Fri.Nov 26, 2021

Laser scans show devastating impact of wet wipes on the Thames

Envirotec Magazine

River charity Thames21 has released data showing a mound created by wet wipes, which has grown to the size of two tennis courts and over a metre tall in the past six years.

Blockchain: Opening doors in the energy sector

Renewable Energy World

By Sarah Casey — Climate Council Portfolio Director. Blockchain is most commonly known as the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, the most well-known of which is Bitcoin.

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From ambition to biodiversity action: Time to hold actors accountable

Envirotec Magazine

A northern flicker (Colaptes auratus L.), otherwise known as a soaring woodpecker (image credit: Marten Winter, iDiv). Scientists have proposed a framework for effective national-level implementation of global biodiversity goals. The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) writes.

First Cobalt to expand nickel and cobalt production

Charged

First Cobalt is expanding its plans to provide battery-grade nickel and cobalt, recycled battery materials and precursor material to the North American supply chain. First Cobalt is also changing its name to Electra Battery Materials.

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.

New regulatory factors to consider before developing your next solar site

Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Allison Chapin, Burns & McDonnell. Solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the United States grew by 5.7 gigawatts (GW) in the second quarter of 2021, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. That’s enough to power 18.9

ORNL scientists use electrochemical pulse to overcome contact impedance

Charged

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a scalable, low-cost method to improve the joining of materials in solid-state batteries.

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EVBox partners with Q8 and Tango Electric to offer fleet charging solutions

Charged

The EVBox Group has teamed up with Belgian charging provider Q8 to offer a new fleet charging solution. EVBox will supply the charging stations, and Q8 will handle installation and after-sales services.

Tory MP Who Criticised Climate Action For Impact on World’s Poor Has Stakes in 18 Extractive Companies

DeSmogBlog

A Tory MP who suggested it is “morally wrong” to discourage poor countries from pursuing high-carbon growth on climate change grounds has a financial interest in numerous fossil fuel and mining companies.

8 Eco-Friendly Features that Increase Home Value

Green Living Guy

In today’s evolving world, there is a visible trend in favor of eco-friendly home upgrades. People are much more concerned about their future home expenses, so they look forward to investing more in homes with eco-friendly features.

Scaling Advanced Air Mobility: Beyond Flying Cars and Drones

CleanTech Group

Earlier this year, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft companies Archer, Joby Aviation and Lilium joined a host of other mobility companies. Cleantech Insights Transportation and Logistics

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.

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Market to Hit US$ 150.2 Bn by 2030

altenergymag

The electric vehicle charging infrastructure market size is predicted to hit around US$ 150.20 billion by 2030 and is growing at a CAGR of 33.10% from 2021 to 2030

How to Source Eco-friendly Packaging for E-commerce

Green Living Guy

Perhaps you’re starting to think about the environmental implications of all those shipments as you leverage your e-commerce business in response to COVID-19.

EV Charging Station Market is Growing Faster

altenergymag

The global Electric Vehicle Charging Station market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.9% during the forecast period 2021 to 2027

A Guide to Eco-Friendly Packaging for Small Business Owners

Green Living Guy

The use of eco-friendly packaging for your small business has quickly become something that you need to do. Non-sustainable products used for packaging such as single-use plastic bags are creating havoc with the ecosystem.

Asia Pacific needs to ramp up births, deaths registration

Eco-Business

Births of 64 million children under-five in Asia Pacific remain unregistered

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Study: Fashion sector decarbonisation can deliver attractive financial returns to investors

Business Green

Major report calculates that $1tr will be required to decarbonise resource and carbon-intensive sector, of which just $50bn needs to be covered by government and philanthropy.

In a warming planet, deforestation turns the heat deadly, Borneo study finds

Eco-Business

New research identifies how rising localised temperatures driven by deforestation and global warming are increasing heat-related deaths and creating unsafe working conditions in Indonesia

6 Indian street foods that are traditionally vegan

Inhabitant

If you’re vegan, Indian street food is a dream come true. There are many popular options here that are traditionally vegan and totally delicious

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Global Briefing: German coalition deal places climate action at heart of government's agenda

Business Green

New German coalition agrees to accelerate coal power phase out. After weeks of intense negotiations, Germany's Social Democrats, Free Democrats, and Green Party this week finalised a coalition deal that will see climate action placed at the heart of the new government's agenda.

