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Iron Ox opens its first fully autonomous farm – TechCrunch

Iron Ox opens its first fully autonomous farm – TechCrunch For the last two and a half years, Iron Ox has been working on perfecting its agricultural robots to tend its indoor farms. After first testing its systems on a small scale, the company is opening its first fully autonomous …

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Uber fires up its own traffic estimates to fuel demand beyond cars – TechCrunch

Uber fires up its own traffic estimates to fuel demand beyond cars – TechCrunch If the whole map is red and it’s a short ride, maybe you’d prefer taking an Uber JUMP Bike instead of an UberX. Or at least if you do end up stuck bumper-to-bumper, the warning could …

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California is ‘launching our own damn satellite’ to track pollution, with help from Planet – TechCrunch

California is ‘launching our own damn satellite’ to track pollution, with help from Planet – TechCrunch California plans to launch a satellite to monitor pollution in the state and contribute to climate science, Governor Jerry Brown announced today. The state is partnering with satellite imagery purveyor Planet to create a …

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CB Therapeutics’ lab-grown cannabinoids could unlock new medicines and make others affordable – TechCrunch

CB Therapeutics’ lab-grown cannabinoids could unlock new medicines and make others affordable – TechCrunch Marijuana may still be on shaky legal ground, but the therapeutic benefits of the psychoactive molecules — cannabinoids — inside the plant are solidly established. Unfortunately, cultivation of that plant is resource-intensive and yields only tiny …

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Ocean Solutions Accelerator names its first wave of conservation startups – TechCrunch

Ocean Solutions Accelerator names its first wave of conservation startups – TechCrunch Early this year the Sustainable Oceans Alliance announced that it would be starting its own accelerator with a focus on conservation. The nonprofit has just announced the Ocean Solutions Accelerator’s first wave of startups: a particularly varied and …

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WeWork takes meat off the menu as part of environmental policy drive – TechCrunch

WeWork takes meat off the menu as part of environmental policy drive – TechCrunch WeWork, the co-working startup that’s valued at ~$20 billion and has some 200,000 members across 200 locations globally plus nearly 6,000 staff of its own, will no long allow employees to expense meat. It will also no …

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Bioproducts are seeing major tailwinds in renewable tech – TechCrunch

Bioproducts are seeing major tailwinds in renewable tech – TechCrunch Brentan Alexander Contributor Although Silicon Valley seems to have largely forgotten about cleantech after failures in solar, wind and batteries, there are still major strides being made across new and exciting renewable technologies. However, because these companies can take a …

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Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform – TechCrunch

Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform – TechCrunch Aclima, a San Francisco-based company which builds Internet-connected air quality sensors and runs a software platform to analyze the extracted intel, has closed a $24 million Series A to grow the business including by expanding its headcount …

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