don’t want it,” Baan said in an interview in a […]

Solar farms industry continues to grow at a rapid rate

The turn of the decade has so far been filled with great news for the environment as renewable energy industries continue to reach unprecedented growth worldwide. According to a recent report by U.S.-based analytics firm Allied Market Research, the global solar farms industry generated $61.4 billion in 2019, and is estimated to generate $261.0 billion […]

Continuous learning opportunities viewed as top priority by emerging workforce, survey finds

There are a myriad of significant changes that have occurred since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the world, schools closed, unemployment increased, economies collapsed, startups and medium sized enterprises across all industries have taken a significant hit to their revenue streams. But what is known about the pandemic’s impact on those still employed? […]

Biden faces steep challenges to reach renewable energy goals

President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy by expanding renewables, but he will need to navigate a host of challenges — including the coronavirus pandemic and restoring hundreds of thousands of lost jobs — to get it done. The wind and solar industries have managed to grow despite a less-than-supportive […]

Carbon removal technology launched by UK entrepreneurs

UK entrepreneurs and investors Matt Isaacs, Andrew Shebbeare, and Andy Bonsall announced Thursday the launch of “Counteract” to combat against the climate crisis through research, development, and investment in carbon removal technology. According to a statement from the initiative, “Counteract will help engineer and scientist entrepreneurs with the early-stage investment, commercialization, access to community, and […]