January 2020 was the hottest January on record

Inhabitat - Innovation

Meanwhile, the 10 warmest January temperatures all took place this century, since 2002


How disease-focused venture philanthropy can accelerate cures

Impact Alpha

Since 2002, he has relied on infusions of insulin to control his blood sugar and remain alive. Just a few weeks after our son’s second birthday, when emergency room doctors told us his body had destroyed his ability to make insulin, he joined more than 1.6


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Romania to deploy 123 Solaris electric buses


Solaris is already well-known in Romania—since 2002, the bus-maker has supplied Romanian carriers with over 300 vehicles, including over 100 zero-emission trolleybuses and over 40 Urbino 12 electric buses.

Michigan reinstates property tax exemption for solar installations

Solar Power World

While attending the 7th Annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4465 and 4069 and Senate Bill 47 that will reinstate the property tax exemption for renewable energy systems that was previously in effect from 2002 until 2012.

For Decades, the Oil and Gas Industry Got Taxpayer Help from the Fracking Production Tax Credit


Known as the Section 29 Unconventional Fuels Production Tax Credit, this subsidy resulted in more than tripling the production of unconventional gas, at a cost of at least $10 billion to taxpayers, from 1980 to 2002. Read time: 6 mins Before the U.S.


Asia-Pacific is the next frontier for blended finance

Impact Alpha

According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), from 2002 to 2015 the region saw a fourfold decline from 1.11 ImpactAlpha, Jan. 23 – The Asia-Pacific region has seen enormous economic growth in the last few decades, which has lifted hundreds of millions out of extreme poverty.

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Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation launches $80 million fund for early-stage social entrepreneurs

Impact Alpha

The venture philanthropy organization has invested $110 million in 175 social enterprises since 2002. “We ImpactAlpha, October 29 – California-based Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation has launched an $80 million fund to make flexible equity and debt investments and unrestricted grants to 105 social enterprises. We structure our capital to follow the need of the entrepreneur and.

Anglo-German barrier system won’t float away

Envirotec Magazine

” First designed in 2002, the system is seemingly used across Europe and has been deployed as both a flood defence and to hold back water to gain maintenance access to submerged structures such as bridge supports and sea defences.

Sponsored content: Forward dive for long-lasting Landia mixers at St Andrews

Envirotec Magazine

In 6m-deep zero-visibility wastewater, three divers (and a dive manager) ensured that there was no interruption to the crucial aeration process in the oxidation ditches, which since 2002 has been served by three very low rpm Landia mixers.

COVID-19, 3D printing and the digital supply chain reckoning


The company’s gift to employees last Christmas: the 2002 book " Cradle to Cradle ," which it hopes will spur innovation from the bottom up. COVID-19, 3D printing and the digital supply chain reckoning. Heather Clancy. Thu, 05/14/2020 - 03:28.

Freshorize – Flying Towards Sustainability

Green Business Bureau

Freshorize was founded in 2002 by self-made-entrepreneur Aziz Patel. No stranger to long haul flights, Aziz recalls one flight in particular where he experienced unpleasant odors from the on-board lavatories.

Germany Settles Nuclear Phaseout Legal Disputes for $2.9B


This was earlier than then planned but in line with the previous government’s schedule, as agreed to in 2002. The German government has agreed to a multibillion-euro compensation deal with major utility firms on Friday over its ongoing nuclear energy phaseout.

14th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (Sustainable City 2020)


The 14th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability addresses all aspects of the urban environment aiming to provide solutions leading towards sustainability.

15th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (Sustainable City 2020)


The 15th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability addresses all aspects of the urban environment and aims to provide solutions leading towards sustainability.

Slow fleet turnover means ICE vehicles could be on the roads for decades


years in 2002. Sales of EVs are growing—in some ahead-of-the-curve markets, plug-ins are outselling internal-combustion vehicles —and countries and regions around the world are announcing deadlines to phase out fossil-burners.

New York City Is About to Get an Injection of Tidal Power. Is This Time Different?


Verdant first started testing a prototype of its turbine, which it refers to as a free-flow kinetic hydropower system, in 2002. New York City may be weeks away from seeing tidal power injected onto the local grid.

Granholm sworn in as 16th Secretary at U.S. Department of Energy

Renewable Energy World

Granholm was also the first woman elected Attorney General of Michigan, serving from 1998 to 2002. Jennifer M. Granholm was sworn in Feb. 25 as the 16th Secretary of Energy by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, after a confirmation vote of 64-35 in the U.S. Senate.

On John Houghton


He was chair or co-chair of the IPCC’s scientific assessment working group until 2002 and lead editor of the first 3 IPCC reports. In 2002, American evangelical lobbyist Richard Cizik heard him speak on the evidence for global warming.

‘A common germ pool’: The frightening origins of the coronavirus


In November 2002, a 46-year-old man from the Chinese coastal province of Guangdong developed a fever and struggled to breathe. Not much is known about him except that he was a local government official with a wife and daughter.

Biffa to help Manchester bin air pollution with electric refuse vehicle fleet

Business Green

The company claims to have already slashed its CO2 emissions by 65 per cent since 2002, and is targeting a further 50 per cent reduction by 2030.

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Management and maintenance of effluent and discharge in railway depots

Envirotec Magazine

Companies in Scotland meanwhile, must comply with Section 26 of the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 2002 and Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013. Image credit: SOCOTEC.

GM shows 12 future EVs, new Ultium battery system


It will be followed by a more conventional SUV at an unspecified date, echoing the Hummer H2 lineup offered from 2002 through 2009.

