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One for the road: Ford and McDonald's to turn coffee waste into car parts

GreenBiz

Bioplastic car parts will reduce weight and lower petrol use to cut CO2 emissions. Circular Economy Transportation & Mobility

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Fast Fashion: the second biggest polluter on Earth

Envirotec Magazine

Akmez Nabeerasool is a Senior Project Manager at Arvia Technology, a provider of advanced tertiary water and wastewater treatment systems. Below he discusses the issue of water pollution in the fashion industry. The fashion industry is reliant on water.

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Which Industry Offers The Safest Jobs In America: Nuclear Or Logging?

Jim Conca

The most dangerous job in America is logging, with over 132 fatal injury per 100,000 workers. The safest job in America is the commercial nuclear industry, with less than 1 fatal injury per 100,000 workers. This huge difference results from a hyper-awareness of safety in the nuclear industry

University Of Arizona To Transition To 100% Renewable Electricity By 2022

CleanTechnica

The University of Arizona has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Tucson Electric Power that will provide 100% of the school's electricity from wind and solar resources in about a year from now.

Residential Solar Hits New Peak in US with Record Q3 Installations

GreenTechMedia

The U.S. residential solar industry pulled off an all-time record for installations in the third quarter, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association.

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6 inexpensive things cities can do to become more sustainable

GreenBiz

Comprehensive plans are great, but small, low-budget changes can make a big difference, too. Buildings Cities Climate Strategy Waste

The largest green wall in Europe will absorb 8 tons of air pollution per year

Inhabitat - Innovation

Located in London, U.K., the Citicape House by Sheppard Robson will feature a 40,000-square-foot green wall, the largest in Europe, that sets the standard for urban green development in the city

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JFK Airport Gets NYC’s Largest Solar Energy Project — Progress Toward Paris Climate Commitment

CleanTechnica

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that New York City’s single-largest solar energy project, an installation at John F. Kennedy International Airport, has been awarded to SunPower and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group.

3 Environmentally Friendly Actions You Can Take at Home

The Environmental Blog

We can all be a little bit more environmentally friendly at home. While there’s also much that companies can be encouraged to do, there’s a good argument that it all begins with the home life. Royalty free photo.

5 Tips to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

U.S. Green Technology

How to be More Energy Efficient at Home You have just received your monthly utilities bill and it is higher than the month before. Even though you have paid these bills without any hassle, you really do not like paying high energy cost unnecessarily, especially if you can cut the cost by as much as.

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Why human health must be at the center of climate action

GreenBiz

Companies can exacerbate the challenges, but the private sector also positively contribute to solving these challenges. Corporate Strategy Health Sustainable Development Goals / SDGs

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93 MWh Tesla Powerpack Coming To Alaska To Save Customers Cash 

CleanTechnica

A new 93 MWh Tesla Powerpack system installed in Alaska by the Homer Electric Association, Inc., will be used to directly offset electricity that would have otherwise required a peaker plant to fire up.

5 Changes You Can Make to Help Save Our Planet

The Environmental Blog

The conversation about saving our planet has become very important over the last few years. As we learn more about climate change and what is causing it, more people begin to reduce the amount of damage they are causing.

How to Extend the Life of Renewable Technology

U.S. Green Technology

One of the most important reasons to choose renewable energy over incumbent technologies is because renewables take the long view. They meet our most immediate needs without jeopardizing the next generation’s livable future.

Climate change poses an existential risk to ocean industries. Here’s how they can respond.

GreenBiz

And three ways to approach solutions

Tesla Cybertruck In The Wild Near LAX, With An Infamous Driver Whizzing On By

CleanTechnica

The recently unveiled Tesla Cybertruck exploded to become a directly famous (or infamous) EV personality all its own -- eclectic, fascinating, colossal, and beguiling to fans and everyone else. So, many of us wanted to see more, know more.

Oil & Gas Leaks Crocodile Tears Over Nuclear Waste Storage

Jim Conca

The obvious path forward for spent nuclear fuel is to put it all into dry cask storage at a single centralized storage facility. Two companies, Holtec and Waste Control Specialists, are vying for such a site but some local Oil & Gas companies are pushing back with fear

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Sustainable Countries to Visit in 2020

The Environmental Blog

Every so often, it’s good for the soul to get away from the grindstone for a few days (or weeks) and see what another part of the world has to offer.

