The Virgin Group co-founder Richard Branson has put US$3 million towards the new competition, which will incentivise the production of more environmentally sound air-conditioners.
ICON, or the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, is set for launch on 7 October local time.
New York-based Etherum firm ConsenSys has announced that it has acquired asteroid mining company Planetary Resources.
The biannual Living Planet, the flagship report of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has revealed an alarming level of planetary change resulting from unchecked consumption.
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, entrepreneur Bill Gates and Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank, will chair the newly establisshed Global Commission on Adaptation.
Marsel van Oosten's breathtaking portrait of two snub-nosed monkeys was the overall winner of the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Canada became only the second country in the world after Uruguay to legalise recreational cannabis use and the move has sparked an investment boom.
A new study in Nature has advocated humanity switching en masse to a 'flexitarian' diet to avoid widespread food shortages and environmental damage caused by the production and consumption of meat.
A hugely contentious advertisement for a racing event has gone ahead on the sails of the Sydney Opera House but the decision to allow the promotion has been received with protests and outrage.
A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of food shortages, widespread wildfire and dying coral reefs by 2040 if drastic changes are not made.