April, 2020

The Scientists Taking Atomic-Level Pictures Of The Coronavirus

Jim Conca

The coronavirus packs an outer armament of 27 proteins, each one having a unique and complex 3D structure that can be targeted by scientists to stop the virus.But we have to image them correctly and that’s where PNNL’s Garry Buchko comes in with his nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

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COVID-19 could accelerate a global shift from planes to trains

GreenBiz

UBS analysis suggests the pandemic is set to curb air travel growth 10 percent over the next decade as high-speed rail flourishes. Aviation COVID-19 Railroad Transportation & Mobility

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Is Climate Change Really Causing an Increase in Natural Disasters?

The Environmental Blog

The past few years have been marked by an uptick in extreme weather events like hurricanes and wildfires. These events, paired with record temperatures and other unusual weather phenomena — like an unusually early spring in the U.K. last year and record rainfall in the American Midwest — have led some to wonder if climate change may be behind the increase in natural disasters. So — is climate change really making the weather more extreme? How Climate Change Causes More Extreme Weather.

6 ways to save energy while sheltering in place

Inhabitat - Innovation

Inhabitat has rounded up some tips and tricks to help readers save energy (and money) while sheltering in place

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Clear Skies Over Germany Lead To Record Amount Of Solar Energy

CleanTechnica

Germany set a solar power record last week thanks in part to clear skies as a result of the coronavirus. Clean Power Solar Energy Germany solar energy record

The case for exploring jute as an alternative to plastic

GreenBiz

For starters, it's a material that is readily available, biodegradable and affordable. Circular Economy plastic

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Amid COVID-19, Deep Borehole Disposal Of Nuclear Waste Marches Forward

Jim Conca

Deep Isolation announced the completion of a Post-Closure Safety Analysis for their proposed deep borehole disposal of nuclear waste. It shows that, even under the worst conditions, possible radioactivity releases are a thousand times less than the normal background radiation of anywhere in America. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Science /science Business energy

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We Should Not Bail Out Oil Companies

CleanTechnica

We should not bail out oil companies. But we probably will since Trump is scrambling to do just that. As we know, the price of oil in the US fell below zero for the first time ever the other day. Carbon Pricing Fossil Fuels Green Economy Natural Gas Oil Policy & Politics Subsidies Donald Trump oil company bailout oil industry oil subsidies

Used cooking oil – Benefits of Biofuels as a Source of Energy

U.S. Green Technology

The Benefits of Biodiesel Biofuels are gaining popularity as an alternative source of energy in many spheres of society that use energy. And as they are used more and more, it is important to assess the benefits that society as a whole has or will accrue from the continued use of biofuels. Biofuels are energy. The post Used cooking oil – Benefits of Biofuels as a Source of Energy appeared first on U.S. Green Technology. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green Stories biofuels

Commentary: Insect Farming – Smart Investment in a World of Climate & Pandemic Challenges

CleanTech Alliance

By Steven Klein, Principal at Klein Tech Advisors Group and Private Equity Investor, April 6, 2020. It is hard to find a business sector that has not been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Much value has vanished almost instantaneously in global stock indexes, currencies, bonds, and commodities. However, as consumers rush to the […]. Commentary

Why the electric vehicle wave is still coming

GreenBiz

Buckle up: this year will be rough, but this road trip still looks promising. COVID-19 COVID-19 Driving Change Electric Vehicles Transportation & Mobility

How Corona virus is Disrupting Waste & Recycling

The Environmental Blog

The escalation of COVID-19 across the globe has hampered recycling efforts in Europe and North America. With most European nations—and many American states—preventing citizens from shopping on the high street, and some preventing all outside activities apart from shopping for essential goods or seeking medical treatment, it’s clear things have changed.

Nuclear Power Plants - Refueling Amid COVID-19

Jim Conca

Nuclear plants refuel only once every two years. But the COVID-19 pandemic has caused problems. Local officials in Pennsylvania asked Limerick Nuclear Plant to delay refueling, but the company says refueling is needed for vital reliable power to the region's hospitals and critical facilities

VW CEO Is Worried: Tesla’s Neural Network Is Far Beyond Other Auto Manufacturers

CleanTechnica

With 500,00 Teslas generating data, no other auto manufacturer can offer the constant improvements that Tesla does, says beleaguered exec. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging AI Elon Musk Tesla Tesla AI Tesla autopilot Tesla Full Self-Driving Tesla Network Tesla Neural Networks

Eco-Friendly Ways to Renovate your Home During Quarantine

U.S. Green Technology

Eco-Friendly Things To Do During Self-Quarantine and Pandemic Lockdown Whether you are voluntarily self-isolating or under a mandated shelter in place order, staying inside all the time can be boring. Some people may find they enjoy the peace and quiet, but others will become restless and that extra energy must go somewhere. You can start. The post Eco-Friendly Ways to Renovate your Home During Quarantine appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Sweden and Austria close their last coal plants

