July, 2020

Why Modular Construction Is More Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

The construction industry is one of the most necessary sectors in the world. It’s also one of the most common culprits of energy waste and pollution. In comparison to the traditional method, modular construction is the more sustainable option. Modular construction entails partial building in a controlled, off-site location, like a factory. Then, workers can. The post Why Modular Construction Is More Sustainable appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Artificial Intelligence Platform Detects Power Grid Flaws And Wildfire Dangers Better And Faster Than Humans

Jim Conca

Powerlines and equipment problems have been the cause of most recent wildfires. But a new AI and machine vision technology can analyze millions of images of powerlines and towers to find dangerous faults and flaws to help utilities identify problem areas and repair them before a fire starts. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation AI /ai Business energy

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How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change

GreenBiz

How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change. Joel Makower. Mon, 07/20/2020 - 02:11. Last week, a group of activists, scientists, academics and others issued a report calling for policies and other initiatives to generate prosperity while addressing inequity and the climate crisis. They called it the Blue New Deal. Its focus: an ocean-based blue economy.

How to Reduce Food Waste at Home?

The Environmental Blog

The amount of food that gets wasted or spoiled daily is enough to feed 20% of the world population say, experts. Food wastage is not only a problem of undeveloped countries, the United States and the UK also struggle with food wastage. There is a difference between food spoilage and wastage.

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Standard Lithium Ramping Up Lithium From Brine Operations

CleanTechnica

Standard Lithium of British Columbia has developed a process that captures lithium from the waste water of bromine facilities in Arkansas. Energy Storage Lanxess lithium chloride from bromine Lithium-ion battery Standard Lithium

It will take personal sustainability to meet the global challenges we face

GreenBiz

It will take personal sustainability to meet the global challenges we face. Chris Gaither. Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:15. Earth Day, when we remember the planet’s fragility and resilience, was when I finally understood that I had nothing left to give. It was April 2017.

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Major role for wastewater epidemiology in tackling Covid-19, says group

Envirotec Magazine

Motors and pumps are among the assets that can be monitored by 8Power sensors. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) has a significant part to play in identifying ‘silent’ Covid-19 cases in the community, research presented at the latest Water Action Platform webinar appears to demonstrate. The regular webinars, which are open to all, are hosted by Isle chairman Dr Piers Clark and look at the new coronavirus and global pandemic through a water industry lens.

Are Smart Homes the Key to Saving the World?

U.S. Green Technology

Smart technology has changed the way people go about their daily lives. These devices provide convenience and luxury for mobile devices and residences. However, smart homes are now delivering a new benefit — a positive environmental impact.

Feeding The Planet Isn’t Science Fiction - It’s Cultivated Meat

Jim Conca

Combine animal stem cells with nutrients, salts, pH buffers, and growth factor in science-fiction-like vats and you get actual meat without growing the whole animal. It’s called cultivated meat production and will probably meet the world’s meat requirements in a decade or so.

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Head To Head: Nikola’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks vs. The Tesla Semi

CleanTechnica

Nikola Motor burst onto the scenes in a big way last year at Nikola World 2019, and we were there to take it all in. They showed off the new Class 8 Nikola Tre aimed at Europe and a full lineup of fully electric power sport vehicles, including the WAV personal watercraft.

20 must-read books about food systems

GreenBiz

20 must-read books about food systems. Danielle Nierenberg. Fri, 07/10/2020 - 00:50. With record high unemployment , a reeling global economy and concerns of food shortages , the world as we know it is changing.

Victory at Standing Rock as Dakota Access pipeline shut down

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe won a reprieve after the Monday decision by a U.S. District Court judge to suspend the Dakota Access pipeline pending further environmental review. The highly controversial pipeline has operated for three years

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Essential Cleaning Services for Retirement Communities

The Environmental Blog

Retirement communities have become quite popular for older individuals to reside in who need additional care that their family members are unable to provide.

