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5 opportunities of a circular economy

GreenBiz

5 opportunities of a circular economy. David McGinty. Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:12. More than 100 billion tons of resources enter the economy every year — everything from metals, minerals and fossil fuels to organic materials from plants and animals. Just 8.6 percent gets recycled and used again.

6 Simple Ways to Achieve Environmental Sustainability in Life Science Laboratories

U.S. Green Technology

Back in 2017, there are around 350,000 Instagram posts tagged as “zero-waste.” ” Add to that the zero-waste blogs and websites that are sprouting left and right. Consumers these days also have an increasing option of zero-waste products, from beauty and hygiene to household items.

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In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech

GreenBiz

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech. Jonathan Foley. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:30. This article originally appeared on the author's personal blog, and was written in that capacity. Italics are the author's.

Irrational Nuclear Fear Puts Sweden In Danger Of Succumbing To Stupidity

Jim Conca

With 78% of the population supporting nuclear power, Sweden’s plan to prematurely shut down its entire nuclear fleet is bizarre, especially since it will add over 2 billion tons of CO2 emissions, cause the loss of $120 billion in taxes and undermine their grid reliability when it's really cold.

8 Sustainable Benefits of Professional Tree Trimming

The Environmental Blog

The act of pruning shows its wonders and benefits on trees. This is especially true of those trees growing within your property. Trimming trees is something that most people consider doing, especially when they start becoming bushier in appearance.

2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 7

CleanTech Alliance

Week Seven Week seven is now complete and we are approximately one-third of the way through the 2021 legislative session. Following the fiscal committee cutoff on Monday both chambers spend the rest of the week on the floor voting on bills.

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Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

GreenBiz

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet. Clouse. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 02:11. Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here.

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How will the Tech Industry be different in 2021

U.S. Green Technology

2020 has been one of the toughest years. However, one thing that we have learned from the past year is, it is hard to imagine a world without technology. The COVID-19 pandemic has entirely changed the customer experience. It is believed that these changes won’t go as the pandemic ends.

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A Complete Guide to Attending Events Sustainably

The Environmental Blog

As we are closing in on 1 year since the coronavirus global pandemic has changed everything; it can be difficult to remember what it felt like to attend big events.

Zappy Hour! Seattle City Light’s Grid Modernization Plan & Equity with Uzma Siddiqi

CleanTech Alliance

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13 more endemic species in Australia are confirmed extinct

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Australian government has confirmed 13 more extinct species, including the Christmas Island pipistrelle and forest skink and several endemic bandicoots

Creating a Sunny Future with Solar Panels

U.S. Green Technology

One of the hallmarks of the 21st Century would have to be solar panels. These devices have become more widespread in recent years, and part of the reason for that is because they are a tremendous asset to a homeowner and society in general, producing an essential commodity.

Drax Cancels Plan to Build Europe’s Largest Natural Gas Power Plant

GreenTechMedia

Plans for a new 3.6-gigawatt natural gas power plant in the U.K. have been shelved by the developer Drax, highlighting the challenging economics of converting coal-fired power to a cleaner, but still fossil-fuel-fired, alternative.

Commerce awards $3.7 million for solar installations benefitting low-income communities

CleanTech Alliance

Clean energy projects will reduce energy burden for low-income households and nonprofit housing providers Source: Washington Department of Commerce, February 25, 2021 The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $3.7 million in grants for nine solar energy projects across the state.

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Industrial decarbonization picks up steam

GreenBiz

Industrial decarbonization picks up steam. Sarah Golden. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:00. This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here.

Are Florida manatees starving to death?

Inhabitat - Innovation

Manatee mortality in Florida has shot up this year, with 358 recorded deaths in January and February. Last year, the first two months had a combined total of 143 deaths — less than half this year's current toll. Conservationists worry that the manatees are starving to death

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$357k funding progresses US lithium-ion battery recycling initiative

Envirotec Magazine

(Image credit: Parilov/Shutterstock.com). Team Portables, a consortium for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) recycling incentivization, has received Phase II funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize.

Germany Settles Nuclear Phaseout Legal Disputes for $2.9B

GreenTechMedia

The German government has agreed to a multibillion-euro compensation deal with major utility firms on Friday over its ongoing nuclear energy phaseout. The majority of the €2.4 billion ($2.9 billion) compensation package will be awarded to RWE and Swedish firm Vattenfall.

