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New Y Combinator President Geoff Ralston explains why he's so excited about investing in the youngest startups, and his philosophy for helping them to grow (UBER)

Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator announced Monday that Geoff Ralston would be named president, replacing former president and chairman Sam Altman. Ralston has been at Y Combinator since 2011 and has known cofounder Paul Graham for 20 years. He most recently led Startup School, Y Combinator's free online class for potential founders. Ralston says that part of the draw to early-stage investing is "seeing Uber before it's Uber," and watching founder teams build an idea into a mutli-b...
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Al Gore’s environmental sustainability fund has raised $1 billion to pump into new markets focused on health and wealth inequality

Al Gore's Generation Investment Management announced Tuesday it had closed a $1 billion growth equities fund, the largest in the firm's 15-year history. Generation growth equity partner Joy Tuffield and director Shalini Rao told Business Insider that the time is right for a large influx of cash for sustainability-focused companies, even as some sustainability companies are reporting difficulties raising funds from more traditional firms. But Generation will also use the new fund to expand the ...
Tags: Google, London, Microsoft, US, Trends, New York Times, Mary Meeker, Asana, Al Gore, Rao, David Blood, Sophia Genetics, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Generation Investment Management, Joy Tuffield, Shalini Rao

Generation closes $1B growth fund targeting sustainable startups

Generation Investment Management, the firm co-founded by environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore, was built on the premise of backing sustainable startups. Now, as the idea of sustainability starts to gain wider traction, the firm is doubling down on the concept. Today, Generation is announcing that it has closed a $1 billion Sustainable Solutions Fund for growth investments. As the name implies, it plans to put the $1 billion to work backing later-stage startups that work on sustaina...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Finance, Funding, Africa, Environment, Tech, Sustainability, Preston, Venture Capital, GreenTech, Generation, Al Gore, Wollman, Andela

We Need A Strong, Focused And Reformed National Rifle Association

Following up his bomb on the NRA BoD, Lt. Col. West updates us and fills in the gaps. As a Battalion Commander in the 4th Infantry Division, 2d Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, I told my soldiers, before we deployed to Iraq, that the most expendable person in the unit was me. No single individual is more important than the unit they are called upon to serve. America needs the National Rifle Association in these troublesome times. But our Constitutional Republic needs the NRA focused on its core ...
Tags: Congress, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Iraq, America, Barack Obama, Cnn, Military, Hillary Clinton, United States, Ronald Reagan, House, Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, Gun Control

How to talk to kids about climate change without scaring them

When my 4-year-old daughter discovered the documentary series Blue Planet II, thanks to a relative who shares her love of marine life, I was thrilled that she wanted to watch it instead of animated standbys like The Octonauts and Llama Llama.  I counted it as a parenting victory: My preschooler liked science and exploration and David Attenborough's voice. When things got real and one sea creature ruthlessly ate another, I explained that it was an example of the food chain. Her grimace t...
Tags: Science, Congress, New York City, Nasa, Earth, American Museum of Natural History, David Attenborough, Michael Mann, Penn State, Al Gore, Mann, Rothstein, American Museum Of Natural, Climate Reality Project, Stacie Paxton Cobos, Llama Llama

Driving A Tesla Increases CO2 Emissions – Sen Hassan Aid Stole Gigabytes Of Data and more Today on TTWCP Radio Show: [04-27-19]

Driving A Tesla Increases CO2 Emissions – Sen Hassan Aid Stole Gigabytes Of Data and more Today on TTWCP Radio Show: [04-27-19] document.createElement('audio'); DOWNLOAD TRANS...
Tags: Apple, Health, Amazon, Cloud, Europe, Podcast, Japan, Microsoft, Congress, California, Senate, China, Germany, US, Toronto, Tesla

History Repeats Itself: How Corruption Nearly Killed The NRA Twice

The National Rifle Association is in a multi-million dollar legal firefight with one of its own: Ackerman McQueen, the Oklahoma-based advertising firm behind NRATV. The NRA portrays itself as an unwitting dupe in the April 12 lawsuit, alleging that its 40-year partner swindled it through contracts that allowed the ad firm to charge virtually unlimited expenses and potentially permitted current NRA president Oliver North to double-dip into the group’s finances. The New Yorker followed up with ...
Tags: New York, News, Knox, Associated Press, Oklahoma, New Yorker, Moses, Gore, Columbine High School Massacre, Nra, Ted Nugent, Jeff, National Rifle Association, Brewer, Al Gore, Wayne Lapierre

7 Beauty Brands That Make Recycling Their Packaging Easy

When considering your skin and hair-care routines, it may be what's inside a product that counts — but in 2019, the packaging is also worthy of your attention. As consumers and beauty fanatics, it's both impossible and irresponsible to ignore the industry's carbon footprint. While it's fantastic progress that , and that we're buying more natural formulas than ever, it's also important to address the container.Accounting for just over 40% of total plastic usage, but with , packaging has a huge...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Tata, Al Gore, Kevin Murphy, Green Circle Salons, Farmacy, Tata Harper, Green Hub, Aether, Alex Brownsell, Sam Campbell, FSC Forest Stewardship Council, Tiila Abbitt, Aether Crystal Grid Gemstone Palette

