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Forestry at a tech conference? How nature has become the most popular topic in tech

GreenBiz

This is one of the most exciting sectors for innovation

EU lawmakers confirm 2035 zero-emission sales mandate for new cars and vans

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The European Commission has agreed to set a zero-emission sales mandate for new cars and vans by 2035.

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How Food Waste is Degrading the Environment

The Environmental Blog

Did you throw out your dinner because you were worried about overeating, felt full, or were turned off by the flavor? Did you realize that by throwing food out, you’re also wasting water and causing climate change? Approximately 1.3

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How to Implement a Water Audit for Business

Green Business Bureau

What is a Water Audit? A water audit, also known as a water assessment, is an analysis of a business’s water usage to identify inefficiencies and potential cost savings.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Can your company leap the great sustainability skills gap?

GreenBiz

The demand for knowledge about sustainability subjects is intensifying in corporate roles such as procurement, product design and accounting. Here’s how tech giants Microsoft and Salesforce are addressing the gap

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PFAS persists through wastewater treatment, may enter crops

Envirotec Magazine

Beneficial reuse of treated wastewater is an increasingly common practice in which treated wastewater is used for irrigation and other non-potable purposes (image credit: Heather Preisendanz, Penn State).

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Li-Cycle opens battery recycling facility in Alabama

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Battery recycler Li-Cycle has announced that its Alabama Spoke plant in Tuscaloosa has started commercial operations.

Can a 'carbon coin' save the world? It may be put to the test

GreenBiz

Steps are inching forward toward a real-world demonstration of the planet-saving financial tool from the sci-fi novel 'Ministry for the Future

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Making homes more energy efficient could sustain 500,000 jobs

Envirotec Magazine

As many as half a million jobs could be supported annually if the UK is successfully able to fully retrofit the country’s existing housing stock in line with its Net Zero carbon commitments, according to a new report from PwC.

Why Environmental Education Is Important for Kids

The Environmental Blog

Children are a powerful and endless source of wonder. They see things with fresh eyes and marvel at everyday things others have grown accustomed to. They also have a tremendous capacity for learning.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Komatsu presents 20-ton-class Proterra Powered electric hydraulic excavator

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Komatsu showed off a 20-ton-class electric hydraulic excavator at the recent bauma trade show in Munich. The machine is powered by a lithium-ion battery system from Proterra.

Made in America: A lithium supply chain for EV batteries

GreenBiz

With the U.S. supplying 1 percent of the world’s lithium, there’s nowhere to go but up

Software platform helps Plymouth City Council digitally transform key services

Envirotec Magazine

Infrastructure asset management software provider Yotta offers a case study detailing how its connected asset management technology provides a single-system across trees, playgrounds and street cleansing services.

How centuries-old whaling logs are filling gaps in our climate knowledge

Grist

A little after 7:30 in the morning on Wednesday, December 7, 1887, in the aftermath of remarkably strong northeasterly winds, Captain William A. Martin instructed the crew of the Eunice H.

Rio Tinto demo plant begins producing Li-ion battery concentrate in Quebec

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Rio Tinto , a mining and metals company, has begun producing spodumene concentrate, a mineral used in the production of lithium for batteries, at a demonstration plant in Canada.

Why ocean climate tech deserves more respect

GreenBiz

The tide is turning in our knowledge about the ocean’s depths and the critical role it could play in mitigating climate change

Cost of living pressures threaten sustainable consumption

Envirotec Magazine

UK household carbon emissions increased less than expected in 2021 despite the easing of national lockdown restrictions, according to new research by consulting firm Accenture.

Bogotá and Cali Connect Local Action to National Ambition to Transform the Buildings Sector

The City Fix

Following the launch of Colombia’s first National Roadmap for Net Zero Buildings in June 2022, the cities of Bogotá and Cali are setting the foundation for how to implement the roadmap at the local level. The municipal governments of both cities have.

