March, 2020

This is exactly the time to be talking about climate change

GreenBiz

If we have the chance to start anew, why would we want to rescue and lock in unsustainable systems and industries for another generation or more? Climate Change Activism COVID-19 Marketing & Communication Two Steps Forward

The Coronavirus Pandemic And The Long-Term Energy Outlook

Jim Conca

Contrary to conventional wisdom, this pandemic may well result in a more prosperous America in a few years. A boom in telecommuting, a new growth in U.S. manufacturing, another surge to the suburbs, changes in mass transit, and a small baby boom will change our energy use and our society

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Fast Fashion: The Damage It’s Caused and How to Stop It

The Environmental Blog

Fashion is an industry that sometimes flies under the radar in terms of its environmental impact. And while it has always had these effects, the industry has increased production drastically in the last few years alone.

Why We Need to Develop New Battery Technology

U.S. Green Technology

You use batteries for everything. They’re in your phones, laptops, cars and everyday devices. They’ve been around for centuries, but with the push for sustainable living, many consumers and experts are hopping on the movement to develop improved battery technology.

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.

Air Pollution Plummets As China, Europe, New York Go On COVID-19 Lockdown

CleanTechnica

The European Environmental Agency (EEA) has confirmed NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) data that shows a rapid, dramatic reduction in air pollution over those areas most affected by the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Nuclear Steps Up Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Jim Conca

As COVID-19 spreads, thenuclear field is stepping upwith a unique diagnostic technique calledRT-PCR, whichhelps detect and identify this coronavirus accurately within hours in humans, as well as animals that can host it.It can tell us a lot about exposure and transmission paths of the virus

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Discarded face masks now threatening wildlife habitats

Inhabitat - Innovation

The worldwide outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prompted many to purchase face masks for protection. Unfortunately, these protective masks have been harming the environment

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How Much Can You Save With Solar Panels? A Helpful Guide

The Environmental Blog

Rear View Of Couple Standing In Front Of Their House. Many people around the world are having solar panels installed in their homes. For many, the core reason behind this choice the positive effects on the environment. However, there is also a financial benefit of having these panels installed.

Can the Shipping Industry Go Green?

U.S. Green Technology

How Cargo Ships Can Go Green The shipping industry is one of the pillars of modern commerce, as it allows global markets to send goods anywhere in the world. You can have Japanese candy delivered to your door or you can send American snacks to Australia all thanks to the global shipping network.

Report highlights UK and US financial institutions’ contribution to Amazon deforestation

Envirotec Magazine

A report released on 12 March by Amazon Watch reveals the involvement of five American and British financial institutions in billions of dollars in debt and equity financing for crude oil extraction projects in the western Amazon.

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.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Shows Dry Cask Storage Is Safe – Yet Again

Jim Conca

The NRC made a recommendation that there are no environmental impacts that would preclude it from issuing a license for Holtec's proposed SNF interim storage facility. Holtec would begin with 500 canisters holding over 9,500 tons of spent nuclear fuel at the proposed New Mexico site near Carlsbad

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The stunning impact of COVID-19 social distancing on air pollution

GreenBiz

How efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 have reflected air quality in the San Francisco Bay area. COVID-19 Transportation & Mobility

CleanTech Alliance Member Boeing Named 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 10th Year

CleanTech Alliance

Boeing has received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in recognition of the company’s successful energy conservation practices. It is the 10th consecutive year Boeing has received the award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “I

Is it possible to be zero-waste in a consumer world?

The Environmental Blog

One of the most common problems that has disturbed natural flora and fauna and has had a significant impact on the climate all around the world is global warming.

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10 Ways the Transportation Industry Can Be More Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

The transportation industry is the leading source of CO2 emissions in the United States.

The best plants for attracting pollinators to your yard

Inhabitat - Innovation

Ready to start a pollinator garden? These are the best plants to attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more

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Covid-19 risk greater in urban centres affected by air pollution

Envirotec Magazine

People living in polluted cities are more at risk from Covid-19, according to health experts cited in a 16 March report from the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), an advocacy group.

