Founded in Valencia just under two years ago, Green Urban Data is a startup whose software integrates big data and satellite technology to provide municipalities, consultancy companies and citizens with the “tools to fight the effects of climate change,” essentially

Ponzi (or pyramid) schemes are scams in which you rob Peter to pay Paul. But no individual has been greater at implementing a Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff: his scheme vaporized $65 billion of client money. He relied on a

One million species are threatened with extinction. As this hit the global media headlines reporting on the recent Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, many friends and colleagues sent me shocked messages saying, “Did you see this?” “This is

Impakter had the opportunity to have a pre-release viewing of the film Pot Luck: The Altered State of Colorado, by the British filmmaker Jane Wells. Jane, who is well known for her documentaries and films, has spent several years in

Universal health coverage (UHC) is a global priority, but how can financing for health be improved to boost progress towards the SDGs agenda? The health Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 3) aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at

In nearly 100 countries around the world, the second Sunday in May marks the day we celebrate and thank moms. Some mothers will get flowers, many will open cards and others will receive phone calls. In fact, more calls are

In 2018 there was a small hog farm in China which was found to have the hugely contagious virus known as African Swine fever, this in the country with half the world’s pigs. Shortly after the initial outbreak the government

Investing in women is an investment in the world, and fortunately, the majority of investors recognize the importance of investing in gender-balanced teams. But achieving gender equity calls for more than agreement. Less than 10 percent of these same investors

CBSS Baltic 2030 Action Plan The Baltic Sea Region with the Baltic 2030 Action Plan of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), approved back in 2017, is one of the pivotal geographical areas where various actors are helping to

Antimicrobial resistance has grown in recent years as a result of the overuse of antibiotics. Drugs no longer work as they used to. The alarm was rung in April 2019 by a UN group of experts in a report sent

The chachafruto (‘basul,’ Erythrina edulis), a leguminous tree native to the Andean region that produces large and sweet beans inside its pods, reminds me of my childhood in eastern Antioquia, Colombia. During the harvest season, the beans were used to produce delicious and

Most people think of virtual reality (VR) as science fiction finally come true in the form of the next generation gaming system. However, VR is not just being used for just fun and games; it is also being used as

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