Thomas Built Buses delivers 200th Proterra Powered electric school bus

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Proterra builds and sells transit buses under its own brand, and also provides electric powertrains to other EV manufacturers through its Proterra Powered business unit. One very popular application is the electric school bus.

More sustainable doesn’t mean sustainable: How to use circularity to make the shift

GreenBiz

Sponsored: The case for circular business models as a critical enabler of truly sustainable business, by operating within the finite resources of planetary boundaries

When wastewater treatment plants catch a cold

Envirotec Magazine

Activated sludge basins at the Ryaverket treatment plant in Gothenburg (image credit: Chalmers University of Technology | Gryaab | Emelie Asplund).

DeSmog Launches Project to ‘DeBunk’ Climate Misinformation

DeSmogBlog

Anti-climate politicians, media and think tanks are pumping out false and misleading arguments which erode public support for climate action.

Ionblox raises $24 million in Series B funding for its aviation-capable battery cells

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Battery cell producer Ionblox (previously known as Zenlabs Energy ) has closed a $24-million Series B funding round with investors including Applied Ventures, Catalus Capital, and Lilium , the developer of an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Jennifer Granholm: 'Send us proposals for the big, bold clean energy projects'

GreenBiz

The U.S. Secretary of Energy detailed how businesses, investors and inventors can advance the energy transition

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Reducing Airborne Pollution to Save Lives, Save the Planet: Urban Transitions 2022

The City Fix

At COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, world leaders will focus on the seemingly overwhelming task of fast-tracking the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions while lessoning our dependence on fossil fuels.

Hit Promotional Products: A Certified Green Business Providing More Eco Friendly Promotional Products

Green Business Bureau

Hit Promotional Products is a leading supplier of eco conscious promotional products. Hit Promotional Products provides a wide range of more eco friendly promotional products, from apparel , awards, calendars, blankets, and custom packaging.

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Rolls-Royce unveils Spectre, its first electric motor car

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In 1900, Rolls-Royce co-founder Charles Rolls predicted an electric future for the motor car. After driving an EV called the Columbia Electric Carriage, he said, “The electric car is perfectly noiseless and clean. There is no smell or vibration.

In an economy obsessed with growth, we must find a way to reduce consumption

GreenBiz

There’s a reason reduce is the first R in 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

6 Types of Resilience Companies Need Today

Andrew Winston

[Hi all. A number of people have told me that they thought they had dropped off my blog/email list. Nope, I just haven’t written blogs in months.

What’s a nice environmental group like you doing in a place like this?

EDF Voices

We're making our presence felt at an event that you’ve likely never heard of, in a place environmentalists are rarely seen — the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference. Here's why

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Hillcrest to collaborate with Hercules Electric Mobility on electric powertrain

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Inverter and control system technology company Hillcrest Energy Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding with electric propulsion technology company Hercules Electric Mobility to collaborate on an electric powertrain, which is designed for automotive and marine applications.

3 truths and a myth about the CSO’s role in an era of ESG and economic turmoil

GreenBiz

ESG is, and always has been, essential to business. And the job market reflects that

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Complaint launched after government misses legal deadline on environmental protections

Envirotec Magazine

On 1 November green groups submitted a letter of complaint to Defra after the Government failed to meet a legal deadline on setting new environmental targets. The targets, applying to air quality, water quality, nature and waste management, should have been published by 31 October.

‘Drop Fossil Fuels,’ Over 400 Scientists Tell PR Firm Handling UN Climate Talks?

DeSmogBlog

Ahead of the COP27 UN climate summit, hundreds of scientists are calling on the PR firm in charge of the event’s communications, Hill+Knowlton, to cut ties with its fossil fuel industry clients, which include major oil companies Aramco, ExxonMobil, and Shell as well as an industry coalition called the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative.

Volta Trucks and Siemens partner on Truck as a Service offering

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Commercial EV manufacturer Volta Trucks has signed a letter of intent with Siemens Smart Infrastructure , outlining a partnership to offer a Truck as a Service package that includes software control systems, facility electrification, charging infrastructure, energy management, building equipment and project finance.