Thu.Jan 20, 2022

Companies’ Carbon Neutrality Necessary for Tackling Climate Change

U.S. Green Technology

Climate change has had dire impacts worldwide, from rising sea levels and flooding to extreme heat and droughts. These consequences also affect food production, access to clean water, and loss of biodiversity.

5 Ways We Can Stop Ocean Acidification

The Environmental Blog

Although it may not be discussed frequently, ocean acidification is one of the biggest problems humanity (and the environment) faces today. The rising acidity of the ocean is not only harming biodiversity and marine ecosystems, but is impacting human industries that rely on the ocean’s resources.

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This Puerto Rican farm-to-fork app is creating a sustainable food system on the island

GreenBiz

Puerto Rico imports 85 percent of its food. This app helps people buy the other 15

How to Make Your Hotel the Talk of the Town

U.S. Green Technology

Tourism is a good economic booster in any region and hospitality plays a major role in creating a reputation for your country. Being in the hospitality industry requires one to think out of the box to blow the minds of their clients. It is a competitive industry to be in, hence you need to always.

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.

5 climate priorities for cities

GreenBiz

Without getting cities right, we cannot solve the climate crisis

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Landscaping Ideas for Your Home in the City

The Environmental Blog

If you live in the city, you must be creative about landscaping because of the limited space. Still, assuming you have enough room for a garden, you can find many excellent landscaping ideas for your home.

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Fish oils to create eco-friendly surfactants for detergent

Envirotec Magazine

Scottish start-up Eco Clean Team is undertaking a research project with experts from the University of St Andrews to develop a new process that uses by-products from fish farming to produce surfactants – one of the main components in detergents and other industrial and institutional cleaning products.

Cargo, with a side of hornets, flies and crabs

GreenBiz

Global shipping is moving invasive species around the world. Can world governments agree on necessary preventative measures

Micropollutants under the (electron) microscope: Project reveals drainage detritus

Envirotec Magazine

Left: Scanning Electron Microscope image of suspected paint or acrylic fragment, embedded within synthetic fibers captured from a domestic washing machine filter (image courtesy of CGG). Right: ATR-FTIR image of synthetic fibers from household laundry (courtesy of Brunel University London).

A 21st-century reinvention of the electric grid is crucial for solving the climate crisis

GreenBiz

Early projections suggest the world just wrapped up a record year of renewable electricity growth in 2021. We still need more

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.

Comment: The six water technology trends for 2022

Envirotec Magazine

AMI infrastructure, digital twins, intelligent asset management, Geographical Information Systems, 5G and Artificial Intelligence are the principal water technology trends for 2022, according to water technology firm Idrica.

RE100 calls for better clean energy support for business

GreenBiz

Nearing 350 members, RE100 warns of forces hampering corporate clean power ambitions

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5 Chemical-Free Ways to Reduce Dust Mites in Your Household

Green Living Guy

Dust mites are among the most hated tiny creatures among persons allergic to them. While they are not extremely hazardous, their dead body parts and feces generate various health issues. These symptoms vary from breathing difficulty to nasal congestion, coughing, and itching.

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Biden’s first year: A robust record of climate action

EDF Voices

President Biden has made significant progress on creating jobs, cutting pollution, promoting environmental justice and lowering energy costs for American families

Rare coral reef discovered near Tahiti by a UNESCO mission

Green Living Guy

A scientific research mission supported by UNESCO has discovered one of the largest coral reefs in the world off the coast of Tahiti. The pristine condition of, and extensive area covered by, the rose-shaped corals make this a highly valuable discovery. “To

Climate change linked to early birth and damage to babies’ health, scientists find

Grist

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The climate crisis is damaging the health of fetuses, babies, and infants across the world, six new studies have found.

Energy-Efficient New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Green Living Guy

Energy use in your household can be challenging to monitor because it’s a resource you can’t see. Every day, your home sucks up immense amounts of energy through appliances, lighting, and climate control.

MidAmerican plans to add 2 GW of wind energy resources in Iowa

Renewable Energy World

MidAmerican Energy said it plans to to spend $3.9 billion to add more than 2 GW of wind energy and 50 MW of solar generation in Iowa.

Volkswagen Group acquires 25% stake in 24M, will use its SemiSolid battery platform

Charged

Volkswagen Group and Cambridge, Massachusetts-based battery developer 24M Technologies have formed a strategic partnership under which VW will manufacture EV batteries using 24M’s SemiSolid platform.