Corporations and private investors are backing new “green” deals as climate worries mount

In the nine years since private equity and venture capital investments into sustainable technologies last crossed the $6 billion threshold, the problems caused by global carbon emissions have only intensified. Now, as the world confronts the reality that there’s not much time left to reverse course on carbon emissions and the impact they will have on life on earth, both corporate and private investors are once again stepping up their commitments to startups in the space. In 2018 global venture c...
Tags: Energy, TC, Texas, Climate Change, China, Massachusetts, Articles, America, Tech, Global Warming, View, United States, New York Times, Connecticut, Paris, Oil And Gas

What it's like to attend the TED conference, where attendees pay $10,000 to learn the next big ideas

The annual TED conference lasts for five days in Vancouver, Canada. The event features a veritable who's-who of celebrities, tech moguls, and executives looking for a front-row seat to the next big idea. I attended this year and got an inside look at the conference's debut technologies, luxury swag, and decadent meals.    Visit for more stories. Over the past 35 years, the TED conference has evolved from an idea-making machine to a global platform for the world's most soug...
Tags: Spacex, Trends, John Legend, Jack Dorsey, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Serena Williams, Al Gore, Gayle King, Vancouver Canada, Hannah Gadsby, Elon Musk CBS News

It’s time to get rid of the cross in the church…

… website, if the cross is spinning or glowing. Yeah, you thought I had gone off the reservation with the title of this post. It is Holy week, and in the church we are reflecting on the ultimate sacrifice that Christ made for all of us. The cross is a wonderful reminder of that sacrifice that He made, taking the punishment for our sin. However, there are good ways to display the cross and not-so-god ways to display the cross… Shortly after Al Gore invented the internet (yes, another joke), peopl...
Tags: Web Design, Religion, Christ, Al Gore, Lester, Jakob Nielsen, Church Website Design

Notable new (though incomplete) accounts of the state of death penalty politics

A couple of major news outlets had a couple of recent lengthy stories about modern death penalty politics.  Here are headlines, links, a small snippet and a follow-up comments: From NBC News, "Death penalty repeal sweeping across states as both parties get on board": Hannah Cox, the national manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, said that while the issue of repealing the death penalty was once a partisan one, that's changing.  It "was virtually unheard of in 2012 for a Rep...
Tags: Law, California, Barack Obama, Georgia, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Death Penalty, Ohio, Republican, South Carolina, Trump, John Kasich, Democratic Party, Cox

Colorado Hands California the Vote Count of Coloradans ~ VIDEO

Opinion Colorado/United States – -( Last year, we discussed the threat that the National Popular Vote Compact poses to the Second Amendment. Well, that threat has increased a bit with Colorado signing on, making it a total of 12 states and the District of Colombia – comprising a total of 170 electoral votes. This means that a major threat to the Second Amendment is not that far off. Delaware, with three electoral votes, is reportedly considering joining this compact as well. B...
Tags: New York, Guns, Colorado, Australia, California, Senate, America, Reagan, Colombia, Hillary Clinton, Wyoming, South Dakota, House Of Representatives, New Zealand, Delaware, Nra

Warren Calls for U.S. to Scrap Electoral College

Senator Elizabeth Warren said Monday that she supports eliminating the Electoral College."My view is that every vote matters and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College," Warren told the audience at a CNN town hall at Mississippi's Jackson State University.The Massachusetts Democrat, who announced her 2020 presidential campaign last month, noted that before a general election, candidates do not visit places like Mis...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Warren, Fox News, George W Bush, Trump, Al Gore, Electoral College, Jackson State University, Supreme Court Years, Warren Calls for U S to Scrap Electoral College

Will blockchain become the coin of the medical realm?

First, there was Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that utilizes blockchain, a decentralized system of data collection and transactions that we are told will defy hacking. (Wasn’t the Titanic said to be unsinkable?) We read that cryptocurrency and other blockchain functions will be a societal gamechanger, much like the internet was when Al Gore invented it some […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Practice Management, Al Gore, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA

Gore: US getting close to political shift on climate change

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore believes the U.S. is nearing a political tipping point, with the 2020 Democratic presidential field offering voters the chance to replace President Donald Trump with someone “committed heart and soul” to combating climate change. Gore, who emerged as a leading climate activist after losing the 2000 presidential […]
Tags: Science, News, US, Atlanta, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Gore, Al Gore

Al Gore not worried about Trump's climate rhetoric

The former Vice President says President Trump’s denial of climate change has only strengthened their movement. (March 15)            [Author: AP]
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Al Gore supports students' climate change protests

