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Methane, water, birds, pollution — how can rice farmers tackle trade-offs?

GreenBiz

Kellogg is working with rice farmers to introduce a new sustainable flooding method that would substantially decrease emissions but also protect bird habitat

Publicly accessible, hyper-local air quality sensor network launches in Camden

Envirotec Magazine

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Where the 'radical change' in sustainable investing is going next

GreenBiz

How to become a leader in the high-finance paradigm shift? Follow pioneer Wendy Cromwell

Groundbreaking begins on new Climeworks CO2 direct air capture facility

Envirotec Magazine

Swiss firm Climeworks says work has begun on the construction of its newest and largest carbon dioxide direct air capture and storage plant – Mammoth.

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.

Why climate advocates should think more like investors

GreenBiz

Why finding a common language between the climate community and finance community is essential for action

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Law Firm Sustainability: 6 Steps for Creating an Eco-Friendly Practice

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Law Firms. Law firm sustainability is a strategic business shift that aims to prevent socially and environmentally damaging operations in the legal industry.

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Agriscaping: Creating Sustainable and Edible Landscapes in Urban Food Deserts

Green Business Bureau

Agriscaping for Sustainable Development. The novel challenges of sustainable development require innovative solutions that redesign and redefine our cities.

Satellite imagery helps us understand how rivers suddenly change course

GreenBiz

Learning where and how river banks flood is key to helping the people around them survive

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Hydrogen-ready boiler installation is an NHS first

Envirotec Magazine

The work included the complete removal of the existing steam generation and distribution equipment, and converting the site to Low Temperature Hot Water.

Melting glaciers could burst hydropower dams in Asian highlands

Eco-Business

As global warming worsens, scientists fear dams built today in the mountains straddling countries like China, India and Nepal will not withstand floods bursting out of thinning ice. Past incidents have already killed thousands

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.

Industry group produces circularity criteria for EPR schemes in flexible packaging

Envirotec Magazine

Extended User Responsibility (EPR) schemes play a substantial role in the collection, sorting and recycling of post-consumer products.

Palm oil audit hopes to clean up ‘very dirty’ Indonesian industry

Eco-Business

The Indonesian government plans to audit all palm oil companies operating in the country, in a bid to tackle an ongoing shortage and high prices of cooking oil

CoolMag Thermo Conductive: A new disruptive solution for thermal management in power electronics

Charged

Sponsored by Coolmag. CoolMag TC is a young customer-centric organization that offers passive solutions in thermal management for EV Power Electronics.

Research shows tropical cyclones have decreased alongside human-caused global warming – but don’t celebrate yet

Eco-Business

Other papers suggest that storms are getting heavier, lasting longer, and reaching places where people aren’t prepared for them

Mercedes VISION EQXX makes 747-mile road trip from Germany to England on a single charge

Charged

The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX, a research vehicle designed for maximum efficiency , demonstrated its 1,000 km+ range on a road trip from Stuttgart to Cassis, France in April.

As media coverage of ESG grows, climate doomism is making room for solutions journalism

Eco-Business

Media coverage of environmental issues is slowly shifting from problems to solutions, but issues such as intensifying natural disasters, environmental breakdown and climate migration grab most of the headlines, a new study shows

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Nissan and Wallbox offer one-stop home charging solution

Charged

Nissan is working with EVSE provider Wallbox (NYSE:WBX) to offer Nissan EV owners “a seamless one-stop shop solution for their home charging needs.”.

Thailand bars prisons from using inmates to make fishing nets

Eco-Business

Thai officials ban new contracts using prison labour to make nets after ex-inmates said they were forced to work for little or no pay

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BMW to open facility for demonstrating and analyzing Li-ion cell production

Charged

BMW plans to open a Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre (CCMC) in the fall of 2022 to demonstrate and study lithium-ion cell production. Located in Parsdorf, Germany, the CCMC will develop a pilot line for battery cell production in stages.

