September, 2020

Report reveals hypocrisy of world’s biggest plastic polluters

Envirotec Magazine

A new report from advocacy group The Changing Markets Foundation appears to reveal how, behind a veil of nice-sounding initiatives and commitments to address the plastics crisis – the plastics industry, consumer brands and retailers have obstructed and undermined proven legislative solutions to the crisis for decades.

Why Is The Transition To Clean Cars By 2035 So Critical?


California is already seeing the impact of climate change, with droughts, heat waves, and of course the unprecedented wildfires seen this summer.

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This Oregon forest was supposed to store carbon for 100 years. Now it’s on fire.


As fires ripped through the West this month, displacing families and releasing a thick, choking cloud of smoke that reached all the way to Europe , some scientists began to worry about yet another loss.

Why agtech is critical for regenerative agriculture


Why agtech is critical for regenerative agriculture. Heather Clancy. Thu, 09/17/2020 - 01:30. Early this month, McDonald’s made headlines when it teamed with Cargill, Target and The Nature Conservancy to put $8.5

Ethically minded brands are on the rise: Here’s what you should know

The Environmental Blog

The coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated the trend for online shopping, and even committed high-street shoppers are now shifting towards ecommerce.

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Green Energy vs. Renewable Energy: What’s the Difference?

U.S. Green Technology

As October, Energy Awareness Month, approaches, perhaps it’s a good time to interrogate your knowledge of energy sourcing. You use energy in its various forms every day, but what do you know about where it comes from and how your energy consumption affects the planet?

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What Happened To Coal Is Happening To Oil. Shell To Cut 9,000 Jobs


Shell says it will eliminate up to 9,000 workers in the next two years as it seeks to transform itself into a renewable energy company. Fossil Fuels Ben van Beurden Carbon Tracker job cuts in oil industry Royal Dutch Shell

Legal challenge to exclusion of waste incinerators from post-Brexit emissions trading scheme

Envirotec Magazine

Newhaven waste incinerator, East Sussex. A legal challenge has been issued to the Government’s decision to exclude municipal waste incinerators from the UK Emissions Trading Scheme – the replacement for the existing EU Emissions Trading Scheme, to come into effect after the UK leaves the EU.

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How the climate crisis will crash the economy


How the climate crisis will crash the economy. Joel Makower. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 02:11. The chickens are coming home to roost. Even before the western United States became a regional inferno, even before the Midwest U.S.

5 Potentially Harmful Environmental Factors

The Environmental Blog

Humans are merely animals, just like any other species. We may be smarter than most, but we’re still flesh and blood, and our environment matters. We can only be healthy and content if everything around us is balanced.

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4 Reasons Your Business Needs a Commercial Trash Compactor

U.S. Green Technology

If you’re reading as a business owner, we’re glad to have you here. In today’s time, every business owner is looking for unique ways through which they can save money and earn lots of profit. However, when it comes to standing out in a large crowd, you need to do something different. Have you ever.

Managers Of $40 Trillion Make Plans To Decarbonize The World

Jim Conca

The IIGCC is a European group of global pension funds and investment managers, totaling over 1,200 members in 16 countries, who control more than $40 trillion in assets (€33 trillion). They have drawn up a plan to cut carbon in their portfolios to net-zero and hope other investors will join them.

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Hours Before Presidential Debate, Coal Sinks & Floating Solar Panels Soar


The killer combo of floating solar panels and seven more coal power plant retirements seems to have messed with the President's mind.

IoT expedites leak detection

Envirotec Magazine

Y orkshire Water and partners are nearing completion of the deployment of almost 4000 acoustic, flow, pressure and water quality monitors in what is said to be the UK’s largest smart water network pilot.

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This is the moment to reimagine public transportation


This is the moment to reimagine public transportation. Amanda Eaken. Tue, 09/29/2020 - 00:21.

Sustainable Travel in 2020: How to Visit Countries Safely and Sustainably

The Environmental Blog

As we are all more cognizant of our impact on the environment and the communities that work and live in these environments, it only makes sense that we should partake in sustainable travel too.

Environmentally Friendly Ways to Protect Yourself from Covid-19

U.S. Green Technology

The current circumstances that we are living through are strange and we have all had to change the way we live almost overnight. One of the main rules that have been put in place for all of us, is to wear the right protection when going out. This is to ensure our own safety, as.

Nature Dying By A Thousand Cuts

Jim Conca

The wild places of the world are disappearing, and will continue to disappear, until they are no more. And it’s all about habitat – we keep taking it away from everything else. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business energy

Walmart Canada Triples Tesla Semi Order


Walmart Canada has tripled its order for Tesla Semi trucks to 130 as it plans to transition to a 100% zero emissions cargo fleet by. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Shipping electric semi-trucks electric trucks Tesla Tesla Semi Walmart Walmart Canada

Porsche Taycan Is A Fossil Porsche Killer


New data show that the Porsche Taycan is now the top selling Porsche in Europe. Meanwhile, the 911 is down 37%, the 718 is down 5%, and the Panamera is down a whopping 71% and on the bottom of the sales ranking.

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Paper, plastic or neither? Inside the collaboration to reinvent the shopping bag


Paper, plastic or neither? Inside the collaboration to reinvent the shopping bag. Tali Zuckerman. Wed, 09/02/2020 - 01:45. Replacing the single-use shopping bag may be one of the most complex sustainability challenges of our time.

How to Go Off-Grid With A Tiny House

The Environmental Blog

If you want to try out a new way of living then, why not consider going off-grid? This way you will be able to save money, learn new things enjoy a different style of living and much more.

Bring the Nature in: Tips for Creating a Green Interior Design Concept

U.S. Green Technology

If you watch the news or go through Twitter, you can see that our planet is in dire need of help. Fires are raging, floods are going wild and extreme weather is reaching new levels each year. Many of these natural catastrophes are due to our irresponsible lifestyles that create a lot of waste and.

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Drones Can Reforest The Planet Faster Than Humans Can

Jim Conca

There is more than one reason that we need to reforest Planet Earth, even if you don’t care about climate change. But doing it by hand is too slow. So Flash Forest out of Canada developed drone technology and aerial mapping software, led by ecological science, to reforest areas at 100 times the pace.

Total Plug-In Vehicle Sales In United States Reach 1.6 Million Units


In August 2020, according to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, cumulative plug-in vehicle sales in the United States reached 1.6 million units.

Batteries For Dummies Like Me: Tesla’s Tabless Battery & Why It Matters


What the heck is a tabless battery, and why is that important.

To achieve net-zero, let’s agree on one definition of success


To achieve net-zero, let’s agree on one definition of success. Peter Boyd. Mon, 09/28/2020 - 01:30. Reaching the 2015 Paris Agreement goals requires bold action from all sectors and levels of our society.

The Environmental Benefits of Reusable Supermarket Crates

The Environmental Blog

Most supermarkets throw away a lot of packaging every day. The best solution to reduce the energy and work of throwing away packaging is to convert the supermarket packaging to reusable supermarket crates. Plastic supermarket crates are a good alternative because they’re environmentally friendly.

The Potential of Eucalyptus for Biomass

U.S. Green Technology

In conversations regarding green technology, renewables like solar and wind sometimes take center stage. Biomass, though, is another source of innovation and progress for energy that benefits the environment.

COVID-19 Kills More Americans Every Week Than All Radiation Deaths In World History

Jim Conca

Every week of September, more Americans died from Covid-19 than died from radiation in all of world history, including WWII. But low level radiation is a great treatment for Covid. So fear of radiation is preventing saving people’s lives and not enough fear of Covid is killing the most people of all.