Al Gore supports students' climate change protests
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Gore: Trump inadvertently pushes people to fight climate change

Former Vice President Al Gore said Friday that President Donald Trump's repeated denials of man-made climate change have inadvertently pushed more people to support initiatives protecting the environment.
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Al Gore: Trump's climate change denial creates supporters

Former vice president Al Gore says President Trump's denial of climate change has a reverse effect and brings supporters to the cause.
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Al Gore: 'Perverse' way Trump may lead to climate solution

Former vice president Al Gore says President Trump's denial of climate change has a reverse effect and brings supporters to the cause.
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Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Google, Amazon and Facebook

The influential Massachusetts Senator and Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has been a longtime critic of the consolidation of economic power by Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Now she’s making their break-up a key component of her Presidential platform. Warren has just released her plan for breaking up big tech, in what seems like a watershed moment for a Democratic nominee. Since Al Gore famously (infamously?) “invented the internet”, Democratic candidates have turned away from seri...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Microsoft, Whole Foods, Internet, Obama, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Google Search, Companies, Artificial Intelligence

Boston Tech Watch: .406, Circle, Haven, Shift, LinkSquares & More

The Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan-led healthcare moonshot has a name. The venture capital dollars continued to roll in for A.I. startups. The Akamai-Janrain deal was pegged at $125 million. And a local VC firm is reloading for a new fund. Read on for more of this week’s Boston technology and innovation news.—Shift Technology, a fraud detection technology startup serving the insurance industry, raised $60 million in a new Series C funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Previo...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Boston, Trends, Insurance, Tech, Cybersecurity, Fraud, Mit, Harvard, Unemployment, Paris, Fundraising, Cambridge, Deal, Carbonite

Green school in Bali shows students how to live sustainably

The goals of the Green School are anything but small, yet they are simple: take care of the local community and teach children to be stewards of our planet and leaders of sustainability in the future. The baby of John and Cynthia Hardy, the Green School was inspired after the retired couple viewed the Al Gore film The Inconvenient Truth. With four children of their own, the couple decided to make a difference and, in 2006, broke ground on a new type of school — an educational campus focused on ...
Tags: Design, Bali, Environment, Schools, John, Solar Panels, Bright Ideas, Carbon Footprint, Biofuel, Aquaponics, Composting, Composting Toilet, Al Gore, Green School, Cynthia Hardy, Hardys

TGV appoints Rodale to advisory board

Treehouse Global Ventures has named Maria Rodale to its advisory board. Rodale is a former chair and CEO of Rodale Inc, the health and wellness lifestyle media company. PRESS RELEASE Philadelphia, Pa. – Treehouse Global Ventures (TGV) is pleased to announce the addition of Maria Rodale to their Advisory Board. Maria is a writer, activist, and former Chairman and CEO of Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness lifestyle media company. She has won numerous awards including the United Nations Popu...
Tags: New York City, Trends, Usda, People, NYRP, Maria, Tgv, Al Gore, Maria Rodale, Rodale Inc, United Nations Population Fund, Rodale, Rodale Institute, Lindy Snider, Treehouse Global Ventures, Lindy Snider Gaynell Rogers

Wildfires, Flooding and Droughts Could Make Climate Change an Issue. Some Are Pushing for It to Be the Top One

For years, climate change has been the also-ran of presidential campaign issues, even as the threat has become steadily more serious. Vice President Al Gore, who spent the previous decade calling for action, didn’t center his campaign around the issue during his run in 2000. Barack Obama and John McCain both talked about fighting climate…
Tags: News, Climate Change, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Al Gore, 2020 Election

Democrats to take the offensive on climate change

"This is a heavy lift politically," said former Vice President Al Gore, but Democrats see fighting climate change as a winning campaign issue.
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Al Gore claims climate change is responsible for migrant caravans

Al Gore showed what he believes proves migrants are leaving Central America due to climate change.
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Quick Hits: Al Gore meets with VA residents trying to stop compressor station

Former Vice President Al Gore meets with Union Hill, VA residents trying to stop compressor station Former Vice President Al Gore and social justice advocate the Rev. William Barber II met with residents of Union Hill, VA, a rural community about 70 miles west of Richmond that was founded by emancipated slaves after the Civil War. The community is fighting against a plan to build an Atlantic Coast Pipeline natural gas compressor station in their neighborhood. Compressor stations are used ...
Tags: Politics, Sport, Cycling, Richmond, Gore, Al Gore, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Newswire, Pipelines, Rev William Barber II, Union Hill, Union Hill VA

Question of the Week: What do you think about third-party candidates for president in 2020?

In most any other democracy on Earth, having a third- — or fourth-, or fifth- — party candidate become a major player in a presidential or prime ministerial election would not be an aberration at all. It would be the norm. In our nation, though the names of the two strongest parties often changed up until the mid-19th century, no third-party candidate has ever won the presidential election. Not that such candidates have not had an influence on presidential polling. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt, w...
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