Sat.May 23, 2020 - Fri.May 29, 2020

How Researchers Are Making Hydrogen Cell Technology Affordable and Efficient

U.S. Green Technology

It’s no secret that most of our fuel sources aren’t great for the environment. Researchers have been trying to develop cleaner alternatives for years as the climate change crisis continues to worsen. One of the most promising developments in green fuel alternatives is the hydrogen cell.

Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals

GreenBiz

Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals. Elizabeth R. Nesbitt. Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:36.

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Cheap virgin plastic is being sold as recycled plastic—it's time for better recycling certification

Eco-Business

Prompted by the low price of oil, factories in China are mixing virgin plastic with recycled plastic and selling it as recycled. Brands with sustainability commitments need to be sure what they're buying is genuinely recycled material.

Advice for thriving amid crisis, from 14 sustainability vets

GreenBiz

Advice for thriving amid crisis, from 14 sustainability vets. Kathrin Winkler. Tue, 05/26/2020 - 08:00.

Renewables Crushing Coal ? 100 Days Already In 2020 In USA

CleanTechnica

If you need some good news at a time when there’s plenty of the less-good sort, try this: Renewable energy is crossing some really important milestones in its contribution to the US power sector.

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Why are toothbrushes so hard to recycle?

Inhabitat - Innovation

Dentists tell us to use three or four toothbrushes per year, but most end up in landfills. How can we recycle or reuse our best tools for dental health

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Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million

GreenBiz

Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million. Heather Clancy. Tue, 05/26/2020 - 06:01. While overall startup funding is down this quarter because of the economic disruption brought on by COVID-19, entrepreneurs focused on solving climate-related problems have been bucking the trend.

Tesla Model 3 = Top Selling Car in California

CleanTechnica

In somewhat of a surprise, for the first time ever, the Tesla Model 3 was the top selling vehicle in California last quarter.

Heatherwick Studio completes nature-filled EDEN apartments in Singapore

Inhabitat - Innovation

Greenery spills down the sides of EDEN, a nature-filled apartment building in the historic Newton district of Singapore

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Are You Considering a Career in Environmental Sciences?

The Environmental Blog

Environmental science happens to be a very rewarding career path if you are someone who has a passion for making an effort to keep the earth and its entire population healthy.

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How Dell and Levi's envision the future of repair

GreenBiz

How Dell and Levi's envision the future of repair. Elsa Wenzel. Wed, 05/27/2020 - 02:00. Doing away with a culture of disposability is one of the big dreams of the circular economy.

No Joke — Algeria Plans 4 Gigawatt, 5 Year Solar Power Initiative

CleanTechnica

Algeria is talking about building 4 gigawatts of solar power capacity in 5 years. That's a pretty stunning target. Clean Power Green Economy Policy & Politics Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Abdelaziz Djerad algeria Algeria renewable energy Algeria solar energy Algeria Solar Power

UK residents enjoying record low emissions

Inhabitat - Innovation

By now, almost everybody has heard about record low CO2 emissions brought on by coronavirus lockdowns. But new data shows not only that the U.K.'s

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American Sailors Lawsuit Against Japanese Over Fukushima Radiation Rejected By U.S. Appeals Court

Jim Conca

The 9th U.S. Circuit rejected an appeal by U.S. service members seeking damages from TEPCO and GE for damages from alleged radiation exposure following the Fukushima disaster while they were onboard the carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami. This was the correct result.

The COVID-19 recovery requires a resilient circular economy

GreenBiz

The COVID-19 recovery requires a resilient circular economy. Jocelyn Bleriot. Fri, 05/29/2020 - 01:00. The COVID-19 crisis has disastrous human and economic consequences, revealing our system’s exposure to a variety of risks.

