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. The good news is that there are some simple things you can do to. The post Make Your Home Greener With Some Simple Changes appeared first on U.S. Green Technology. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green Living, Living Green Green Stories greener

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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! This record 40-day timespan has edged over 2019's run of 38 days when U.S. renewables first beat coal last year

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Flattening the climate curve using social learning

GreenBiz

If we had to place on a time delay the impact of headlines, we likely would see the warnings from medical experts and scientists having the strongest impact in building lasting memories for us all. Climate Change COVID-19 COVID-19

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.

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.

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.

Heatherwick Studio completes nature-filled EDEN apartments in Singapore

Inhabitat - Innovation

Greenery spills down the sides of EDEN, a nature-filled apartment building in the historic Newton district of Singapore

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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.

How Researchers Are Making Hydrogen Cell Technology Affordable and Efficient

U.S. Green Technology

It’s no secret that most of our fuel sources aren’t great for the environment. Researchers have been trying to develop cleaner alternatives for years as the climate change crisis continues to worsen. One of the most promising developments in green fuel alternatives is the hydrogen cell.

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.

German Company Combines Wind, Wave, & Solar Power In One System

CleanTechnica

A German company is experimenting with adding solar panels and wind turbines to the platform it uses to support its wave power generators. Is this idea a hit or a miss? Clean Power Marine Energy Solar Energy Wind Energy floating solar SINN Power Wave Energy

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.

UK residents enjoying record low emissions

Inhabitat - Innovation

By now, almost everybody has heard about record low CO2 emissions brought on by coronavirus lockdowns. But new data shows not only that the U.K.'s

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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.

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. This is because going green has various other benefits for those operating a company. It can help with enhancing overall efficiency, improving customer perception, and boosting employee morale – and that’s just the start.

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. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Business energy

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

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? Chances are you’re overlooking. The post Green Jobs: 3 U.S. States You May Be Overlooking appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

GoSun Flow is a portable water purifier and sanitation station powered by solar

Inhabitat - Innovation

The GoSun Flow portable solar sink and shower couldn’t have come at a better time

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Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals

GreenBiz

Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals. Elizabeth R. Nesbitt. Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:36.

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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. Mosquitos may have played a key role in spreading pandemics in the past, but that’s not the case this time around.

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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. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Science /science Business energy

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Italians Can Now Install Rooftop Solar PV Systems For Free

CleanTechnica

Italian homeowners now have new opportunities to put clean energy on the top of their roofs.

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. Carbon neutrality refers to maintaining a net-zero level of carbon emissions. The post Is Carbon-Neutral Possible for Airlines? appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Montreal unveils plans for award-winning Biodiversity Corridor

Inhabitat - Innovation

Following decades of car-oriented growth that replaced swaths of greenery with asphalt, the city of Montreal is attempting to bring nature back