Category: New Technology

Posted in Climate Change Mapping Tools New Technology Outer Space Sustainability

The Uptake of Earth Observations for Environmental Services Assessments

Photographing the earth from space means more to us now than ever before. Space data feeds the increasing number of models, tools, products, and services that have mainly been created for breaching connectivity gaps and preventing natural disasters.… Read More

Posted in Deep Sea Mining New Technology Outer Space

The Frontier: what is it and how is it used?

Currier & Ives: The Rocky Mountains: Emigrants Crossing the Plains
The Rocky Mountains: Emigrants Crossing the Plains, lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1866. Retrieved from Britannica https://www.britannica.com/topic/American-frontier

The idea of the frontier is often referred to, and employed, as an accepted concept of an empty space that is open to exploration.… Read More

Posted in Deep Sea Mining Energy Impact Mitigation Methodology Mining New Technology

Role of Contingent Valuation in the Future of Deep Sea Mining

Overview of Deep Sea Mining:

Deep Sea Mining (DSM) is one of the “new extraction frontiers” likely to occur in the near future. DSM is the extraction of minerals from under the seabed, usually 500 meters below sea level.Read More

Posted in Blockchain Climte Change Cryptocurrency Energy Health Mining New Technology Sustainability Trading

The environmental impacts of Cryptocurrencies

More and more frequently we hear words such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero and Ethereum, digital-based medium of exchange known as ‘cryptocurrencies’. Most often, we hear about the beneficial potentials of cryptocurrency, such as that of not being controlled by any central authority, but working primarily as a decentralized, peer-to-peer network of exchange, recorded and produced by the cryptocurrency community as a whole (Krishnan et al.… Read More

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
Posted in Energy Lithium New Technology

Dragon Domination: the Rise of China in Lithium Supply Chain

In 2019, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to Professors Goodenough, Whittingham and Yoshino for developing the lithium-ion battery. The lithium-ion battery is an important leap in mobility, storage, and perhaps human innovation, given that human lives (in urban centres at least) are today centred around electricity.… Read More

Posted in Blockchain New Technology Uncategorized

Blockchain and Social Exclusion

Blockchain and social exclusion 

Blockchain, especially cryptocurrency, as a technology is relatively novel and has lot be explored. However, the important question that arises for me is whether the technology is for everyone or just a few sections.… Read More

Posted in New Technology

Rhino Coin: Bridge between Cryptocurrencies and Conservation

https://e360.yale.edu/features/rhino-coin-can-a-cryptocurrency-help-save-africas-rhinoceroses

Rhino horn is currently one of the most valuable resources on the planet, its price on the Asian black market reaching 125$ per gram. The international trade in rhino horn and its derivatives was prohibited in 1977 by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), but last year domestic rhino horn trade was relegalized in South Africa.… Read More

Posted in New Technology

The Sun Exchange – Solar Powered Money

 

The Sun Exchange is an example of how blockchain technology is being applied in the energy industry, specifically in the category of energy financing. The South African startup is a crowdfunding platform for relatively small scale solar energy projects in developing countries, especially on the African continent.… Read More

Posted in Blockchain Energy Trading

Can Blockchain Technologies Democratize the Energy Sector? The Case of Lition

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a fascinating article titled, “Ethereum Energy Project Now Powers 700 Households in 10 Cities” which briefly details the beginning operations of a “peer to peer” energy trading platform.

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