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ClimateTrace: Using Satellites and Machine Learning to Pinpoint Global Emissions

GreenTechMedia

Data on the greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, factories, cargo ships, controlled burns and every other human source on Earth could soon be part of the public domain, according to a consortium of technology companies and climate change nonprofits.

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Why Modular Construction Is More Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

The construction industry is one of the most necessary sectors in the world. It’s also one of the most common culprits of energy waste and pollution. In comparison to the traditional method, modular construction is the more sustainable option.

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Workplace EV charging: Lessons from sustainability trailblazers

GreenBiz

Workplace EV charging: Lessons from sustainability trailblazers. Marsha Willard. Tue, 07/14/2020 - 01:30. Businesses are reaping the environmental and social benefits of providing electric vehicle charging for employees.

Whoosh! Wind Power Wins, Pipelines Implode In Fossil Fuel Week From Hell

CleanTechnica

New wind power project sails ahead while fossil fuel stakeholders come to grips with record breaking heat and a fresh round of COVID-19 lockdowns.

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.

Ways to Achieve Sustainable Design

U.S. Green Technology

Sustainable design is the pinnacle of modern living, a style of both form and substance. It is a wake-up call for all those who seem to neglect the staggering environmental impact of the residential building ecosystem.

Atomic Weapons Testing While Troops Looked On – Did It Increase Their Cancer Risks?

Jim Conca

A new study reports on 114,270 nuclear weapons test participants that were followed for up to 65 years. Contrary to decades of anecdotal reports, the study concluded that there were no statistically significant occurrence of cancers or adverse health effects from radiation among these soldiers.

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How Does a Control Valve Work in an HVAC System?

The Environmental Blog

Almost every HVAC system consists of pressure control valves that help in the smooth operation of the entire unit. From maintaining a specific pressure in the circuit to keeping the system pressure under control, the control valves play a crucial role in keeping the HVAC system safe. .

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Instagram Features That Are Helping Small Businesses to Survive COVID-19 and Followers on Instagram

U.S. Green Technology

A report in a widely-read business magazine says that according to estimates around 7.5 million. Small businesses are at risk of closing down forever in just five months due to the rampaging novel coronavirus. That has devastated both public health and the national economy.

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The importance of greenways during a pandemic

Inhabitat - Innovation

Just a year ago, people might have taken their neighborhood park for granted, passing it by on their way to a boutique fitness studio

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GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies?

GreenBiz

GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies? Joel Makower. Sun, 07/12/2020 - 17:56.

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.

How Reusing Items Can Help The Environment

The Environmental Blog

The environment is an important factor in sustaining flora and fauna. The health of human beings depends on the state of the environment as well. It’s the source of the food, water, air, and other relevant conditions that sustain life on earth.

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SF DevOps Development Environment: Are you ready for the Next Generation?

U.S. Green Technology

Researchers show that the best way to optimize your Salesforce return on investment is to match it with a standard DevOps strategy that will help unify the whole team and optimize the delivery pipeline.

New solar farm in Indiana boosts local pollinators

Inhabitat - Innovation

Goodbye, dirty old coal-fired power plant. Hello, sunshine, bees and butterflies. That's what the folks of Logansport, Indiana are saying as they trade their last coal power plant for a new 80-acre, 16-megawatt solar farm complete with a pollinator habitat

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The electronic waste collection conundrum

GreenBiz

The electronic waste collection conundrum. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:15. The primary reason I started covering the business of sustainability during the 2008 financial crisis wasn’t just because I was laid off from my position as editor of a technology trade publication.

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CleanTech Innovation Showcase Day 4 Recap

CleanTech Alliance

Written by Lindsay McCormick and Lina Pilar Martinez On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the CleanTech Alliance hosted day 4 of the first-ever virtual Clean Tech innovation Showcase. The session started with opening remarks from the CleanTech Alliance and introducing Andrew Creech, director of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Andrew Creech spoke briefly about the Toronto stock […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation recap showcase

The Benefits of Organic Mattresses

U.S. Green Technology

Organic chicken is raised without antibiotics and typically not fed GMO corn. Organic apples are raised without toxic pesticides, and they are rarely covered with chemicals to preserve them during transport. And the materials used in your mattress can be organic, too.