AgTech & the Circular Economy Conference

CleanTech Alliance

Join us to learn more about these critical fields. Only on March 18th! Alliance News

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Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19

GreenBiz

Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19. Deonna Anderson. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:45. Walgreens is a fixture in the United States. About 78 percent of the U.S. population lived within five miles of a Walgreens or Duane Reade store as of August, according to the company.

The Gaia off-grid container house has a custom rooftop wind turbine

Inhabitat - Innovation

This container house embodies self sufficiency

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“Global warming won’t wait until 2050,” says European science advisory group

Envirotec Magazine

Cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant in Saxony, Germany. “We We cannot rely on linear developments and a steady energy transition over the next 30 years to 2050,” according to William Gillett, Energy Programme Director of the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC).

TVA and five other major utilities team up to build comprehensive DC fast charging network

Charged

Six of the eastern US’s largest major utilities have announced a plan to develop a seamless network of DC fast charging stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast through the Midwest and South, and into the Gulf and Central Plains regions.

Storage Integrator FlexGen Gains New Leadership at Crucial Time

GreenTechMedia

FlexGen supplied large-scale grid batteries to ERCOT before the energy storage market took off there. Now, the founder has exited and the company has brought on new leaders from the solar startup world to grow business nationwide. Kelcy Pegler took over as CEO, FlexGen announced Wednesday.

An inside look at pricing in the forest carbon market

GreenBiz

An inside look at pricing in the forest carbon market. Wilder Person. Tue, 03/02/2021 - 00:05. On June 23, Amazon commenced its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund to further endeavors to become net-zero by 2040.

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Monarch butterfly population declines due to climate change and logging

Inhabitat - Innovation

Migrating monarch butterflies declined 26% in December 2020 compared to December 2019

Sponsored content: Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd announce Denso Bore-Wrap launch

Envirotec Magazine

This article contains paid-for content created in collaboration with. Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd . Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd are delighted to introduce a new addition to the Denso product line – Denso Bore-Wrap.

Heavy-duty electric trucks start to appear in fleets

Charged

Charged has been reporting on electric trucks for a decade, but the electrification of real-world fleets has been frustratingly slow, and several would-be e-truck builders have gone bust waiting for fleet operators to conduct years-long pilots. Now we’re finally starting to see some large orders.

Duke Energy Faces Challenges to Its Push for New Natural Gas Plants

GreenTechMedia

3 tips for anticipating investor requests on climate, water and biodiversity

GreenBiz

3 tips for anticipating investor requests on climate, water and biodiversity. Thomas Singer. Wed, 03/03/2021 - 01:00. 2020 undeniably brought the "S" pillar of ESG into greater focus, including issues such as employee wellness, human rights, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Topsoil is disappearing from Midwest farms

Inhabitat - Innovation

Almost one-third of crop-growing land in the upper Midwest is now devoid of its most fertile topsoil, says a controversial new study

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Plans for Scotland’s first hazardous soil treatment centre announced

Envirotec Magazine

Research project to create new materials from recycling’s waste products. Heriot-Watt University has joined forces with Brewster Bros, a recycling business based in Livingston, to create new materials from the residual waste left over during the recycling process.

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Washington raises the stakes with California, proposing to phase out gas cars by 2030

Charged

Washington may soon become the third US state to fix a date for the end of the Oil Age. The state House Transportation Committee has voted 17-12 to advance a bill that would require all light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 and later registered in the state to be electric.

From Emergent to Permanent: 3 Steps to Transform Cycling Infrastructure Beyond the Pandemic

The City Fix

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, concerns surrounding virus transmission on public transportation led many to choose alternate mobility options – most notably, cycling.

Q1 2021: Food waste; the secret of fat; keep it local

GreenBiz

Q1 2021: Food waste; the secret of fat; keep it local. Jim Giles. Fri, 03/05/2021 - 01:00. Want more great analysis of sustainable food systems? Sign up for Food Weekly , our free email newsletter. I wrote recently about the intense level of innovation we’re seeing in food and ag.

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A skyscraper will purify Shenzhens air with aquaponic gardens

Inhabitat - Innovation

Informed by 3D-modeling tools, the skyscraper features a futuristic, energy-efficient design with terraced levels, dramatic curves and expansive glazing

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Bees win a reprieve, but action needed to curtail future risks, says charity

Envirotec Magazine

The announcement on 2 March that a banned neonicotinoid will not be used on sugar beet is good news – but does not halt the risk to wildlife in future years.