Wed.Jun 29, 2022

Water security is now a key US foreign policy priority

GreenBiz

Almost half the global population will experience "severe water stress" by 2030. A new White House strategy aims to tackle the problem

Policy 360

Environment-Friendly Ways of Getting Rid of Your Old Car

Green Living Guy

It’s no secret that cars are one of the world’s biggest contributors to climate change. That’s why we have to get rid of so many! The average passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide every year, and there are over a billion cars on the road worldwide.

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What is cryptocurrency’s dirty environmental secret?

GreenBiz

Cryptocurrency is the latest major economic global fad, but its impact on the environment is not as clear as it appears

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Global South metropolises 10 times more likely to be affected by flooding than rich cities: study

Eco-Business

China’s coastal cities face the greatest risk from flooding over the next three decades, along with key Asian municipalities Mumbai, Dhaka, Bangkok and Quezon City

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Will water pricing be the next carbon pricing?

GreenBiz

Water prices are artificially low and businesses are adding in shadow prices to get ready for a drought future

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Will Reforms to Carbon Markets Better Protect the Climate?

DeSmogBlog

To advocates, scaling up the markets where companies go to offset their greenhouse gas emissions will unlock billions of dollars to plant forests, restore ecosystems, and spur a global roll-out of machines to scrub carbon dioxide (CO2) from the sky.

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Harness the Power of Bottom-Up Grid Management

Bidgely

Load forecasting has always been a mission-critical discipline for energy providers.

Investments in the circular economy are moving forward in Europe and beyond

GreenBiz

They're financing cutting-edge innovations and technologies with strong potential for financial, environmental and social returns

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Industry Insiders Question Louisiana Regulators Over Cleanup on ExxonMobil Land, Amid Corruption Claims and Pollution Fears

DeSmogBlog

If you had ventured down a dirt road running through remote marshland along the Gulf Coast in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, at just the right time back in late February, you might have come across a pit of gray muck.

Logging is destroying southern forests — and dividing US environmentalists

Grist

In the fight against climate change, the $300-billion U.S. logging and woods products industry has positioned itself as a purveyor of “natural climate solutions.” The idea is intuitive: Trees are the ultimate renewable resource.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Digital tech is turning the unbanked into the banked

GatesNotes

More people have bank accounts than ever. Here’s what we need to do next

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CATL subsidiary launches modular battery swapping system

Charged

Does battery swapping have a future? One of China’s largest battery suppliers thinks so.

G7 pins hopes on ‘climate club’ as the saviour of 1.5C target

Eco-Business

With Chancellor Olaf Scholz keen to use Germany’s presidency of the G7 to create an international ‘climate club’, James Norris looks at what such an arrangement could mean

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GKN Hydrogen, SoCalGas, and NREL Collaborate on Innovative Hydrogen Storage Solution

CleanTech San Diego

On June 29, 2022, Cleantech San Diego member company GKN Hydrogen and Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) announced the companies will work with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory ( NREL) on an innovative green hydrogen storage solution.

Farmers in mountainous areas of Pakistan feel the heat

Eco-Business

This year, an early and hotter start to the summer has forced a change in the crop cycle in Gilgit-Baltistan, high up in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

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Understanding How Recycling and Waste Removal Works

Green Living Guy

No one wants to think about where their trash goes. Unless you’re a sanitation worker, you can put your garbage outside and forget about it. However, learning about recycling and waste removal will equip you to make better daily choices about what you purchase and throw away.

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Two women arrested with 109 live wild animals in airport

Inhabitant

Two Indian women have been arrested at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand after they were found with 109 live wild animals, including 20 snakes, 50 lizards, 35 turtles, two white porcupines, and two armadillos. The animals were detected in two suitcases by an X-ray scan, prompting officials at the airport to jump into action

National Solar Trade Association Expands Board of Directors at Pivotal Moment for Solar Industry

Alternative Energy Mag

Four companies, CEP Renewables, Kiewit Energy Group, Monarch Private Capital, and Moss & Associates, are joining the board of directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

The first 24/7 plant-based convenience store in the US

Inhabitant

Drivers stopping by the Tanforan Shell station in San Bruno, California may be in for a shock. When they enter the convenience store looking for beef jerky and nacho cheese Doritos, they will find 100% plant-based offerings. This city of 43,000 about 12 miles south of San Francisco seems an unlikely site for North America's first 24/7 vegan convenience store, Hangry Planet. It's part of the fun for owner Bobak Bakhtiari.