Inhabitat - Innovation

The coal-free future looks bright

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Climate change isn't going away — it's still important to recognize Earth Day

GreenBiz

COVID-19 may be stopping in-person gatherings but Earth Day celebrations will go on, digital. COVID-19 Earth Day The Sustainable MBA

Different Uses of Recycled HDPE Plastic

The Environmental Blog

In the United States, HDPE is a commonly used plastic. High-density polyethylene or HDPE) is also called polyethylene high-density or PEHD. It is a thermoplastic polymer with a high strength-to-density ratio obtained from the monomer ethylene. This plastic is sturdy, so it can resist bursting and tearing. Also, it’s an easy-to-recycle plastic polymer in which recycling companies collect and process HDPE products. For recycling purposes, you’ll find HDPE labeled as #2 plastic.

Could Low Doses Of Radiation Raise COVID-19 Survival Rates?

Jim Conca

Low-dose radiation to the lungs is the best therapy to reduce the mortality rates from COVID-19. It reduces the cytokine storm - the deadly uncontrolled systemic inflammatory response of the body, flooding the lungs and killing the patient. It’s why we need ventilators. Radiation reduces the storm. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Business energy

Massive, Unseasonable Heatwave to Hit the Southern US Next Week — How to Keep Safe

CleanTechnica

A massive, unseasonable heatwave is forecast to hit much of the Southern United States this week. Many of the states that are forecast to be hit are also places whose economies are either already partially reopening or whose orders are set to expire on April . Climate Change Health Policy & Politics Research Science basic income coronavirus COVID-19 Extreme weather heatwaves pandemics universal basic income weather weather and climate

How Every Industry Will Undergo a Technological Revolution

U.S. Green Technology

The coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call for many nations and industries. It’s safe to say that the world won’t be the same after COVID-19. There are some major changes on the horizon, including a new, widespread technological revolution. The COVID-19 outbreak has already impacted technology. People are using more cloud applications, like video-conferencing. The post How Every Industry Will Undergo a Technological Revolution appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

New Airstream camper uses solar panels for off-grid power

Inhabitat - Innovation

Airstream's latest model, the Atlas 2020 is a stunning design that features a rooftop solar array and luxurious interior living space

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This is climate tech

GreenBiz

The stunning array of technologies emerging to decarbonize the world and make it more habitable for flora, fauna and humans goes far beyond cleantech 2.0. Cleantech Climate Tech COVID-19 Innovation

Can Access Matting Help the Environment?

The Environmental Blog

Access mats are a portable platform that can be placed on the earth to support drilling rigs, camps, helipads, and even tanks. It can also be helpful to provide a roadway over unstable ground and pipelines. Access mats not only help to minimize soil disturbance but also reduce the compaction of soil , the chance of rutting and risk for erosion.

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Sweden Shutters Last Coal-Fired Generating Plant 2 Years Early

CleanTechnica

The last coal-fired generating station in Sweden has been taken offline two years ahead of schedule. Coal Fossil Fuels Carbon Tracker solar Stockholm Exergi KVV6 coal generating station Sweden

Bollinger Unveils First Class 3 Electric Truck Chassis

CleanTechnica

Bollinger says its B2 Class 3 electric vehicle chassis will be ideal for a variety of commercial needs. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Bollinger Motors electric Class 3 truck

3 Ways A Common Homeowner Can Reduce His Carbon Footprint

U.S. Green Technology

3 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home In the face of the recent climate changes that we are facing, taking some vital steps to make sure that the place we call our home doesn’t deteriorate is imperative. Where governments have to make sure that they stop reducing the waste produced in industries, we. The post 3 Ways A Common Homeowner Can Reduce His Carbon Footprint appeared first on U.S. Green Technology. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green Living, Living Green Carbon footprint

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New net-zero LivingHomes capture the future of sustainable living

Inhabitat - Innovation

Under the ethos of creating great architecture that is more accessible, affordable and sustainable, the dwellings are powerhouses of energy-efficiency, and they have a nature-based focus that encourages biophilic living

In semi-arid Africa, farmers are transforming the 'underground forest' into life-giving trees

GreenBiz

Revitalization of a traditional agricultural practice known as farmer managed natural regeneration is bringing new life to millions of acres of degraded land while boosting food, fuel, habitat and carbon storage. Africa Agriculture farmers Food & Agriculture Food Systems Regenerative Agriculture

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Using Technology to Make Your Company More Efficient and More Sustainable

The Environmental Blog

Modern enterprises increasingly focus on improving the sustainability of their operations for two key reasons. First and foremost, responsible industries consider how their business impacts the environment, society, and the world around them. However, sustainability is much more than an ethical prerogative. Improving sustainability in infrastructure and operations is also an effective means of improving efficiency and putting your business on the path towards steady, long-term growth.