Sodastream chairman Birnbaum joins cannabis with Seedo

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Can Sodastream’s former CEO take cannabis to a billion dollar business? From a fizz to a buzz? Sodastream’s last CEO Daniel Birnbaum, the one who managed to seal a deal with PepsiCo and sell the Israeli business for $3.2 billion is now going into the cannabis growing business. Using the same “cartridge” or consumables approach […]

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United Nations director proposes hydroponics to solve date palm oil problem

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The mention of palm oil is enough to make a serious environmentalist wince in shame of what this oil harvesting has been doing to local ecosystems. In a bid to make the industry more sustainable the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) director José Graziano da Silva is calling on innovators, including hydroponics specialists, to […]

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The Islamic Bank seeks to innovate social causes

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On December 10, the Islamic Development Bank Launched IsDB Innovate, a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to connect entrepreneurs in the science, technology, and innovation sectors with funders around the world. IsDB Innovate is an initiative of 8 crowdfunding platforms — one global hub, and seven regional platforms. This is the first time a global development […]

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Simple Ways to Choose Plumbers in Chingford That Yields Results

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Everyone needs to deal with the simple things in life, even treehuggers, and even treehuggers that might buy the $14,000 smart toilet pictured above. When in an emergency, you don’t have the time to probe a plumbing company (does an eco plumbing company exist?) for credentials or carry out in-depth research on new plumber’s certifications […]

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$50 million in funds for renewable energy in developing nations

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are inviting applications for more than US$50 million in funding through the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility. The ADFD-financed initiative is available to government-guaranteed renewable energy projects in developing countries that seek to increase energy access, improve livelihoods and advance sustainable development. ADFD has […]

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Is Tesla’s electric semi-trailer truck an impossible dream?

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Ever since Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors electric sports roadsters began plying the roads 10 years ago, the EV vehicle company has branched out into a number of directions. This includes incorporating “driverless” artificial intelligence (AI) into its total electric sedans; including planned test runs on the power grid of Israel’s former Better Place electric car network. Tesla […]

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4 Ways To Go Green

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Currently, being ecologically savvy is growing in importance. How to go green can still be a mystery to some people. Changing our habits isn’t always the easiest and getting started can be the hardest part. Starting simple and incorporating one technique at a time is an easy way to get started and feel empowered to […]

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