Fri.Jun 18, 2021

8 Ways Environmental Toxins Impact Your Health

The Environmental Blog

There is much talk about saving the environment on the news. While many may think it’s to help save plants and animals, the impact of environmental toxins goes further than that. The health impact on human health is tremendous.

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Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train


Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train. Arlene Karidis. Fri, 06/18/2021 - 00:10.


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Offshore robotics research hub secures £2.5m of funding from UKRI

Envirotec Magazine

An autonomous drone (image credit: ORCA Hub). Using robots to make offshore infrastructure inspection and repair safer is seemingly moving a step closer following the injection of £2.5

How will you recognize Juneteenth?


How will you recognize Juneteenth? Susan Hunt Stevens. Fri, 06/18/2021 - 00:05.

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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.

UK solar industry set to double in size by 2030, but needs to treble to align with net zero

Envirotec Magazine

A PV installation at Moor Hall Primary School, Sutton Coldfield (image credt: Birmingham City Council , CC BY 2.0 license). UK industry body sets out plan for government ambition to align with Climate Change Committee recommendations.

Episode 273: Apple's 'bully pulpit', Xerox's climate tech agenda


Episode 273: Apple's 'bully pulpit', Xerox's climate tech agenda. GreenBiz Editors. Fri, 06/18/2021 - 01:45. This is not the PC industry's PARC (6:30). The Palo Alto Research Center, the storied research and development division at Xerox, is getting hot and heavy into climate tech.

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The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2020

Renewable Energy World

by Mickey Francis, EIA. In 2020, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fifth year in a row, reaching a record high of 11.6 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or 12% of total U.S. energy consumption. Renewable energy was the only source of U.S.

“Devastating water leak” drives move to improve sustainability, says chemistry research group

Envirotec Magazine

“It was a devastating, and costly water leak that prompted us to take action and look for ways to minimise water use,” said Professor Nuno Maulide.

Exponential Growth Predicted For Wind Energy Market


Growing concern from government across the globe regarding renewable power source is anticipated to boost the wind energy market growth

Urban solar interconnection can be modernized, simplified and standardized

Solar Power World

By T.R. Ludwig, CEO and founder, Brooklyn SolarWorks and Colin Mattox, head of product marketing, ConnectDER Over the past decade, while solar has boomed in rural and suburban areas, urban solar has lagged. It’s not a mystery as to why.

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.

Leasing firm Avolon to buy up to 500 electric VTOL aircraft


Aircraft leasing company Avolon has placed an order for up to 500 electric eVTOL aircraft from Vertical Aerospace. The companies say the sale will introduce the ultra-short-haul aircraft category to commercial aviation.

RES and Cowessess First Nation plan 200-MW wind farm in Canada

Renewable Energy World

RES ( Renewable Energy Systems ) and partner Cowessess First Nation are pleased to announce a tender award with SaskPower for a 200 MW-wind project located south of Kipling, in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada.

NFI unveils electric double-decker bus for North America


Bus and coach manufacturer the NFI Group has unveiled its first zero-emission, three-axle double-deck bus. The Enviro500EV CHARGE is the North American all-electric version of the company’s popular double-decker bus, and is produced by NFI subsidiary Alexander Dennis (ADL).

Best solar company in Hyderabad-freyr


Freyr Energy is one of best solar company in Hyderabad, Freyr Energy was set up on the standards of making sunshine based energy moderate and open for everybody.

Chargeway’s EV charging education platform expands beyond dealers’ showrooms into their websites


The Chargeway system, which helps EV buyers understand charging stations, speeds, and compatibilities—along with info on utility incentives—will start to show up in dealer websites.

EU parliament calls for ban on caged farming practices


On Thursday, the European Parliament approved a report petitioning the European Commission to end caged farming of animals


Hyzon Motors develops eAxle to improve efficiency of hydrogen and battery trucks


Hyzon Motors, a supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, has developed a new patent-pending eAxle design that’s designed to improve the efficiency of 6×4 Class 8 commercial vehicles.

How Hemp Affects Air Quality

Green Living Guy

The modern world is a reflection of ancient times, but just more complicated. These lines might sound funny, but it is the reality of the present world. The older world was about civilizations, trade routes, and food for its inhabitants.… … Read More How Hemp Affects Air Quality.

