Smart sensors could save the world's honey bees via CNN
Why it matters: Global honey bee populations, essential pollinators for the world’s food supply, are in decline. Hive-mounted, internet-connected devices that measure temperature, humidity, sound and movement could help beekeepers effectively manage more bees at lower cost.
LISTEN: How tech makes agriculture more efficient via The Wall Street Journal
Why it matters: More efficient agriculture can be more sustainable and profitable. In this 14-minute podcast episode, WSJ reporter Jacob Bunge looks at the role of data analytics and e-commerce in agriculture.
WATCH: Electric vehicle news roundup via Transport Evolved
Why it matters: Electric vehicles are picking up speed. Tesla, for example, made record deliveries in the third quarter, and Volvo’s first fully electric car has now gone into production.
NEXT UP: Diesel trucks and buses must give way to electric ones
Why it matters: Diesel-fueled trucks and buses have a disproportionate health and climate impact, accounting for just 4% of vehicles on the road yet producing nearly half of the nitrous oxide emissions and nearly 60% of fine particulate pollution from all vehicles. Amid the signs of transition to electric cars, we need bolder policies and actions to change the game for trucks and buses too.
A case for operations-driven sustainability via McKinsey & Company
Why it matters: “When companies optimize their operations — whether to increase productivity, improve quality, or reduce cost — better environmental performance can be a byproduct.” Examples from manufacturing, consumer goods, logistics and procurement sectors illustrate how.