May, 2020

The COVID-19 recovery requires a resilient circular economy

GreenBiz

The COVID-19 recovery requires a resilient circular economy. Jocelyn Bleriot. Fri, 05/29/2020 - 01:00. The COVID-19 crisis has disastrous human and economic consequences, revealing our system’s exposure to a variety of risks.

Make Your Home Greener With Some Simple Changes

U.S. Green Technology

Ways to Go Greener at Home As the climate changes and we experience unusual weather and other phenomena, a lot more people are starting to become environmentally-conscious. Many of these people are looking for ways to make their homes more eco-friendly.

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Climate Change Driving Forests To Smaller And Younger Trees

Jim Conca

A new study by scientists at PNNL shows that ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems. Stunted growth from rising temperatures more than offset any growth gains by increased CO2 fertilization.

EVs, Rockets, & Innovation: Where Would We Be Without Elon Musk?

CleanTechnica

It’s a hot Louisiana afternoon and as I write this I’m inside watching the SpaceX livestream. My neighbor brought over cheeseburgers and my kitten, Tesla, is going nuts because I won't let him chew on the HDMI cord.

Are You Considering a Career in Environmental Sciences?

The Environmental Blog

Environmental science happens to be a very rewarding career path if you are someone who has a passion for making an effort to keep the earth and its entire population healthy.

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US renewables hit milestone in surpassing coal output

Inhabitat - Innovation

Both the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysts (IEEFA) have revealed that, from March 25th through May 3rd, utility-scale solar, wind and hydropower collectively generated more electricity than coal!

Green Initiatives for Industrial Construction

U.S. Green Technology

Why Green Initiatives for Industrial Construction? Green initiatives are on the rise.

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Floating solar + hydropower hybrid projects can benefit both technologies

Solar Power World

By Emanuele Quaranta, subject matter expert, PreScouter Hydropower and solar power plants were developed separately in the past.

Watt It Takes: Building Climate-Resilient, Restorative Hydropower

GreenTechMedia

Gia Schneider and her brother Abe started Natel Energy based on a hydropower turbine their father designed. And after more than a decade of R&D, pilots, software development and a project for Apple, Natel is preparing for the next level of scale. “Our objectives have actually not wavered.

Empire State Building Slashes Carbon Emissions By 40% With Energy Saving Upgrades

CleanTechnica

In 1931, the Empire State Building was a beacon of hope to a world devastated by economic collapse. Today, it is once again sending a message of hope that lowering carbon emissions from the built environment is not only possible, it is the fiscally responsible thing to do.

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Environmentally Savvy Ways to Renovate your Home During Quarantine

The Environmental Blog

Much of the world will remain under quarantine for the foreseeable future, but instead of viewing home isolation as a negative, see it as an opportunity to undertake projects you have been putting off.

Researchers Explore Low Doses Of Radiation To Treat Severe Coronavirus Cases

Jim Conca

Low-dose radiation to the lungs may be a good therapy to reduce the mortality rates from COVID-19. The virus causes a cytokine storm - an uncontrolled systemic inflammatory response of the body that floods the lungs and kills the patient. Low doses of radiation can reduce the storm.

Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million

GreenBiz

Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million. Heather Clancy. Tue, 05/26/2020 - 06:01. While overall startup funding is down this quarter because of the economic disruption brought on by COVID-19, entrepreneurs focused on solving climate-related problems have been bucking the trend.

Green Jobs: 3 U.S. States You May Be Overlooking

U.S. Green Technology

3 states where you’re most likely to find a job saving the planet When you think about what U.S. states are the most eco-friendly, which ones come to mind first? Perhaps a sunny state like California? Or maybe a state like South Dakota, which is widely known for its wind turbines?

Seattle permanently closes 20 miles of street

Inhabitat - Innovation

Amidst stay-at-home orders, Seattle has vowed to permanently close 20 miles of street as part of the city's "Stay Healthy Streets" program

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Largest Solar Power Plant In UK History Gets Final Approval

CleanTechnica

The largest solar power plant in the UK has been approved for Kent. It will use 880,000 solar panels spread across 364 hectares of farmland. Clean Power Energy Storage Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Cleve Hill solar power plant Hive Energy UK UK solar park Wirsol Energy

6 Straightforward Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Business

The Environmental Blog

In an effort to protect the environment, more and more businesses are taking the necessary steps to become eco-friendly. While this is a noble approach to take in general, there’s more to it than simply saving the planet.

3D Printing Has Entered The Nuclear Realm

Jim Conca

3D-printing has come to nuclear and it’s saving a lot of time and money, like 90%. Right now, it’s best for small spare parts, in developing micro-reactors, and in using new high-tech materials like carbon fiber composites, but expect it to eventually end up on Mars.

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How Dell and Levi's envision the future of repair

GreenBiz

How Dell and Levi's envision the future of repair. Elsa Wenzel. Wed, 05/27/2020 - 02:00. Doing away with a culture of disposability is one of the big dreams of the circular economy.

