Sat.Oct 10, 2020 - Fri.Oct 16, 2020

How Does Radiation Work?

The Environmental Blog

For over a century now, radiation has been explored and leveraged to provide various solutions in our hospitals. Perhaps you are already familiar with radiotherapy for cancer. After all, at least half of cancer patients go through it at some point. But how does radiation therapy work?

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The Climate Emergency Is The Only Business Variable That Matters

Forbes Green Tech

Finally, we are starting to talk about the end of the oil era. We know what is happening, and we know who is responsible. The climate emergency is going to be a key business variable. If you haven’t grasped this yet, you’re going to have a lot of problems, and not just with your conscience.

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An installer’s guide to full solar array rapid shutdown devices on the market

Solar Power World

The 2020 fire season has been California’s worst ever, in part due to the lower precipitation and hotter summers brought on by a changing climate. Rooftop solar aims to be part of the climate solution.

Tesla Model 3 Gets More Range, New Trim, Power Lift Trunk, Heat Pump, Quicker Acceleration

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Model 3 has officially been updated and the various improvements are now visible on Tesla's order page for the car. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Tesla Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 acceleration Tesla Model 3 range

IKEA will buy back used furniture in stand against 'excessive consumption'

GreenBiz

IKEA will buy back used furniture in stand against 'excessive consumption'. Cecilia Keating. Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:45.

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Exciting Technological Trends To Watch in Renewable Energy Sectors

U.S. Green Technology

The US Energy Information Administration projects renewable energy sources will provide nearly half of the world’s electricity within the next three decades. Most of this, the EIA predicts, will come from solar, wind, and hydropower. But not all sectors are growing at the same rate.

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Carmakers Betray Their Customers With Outdated Plugin Hybrids

CleanTechnica

After years of hardly any new electric models from most carmakers, we see in Europe a large number of new “electrified” models.

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Are lawyers and accountants doing enough on climate change?

GreenBiz

Are lawyers and accountants doing enough on climate change? Joel Makower. Tue, 10/13/2020 - 01:40. When it comes to the climate crisis, it’s not just what you make and sell, it’s what you do, and for whom you do it.

How Will Electric Trucking Impact the Agriculture Industry?

U.S. Green Technology

The climate crisis has put an emphasis on switching to sustainable practices and green technology to reduce pollution. One way to do so is to focus on trucking. These vehicles consume a significant amount of fuel every year — switching to electric is a useful solution for the climate.

Water documentary to screen on Netflix in October

Envirotec Magazine

A powerful documentary that aims to drive positive change in water is set to reach a global audience of millions.

Tesla Model 3 Price Drops By $3,300–3,700 In Norway

CleanTechnica

There's been a whirlwind of Tesla vehicle changes lately — a range increase for the Model X, numerous changes to the Model 3, a humorous price cut for the Model S, the 7-seat Model Y coming around the corner, and more.

To keep going during these difficult times, remember to float

GreenBiz

To keep going during these difficult times, remember to float. Chris Gaither. Mon, 10/12/2020 - 01:45. A couple of years ago, desperate for fitness and community, I joined the master’s swim program at my local pool.

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New study finds eco-glitter just as damaging as ordinary glitter

Inhabitat - Innovation

Despite the promises and inflated price tag, biodegradable glitter ends up the same way as old-school glitter — wreaking havoc on aquatic ecosystems

From Pilot to Permanent: Green Mountain Power’s Home Battery Network Is Here to Stay

GreenTechMedia

Utility pilot projects aren’t famous for standout financial success. Usually the goal is to verify a technology in the field before attempting broader deployment. Sometimes nothing follows the pilot.

New Process Turns Plastic Waste Into Hydrogen And Carbon Nanotubes

CleanTechnica

Researchers say they have found a way to convert most plastic waste into hydrogen and carbon nanotubes using microwaves. Science microplastics microwaves plastic conversion process

San José's bold new plan for climate-friendly transit

GreenBiz

San José's bold new plan for climate-friendly transit. Elizabeth Stampe. Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:22. San José is rolling out the green carpet for biking, thanks to the city council’s unanimous passage of the Better Bike Plan 2025.

New WWF report says plant-based diets could help conserve and restore nature

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new WWF report shows how we can feed 8-10 billion people and conserve nature through plant-based diets

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Mitsubishi Eyes Great Lakes for Offshore Wind Development

GreenTechMedia

Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. continues to explore the possibility of building an offshore wind project in Lake Erie to deliver power for New York state, as development zones off the Atlantic Coast remain in limited supply.