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Going Green Is Super Simple with Bamboo Products

U.S. Green Technology

Here’s a glimpse at a few bamboo items you can incorporate into your everyday life to live in a more eco-friendly manner. The post Going Green Is Super Simple with Bamboo Products appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Atomic Weapons Testing While Troops Looked On – Did It Increase Their Cancer Risks?

Jim Conca

A new study reports on 114,270 nuclear weapons test participants that were followed for up to 65 years. Contrary to decades of anecdotal reports, the study concluded that there were no statistically significant occurrence of cancers or adverse health effects from radiation among these soldiers. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Science /science Business energy

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Audi Snubs EVs, Says Will Continue To “Massively” Invest In Combustion Engines

CleanTechnica

In what seems to be an obvious snub toward electric vehicles, Audi's new CEO, Markus Duesmann, said the company will continue to "massively" invest in combustion engines.

Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions

GreenBiz

Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:00. Amazon's plans to decarbonize its shipping supply chain isn't just focused on electrifying its delivery vans.

Prefab apartment proposal wants to make city living more sustainable

Inhabitat - Innovation

BARBIZON’s timber construction would be integrated with shared green spaces to encourage neighborly relations and to offset the urban heat island effect

Recommended Steps for HOAs to Collect Delinquent Fees from Residents

The Environmental Blog

There has been a great deal of misunderstanding about HOAs and what residents are required to pay for their HOA dues. This is particularly true for foreign buyers who may not understand that HOA dues in communities that have HOAs are not optional.

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Green Technology: Grow Like There’s No Tomorrow with Hydroponics

U.S. Green Technology

The green technology of hydroponics -- specifically, vertical farming -- is picking up steam among eco-friendly farming enthusiasts worldwide. The post Green Technology: Grow Like There’s No Tomorrow with Hydroponics appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Elon Musk On The Berlin Tesla Model Y: “A Revolution In Automotive Body Engineering”

CleanTechnica

The Berlin-produced Tesla Model Y is going to be a revolution in automotive body engineering, according to Elon Musk. He just noted this in response to Tesmanian’s Eva Fox, who wrote an article covering Volvo reverse engineering a Model Y in Sweden.

Spain Just Closed 47% Of Its Coal Power Plants, & Will Be 73% Soon

CleanTechnica

Spain just closed down 7 of its remaining 15 coal power plants on June 30. That's a flick of the switch (or something a few switches perhaps) and 47% of the country's coal power plant capacity was shut down.

How tree-planting startup Propagate Ventures monetizes land conservation

GreenBiz

How tree-planting startup Propagate Ventures monetizes land conservation. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 01:30.

Modular, affordable housing project opens in Portland

Inhabitat - Innovation

Argyle Gardens, a newly-opened modular co-housing development, is providing affordable housing for people who formerly experienced homelessness and are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Portland, Oregon

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The impact of Covid-19 on the environment

The Environmental Blog

With the world almost brought to a halt due to the Coronavirus pandemic , the planet has seen a reduction in carbon thanks to the lack of travel. But, with the world beginning to open back up again and driving and flying becoming more common, will the level of carbon return to pre-pandemic levels? Or will people be more cautious and conscientious when it comes to their travel habits?

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How retailers and shoppers can make the most of Independence Day?

U.S. Green Technology

How to Maximize Independence Day Sales For Americans, the 4th of July holds a lot of importance. It is when America came into being. It is one of the most awaited dates for adults and children alike. From decorations to costumes, everyone wants to celebrate this day to the fullest.

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Elon Musk Is Ludicrously Rich Because He’s Not Focused On Making Money

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk's tremendous success is due in fair part to the fact that he's not that focused on making money.

In A World First, Hyundai Fuel Cell Semis Ship To Customers

CleanTechnica

This could be big for Hyundai. Investors are always looking for "the next big thing." That new technology or "killer app" that will multiply their dollars again and again -- and it looks like that thing might be green trucking.

What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'?

GreenBiz

What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'? Janine Guillot. Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:25. Facing existential crisis, it’s only natural that our perspective will change — for better and for worse.

Top 5 sustainable products from IKEA to add to your home

Inhabitat - Innovation

Check out fan-favorite items at IKEA that are sustainable to boot