DMAA designs Residential Greenhouse in Germany


A new urban district is rising from the dust of the former Kellogg's site on the Überseeinsel in Bremen, Germany


Lidl Rated Least Climate-Friendly Supermarket in New Report


Supermarkets are failing to cut their emissions and reduce the climate impact of their meat and dairy products, according to a report by environmental charity Feedback, with the German retailer Lidl judged to be the worst performer.

5 Environment-Friendly Practices For Artists

Green Living Guy

Environmental degradation is one of the most pressing urban problems today. Unfortunately, most of us have left the responsibility of safeguarding the environment to activists. However, the fault lies in all of us.

DOF Introductions: Meet Intern Shonali Palacios

Defend Our Future

Why I’m with Defend Our Future. I think I got on track to working at Defend this summer through TV. I was an Animal Planet kid feeling stuck in the city and I binged hours of content from people like Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin, shooting nature programs thousands of miles away.

Sappi North America selling hydroelectric assets to Dichotomy Power

Renewable Energy World

Sappi North America Inc., a producer and supplier of paper, packaging products and pulp, announced it will sell its hydroelectric assets on the Presumpscot River in Maine to Dichotomy Power LLC, pending satisfactory completion of regulatory and other approvals. The move will allow Sappi to focus on its core competencies and is consistent with Sappi’s recent restructuring of the Westbrook site, according to a press release.

Siemens Energy to provide hydrogen-capable turbines to back up utility-scale solar installation in Nebraska


-Reliability of added power generation will help Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) meet the growing energy needs of the community as part of its Power with Purpose initiative -Quick-start modern turbine design helps reduce start-up emissions over traditional systems -Natural gas turbines, capable of running on 30% hydrogen and biodiesel in support of future technology advancements, offer backup power that will enable the further integration of renewable energy into OPPD’s portfolio

New corporate alliance aims to scale climate action, starting with carbon removal

Business Green

Top global brands throw weight behind new Business Alliance for Scaling Climate Solutions. I don't have to tell readers that a dizzying array of initiatives, funding opportunities and technologies are spinning up to help corporations move toward net-zero commitments.

The Week in impact investing: Juneteenth

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! Independence day. This three-day weekend may have caught you by surprise, but the first federal Juneteenth holiday was a. The post The Week in impact investing: Juneteenth appeared first on Impact Alpha. The Brief

Rocky Mountains experience more severe and frequent wildfires


According to the study, climate change has led to decreased snowfall and increased the length of summers, triggering more wildfires

Citizens and scientists to plot visions for net zero future ahead of COP26

Business Green

Government-backed project will see broad range of stakeholders collaborate on visions for what a net zero future could looks like for six regions around the world.

Shine Turbine is a wind-powered portable device charger


This portable wind-turbine weighs less than three pounds and fits in your backpack

'Good as useless': Campaigners slam IMO's new carbon intensity regulation as 'hopelessly weak'

Business Green

New energy efficiency regulation for global shipping fleet will fail to reduce polluting sector’s rising emissions, NGOs warn.

All-electric affordable housing in Aspen to run on solar energy


A new, 53,000-square-foot building in Aspen is set to become one of the first multi-family structures run entirely off of electricity and solar energy in Colorado

Plan A is working to stop greenwashing


If you are working towards becoming zero waste or care about the environment, you probably spend an exorbitant amount of time researching companies. Recently, I’ve struggled in finding sustainable dish soap, laundry detergent, and of all things, underwear.

Impact Briefing: Week of June 18

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 18 – Lisa Mensah of Opportunity Finance Network joins host Monique Aiken to reflect on Juneteenth, community lending and today’s opportunity for. The post Impact Briefing: Week of June 18 appeared first on Impact Alpha. Podcasts


Global Briefing: South Korea proposes plan to slash emissions 40 per cent by 2030

Business Green

South Korean decarbonisation plans, Irish hydrogen ambitions, and NATO targets net zero in this week's round up of green business news from around the world. South Korea sketches out beefed up climate plan in preparation for COP26.

Lisa Mensah, Opportunity Finance Network

Impact Alpha

The rising star of community development financial institutions, or CDFIs, was on display in Lisa Mensah’s appearance alongside Vice President Kamala Harris and. The post Lisa Mensah, Opportunity Finance Network appeared first on Impact Alpha. Agents of Impact