The Loophole the Auto Industry Uses in the EU to Evade the Emission Rules

CleanTechnica

Years ago I wrote about my expectation, based on simple logic, that around this time, in the C-segment (e.g., Volkswagen Golf) and the lower-cost models of the D-segment (e.g., Skoda Superb), fully electric autos would become price competitive with their fossil fuel ancestors.

Beyond emissions: The life of a carbon molecule

GreenBiz

Beyond emissions: The life of a carbon molecule. David Parham. Mon, 10/12/2020 - 01:30. Carbon is everywhere. Carbon atoms flow through all living organisms, from the atmosphere to the earth to the oceans and back again.

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World's largest Arctic expedition returns with grim news

Inhabitat - Innovation

After 13 months of collecting data, history's largest Arctic research expedition returned with grim news. "We We witnessed how the Arctic Ocean is dying," mission leader Markus Rex told Agence-France Presse

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Duke Energy Pledges to Eliminate Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Business by 2030

GreenTechMedia

Duke Energy has upped its net-zero carbon by 2050 goals, pledging to eliminate methane emissions from its natural gas business by 2030 through a combination of better pipeline leak detection, more efficient operations, and investing in renewable natural gas to reduce the carbon intensity of its supplies.

Tesla Model S Price Dropping To $69,420 — Joke/No Joke

CleanTechnica

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced on Twitter that the price of the Tesla Model S will drop to $69,420 tonight. If that number doesn't stand out to you, great, you survived the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s in a world I didn't know existed! If the number does ring a bell, you know why.

HSBC is latest bank to pledge net-zero financed emissions by mid-century

GreenBiz

HSBC is latest bank to pledge net-zero financed emissions by mid-century. Cecilia Keating. Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:46.

100-year-old Buda Mill & Grain Co. has new life as a community gathering spot

Inhabitat - Innovation

Often, culture and community are so intertwined that one defines the other, as is the case with a rural town in Texas, where the residents embraced a dilapidated historic site, called the Buda Mill & Grain Co., and brought it back to life

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Competition for Solar Tax Equity Is Reaching a Fever Pitch

GreenTechMedia

The solar industry will require $7 billion to $8 billion of tax capacity from external investors in 2020, according to a new Wood Mackenzie research insight. But the competition to secure that investment is tighter than ever. Tax equity for solar projects has gotten a lot of attention this year.

A Ground-Mounted Home Solar Power System For Less Than $13,700?

CleanTechnica

Ground-mounted solar is for people who have backyards large enough to accommodate the panels and racking system. Ground-mounted solar power systems are also for people who have the space but don’t like solar panels on rooftops or their roofs are too shaded for them.

Luxury in the new normal: Leadership and innovation in 2020 and beyond

GreenBiz

Luxury in the new normal: Leadership and innovation in 2020 and beyond. Elisa Niemtzow. Fri, 10/16/2020 - 01:00. Business as usual for the luxury industry is over.

Scientists search for cause of mass marine die-off in Russia

Inhabitat - Innovation

Massive deaths of marine life off of the Russian Pacific Coast have left many scientists baffled

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The Energy Leadership Summit is Back!

CleanTech Alliance

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Tesla Cofounder J.B. Straubel Wants To Build The World’s Top Battery Recycling Company

CleanTechnica

Autoblog has reported that Tesla cofounder and longtime CTO J.B. Straubel has big plans for the battery industry. We already knew that, but we have some new perspective from the recent reporting.

Coca-Cola on board with emphasizing human impact

GreenBiz

Coca-Cola on board with emphasizing human impact. Heather Clancy. Mon, 10/12/2020 - 00:15. The importance of setting science-based corporate strategies to address climate change is irrefutable. But corporations need to think far more about the human impact of their business decisions.

Artist creates mesmerizing paintings using coal pollution from local streams

Inhabitat - Innovation

A group of artists, engineers and dedicated community members are finding ways to clean up local pollution and turn it into something meaningful

Energy Leadership Summit Award Winner Profile #4- Tony Usibelli

CleanTech Alliance

In preparation for this year’s Energy Leadership Summit, we’re profiling previous award winners to detail their experiences and to share what winning an Energy Leadership Award meant to them.

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