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Who gets to decide whether we study solar geoengineering?

Grist

The experiment sounded innocuous. Early this summer, a group of researchers from Harvard University would fly to Kiruna, a small town of 22,000 in the northern reaches of Sweden.

Closer Look at Next-Gen Lithium-Metal Batteries

GreenTech Gazette

For years, the talk of the use of batteries to power just about everything we use has focused on the development of lithium batteries. However, a new ‘next generation’ lithium-metal battery developed by GM could be a complete game-changer.

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How to Combat Noise Pollution

U.S. Green Technology

Noise pollution, also known as environmental noise or sound pollution, is defined as regular exposure to elevated sound levels that may have adverse effects in humans and other living organisms.

Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change?

GreenBiz

Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change? Aubrey McCormick. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 02:00. Sports leagues are seeing the impacts and the surge of climate-responsible athletes using their platforms to promote positive environmental and social impact — it’s something for the history books.

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.

Self-Sustainable Living: 3 Smart Ways to Break Away From the Grid

The Environmental Blog

If there’s anything that the current pandemic has proven, it’s that most of us don’t know how to sustain ourselves without technology or heavy environmental impact.

How many jobs could Governor Inslee’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) create?

CleanTech Alliance

Source: The Washington Business Alliance, March 25, 2021 According to a recent report, the CCA (SB 5126) would not only protect jobs but also generate up to 195,000 full-time-equivalent job-years and generate up to $13 billion in employee compensation through 2030.

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Right to repair is on the way

GreenBiz

Right to repair is on the way. Suz Okie. Mon, 04/05/2021 - 00:40. In the waning months of 2020, the European Union took ambitious steps to address the more than 12 million tons of electronic waste the bloc produces annually.

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Seaspiracy inspires grocery store to stop selling fish

Inhabitat - Innovation

"Seaspiracy" is trying to save the oceans, and the new Netflix documentary and movement is making strides

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2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 12

CleanTech Alliance

Week Twelve Monday, April 5th marks the 85th day of the 105-day legislative session. Friday, April 2nd was the opposite house fiscal cutoff where all bills that are still in play needed to be voted out of their opposite house fiscal committee to stay alive.

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World’s first dedicated clean hydrogen investment fund launches

Envirotec Magazine

Hydrogen fuel dispenser at a transport refueling station in Aachen, Germany in January 2020 (image credit: Alexander Kirch / Shutterstock.com). A unique private infrastructure fund dedicated to delivering clean hydrogen infrastructure projects at scale has been launched.

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.

The key things to know about Biden's EV infrastructure plan

GreenBiz

The key things to know about Biden's EV infrastructure plan. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 04/07/2021 - 01:15. Within President Joe Biden's $2.25

UK launches world's largest ocean monitoring system

Inhabitat - Innovation

The U.K. has announced a plan to install an underwater network of cameras to monitor and protect ocean biodiversity

Welcome to the CleanTech Alliance – Jennifer Audet

CleanTech Alliance

Jennifer provides strategic leadership for all public-facing aspects of the CleanTech Alliance, which she joined in 2021. As Senior Manager, she is excited to address the pressing issue of climate change by advancing understanding, inspiring action, and creating communities of change. Previously, Jennifer developed and implemented diplomatic outreach and advocacy initiatives in the U.S. for […]. Alliance News

BMW’s Peter Lamp joins Wildcat Discovery Technologies as a new board member

Charged

Battery material developer Wildcat Discovery Technologies recently announced that Dr. Peter Lamp has joined its Board of Directors. Dr. Lamp joined BMW in 2001 as a development engineer for fuel cell systems.

Where progressives and conservatives agree on clean energy

GreenBiz

Where progressives and conservatives agree on clean energy. Sarah Golden. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 01:45. From an ideological perspective, it’s curious that clean energy became a partisan issue. Looking at it as a technology, there is a ton to like about renewables across the political spectrum. .

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Leaking wastewater pond causes state of emergency in Florida

Inhabitat - Innovation

A leak in a wastewater pond caused a state of emergency in Manatee County, Florida last weekend

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House hunters are fleeing climate change, causing a new kind of gentrification

Grist

House hunting in today’s world comes with a lot of decisions: Do you want to live somewhere urban or rural? How many bedrooms do you need? Are you okay living in a place where the streets frequently flood or the skies are blackened by wildfire smoke for weeks on end?

LEAF batteries find a second life in automated guided vehicles

Charged

At Nissan’s Oppama plant near Tokyo, there are more than 700 automated guided vehicles, or AGVs, which deliver parts to workers in a car factory.

