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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.

Scientists unveil a plan to prevent the next pandemic (and save nature at the same time)

Grist

Imagine that it’s 2035. The COVID-19 pandemic — with its partisan infighting over masks and economic and political meltdown — feels like a bad dream. With the help of a vaccine, the world finally escaped the novel coronavirus. Then you hear something on the news.

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Sustainable Business Practices for the Food and Agricultural Industries

Green Business Bureau

The ever-increasing global population and the rise in environmental consciousness have created a demand for sustainable business practices. Sustainable business practices vary among different sectors and are often specific to the company type and the product or service it produces.

What Is An Off-The-Grid Home System And How To Convert Your Home Into One

Green Living Guy

Globally, the need to embrace eco-friendly energy options are more evident than ever before. As a way of reducing greenhouse gases to save the planet, more people are now opting for an off-the-grid home system.

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.

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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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.

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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

Satisfying user expectations through Web monitoring

U.S. Green Technology

Like email, the Web browser has thoroughly redefined the role of computers both at work, as well as in the dissemination and consumption of information.

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

GreenBiz

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

Clean Energy Business Network Weekly Bulletin- July 23

CleanTech Alliance

Source: CEBN, July 23, 2020 This week, Senate Republicans plan to release details of their COVID-19 aid package, CRES Forum hosts an event (today) addressing climate change plans among conservatives, and a coalition of mayors from cities across the world releases a COVID-19 recovery blueprint. MEMBER CONNECTIONSXChanger system offers 30% HVAC improvementThe XChanger is a forced heating and cooling air management […].

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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.

Polar bears could go extinct in 80 years if global warming persists

Inhabitat - Innovation

Melting ice makes it harder for polar bears to capture food, leaving them vulnerable to extinction by the end of the century

Solar Water Purifier Providing Access to Clean Water

U.S. Green Technology

Providing people with clean drinking water isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. As environmental issues become a more pressing concern, researchers have to think about not just purifying water, but also doing so sustainably.

Sustainability and the never-ending battle against burnout

GreenBiz

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.

Evaluating Infrastructure To Meet Food Waste Reduction Goal

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Nora Goldstein, Biocycle, July 14, 2020 A 2019 law in Washington state established a goal to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030. New report assesses existing capacity for food recovery, animal feed, composting and AD. The report categorizes anaerobic digestion as an industrial use (per the U.S. EPA food recovery hierarchy). The three main […]. Industry News Member News Public Policy

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Rehabilitation Center of China is topped with a healing roof garden

Inhabitat - Innovation

The rooftop garden features aromatic herbs and healing plants

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3 lessons I have learnt from COVID19

U.S. Green Technology

Lesson 1 – Saving for a rainy day These are unprecedented times. Governments around the world are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Knowing full well that by imposing lockdowns on their countries, this will save life in return for economic ruination.

Apple embeds racial justice into new supply-chain carbon neutrality pledge

GreenBiz

Apple embeds racial justice into new supply-chain carbon neutrality pledge. Heather Clancy. Tue, 07/21/2020 - 04:13. Apple already has ventured far beyond most other companies when it comes to pushing for climate action within its supply chain. .

Island-based Impact Bioenergy fuels up car with food waste

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Paul Rowley, Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, July 18 In the film series “Back to the Future,” the character Doc Brown predicted a different way of life — unconventional by the standards of 1980s America — when he powered up his trusty DeLorean time machine with garbage. That idea stuck with the team behind Vashon-based Impact […]. Industry News Member News

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Antarctica's seafloor is leaking methane, scientists confirm

Inhabitat - Innovation

For the first time, scientists have confirmed that methane leaking is from Antarctica's sea bed. They say the methane is likely escaping into the atmosphere

Why US Solar Tariffs Almost Worked, and Why They Don’t Now

GreenTechMedia

This article is an extract from Wood Mackenzie's report ‘ The US solar trade barriers (almost) worked. But they won't any more ’ In January 2018, the U.S. government implemented Section 201 solar tariffs on imported cells and modules.

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Closed Loop Partners teams with Walmart, CVS, Target to take on the plastic bag

GreenBiz

Closed Loop Partners teams with Walmart, CVS, Target to take on the plastic bag. Deonna Anderson. Fri, 07/24/2020 - 01:15. Single-use plastic shopping bags are a real problem.

