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.


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


How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change. Joel Makower. Mon, 07/20/2020 - 02:11.

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. The term food spoilage occurs before food is processed why wastage occurs when the food gets to the supply chain and still don’t get consumed.

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Standard Lithium Ramping Up Lithium From Brine Operations


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


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. After two decades of striving in my career, I had risen to a role of great impact: a director on Apple’s Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives team.

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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.

What You Can Do to Reduce Energy Wastage

U.S. Green Technology

Many people do not realize just how much energy they waste in their own homes on a daily basis. While many of us are keen to do our bit for the green cause and to save money on energy bills, we often waste energy without knowing. This means that we not only damage the environment.

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Powered By Plutonium, NASA’s New Mars Rover Is Ready To Roll

Jim Conca

Last week, NASA’s new Mars rover, Perseverance, received its nuclear power source, a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, whose energy is provided by a tiny piece of Pu-238, supplied by the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, which will power the rover for 15 years.

The Environmental Effects of Natural Disasters

The Environmental Blog

Within seconds, natural disasters can destroy buildings, tear up roads and upturn normal life. The damage these events cause, however, isn’t just limited to people and their property. When recovery begins, you often have to contend with what happens to the environment.

The future of organic coffee: Building a network of support for regenerative agriculture


The future of organic coffee: Building a network of support for regenerative agriculture. Jean Orlowski. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 02:00.

What is a Biodigester? And How Can Your Business Benefit from One?

Green Business Bureau

What is a biodigester? What are the benefits? Businesses gain numerous benefits by implementing sustainable practices. Sustainability in the industry can be practiced in various ways. One way for a business to be more sustainable is by utilizing a biodigester.

What to do with banana peels

Inhabitat - Innovation

It turns out there are many surprising uses for banana peels


What Type of Roofing Should You Have for Solar Panels?

U.S. Green Technology

Installing solar panels on a residential or commercial scale can be a worthwhile investment. Solar energy is extremely cost-effective and can significantly cut down on your utility bills. What type of roofing is best, though? Thankfully, solar panels are extremely versatile.

How Extremophile Bacteria Living In Nuclear Reactors Might Help Us Make Vaccines

Jim Conca

Extremophiles like the bacterium D. radiodurans that can withstand levels of radiation thousands of times what most animals can, are able to help us make vaccines faster, cheaper and safer. They use special molecular protectors to shield their repair proteins but not their DNA or RNA.

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?

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Transform to Net Zero: Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks team up on corporate climate alliance


Transform to Net Zero: Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks team up on corporate climate alliance. Cecilia Keating. Wed, 07/22/2020 - 00:20.

Dominion CEO to Step Down as Utility Marks Massive Loss from Pipeline Cancellation


Dominion Energy is replacing its CEO as part of an executive shakeup accompanying the Virginia utility’s major shift away from natural gas and toward a renewable energy future, and its hefty financial penalty for its cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.

Coconut oil production is a danger to vulnerable species

Inhabitat - Innovation

Coconut oil might be in the spotlight, but there are some scary truths lurking in the shadows


Comparing solar power with electric power

U.S. Green Technology

The recent pandemic caused a lot of unrest. It has become difficult even to afford essentials. Gone are the days when you could invest in electric gadgets. Obviously, the gadgets use electric power. All this costs money.

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. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Food & Drink /food-drink Business energy

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6 Foods that have as much protein as beef with much less of an environmental impact

The Environmental Blog

It’s seems like we’re seeing hype every week with regard to the two major plant-based meat companies: Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. That’s because they are solving a huge problem related to global warming and human health.

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AI doesn’t have to be a power hog


AI doesn’t have to be a power hog. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 02:15. Plenty of prognostications, including this one from the World Economic Forum, tout the integral role artificial intelligence could play in "saving the planet." .

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Super-Hybrid: Dutch Offshore Wind Farm to Include Floating Solar, Batteries and Hydrogen


Oil major Shell and Dutch utility Eneco will build a super-hybrid offshore wind farm, having won the latest Dutch tender. Shell is chasing carbon neutrality by 2050 or sooner and the project in the Netherlands offers a glimpse of how it hopes to get there.

Kangaroo leather sporting goods illegally sold in California

Inhabitat - Innovation

Leading retailers have been found to be illegally selling products made from k-leather

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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. With climate change in full force, smart advancements are necessary to offset the impact. Smart homes can contribute. The post Are Smart Homes the Key to Saving the World? appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Green Fuel On The Horizon - Achíni Green Crude

Jim Conca

Achíni Scientific announced that they have developed a way to make fuel from air and water, which they call Green Crude – green because it doesn’t add to the atmospheric CO2 burden and it burns cleaner than petroleum-based fuels. .

How Does a Control Valve Work in an HVAC System?

The Environmental Blog

Almost every HVAC system consists of pressure control valves that help in the smooth operation of the entire unit. From maintaining a specific pressure in the circuit to keeping the system pressure under control, the control valves play a crucial role in keeping the HVAC system safe. . The principal of control valves. Most HVAC systems operate within a specific pressure range. This pressure range is a combination of forces from the actuators.

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Sustainability and the never-ending battle against burnout


Sustainability and the never-ending battle against burnout. Chris Gaither. Mon, 07/20/2020 - 01:04. I felt sure I’d put burnout in the past. I’d quit my high-stress job at Apple, started my own executive-coaching business and found balance in my life.

Storing Energy in the Freezer: Long-Duration Thermal Storage Comes of Age


Jason Dreisbach fields at least half a dozen calls every week from people trying to sell him a technology to lower his energy costs. As the owner of Dreisbach Enterprises, a cold-storage facility owner with operations in Northern California, he's a popular target.

Flow of plastic waste in the ocean could triple by 2040

Inhabitat - Innovation

Accumulated plastic waste in the ocean could reach the weight of 2 million blue whales

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Gadgets That Will Increase Your Productivity While Working from Home

U.S. Green Technology

One of the hardest parts of working from home is that you may not already have all the equipment you need to work from home successfully. Creating a home office may sound simple, and you can get by with the bare minimum, but you will likely find that getting by with the bare minimum will.

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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How Reusing Items Can Help The Environment

The Environmental Blog

The environment is an important factor in sustaining flora and fauna. The health of human beings depends on the state of the environment as well. It’s the source of the food, water, air, and other relevant conditions that sustain life on earth. The state of our environment today is due to the broadening issues arising from loss of biodiversity, inappropriate means of disposing of waste , overpopulation, the depletion of natural resources, and increased deforestation.

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