The COVID-19 Impact on Cleantech Investment (Virtual Happy Hour)

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

They bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage external innovation.The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with people based in London, Paris and Boston.

The North American Development Bank emerges as financier of renewable energy in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Renewable Energy World

To increase the capital utilization, the bank’s sectoral mandate was expanded in 2002 to include other types of environmental infrastructure, including renewable energy projects. by Linda Allen, PhD, PE.

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Identifies Essential Critical Energy Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response

Energy and Cleantech Council

As provided by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, CISA is the agency charged with executing the Secretary of Homeland Security’s responsibility to provide strategic guidance and coordinate the overall federal effort to ensure the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure.

Bill McDonough at 70: A look back … and ahead


Bill McDonough at 70: A look back … and ahead. Joel Makower. Mon, 02/22/2021 - 02:11.

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Waste: an environmental justice issue we should be talking about


So I would say on the small number, maybe close to 100 people, at least, that I've actually taken around to see this firsthand over the years, because I've been doing this since 2002. Waste: an environmental justice issue we should be talking about. Deonna Anderson. Wed, 01/06/2021 - 01:30.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV: the biggest, baddest, butchest EV to hit the market?


The two body styles parallel the pair of H2 versions sold from 2002 to 2009, when Hummer was one of eight brands offered by GM.

The Rising Toll of Murdered Environmental Activists

Green Market Oracle

As reported by the Guardian a recent report indicates that at least 1,558 environmental activists in 50 states were killed between 2002 and 2017. Each year environmental activists are killed for trying to defend the natural world.

'Time is of the essence': Elon Musk unveils $100m carbon capture competition

Business Green

The $100m pledge roughly doubles the amount Musk, who unseated Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to as the richest person in the world in January, has publicly given away through the charitable foundation he set up in 2002, the Musk Foundation.

Using IR to measure TOC

Envirotec Magazine

2002). Instrumenation firm Edinburgh Sensors offers some thoughts on the measurement of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) as a means of assessing water quality, and in particular the relevance of IR-based measurements.

Joseph Kopser to Lead CleanTX Inaugural Advisory Board


Army for 20 years earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab and Bronze Star and is a graduate of West Point with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and also received a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002. Press Advisory from the CleanTX Organization. Embargoed Until 10:00am on Monday, March 25, 2019: Contact: Ryan Edwards (CleanTX Board Chair), ryan@cleantx.org. Joseph Kopser to Lead CleanTX Inaugural Advisory Board.

Pipe upgrade project set to slash methane footprint of Britain's gas network

Business Green

Rooftop Vineyard

Green Roof Technology

In 2002 Dipl.-Ing Rooftop Vineyard. Rooftop farming for educational and recreational purposes seems a fancy trend in North America. Ing Markus Wittling was planning to elevate an entire vineyard on top of the Wine Museum in Cologne, Germany. The sloped green roof spans over the entire museum building of almost 20,000 square feet. It is likely the first vineyard on a roof and the first sloped rooftop farm in the world.

GM teases future electric Chevy crossover and pickup, invests more in EVs


During its March ‘EV Day’ presentation, GM showed renderings of an electric full-size Chevy pickup with four doors and an integrated bed that resembled a reconstituted version of the Avalanche sport truck sold from 2002 to 2013.

Managing dust risks at quarries

Envirotec Magazine

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) requires employers to ensure that exposure is prevented or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlled. In the following article, Josh Thomas from instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology, discusses the risks associated with dust at quarries, and highlights the vital role of monitoring. Almost all quarrying operations have the potential to create dust.

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90% Clean Grid By 2035 Is Not Just Feasible, But Cheaper, Study Says


added 65 gigawatts of gas capacity in 2002 alone, the study notes, so this level of power investment has happened — just not with renewables. It’s feasible to power the U.S. on 90 percent clean electricity by 2035, thanks to stunning renewables cost declines, a new study argues.

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Obituary: Climate science pioneer and former IPCC chair Sir John Houghton

Business Green

When the IPCC was set up in 1988, Houghton was elected to chair it, a position he remained in until 2002. Editor of landmark IPCC reports – who famously called global warming "a weapon of mass destruction" – has passed away in his native Wales at the age of 88.

Watch the Great Lakes Freeze Over

TIME Ecocentric

In 2002, just 9.5% Correction appended February 26 You can measure a winter in many ways: temperature records, snow cover, even travel delays. But to truly see how frigid this winter has been—at least for the eastern half of the U.S.—you you need to go way up. Satellite imagery shows that an incredible 88% of the Great Lakes—Superior, Michigan, Huron, Ontario and Erie—are now frozen over.


The Case For ConocoPhillips

R-Squared Energy

The companies merged in 2002 to become the fifth-largest publicly traded integrated oil and gas company. The oil and gas industry has had a rough ride since the oil price downturn of 2014.

Engagement, transparency, and accountability: Consumer Goods Forum launches blueprint to tackle global deforestation crisis

Business Green

The CGF has published a report detailing its strategy for tackling deforestation related to the production of four key agricultural commodities: palm oil, soy, beef, and pulp and fibre-based packaging.

Tetra Pak commits to net zero emissions

Business Green

The firm, which is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland and employs more than 25,000 people around the world, has been setting and meeting climate and energy targets since 2002, according to Holmquist. "In

Exxon Knew. Did They, Though?

R-Squared Energy

When I first went to work in the oil industry in 2002, there were plenty of people who thought I had lost my mind if I tried to talk about climate change. When I worked for the oil industry, I began to see things differently from the inside. The image in my mind of “Big Oil” began to be challenged immediately through personal experience. To this day, I see many issues quite differently than some who only view the oil industry from a distance.