President Biden Tried To Fight High Gasoline Prices

R-Squared Energy

Last week a friend from Uganda told me that gasoline prices have risen by 50% there. I asked him who the people blame. Our President.” So, there you have it. Uganda’s President is behind the rise in gasoline prices. Not really. But it goes to show that it is natural for any country to blame their leaders for increases in gasoline prices. As I have argued previously, there are few handles the U.S. President has that can impact gasoline prices in the short term.

Thrilling: The resale startup supporting small business owners and brands alike

Business Green

Thrilling's Shilla Kim-Parker talks to GreenBiz.com about the US resale startup's ambitious expansion plans. This article originally appeared in our Circularity Weekly newsletter.

NUQI uses 100% natural materials for its products

Inhabitant

After years of experience in the fashion industry, Tosca van Haren was fed up with fast fashion and the waste in the industry, so she launched her own social fashion brand NUQI

Pricing and politics: Where next for the UK's emissions trading scheme?

Business Green

Carbon pricing has always been a thorny political issue, but as Ministers weigh how to drive the next phase of the net zero transition some experts believe it has a critical role to play. It all started with such ambition.

Digital weather station in Spain looks like a wood ring

Inhabitant

LPA Studios' digital totem for the beaches of the Canary Islands has just won the Architizer A+ Product Award 2021 and the gold at Grand Prix du Design Awards 14th Edition 2021. This beautiful 2.5-meter tall digital beacon combines traditional art forms with modern function, working both as a decorative seasonal sundial and digital weather station

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Net Zero Culture Spotlight: David Halpern, CEO of The Behavioural Insights Team

Business Green

VIDEO: David Halpern, CEO of The Behavioural Insights Team talks to BusinessGreen about how to engage people in the net zero transition and gives a sneak preview of his panel discussion at Net Zero Culture. David Halpern is the Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team.

Digital weather station in Spain looks like a wood ring

AGreenLiving

LPA Studios’ digital totem for the beaches of the Canary Islands has just won the Architizer A+ Product Award 2021 and the gold at Grand Prix du Design Awards 14th Edition 2021.

What the great resignation means for sustainability professionals

Business Green

Earlier this month, a data reporter for Recode, Rani Molla, tweeted that Google searches for the phrase "how to send a resignation email" jumped 3,450 percent over the past three months.

Greener Shopping Difference Maker: The Subpod Composting System

AGreenLiving

We wrestled with composting for several years before discovering the Subpod composting system, an odorless… The post Greener Shopping Difference Maker: The Subpod Composting System appeared first on Earth911. More here: Greener Shopping Difference Maker: The Subpod Composting System.

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Sustainable fuels company Velocys raises £25m in oversubscribed funding round

Business Green

CEO says firms waste-to-jet fuel technology is now ready for commercial scale deployment. Green jet fuels company Velocys has raised £25m from institutional investors in a "significantly oversubscribed" founding round, the company announced yesterday.

New Electric SUVs and CUVs for 2022

AGreenLiving

Every year, more new electric vehicle models are rolling out, and 2022 is no exception… The post New Electric SUVs and CUVs for 2022 appeared first on Earth911. More: New Electric SUVs and CUVs for 2022.

'Green medal table': Government announces funding win for UK sports centres

Business Green

Over 100 sports centres have been awarded funding through the £1bn Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

Planting an Idea: Choosing a Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree

AGreenLiving

The debate over which is better — a real or an artificial Christmas tree —… The post Planting an Idea: Choosing a Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree appeared first on Earth911. Read more: Planting an Idea: Choosing a Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree.

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IMO Climate Talks: UN shipping body takes action on black carbon, but refuses to revisit 2050 climate target

Business Green

Latest round of UN climate talks for shipping delivers mixed results, offering progress on black carbon while a resolution for a 2050 zero emission target was quashed.

Greener Shopping Difference Maker: Jiminy’s Dog Food & Treats

AGreenLiving

Jiminy’s cricket- and grub-protein dog foods and treats are an effective choice to transform your… The post Greener Shopping Difference Maker: Jiminy’s Dog Food & Treats appeared first on Earth911. Here is the original: Greener Shopping Difference Maker: Jiminy’s Dog Food & Treats. Eco Green and-treats appeared-first earth911 effective-choice first-on-earth911 greener shopping jiminy treats

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Clean coverage

Business Green

The history of the renewables industry is littered with technologies and innovations that didn't quite work.