Pioneering Materials Scientist James De Yoreo Receives Distinguished Scientist Fellow Award

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Karyn Hede, PNNL, July 22, 2020 Materials science pioneer James (Jim) De Yoreo has been named a 2020 “Distinguished Scientist Fellow” by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. De Yoreo is a Laboratory Fellow at DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He co-directs the Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry, and Technology, which […]. Industry News Member News

How your beauty routine might be killing sharks

Inhabitat - Innovation

Find out the sneaky cosmetic and skincare ingredient that is killing sharks

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UK Storage Startup Moixa Raises $6M to Fuel ‘Exponential Growth’ Plans

GreenTechMedia

smart storage startup Moixa has raised £4.6 million ($5.8 million) of funding, and aims to raise another £10 million by the end of the year, as it prepares to expand its energy storage management platform across the U.S. and Europe.

Paul Polman: 'Businesses cannot succeed in societies that fail'

GreenBiz

Paul Polman: 'Businesses cannot succeed in societies that fail'. Deonna Anderson. Wed, 07/22/2020 - 01:30.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- July 21

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities Transportation Commission, July 21, 2020 The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and source 100% of their electricity from […]. Member News Opportunities Public Policy bulletin rulemaking utc weekly bulletin

New hydrogen production tech could reduce CO2 pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

A recent publication in the journal Angewandte Chemie brings attention to an improved way of generating clean hydrogen. For many years, hydrogen production has proven costly to the environment, as industrial hydrogen production uses partial methane oxidation and fossil gasification

Gemba Walk: A Powerful Tool to Empower Business Sustainability Efforts

Green Business Bureau

What is a Gemba Walk. The Gemba walk is an exercise performed to closely observe and understand business processes and activities as they actually happen – as opposed to how the activities are ‘understood’ to work or ‘designed’ to work.

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What makes Al Gore hopeful: Tech innovation, science-based targets and the racial 'awakening'

GreenBiz

What makes Al Gore hopeful: Tech innovation, science-based targets and the racial 'awakening'. Heather Clancy. Wed, 07/22/2020 - 02:00. Who is responsible for emissions? Where did they originate? How can we be sure?

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, July 21, 2020 Commerce developing tool to collect energy assistance program data pursuant to RCW 19.405.120(3) Commerce has convened a technical advisory group (TAG) to support agency work on low-income energy assistance program data collection. The TAG will support development of a tool to collect utility program data as required […]. Member News Public Policy ceta clean energy transformation act rulemaking weekly bulletin

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A historic farm is thoughtfully repurposed into an organic winery

Inhabitat - Innovation

A 13th century farm is now home of Tillingham Winery

Solar Power World’s 2020 Greenest Contractor inspires sustainable lifestyles in local communities

Solar Power World

The Greenest Contractor award celebrates the greenest contractors making their companies and communities as environmentally friendly as possible. It’s not enough to just install solar panels to be considered a green-minded company in 2020.

Danone's Eric Soubeiran: 'The food system is broken'

GreenBiz

Danone's Eric Soubeiran: 'The food system is broken'. Cecilia Keating. Mon, 07/20/2020 - 00:30. Earlier this year, Danone became the first listed company to become an "enterprise à mission," a new type of corporation created by a 2019 French law.

CleanDesign Selects LAVLE Proteus Energy Storage System for Oil and Gas Hybrid Power Application

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Lavle, July 18, 2020 LAVLE announced that CleanDesign Power Systems Inc. CleanDesign), has selected the LAVLE Proteus Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System (Proteus ESS) for inclusion in its hybrid power management system for drilling rigs in the oil and gas industry. CleanDesign’s hybrid energy management and battery power system optimizes power generation on drilling rigs. […]. Industry News Member News

Pharrell Williams debuts The Pebble, a recyclable dining kit

Inhabitat - Innovation

Pentatonic, a circular economy company focused on removing single-use plastic products from the marketplace, partnered with acclaimed singer and outspoken opponent of single-use plastic Pharrell Williams to launch a portable dining kit made from recycled materials