How Dow seeks to turn plastic waste into a circular resource

GreenBiz

The company's global sustainability director addresses her passion for social innovation, her philosophy for investments and what makes for successful collaboration. Circular Economy Corporate Strategy Plastic Waste Purpose and People

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Rumor: Tesla Gigafactory 4 Slated To Produce 500,000 Cars A Year & Employ 10,000

CleanTechnica

Reports in the German press claim the Tesla Gigafactory outside Berlin may be built in several stages and have a capacity of 500,000 vehicles a year when finished.

Ark tiny home blends off-grid capability with elevated design

Inhabitat - Innovation

These days, designing an off-grid tiny home doesn't have to mean forgoing attractive design

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Why Flexible Gas Generation Must Be Part of Deep Decarbonization

GreenTechMedia

Thanks to generous feed-in tariffs and other incentives, Germany’s wind and solar installations have soared over the past two decades to the point that renewables could cover half of the country’s electricity demand.

As the climate crisis grows, Big Oil finds itself over a barrel

GreenBiz

The sector is facing strong headwinds from activists, investors and governments, pitting the companies’ relentless growth ambitions against the worsening signs of climate change. Climate Change Activism Finance & Investing Oil & Gas Two Steps Forward

New Era: Fully Electric Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Goes Into Production

CleanTechnica

Mercedes-Benz's Dusseldorf plant has celebrated the start of production of the fully electric eSprinter and ushered in a new era in Dusseldorf.

Experimental, net-positive energy development in India is a prototype for future sustainable housing

Inhabitat - Innovation

Designed to house up to 500 residents, the sustainable housing complex will be studied for years to come in order to create a future model of sustainable living

Low-energy desalination technology starts field tests in Palestine

Envirotec Magazine

New desalination system shows energy savings of 33-66% compared to existing systems, at recovery of 80%, says group, with recovery of up to 90% seemingly achievable.

Social media: the new capital markets activism

GreenBiz

Increasingly, consumers and social media users are voicing their concerns — and companies are listening. Retail Social Responsibility Thinking in Systems

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2 Tesla Powerwalls + Solar Power + Tesla Model 3 = True Energy Freedom

CleanTechnica

Fully Charged just released another very informative video about sustainable living. They make many videos about electric vehicles and this one includes an EV, a Tesla Model 3, but it’s more about how Tesla’s Powerwalls operate when paired with a rooftop solar system.

P+365 is turning abandoned festival tents into wearable merchandise

Inhabitat - Innovation

When Tuo Lei came across an image of thousands of discarded tents strewn across festival grounds and destined for landfill, the designer saw potential

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New approach aims to coordinate conservation efforts, connecting local actions with international goals

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers at the University of Oxford and their collaborators have launched a new approach to tackling biodiversity loss “in a coordinated way.”

Episode 200: Biomimicry maven talks Project Positive, Walmart exec chats up Project Gigaton

GreenBiz

Featuring interviews with Biomimicry 3.8's s co-founder Janine Benyus, and Walmart sustainability specialist Zack Freeze. Plus, Dow's global sustainability director Haley Lowry is passionate about reducing plastic waste. Corporate Strategy Plastic Waste Podcast GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Tesla Scores 77% of US Electric Auto Sales in November — CleanTechnica Report

CleanTechnica

Some people wonder why we cover Tesla so much. I'm going to use this opportunity to quickly explain it. First of all, we are a cleantech news & analysis site. Our focus is cleantech and the reasons for it.

Koala-sniffing detection dog, Bear, helps save koalas from Australian bushfires

Inhabitat - Innovation

Learn more about Bear, a good boy who is an expert in detecting and saving koalas after bushfires

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How to select a solar charge controller

Solar Power World

By Douglas Grubbs, applications engineer, Morningstar Corporation In its basic forms, solar PV is a very straightforward proposition. Hook a solar panel up to a DC load and it will run until the sun goes down.

Engie, University of Iowa say 'I do' to 50-year, $1 billion+ partnership

GreenBiz

It's the largest public-private partnership in the Hawkeye State's history. Energy & Climate Power Points public-private partnerships

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Tesla Model 3 = 21% of Small + Midsize Premium Car Sales in USA — CleanTechnica Report

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Model 3 continues to dominate the US premium-class car market.

Expedition Bigfoot casts new light on famous forest dweller with science and conservation in mind

Inhabitat - Innovation

Expedition Bigfoot, a new Travel Channel show, is using the advanced technology that Sasquatch eschews to track this elusive creature all while celebrating the mysteries of nature and the importance of science and conservation