Energy Toolbase, Ventura Energy, and Leap Deploy a Portfolio of Grid-Interactive Storage Projects to Support the California Grid

Alternative Energy Mag

The 3.7 megawatt-hour portfolio will participate in the wholesale energy markets and deliver grid flexibility

This luxury eco hotel uses rammed earth and concrete design

Inhabitant

You can tell right away that Sunyata Eco Hotel is luxury. Designed by Design Kacheri, the innovative, arresting design blends well with the shining glass and beautiful patches of green. But look closely. This boutique hotel is eco-friendly, sustainable and made out of the Earth itself

This is the future climate hawks want to see

Business Green

Coveted black watermelons for sale in California

Inhabitant

The coveted black watermelons are available in the US and are on sale in the Bay Area of California. The black seedless watermelon is treasured in Japan where it is auctioned in an annual event that sees prices hit the roof. This year, the auction of this first crop in the northern island of Hokkaido saw one supreme quality black watermelon go for a whopping $370. Though a handsome figure, the highest record for the sale of one black watermelon is $6,100 set in 2008. The American version

TEDTalk: How Ancient Arctic Carbon Threatens Everyone on the Planet

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Everyone loves a TEDTalk. Here is one of our favorites: Join Arctic ecologist Sue Natali as she examines how the melting of the Artic permafrost will impact climate change.

Historic NY farmhouse looks like it's always been there

Inhabitant

JLF Architects created a custom-built, modern and sustainable farmhouse on 40 acres in Upstate New York. A couple lives there during the summers camping on their property to learn the land. The new farmhouse, called Looking Glass Farm, features reclaimed Amish barn wood, aluminum windows and a design that blends with the landscape

Sustainable Seafood: New study suggests retailers can protect biodiversity and profitability

Business Green

Planet Tracker's latest report draws on project with French retail giant Carrefour to show how overfished species deliver the lowest margins for retailers.

Joe Biden’s Bold Bet on Vehicle Charging

CleanTechnica

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has announced $700 million in private sector commitments to build and expand the vehicle charging infrastructure needed to transition to zero-emission cars and trucks.

Plastic pollution: It is time for citizen science to get the credit it deserves

Business Green

Businesses and governments should support citizen science initiatives in every way they can, writes Surfers Against Sewage's Hugo Tagholm.

In This Corner, With REE’S Daniel Barel on CleanTech Talk

CleanTechnica

Smart Corners, Commercial Trucks, & Electric Supercars. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Cleantech Talk daniel barel podcasts REE

Car bans, carbon markets, and greener buildings: EU states find common ground on key climate issues

Business Green

A 2035 ban on sales of new fossil fuel cars and vans in Europe now looks inevitable, after long talks led to EU Council agreement on a host of crucial green policies. It's been a big week for European climate policy, and the implications are likely to ripple far beyond the EU itself.

Solar Umbrella Recall Shows Importance Of Battery Care

CleanTechnica

It seems like companies are putting solar panels and batteries everywhere these days. Security cameras are a lot easier and cheaper to install if you don’t need to run electrical wiring, so you can just get them with a small solar panel and small battery packs to keep them up all night.

Government earmarks £12.5m for sustainable protein projects

Business Green

Environment Secretary set to announce new funding for innovative farming projects at Devon County Show, as McCain announces investment in agri-tech firm. Environment Secretary George Eustice is set to announce that £12.5m

Hard, Round, Tiltable Sails Add Wind Power To Energy Efficient Shipping

CleanTechnica

Norsepower has big plans to bring wind power back to the shipping industry, with an assist from the Magnus effect to save fuel and maximize energy efficiency.

Agriculture is the missing piece in the UK's net zero plans

Business Green

Land management could make or break the UK's net zero transition, yet agriculture few sectors without its own decarbonisation strategy, writes WWF's Jo Furtado.

Ford Dealers Can Now Call In Top Experts In A Snap

CleanTechnica

While auto manufacturers and dealers do their best to make sure technicians know how to work on every vehicle that the brand sells, they can’t possibly bring every technician up to the knowledge and skill level of the company’s top engineers and experts.