Climate accountability reaches the CFO suite

GreenBiz

Climate accountability reaches the CFO suite. Emily Chasan. Thu, 04/08/2021 - 02:00. Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here. It started with intangibles.

COVID-19 lockdowns lead to decreasing light pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

One welcome side effect of COVID-19 lockdowns is the reduction of light pollution

Victorian-era aqueduct upgrade completed in Central Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

A major upgrade to the Katrine Aqueduct, which was built in Victorian times and serves more than 1.3 million people in parts of Greater Glasgow and the Scottish central belt, has been completed, according to Scottish Water.

Magna drives pickup truck electrification with new eBeam technology

Charged

Magna has introduced a scalable electric drop-in replacement for traditional beam axles. The new eBeam integrates with an electric or hybrid powertrain and offers a structure-oriented design to support high-payload vehicles, with matching power for continuous-duty usage.

How open data can help countries address climate emergency impacts

GreenBiz

How open data can help countries address climate emergency impacts. Delfina Grinspan. Wed, 04/07/2021 - 01:30. This article originally was published on World Resources Institute. In the aftermath of the 6.5

California farmers find ways to work with less water

Inhabitat - Innovation

Water scarcity due to persistent droughts in California's Central Valley is forcing scientists and farmers to find innovative and sustainable ways of utilizing the available resource

Generating energy from footsteps: Technology introduced at rail station in a UK first

Envirotec Magazine

Leighton Buzzard station has installed two of the Pavegen walkways: (Left to right) Jack Bowers (CBC), Cllr Steve Dixon (CBC), Martin Heeley (Ringway Jacobs), Hannah Bartram (ADEPT), Cllr Ian Dalgarno (CBC), Laurence Kemball-Cook (Pavegen), and Sanjay Patel (Ringway Jacobs).

Blue Bird delivers electric school bus equipped with Nuvve V2G tech

Charged

Iconic school bus manufacturer Blue Bird has delivered an electric school bus equipped with V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology from Nuvve , one of two Blue Bird Type C electric buses delivered to two school districts in Illinois. The e-buses are powered by the Cummins PowerDrive EV system.

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Episode 263: Simulating transformation, investing in underserved communities

GreenBiz

Episode 263: Simulating transformation, investing in underserved communities. Heather Clancy. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 01:30. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (5:05). An open letter to CPG companies on recycling. Food companies must be healthy and sustainable, not one or the other.

Green-roofed Czech cabin is built with recyclable hempcrete

Inhabitat - Innovation

After living as a modern nomad for years, Ond?ej ej Koní?ek ek finally decided to settle down by realizing his dream cabin on a 20,000-square-meter wooded property in southeast Czech Republic

Swedish EV maker declares intent to develop “a truly climate neutral car by 2030”

Envirotec Magazine

Following a lead set by firms in industries like food and fashion, Polestar has produced a product sustainability declaration. Swedish performance EV firm Polestar has declared a “moonshot goal” to create “the first truly climate neutral car by 2030.”.

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Extreme E brings electric racing to the Saudi Arabian desert

Charged

If Formula E is a dignified ambassador for electric performance, Extreme E is an in-your-face wild beast (but with a green conscience). Custom electric off-road SUVs tear through some of the harshest and most vehicle-punishing terrain on the globe.

Matter of opinion: What the 2021 Earth Day polls reveal

GreenBiz

Matter of opinion: What the 2021 Earth Day polls reveal. Joel Makower. Tue, 04/06/2021 - 02:11.

Warming in deepest parts of the Great Lakes could be irreversible

Inhabitat - Innovation

New research published in the journal Nature Communications shows that the deepest parts of the Great Lakes are warming up

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Earth Day Ideas for Employees: How To Engage Remote Workers To Be More Sustainable At Home

Green Business Bureau

Earth Day Ideas for Companies and Their Employees. With many employees still working from home or remotely, companies need to adjust their approach to sustainability in the workplace.

Polish EVSE maker to test new heavy-duty EV chargers at charging hubs

Charged

Charging station manufacturer Ekoenergetyka is working on a series of charging stations with capacities ranging from 750 to 1,500 kW. The company plans to launch the new “ultrachargers” at test charging hubs for passenger and heavy-duty EVs in Germany and Poland.

Who are your climate justice advisors?

GreenBiz

Who are your climate justice advisors? Heather Clancy. Thu, 04/08/2021 - 02:00.