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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.

UK Battery Storage Boost To Power Greener Electricity Grid

CleanTechnica

Government to relax planning legislation to make it easier to construct large batteries to store renewable energy from solar and wind farms across the.

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.

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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Britishvolt To Build Battery Gigafactory In UK

CleanTechnica

Britishvolt will apparently build a 30 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery "gigaplant"/gigafactory in Wales. It will be powered by a 200 megawatt (MW) solar power plant.

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.

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.

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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Nuns Dedicated To Social Justice Create Climate Solutions Fund With Morgan Stanley

CleanTechnica

No, this is not a title from The Onion - this good news is REAL!

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.

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.

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

Harvard Profs Plan Geoengineering Experiment, Igniting Ethics Debate

CleanTechnica

Researchers at Harvard plan a geoengineering experiment injecting calcium carbonate dust high over the Southwestern US to see if it can help lower the temperature of the air below. Climate Change Science calcium carbonate Daniel Cziczo David Keith Frank Keutch geoengineering Harvard

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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.

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.

A historic farm is thoughtfully repurposed into an organic winery

Inhabitat - Innovation

A 13th century farm is now home of Tillingham Winery

Tesla’s Secret Sauce — Innovation Enables Hyper-Growth Without Increased Costs

CleanTechnica

Looking at the Q2 shareholder letter, I notice something that is underappreciated. Elon did say on the conference call that they could build better factories faster and for less money than before.

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. .

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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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

Walhburgers Pilots The Fully Electric Arcimoto Deliverator In Key West, Florida

CleanTechnica

Building on its early adoption of the Impossible Burger, Wahlburgers continues to lean into sustainability with news of a pilot of Arcimoto's Deliverator at the burger chain's Key West location.

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?

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.

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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Tesla’s Efficiency Advantage: Cheap & Abundant LFP Batteries Will Power Mass-Market EVs

CleanTechnica

Tesla's second quarter earnings call just confirmed what may be the hottest technology topic for the electric vehicle revolution. Relatively inexpensive and abundant Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries are well suited to affordable mass market EVs, so long as they are energy efficient.

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.

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.

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

How Tesla Will Help Texas & How Texas Will Help Tesla

CleanTechnica

During the Tesla earnings call yesterday, Elon Musk made the announcement that Tesla has chosen Austin for its next gigafactory, or perhaps terafactory. Giga Austin/Giga Texas will create the Cybertruck, Semi, Model 3, and Model.

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.

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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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

BYD’s Fully Electric Refuse Trucks Make It Easy To Upgrade Fleets To Zero Emissions

CleanTechnica

Noisy trash trucks may soon be a thing of the past if BYD has anything to say about it. In partnership with Hudson County Motors, BYD is providing the first fully electric rear loader refuse collection trucks to the East Coast of the US.

Verizon, NRG, Oliver Wyman share tips on TCFD scenario planning and reporting

GreenBiz

Verizon, NRG, Oliver Wyman share tips on TCFD scenario planning and reporting. Aaron Mok. Tue, 07/21/2020 - 00:30. More than 1,000 global leaders have implemented recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure as part of their climate action plans.