Technology

Tutorial: How to Use OpenStreetMap
Tutorial: How to Use OpenStreetMap
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin - Madison
Who said changing the world had to be difficult? With new mapping technology, you can do it from nearly anywhere—even the comfort of your own couch.
Ecosia

The Ecosia search engine. (Photo courtesy Ecosia.)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
The search engine Ecosia plants trees with partners from around the world with their ad revenue.
Azzizia Desalination Plant

Azzizia Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia. (Waleed Alzuhair/Flickr)

Northeastern University
Q&A with Sarah Fletcher, a Fellow for Water Solutions, about large desalination plant infrastructure projects and alternatives such as water rationing.
Katharine Mach

Katharine Mach. (Laura Whaling/Planet Forward)

State University College at Buffalo
We sat down with Katherine Mach, a senior research scientist at Stanford University, to learn more about negative emissions technology, environmental assessment, and climate change response options.
MEANS Database/American University
The ongoing existence of food insecurity coupled with the emerging threat of climate change demands better use of existing food resources. As agricultural production grows more difficult in environments challenged by shifting temperature and weather... Read More
Jeff Kirschner on the Story Behind Litterati
Jeff Kirschner on the Story Behind Litterati
GWU
We all Instagram our food before we eat it - why not Instagram our attempts to clean up the planet?
The Pennsylvania State University
What's greasing the wheels of your elevator? If you're at Penn State, it could be something surprisingly edible.
The Pennsylvania State University
This is the first silicon-based optical fiber with solar cell characteristics A team of researchers is working on solar cell fabrics that could catch sunlight from various angles and one day power devices like smartphones. John Badding, a professor... Read More
This week on Bloomberg West, Planet Forward's Frank Sesno explores the how algae can be used to consume harmful greenhouse gases and produce clean energy.
Piezoelectric energy is created by the process of vibrations, friction, or static between solid materials. This can be obtained through a variety of methods, such as the friction of tires on the road, or the movement of shoes across a surface that... Read More

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