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The Nikola Motor Badger Will Have 600 Mile Range & Arrive As A Battery Electric & Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

CleanTechnica

Today, Nikola Motors unveiled a new electric truck, the Badger. The vehicle is still in the early stages of development, but the company is working on a battery electric version and a hydrogen fuel cell electric configuration that can also recharge its onboard battery from the grid.

Climate-adaptive park in Copenhagen wins Arne of the Year Award

Inhabitat - Innovation

One of Copenhagen’s newest green parks, the Sankt Kjelds Square and Bryggervangen, has just received Copenhagen’s most prestigious architecture prize—the Arne of the Year Award.

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Arctic Permafrost Thawing Will Double Previous Carbon Emissions Estimates

CleanTechnica

A new study shows that the abrupt thawing of the Arctic permafrost will double previous estimates of potential carbon emissions — carbon that was once frozen in the permafrost ice. In fact, it is already changing the landscape and ecology of the circumpolar north.

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Asbestos 101: How Exposure Can Lead To Cancer

The Environmental Blog

Carcinogens are substances that promote cancer formation. You can find these compounds in different things like paper, flooring, and pipe sealants. Asbestos is one of the many carcinogens that might exist in your residential or business establishment.

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NY State Officials Are Pleasantly Surprised By Tesla’s Buffalo Factory

CleanTechnica

Sean Ryan, of the New York State Assembly, says that he is "pleasantly surprised" at Tesla's progress at its factory in Buffalo. He toured it on Friday. The factory is built out.

Still in the dark about targets? Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Envirotec Magazine

Following the announcement of the government’s Environment Bill on 30 January , many observers in the environmental arena reflected on the ambition and likely efficacy of the legislation, while highlighting areas of concern and suggested improvement. Envirotec reports.

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Kendeda, a net-positive Living Building, opens at Georgia Tech

Inhabitat - Innovation

The project is net-positive for energy, water and construction waste, meaning that it gives back more than it takes

Elon Musk Expounds On Electric Airplanes & Exceptional Engineers

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk told the hosts of a Third Row Tesla and HyperChange podcast recently that he has no plans to develop an electric airplane -- yet.

Light-filled home makes the most of affordable, sustainable materials

Inhabitat - Innovation

Built primarily with unpainted natural timber inside and out, the home takes on a minimalist design that highlights its simple palette of natural materials. Located in the La

New Zealand To Test Wisk eVTOL Flying Taxi

CleanTechnica

California-based Wisk has signed an agreement with the government of New Zealand to test its autonomous electric air taxi in that country. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles boeing electric Air-Taxi eVTOL New Zealand Wisk

Conserving and restoring forests won’t be cheap and easy after all

GreenBiz

The corporate world has fallen for trees. But to be effective, the cost of offsetting CO2 emissions with the sequestration power of forests will have to go up. Are companies willing to pay? Carbon Pricing Carbon Removal Carbon Removal offsets

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We Should Thank The GM EV1 (And Its Death) For Tesla

CleanTechnica

Considering how much major automakers are struggling to develop their own commercially viable EVs and catch up with Tesla, it’s ironic that several of these brands did produce EVs back in the 1990s, but cancelled those models, leaving the field wide open for the California upstart.

How to properly and safely dispose of these 10 items in your home

Inhabitat - Innovation

Before tossing items in the trash, check out these disposal options for items like batteries and paint that are safer for the planet

Not All Cleantech ETFs Are Worth Investing In

CleanTechnica

Funds based on third-party indices did very well and very poorly. Of the top seven performing funds, four were based solely on internal investment management decisions and didn't start with third-party indices at all.

2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Report 4

CleanTech Alliance

February 8, 2020: Week 4 Analysis by CleanTech Alliance lobbyist Brad Boswell The end of week four marked the 27th day out of the sixty for which this short session is scheduled, as well as the first deadline for bills moving through the legislative process. Bills that do not have a fiscal impact and did […]. Public Policy

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A Gas Station!

CleanTechnica

There was a building on a relatively busy corner leading out of town that could never stay in business.

Trend: Carbon markets get real on removal

GreenBiz

Planting and protecting forests in remote areas of the world may be challenging. But another trend may help matters. Carbon Capture Carbon Removal Carbon Removal offsets State of Green Business 2020

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The 2020 Community Power Scorecard

CleanTechnica

Each year, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance tracks and scores states based on their energy policies and how these policies help or hinder local clean energy action.

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Salesforce: Why corporate sustainability must change

GreenBiz

This article originally appeared on the Salesforce corporate blog. 2019 was another year in which natural disasters occurred with unnatural (or at least unprecedented) force and frequency. Corporate Strategy GreenBiz Executive Network

The Origins of Starman, Tesla-Inspired Superhero

CleanTechnica

By day, he’s a mild-mannered company director in the software industry. But when duty calls, he suits up, and uses his powers to advance the cause of clean energy and transportation, foiling the nefarious schemes of fossil-fueled evildoers.

Sights and scenes of GreenBiz 20

GreenBiz

Attendees of GreenBiz 20 gathered in summits, plenaries, breakouts, exhibit areas and outdoor activities galore. Here are some visual highlights. 30 Under 30 biomimicry Corporate Strategy GreenBiz 20

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A New Tesla Model 3 Commercial In Chinese

CleanTechnica

There is a new commercial for the Made-In-China Tesla Model 3 out, but it's not known if Tesla produced this or a fan did. It's most likely produced by a fan. The original Weibo video was posted by the user New Travel Editor.

The protein transformation: hyperbole or reality?

GreenBiz

The choice between animal or plant-based protein is not a zero-sum game, it’s about the most sustainable methods of production. Food Systems GreenBiz 20 Plant-Protein

Oh SH*T! It’s Valentines Day! Last Minute Eco-Gifts For Your Eco-Sweetie

CleanTechnica

Fellas, I've been there -- these things happen. Valentine's Day (or a birthday, or an anniversary.) sneaks up on you and all of a sudden you're scrambling to make sure your eco-sweetie knows you love her. Consumer Technology Events.eco last minute gift Valentines

5 revelations from a talk with Temple Grandin

GreenBiz

“The suits have got to get out of the office,” the animal behaviorist told GreenBiz 20 attendees numerous times. Animal Welfare Corporate Strategy farmers GreenBiz 20

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California Utilities Look to Spend $10B Reducing Threat of Grid-Sparked Fires

GreenTechMedia

California’s three big investor-owned utilities want to invest more than $10 billion over the next three years on reducing the threat of wildfires caused by their power grids. Now it’s up to state regulators to decide which parts of their plans will move forward.

Dairy farm installation overcomes traditional separator limitations, says firm

Envirotec Magazine

The BioSelect installation “sends gas yields up, yet reduces maintenance costs”, said UK managing director David Brown. Pumps and water technology expert Börger has recently completed the installation of one its separators at a dairy farm/biogas plant in Gloucestershire.

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Fitch: Solar Projects Much More Reliable Performers Than Wind Farms

GreenTechMedia

It might be obvious to anyone in the renewable energy business, but a growing body of data collected by Fitch Ratings backs it up: Solar projects are a safer bet than wind farms when it comes to kicking out the expected amount of power.

Trump Dumps Nevada Nuclear Dump In Tweet

Jim Conca

In an example of Nuclear Waste Policy By Tweet, President Trump dropped his funding of the deep geologic nuclear waste repository at the Nevada Test Site last week in an attempt to win Nevada in the 2020 election, reversing yet again his stance on the project

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Climate crisis drives bumblebees closer to extinction

Inhabitat - Innovation

Bumblebee numbers are dropping rapidly, which could do major harm to our food systems

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