Right Whales now ranked as critically endangered species

Inhabitat - Innovation

The International Union for Conservation (IUCN) has uplisted the North Atlantic Right Whales from endangered to critically endangered

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Chemical footprinting comes of age

GreenBiz

Chemical footprinting comes of age. Meg Wilcox. Mon, 07/13/2020 - 02:00.

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DeSantis Orders More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations On Florida Highways

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Anand Gupta, EQ International, July 13, 2020 On Friday, DeSantis announced the state will spend $8.6 million from a legal settlement with Volkswagen to add 34 fast-charging stations along Interstate 95, Interstate 4, Interstate 75, Interstate 275 and Interstate 295. In all, the state awarded 27 contracts to set up the 34 stations. ChargePoint, […]. Member News Public Policy

Bloom Energy Soars After Launch Into Green Hydrogen Market

GreenTechMedia

Shares of Bloom Energy surged nearly 40 percent on Wednesday, lifting the fuel cell maker above its initial public offering price for the first time since 2018, after the California-based company announced it would enter the commercial hydrogen market.

The endangered school shark is being sold as food in Australia

Inhabitat - Innovation

School shark is commonly sold as flake, a generic term for shark meat

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An unexpected breakout year for the social side of ESG

GreenBiz

An unexpected breakout year for the social side of ESG. Mike Hower. Mon, 07/13/2020 - 01:30. About six months ago, I wrote that 2020 would be a pivotal year for environmental, social and governance (ESG), and that what happens this year and over the next decade could determine the next century.

Clean Energy Business Network Weekly Bulletin- July 16

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Clean Energy Business Network, July 16, 2020 Don’t miss the third episode of our Powering Forward webinar series July 29th! Register here. This week, the Biden campaign released a $2 trillion clean energy and infrastructure plan, Virginia became the first southern state to join RGGI, and the US clean energy sector reported an additional 212,800 jobs in the month of June. Entrepreneurs for Impact […].

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Say Hello to the New Biggest Battery in the US

GreenTechMedia

Things are moving fast in the grid battery industry — and nowhere faster than California. That’s where LS Power, a private equity firm that develops grid infrastructure, hooked up the new most powerful battery in the country last month.

This LA startup turns spoiled milk into biodegradable T-shirts

Inhabitat - Innovation

Did you know that 128 million tons of milk are wasted every year

A CFO’s take on climate and risk management

GreenBiz

A CFO’s take on climate and risk management. Vincent Manier. Mon, 07/13/2020 - 01:00.

PNNL Scientists Apply Expertise to Issues Affecting Washington State

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Susan Baurer, PNNL, July 15, 2020 RICHLAND, Wash.—Nathan Nathan Baker and Phil Rasch, data and climate scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will join other top scientists and engineers as new members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. Membership is an honor but also a commitment, as WSAS directs its members […]. Industry News Member News

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Southern California Edison Paves Road for Charging Electric Buses and Trucks

GreenTechMedia

Utility Southern California Edison has broken ground on a major charging investment for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles , despite the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.

Proposed BREATHE Act seeks environmental justice

Inhabitat - Innovation

The BREATHE Act seeks to bring clean air, water and energy to all

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The future of the fashion industry requires innovative circular systems

GreenBiz

The future of the fashion industry requires innovative circular systems. Nicole Pamani. Fri, 07/17/2020 - 00:15. Agricultural waste from food crops either is traditionally left to rot or is burned, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

Biden Announces $2 Trillion Climate Plan

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Katie Glueck and Lisa Friedman, The New York Times, July 14, 2020 The CleanTech Alliance is a non-partisan organization. We do not endorse any candidate or party. Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced on Tuesday a new plan to spend $2 trillion over four years to significantly escalate the use of clean energy in the transportation, […]. Public Policy

Showcase Your Sustainable Branding: Small Business Marketing in a World Going Green

Green Business Bureau

Today, social and environmental causes are an impetus to many company brand and marketing strategies.

Biden's $2 trillion climate plan: create millions of jobs, reverse climate change

Inhabitat - Innovation

Joe Biden announced his $2 trillion updated climate plan as part of his new “Build Back Better” economic agenda

AMD's energy-slashing feat

GreenBiz

AMD's energy-slashing feat. Heather Clancy. Fri, 07/17/2020 - 01:00. It isn’t often I have the mindspace to proactively follow up on every commitment proclaimed by the companies I cover.

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Weekly UTC Bulletin- July 14

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities & Transportation Commission, July 14, 2020 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates 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 […].