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The Article:GM Explains Why It Gave Lyft $500 Million
The Publisher: Business Insider
The Scoop:In an effort to adapt, General Motors—a company that relies on car ownership to survive—is throwing money behind (and partnering up with) the ridesharing app Lyft.
The Article:More Data, Mapping, Can Help Countries Tackle Deforestation
The Publisher: Devex Impact
The Scoop:New technology has made monitoring and analyzing changes in the rainforest incredibly comprehensive. This information could help accelerate major change in preservation, including the end illegal deforestation for good.
The Article:Dehli’s Controversial Car Rationing To Curb Pollution Is Working Just Fine On Launch Day
The Scoop:As Dehli’s pollution levels grow to dangerous heights, a new initiative to reduce drivers on the road through a staggered driving schedule is working just fine—for now.
The Article:This Wave Energy Generator Is Inspired By Seaweed
The Publisher: Wired UK
The Scoop:The inventors of the bioWAVE machine took their design cues from nature and created a device that harnesses energy from wave currents by mimicking the movement of seaweed.
The Article:Four Tips To Turn An Underdog Startup Into An Undeniable Success
The Publisher: Mashable
The Scoop:From focusing on what you know to adopting a bullheaded ambition, here are four surefire ways to make sure your startup enters the new year with positive momentum.