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AI pinpoints local pollution hotspots using satellite images

Envirotec Magazine

The algorithm picked out these city-block-sized satellite images as local hotspots (top) and cool spots (bottom) for air pollution in Beijing (image credit: Tongshu Zheng, Duke University).

The U.S. needs a storage ITC to reach carbon-free electricity goals

Solar Power World

The United States needs energy storage to reach the carbon-free electricity goals necessary to curb the worst effects of climate change. Storage technologies make renewables dispatchable like fossil fuels, yet they’re still not in abundant use.

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What We Learned After Analyzing 5 Months of Active Mobility Responses to COVID-19

The City Fix

In 2020 and into 2021, transportation agencies, companies and advocacy groups acted swiftly in the face of the unique public health crisis and disruption caused by COVID-19. They provided solutions that kept frontline workers, groceries, health services and other critical.

The case for raising up women in climate tech

GreenBiz

The case for raising up women in climate tech. Shana Rappaport. Thu, 04/15/2021 - 01:30. Four years ago this week, Project Drawdown released groundbreaking research on climate solutions that catalyzed the narrative that reversing global warming is possible.

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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 Renewable Energy Reduce Pesticides?

U.S. Green Technology

Renewable energy is in high demand. With fossil fuels and human activity depleting the planet, more and more people are switching to renewables to be more sustainable and save the planet. One use of renewable energy that has increased over the years has been on farms.

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Japan Will Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into The Ocean

Jim Conca

And that’s exactly what they should do. And the International Atomic Energy Agency agrees. Only a small amount of tritium is left, so trivial that it could not harm humans or anything in the environment.

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We decide how tomorrow will be by what we create today

GreenBiz

We decide how tomorrow will be by what we create today. Chris Gaither. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 01:15. The other morning, for the 100th consecutive day, I wrote three pages in my notebook. No specific agenda. No writing prompt. Simply three pages, handwritten with my Bic ReAction No.

Going Green: 6 Reasons to Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products in Your Office

U.S. Green Technology

Cleanliness is a workplace must-have. Otherwise, it compromises the employees’ health and well-being. It also hinders them from being productive. However, many cleaning practices can hurt the environment. No wonder green cleaning is increasing in popularity.

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Features of Diagnostic Materials with UV Transparency Qualities

The Environmental Blog

At various points in time, various parts of the world have had to battle an epidemic, and most recently, the world was hit by a pandemic. To properly resolve the situation, some diagnostic and clinical tests have to be carried out.

2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 13

CleanTech Alliance

Week Thirteen Week 13 is now complete and the 2021 Legislative Session is winding down. Sunday, April 11th, is the final day for bills, other than those deemed necessary to implement the budget, to pass the opposite chamber from where they were introduced in order to keep advancing this session.

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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.

Organic Valley loans dairy farmers funds for renewable energy

GreenBiz

Organic Valley loans dairy farmers funds for renewable energy. Jesse Klein. Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:45. Agriculture sustainability improvements have long-term positive outcomes both for the planet and the farmer’s wallet, but the upstart costs can be a preventative obstacle.

Help the Environment with These Everyday Habit Changes

U.S. Green Technology

We are in the middle of an almost irreversible climate disaster and all scientists and experts agree that the only way to prevent a catastrophe from happening is to get everyone to pitch in, change our polluting habits and lead a greener life.

The Netherlands to ban carbon-emitting delivery vehicles

Inhabitat - Innovation

By 2025, only zero-emissions delivery vehicles will be allowed in urban areas

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Washington State China Relations Council Report

CleanTech Alliance

Click on the files to download and view the WSCRC report and the CleanTech Alliance memo on China relations. Public Policy china relations Policy wscrc

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Celebrating Earth Day — even during quarantine

GreenBiz

Celebrating Earth Day — even during quarantine. Deven Patten. Tue, 04/13/2021 - 00:05. This Earth Day, you might be thinking, "Hey, there’s a pandemic. Let’s sit this one out.". Probably no one would blame you.

Tips to Compare the Best Website Development Companies in India

U.S. Green Technology

In today’s world, selecting anything has become confusing. You get so many options to select from, all of them look pretty much similar in their working and when it’s time to keep your hand on the one you like it’s tough!