Indonesian government yet to spur to action even as toxic air chokes Jakarta

Eco-Business

Jakarta’s air pollution has been worsening recently, with the Indonesian capital routinely ranked top of the list of the world’s most polluted major cities

COST OF NEW RENEWABLES TEMPORARILY RISES AS INFLATION STARTS TO BITE

Alternative Energy Mag

Supply-chain woes push up cost of new-build solar, battery storage and onshore wind, which rises between 4% and 14% from year ago

Human fossils found in cave questions origins of humankind

Inhabitant

A recent study of fossils from the Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa reignited debates about the origin of humans. The caves are home to Mrs. Ples' skeleton, as they nicknamed the fossils of a cave woman found. Her fossils date back to between 3.4 million years ago

IMCA signs MOU with Business Network Offshore Wind

Alternative Energy Mag

The international Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Business Network for Offshore Wind (the Network) a non-profit, educational organization to develop the offshore wind renewable energy industry and its supply chain in the U.S.

Drug-resistant typhoid ‘spreading out of South Asia’

Eco-Business

As South Asia generates typhoid strains that are resistant to most antibiotics, the illness has continued to spread from the region to other parts of the world

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New federal Clean Fuel Regulations represent a step forward for climate action

Clean Energy Canada

Indonesian gov't yet to spur to action even as toxic air chokes Jakarta

Eco-Business

Jakarta’s air pollution has been worsening recently, with the Indonesian capital routinely ranked top of the list of the world’s most polluted major cities

Artificial coral reefs help marine life and biodiversity

Inhabitant

Climate change-induced storms are battering coasts worldwide with sea level rise, erosion and damages. More than half of coral reefs and 85% of oyster beds used to protect our coasts have already been severely damaged or destroyed

IEA warns clean energy transition 'harder, riskier, and more expensive' without nuclear

Business Green

International Energy Agency argues nuclear power can play a significant role in supporting transition to a renewables-dominated energy system worldwide.

Where is the most green and sustainable city in the US?

Inhabitant

When one thinks of sustainable living, urban centers probably don’t come to mind. Yet, it’s where the vast majority of people in the country live and work. Therefore, cities hold the power to make the greatest impact when it comes to cleaning up the air and reducing carbon emissions. The team at Battleface, a leading travel insurance company, ranked Washington, D.C., New York City, Portland, Seattle and Boston as the cities leading the country in sustainable actions

Corporate greenwashing is undermining UK preparation for climate shocks, EA chair warns

Business Green

Emma Howard Boyd warns almost £650bn of planned public and private UK infrastructure investment at risk in current decade unless climate impacts are considered in planning.

Worlds largest direct air capture plant coming to Iceland

Inhabitant

A Swiss startup is working on a solution to that pesky carbon dioxide that is killing the planet: burying it underground. Climeworks is building a ginormous direct air capture (DAC) facility in Iceland. The company expects it to be ready to start sucking 36,000 tons of CO2 annually out of the air within two years

Net Zero Innovate Podcast: 3. Octopus Energy and the renewables revolution

Business Green

LISTEN: Octopus Energy Generation CEO Zoisa North-Bond chats to James Murray about disrupting the renewables sector with smart technologies such as its Kraken grid platform.

Home is anchored to the earth, hovers over the landscape

Inhabitant

The Orcas House on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands is an intergenerational family home under construction designed by Seattle firm Allied8. The home explores how construction material use can reduce global emissions. The site was the challenge that started the project. Orcas House is located on a small lot on a ridgeline the previous owner could not figure out how to build on as it is extremely steep and half bedrock

Amazon ends use of plastic pillows in UK fulfilment centres

Business Green

Online retail giant will instead use 100 per cent recycled and 100 per cent recyclable packing paper in its parcels.

EU Takes Historic Decision — Ending Sale of Polluting Cars by 2035

CleanTechnica

Agreement breaks hold of the oil industry over transport. Clean Transport Policy & Politics