25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020

GreenBiz

In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender. Careers Equity & Inclusion

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Green Jobs are on the Rise

CleanTech Alliance

How many ‘green jobs’ are there in Seattle? In Washington, Oregon, and California? In the US? In the world?

How A Healthcare Facility Can Reduce Their Environmental Impact

The Environmental Blog

Healthcare is an incredibly important industry and one which everyone relies upon.

Benefits of Using Eco-Friendly Paint for Your Home

U.S. Green Technology

Advantages of Using Eco-Friendly Paint for Your Home Much of the world has realized by now that the time for environmentally conscious initiatives is now more than ever.

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Offshore oil platforms are reimagined as self-sustaining homes

Inhabitat - Innovation

A symbol of pollution becomes a beacon of sustainability

The long road to recognition

Envirotec Magazine

Civil engineer and Chartered Water & Environmental Manager Simon Crowther has both personal experience of flooding (as “victim” in 2007), and expertise in tackling it, as director of Flood Protection Solutions , which he founded in 2012.

COVID-19 and climate change: A healthy dose of reality

GreenBiz

Consider the global health crisis currently upon us as a warm-up act for a climate-changing world. Climate Change Health social inclusion Supply Chain Two Steps Forward

COVID-19 Information Resources

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance's lobbyist, Boswell Consulting, has put together an excellent resource webpage with resources to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Member News

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How Much Do Electric Vehicles Help in Reducing Pollution?

The Environmental Blog

The US is one of the countries with the highest number of motorized vehicles per capita, with a fleet of well over 250 million. With over 80% of the population owning and using a car, it’s clear to see that the environmental impact of these numbers is enormous.

Could Green Concrete Change the Construction Industry?

U.S. Green Technology

The construction industry is undergoing a significant adjustment in recent years, with global trends leaning toward more sustainable sourcing and building practices.

Modular tiny home on wheels can fit a family of 6

Inhabitat - Innovation

Although tiny home living has typically been geared to young couples looking to downsize, Barcelona-based creative studio, In-Tenta has used their savvy, space-efficient skills to show us that tiny homes can be a great choice for families as well.

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Mining The Ocean Bottom – Is This A Bad Idea?

Jim Conca

Mining manganese nodules on the ocean floor is a great source of rare metals, but even though you don’t generate toxic mine tailings like on land, there are certainly some major downsides, like killing millions of square miles of organisms if you’re not careful, some we don't even know exist yet

Trend: Commercial buildings go all-electric

GreenBiz

All signs point to the next generation of commercial buildings becoming all-electric. Buildings Electrification Natural Gas Oil & Gas Renewable Energy State of Green Business 2020

Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Virginia Emery, Beta Hatch

CleanTech Alliance

Virginia Emery is founder and CEO of Beta Hatch, a pioneering insect farming company that is industrializing insects for agriculture. Beta Hatch is fueled by a passion to see insects reach their true potential in our food systems.

Innovative Alternatives to Plastic For a Plastic-Free Planet

The Environmental Blog

Plastic production has considerably increased since the early 1950s, researchers estimate that 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since then which is the equivalent to the weight of more than 800,000 Eiffel Towers.

Top Green Features Home Buyers Want in 2020

U.S. Green Technology

Research over the last five years or so has shown an increasing consumer demand for green features in homes.

Volkswagen revamps classic 1960s microbus into a cool electric ride

Inhabitat - Innovation

VW has updated the classic T1 Samba Bus into an electric van called e-BULLI

Biomethane could deliver 30% of the UK’s 2030 carbon budget in hardest to decarbonise sectors, says report

Envirotec Magazine

With a supportive policy environment, anaerobic digestion (AD) technology could produce 8 billion m3 biomethane/year, enough to heat 6.4 million homes, by 2030, according to a new report from the industry group ADBA.

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