Green-roofed CABI HQ champions biodiversity and energy efficiency

Inhabitat - Innovation

After 33 years of working in an old drafty building in Oxfordshire, international nonprofit CABI has upgraded to a new low-energy home that combines beautiful design with employee wellness and environmental sustainability

K&L Gates Debate: The Role of Natural Gas in the Clean Energy Economy

CleanTech Alliance

May 19 - register now! Alliance News

When it comes to climate investment funds, diverse management is imperative

GreenBiz

When it comes to climate investment funds, diverse management is imperative. Marilyn Waite. Tue, 04/13/2021 - 02:00. The engine behind green business is the same as any business: capital.

15 Expert-Approved Earth Day Tips for Going Green at Home

Green Business Bureau

Going green starts at home, and while separating paper from plastic in your recycling bin is a great first start, there are more steps you can take to be less wasteful and reduce your carbon footprint.

Barrels of toxic DDT discovered off the coast of California

Inhabitat - Innovation

David Valentine, a marine scientist at the University of California, has discovered barrels of DDT buried in the ocean just 10 miles off the coast of Southern California

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Mixed water supply conditions expected to affect hydropower outlook in Pacific Northwest

CleanTech Alliance

Source: US Energy Information Administration, April 8, 2021 On April 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwest River Forecast Center (NWRFC) released its latest water supply forecast for the 2021 water year, which runs through September. The forecast shows near-average water supply in the northern half of the Columbia River Basin and below-average supply in the […]. Industry News Public Policy dams energy hydro power hydroelectricity

Will sustainability-linked loans drive a revolution in finance?

GreenBiz

Will sustainability-linked loans drive a revolution in finance? Aman Singh. Thu, 04/15/2021 - 01:30. In February, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced a $10.1 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility.

Rising from the ashes, Alaska’s forests come back stronger

Grist

Back in 2004, when wildfires in Alaska burned an area the size of Massachusetts , Michelle Mack wondered just how much carbon had permanently moved from the landscape into the atmosphere.

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Fukushima nuclear power plant to release contaminated water into ocean

Inhabitat - Innovation

Ten years after an earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at the Fukushima power plant, Japan has announced plans to release contaminated water from the plant into the ocean

April 2021 Breakfast Recap

CleanTech Alliance

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021 over 50 people attended the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series presentation sponsored by Perkins Coie. Dr. Terry Brog and Dr. Corey McDaniel talked about cutting-edge developments from Idaho National Laboratory’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). First, Dr. Terry Brog talked about the vision for CAES and how they aim to […]. Alliance News breakfast recap breakfast series CAES Idaho National Laboratory virtual breakfast

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Strategies for the war on waste

GreenBiz

Strategies for the war on waste. Jim Giles. Fri, 04/16/2021 - 01:00. What would happen if the United States enacted a comprehensive plan to combat food loss and waste? Now is the moment to ask, because the new U.S. administration is proving itself open to genuinely ambitious change. The answer?

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Stadler demonstrates battery-electric train with 185 km range

Charged

In 2018, Swiss rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler began a research project to develop a battery-powered train designed to operate on non-electrified or semi-electrified lines.

Lessons from Schoonschip, Amsterdam's floating eco-village

Inhabitat - Innovation

How can people live in harmony with global warming and rising water levels? In Amsterdam, a group of forward-thinking people decided to go with the flow

The Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy Member Profile

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance is conducting a series of member profiles to highlight our new and renewing members. Our first profile is on the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College. We interviewed current Interim Director Terry Cox about what the Center of Excellence is looking forward to about their new membership […]. Alliance News Member News member profiles member recognition new member Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy terry cox

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JPMorgan Chase wants to be the commercial bank for ‘green economy’ companies

GreenBiz

JPMorgan Chase wants to be the commercial bank for ‘green economy’ companies. Heather Clancy. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 00:05.

Ocean-dumping for Fukushima wastewater: Japan’s complex decision remains contentious

Envirotec Magazine

An IAEA mission leader inspects tanks containing contaminated water on the site in 2015 (image credit: IAEA Imagebank , CC BY-SA 2.0 licence ). Japan has ended years of speculation over the fate of radioactive wastewater stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant since the 2011 disaster.

New Zealand requires financial institutions to prepare climate impact reports

Inhabitat - Innovation

New Zealand has introduced a new law that will require all financial institutions to report the impacts of climate change on their businesses

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The CleanTech Alliance is Now Hiring!

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance is now hiring a full-time Program Coordinator

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The Next Frontier: Engaging Employees In Sustainability

GreenBiz

The Next Frontier: Engaging Employees In Sustainability. Date/Time: April 27, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT).