Nature

appeared 31 May 2017

The high-street coffee shop has long been used as a measure of urban gentrification. But are all coffee shops the same? Not so, claimed the London edition of Time Out in 2014. In fact, it said, there are eight types in London just in the independent sector, away from the global mega-chains. These separate species of capital brew house could be distinguished by the presence of table service, for instance, and whether the barista could remember your name and favourite order.

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Forbes

appeared 30 May 2017

I spoke to Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and author of the new book Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet, about why he cares so much about climate change, the role companies have in protecting our planet, how he overcame a career challenge and his best piece of career advice.

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Harvard Business Review

appeared 30 May 2017

Earlier this month, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins began the process of separating its cleantech investing from the rest of its fund. It marks the end of an era. Ten years after Kleiner star John Doerr was moved to tears during his TED talk about climate change, there’s no longer any question that VCs’ interest in clean energy is waning.

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The Economic Times

appeared 30 May 2017

BERLIN: It would be a “crime” to spoil the environment for future generations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today and underlined the need to protect biodiversity, as the Trump administration mulls to overturn the US’ position on the 2015 Paris climate accord.

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The Economist

appeared 27 May 2017

EARTH is poorly named. The ocean covers almost three-quarters of the planet. It is divided into five basins: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arctic and the Southern oceans. Were all the planet’s water placed over the United States, it would form a column of liquid 132km tall. The ocean provides 3bn people with almost a fifth of their protein (making fish a bigger source of the stuff than beef). Fishing and aquaculture assure the livelihoods of one in ten of the world’s people. Climate and weather systems depend on the temperature patterns of the ocean and its interactions with the atmosphere. If anything ought to be too big to fail, it is the ocean.

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