Toyota Pumps $300 Million into Early-Stage Tech and Climate Solutions

Toyota Ventures, the early-stage venture capital arm of Toyota, announced two $150 million funds to expand its investments in startups developing disruptive technologies and business models at the forefront of innovation. The addition of the new funds, Toyota Ventures Frontier Fund II (TVFF II) and Toyota Ventures Climate Fund II (TVCF II), brings the firm’s total assets under management […]

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Gold Standard Among First to Meet Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market’s Core Carbon Principles

In a significant stride towards enhancing climate action, the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) has unveiled the initial carbon crediting programs eligible for its prestigious Core Carbon Principles label. This announcement marks a pivotal moment for the voluntary carbon market, signifying a concerted effort to uphold integrity and transparency within the realm […]

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80% of Global CO2 emissions can be traced to just 57 producers, report says

Just 57 fossil fuel producers cause 80% of emissions since 2016, highlighting their massive climate impact. Despite climate pledges, these companies keep expanding fossil fuels, worsening emissions. A shift towards clean energy offers hope, with hundreds of companies calling for a fossil fuel phase-out. A new report by InfluenceMap, titled “The Carbon Majors Database: Launch […]

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Phillips 66 Announces Major Milestone in Production of Renewable Diesel

Phillips 66 announced a major milestone in its conversion of the San Francisco refinery into the Rodeo Renewable Energy Complex, expanding commercial scale production of renewable diesel. The Rodeo Renewed project has progressed, with the facility now processing only renewable feedstocks and producing approximately 30,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel. The Rodeo Renewable Energy […]

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Harvard asks students about sexual assault and misconduct in third survey since 2015

Peggy Newell (left) and Kathleen McGinn. File photo Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer; courtesy photo Campus & Community Harvard asks students about sexual assault and misconduct in third survey since 2015 Survey open April 2 through May 2 for degree-seeking students Nicole Rura Harvard Correspondent April 2, 2024 6 min read April is Sexual Assault Awareness […]

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The presidents of France and Brazil meet and launch $1.1 bln program to protect Amazon rainforest

In a landmark move, the French and Brazilian presidents announced a $1.1 billion initiative aimed at preserving the Amazon rainforest, signaling a renewed partnership between France and Brazil. This collaboration involves contributions from both private and public funds over a four-year span, emphasizing the joint commitment of both nations to environmental conservation. French President Emmanuel […]

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How I learned to stop worrying and love AI

Arts & Culture How I learned to stop worrying and love AI Former software engineer turned English professor talks about future of literary studies in age of ChatGPT Samantha Laine Perfas Harvard Staff Writer March 20, 2024 8 min read The recent news around advances in artificial intelligence — in particular, the emergence of the […]

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UK supermarket chain Asda announces 8.4% increase for store workers pay, now highest paying UK grocery retailer

Proposal to increase retail pay by 8.4%bringing hourly rates to £12.04 £415m total investment in hourly retail pay since the Issa brothers and TDR Capital acquired Asda in 2021 Asda opens its 1,000th store*, following record 110 Asda Express convenience stores opened in February CURRENT HOURLY RATE HOURLY RATE FROM 1ST JULY* National rate £11.11 […]

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Glimpse into how mind may affect healing

Science & Tech Glimpse into how mind may affect healing Illustration by Liz Zonarich/Harvard Staff Christy DeSmith Harvard Staff Writer March 1, 2024 4 min read Study finds bruising fades faster in patients who are led to believe more time has passed than actually has Time, it is said, heals all wounds. But what if […]

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‘Human dignity front and center’

Moderator Layli Maparyan (clockwise from upper left) leads a livestream discussion with Harvard’s Danielle Allen, Brandeis’ Alexandra Pineros-Shields, and Northeastern’s David Lazer. Campus & Community ‘Human dignity front and center’ Dialogues event offers tools for engaging in respectful debate Jessica McCann Harvard Correspondent February 22, 2024 4 min read Finding common ground in an era […]

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