China renewables firms burst on to ranking of world's most sustainable corporates

Eco-Business

China's post-pandemic green recovery measures drove up the country's renewables firms on the Corporate Knights index of the most sustainable 100 firms in the world. Singapore real estate company CDL is Asia's leading firm in the list

Here’s how pumped hydro works as an energy storage resource

Renewable Energy World

Batteries get hyped, but pumped hydro provides the vast majority of long-term energy storage essential for renewable power. By Andrew Blakers , Australian National University ; Bin Lu , Australian National University ; and Matth ew Stocks , Australian National University.

Not a numbers game: nuance needed to measure press freedom in Southeast Asia

Eco-Business

Current analyses of press freedom in Southeast Asia do not sufficiently capture the unique challenges faced by media professionals reporting on the ground, according to a report by New Naratif. A more detailed picture could help overcome media freedom abuses

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The Metals Company hopes to extract battery metals from the sea floor

Charged

As the world’s appetite for raw materials grows, interest in polymetallic nodules—nuggets of nickel, cobalt, manganese and other in-demand metals found on the sea floor—is exploding.

Asia's emissions-reduction plan for the world

Eco-Business

How will Asia's energy transition mechanism — potentially the world’s largest CO2 reduction programme — phase-out coal in the energy-hungry region

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Evidence grows that global solar supply chains are diversifying

Renewable Energy World

More than a year after global solar energy markets were rocked by credible allegations of forced labor’s use in parts of in China, evidence is mounting that supply chains are diversifying away from those conflict regions.

Shepherds in Indian Himalayas turn backs on traditional livelihood

Eco-Business

Decreasing availability of pasture and low prices for their woollen products are forcing members of the indigenous Bhotia group into new work and migration

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WirelessCar launches Smart EV Routing

Charged

WirelessCar, a provider of digital services for connected vehicles, has launched Smart EV Routing, a product designed to enable EV drivers to optimize their long-distance journeys.

Glenn Mandziuk joins Sustainable Hospitality Alliance as chief executive

Eco-Business

Mandziuk joins the alliance at a time when the hotel industry is recovering from Covid-19 while facing calls to sharply decarbonise

Varea Energy Optimizes and Maintains Clean Energy Facilities—and It’s Taking Pilots

Greentown Labs

As clean energy powers more and more of our world, it’s critical to ensure that its industrial facilities are reliable and efficient. The best way to do that? Prevent maintenance issues before they ever cause equipment downtime. Enter Varea Energy , a Houston-based Greentown Labs member company. . “We

Copia Global secures $50 million to deliver goods to rural African consumers

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 20 — African economies rely heavily on spending by the continent’s approximately 750 million low- to middle-income consumers. Kenya’s Copia Global, The post Copia Global secures $50 million to deliver goods to rural African consumers appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Aptera upgrades its unique solar-charging EV

Inhabitant

Aptera's three-wheeler enclosed electric car has already made its mark as a unique new offering on the EV scene. The solar self-charging car never needs to be plugged in, all while competing with mid-level Teslas for range when charged as a traditional EV. Now, Aptera says it has completed some major upgrades to make the cars even more competitive. Here's what's new with Aptera's revolutionary EVs

‘Deeply scary’: Agents of Impact react to Larry Fink’s letter

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 20 – BlackRock chief Larry Fink’s latest letter to CEOs elicited “a collective yawn,” we wrote earlier this week. Fink’s annual letters. The post ‘Deeply scary’: Agents of Impact react to Larry Fink’s letter appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Capitalism Reimagined

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Energy efficient bamboo device in Vietnam is a cooling system

Inhabitant

AREP, a multidisciplinary architecture agency, created a cooling system prototype based on the history, culture and original designs used by ancient civilizations. Called an adiabatic urban cooling system, the idea dates back centuries, yet is still perhaps the most natural solution for the challenges of cooling modern Vietnamese cities facing regular heat waves

How pre-construction financing is building a pipeline of water projects in Kenya

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 20 – Water and sanitation is one of the fastest growing, yet still underinvested sectors of impact investing. An experimental fund. The post How pre-construction financing is building a pipeline of water projects in Kenya appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Offshore Wind to Generate Billions for North Carolina Economy

Alternative Energy Mag

The state must actively pursue development of offshore wind projects to capture the maximum economic opportunity