German Company Combines Wind, Wave, & Solar Power In One System

CleanTechnica

A German company is experimenting with adding solar panels and wind turbines to the platform it uses to support its wave power generators. Is this idea a hit or a miss? Clean Power Marine Energy Solar Energy Wind Energy floating solar SINN Power Wave Energy

GoSun Flow is a portable water purifier and sanitation station powered by solar

Inhabitat - Innovation

The GoSun Flow portable solar sink and shower couldn’t have come at a better time

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Hear how Matidor Technologies adapted their core technology to serve COVID-19 and other disaster response situations

CleanTech Alliance

?Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Pacific Location: Online Matidor is a new kind of team collaboration platform that combines intuitive portfolio management with powerful, user-friendly mapping.

Can companies rely on regenerative agriculture's carbon removal impact?

GreenBiz

Can companies rely on regenerative agriculture's carbon removal impact? Jim Giles. Fri, 05/29/2020 - 01:30. Amid the recent headline-grabbing investments in food ventures, one event went largely unnoticed: FedEx’s involvement in a $200 million raise by Indigo Ag, a company that provides services and data to farmers. Why would a delivery behemoth invest in an outfit that sells seeds? The answer lies in agricultural soils.

US To Halt 1.75 Million Barrels Of Oil Production Per Day (IHS Forecast) — Just The Beginning

CleanTechnica

Even from this short-term crisis, IHS Markit expects no real return to "normal," at least not soon. However, about one third of the volumes (approximately 550,000 b/d) will stay off the market for the long-term.

Montreal unveils plans for award-winning Biodiversity Corridor

Inhabitat - Innovation

Following decades of car-oriented growth that replaced swaths of greenery with asphalt, the city of Montreal is attempting to bring nature back

UK?s Largest Solar Project Approved, Will Snub Government Subsidies

GreenTechMedia

Cleve Hill, the U.K.'s 's largest-ever solar project, received its government planning approvals this week. The question is how the 350-megawatt development proceeds from here in a large-scale solar market that has all but died out.

Demystifying the ?Absolute Zero? concept

GreenBiz

Demystifying the ‘Absolute Zero’ concept. Heather Clancy. Fri, 05/29/2020 - 02:15. If your sustainability team has regular debates about how to label or describe its various initiatives, it’s not alone.

Italians Can Now Install Rooftop Solar PV Systems For Free

CleanTechnica

Italian homeowners now have new opportunities to put clean energy on the top of their roofs.

Green-roofed villa blends into a Costa Rican jungle landscape

Inhabitat - Innovation

Hidden in the lush mountains of Costa Rica is Atelier Villa, a green-roofed residence that opens up to gorgeous surroundings

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California Clears PG&E Bankruptcy Plan as Critics Call for Public Takeover

GreenTechMedia

Pacific Gas & Electric is on the cusp of ending its year-and-a-half stint in bankruptcy. But whether it can successfully rebuild its finances and make its power grid safer without drastically raising rates on millions of customers is far from clear.

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How Stripe’s ‘negative emissions’ team picked its first four carbon removal projects

GreenBiz

How Stripe’s ‘negative emissions’ team picked its first four carbon removal projects. Heather Clancy. Thu, 05/28/2020 - 01:14.

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Meek Mill Wants To Buy All The Teslas!

CleanTechnica

Meek Mill recently tweeted the he is looking to buy some Teslas — er, "all" Teslas. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Hip Hop Jay Z Meek Mill music music videos Rap Tesla Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model S Tesla Model X

These prefab micro-apartments are made of shipping containers

Inhabitat - Innovation

Thanks to Containerwerk, a local building firm that specializes in upgrading used shipping containers with a new and unique insulation process, the My Home housing project offers a sustainable alternative to traditional building techniques

Massachusetts’ Solar Industry Chafes at New Land-Use Restrictions

GreenTechMedia

Massachusetts issued emergency revisions to its main solar support program last month to help an industry struggling with the coronavirus lockdown. But developers say the changes will have opposite their intended effect, causing the cancellation of hundreds of megawatts of distributed solar projects.