Is Carbon-Neutral Possible for Airlines?

U.S. Green Technology

The demand for sustainability is growing across the world and its industries. For aviation, reaching carbon neutrality to be sustainable is going to be harder than with other industries. Still, experts remain hopeful that carbon-neutral airlines will become the norm in the future.

The farm-to-food-bank movement rescues pandemic-related food waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

The farm-to-food-bank movement hopes to help farmers and those in need of food

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Tesla Model 3 = Top Selling Car in California

CleanTechnica

In somewhat of a surprise, for the first time ever, the Tesla Model 3 was the top selling vehicle in California last quarter.

Can Mosquitoes Carry the Coronavirus?

The Environmental Blog

Summer is fast approaching, but with COVID-19 still going around, the season may bring some new concerns. With the warmer weather comes mosquitos, and these little pests can spread diseases. So what about the coronavirus? Can mosquitos carry that? Thankfully, no.

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Where Do We Stand On Uranium In The Post-Pandemic Energy World?

Jim Conca

Uranium has outperformed major commodities this year, even as the energy sector has suffered from the coronavirus pandemic. Uranium prices have risen significant since the pandemic began, up to $34 from $24/lb. Uranium supply and nuclear power should not be much affected in the post-pandemic world.

The new normal in sustainable investing post-COVID-19

GreenBiz

The time has passed for small commitments, hyperbole and delays in embracing sustainable investing. COVID-19 Finance & Investing GreenFin ESG

4 Green Car Buying Tips – U.S. Green Technology’s Green Guide

U.S. Green Technology

When buying a new green car, going green is a great idea. Vehicles produce a large percentage of the earth’s pollution [read more]. The post 4 Green Car Buying Tips – U.S. Green Technology’s Green Guide appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Architects design COVID-19 mobile testing labs for underserved communities

Inhabitat - Innovation

Perkins and Will is teaming up with multiple designers to find ways to reuse buses as mobile testing labs

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No Joke — Algeria Plans 4 Gigawatt, 5 Year Solar Power Initiative

CleanTechnica

Algeria is talking about building 4 gigawatts of solar power capacity in 5 years. That's a pretty stunning target. Clean Power Green Economy Policy & Politics Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Abdelaziz Djerad algeria Algeria renewable energy Algeria solar energy Algeria Solar Power

Running A Fish Farm

The Environmental Blog

Running a fish farm might seem like a titanic feat to you, but it’s not necessarily so. You can start by choosing just one species of fish, and wait for things to slowly take the right direction.

American Sailors Lawsuit Against Japanese Over Fukushima Radiation Rejected By U.S. Appeals Court

Jim Conca

The 9th U.S. Circuit rejected an appeal by U.S. service members seeking damages from TEPCO and GE for damages from alleged radiation exposure following the Fukushima disaster while they were onboard the carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami. This was the correct result.

Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics

GreenBiz

Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics. Joel Makower. Mon, 05/11/2020 - 00:44. At first glance, the sprawling industrial site, covering roughly 900 acres in Kingsport, Tennessee, appears to be just another chemical manufacturing facility.

Telecom Transformations for 2020

U.S. Green Technology

The Biggest Technology Trends That Will Transform Telecoms In 2020 Recent technological advancements and the current COVID-19 pandemic have put a spotlight on the telecom industry. Millions of people are relying on the telecom industry for support as they work from home and shelter in place.

How to replace single-use and plastic items in the kitchen

Inhabitat - Innovation

American households use more single-use and plastic items in the kitchen than any other part of the home. These 10 tips can help you make sustainable swaps

US To Halt 1.75 Million Barrels Of Oil Production Per Day (IHS Forecast) — Just The Beginning

CleanTechnica

Even from this short-term crisis, IHS Markit expects no real return to "normal," at least not soon. However, about one third of the volumes (approximately 550,000 b/d) will stay off the market for the long-term.

How To Check If There May Be Asbestos Hiding In Your Walls

The Environmental Blog

Asbestos has been widely used as insulation and in strengthening vinyl roof shingles, pipes, concrete, joint compounds, wallboards, and floor tiles. It has been used in adhesives, too. The construction industry, indeed, has frequently utilized this fireproofing material.

Hear how Matidor Technologies adapted their core technology to serve COVID-19 and other disaster response situations

CleanTech Alliance

?Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Pacific Location: Online Matidor is a new kind of team collaboration platform that combines intuitive portfolio management with powerful, user-friendly mapping.

Why Nature?s Path went ?regenerative organic?

GreenBiz

Why Nature’s Path went ‘regenerative organic’. Heather Clancy. Thu, 05/21/2020 - 00:46. The term "regenerative agriculture" has become two of the biggest buzzwords in nature-based climate solutions. But how many farms and food companies can say they follow both regenerative and organic practices?