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How Robots Could Change the Environmental Impact of Agriculture

U.S. Green Technology

The agriculture industry is vital to human life and the supply chain. With it, grocery stores, restaurants and every other retailer operate smoothly. However, agriculture is not without faults. The industry is a top contributor to harmful emissions and greenhouse gasses.

Revamped Energy Efficiency Programs Are the Key to Deep Carbon Reductions

GreenTechMedia

Across the U.S., governments at all levels are prioritizing climate action and setting intense carbon-reduction goals. New York and Pennsylvania, along with 24 other states, have joined the U.S.

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Corporate sustainability leadership during a pandemic

GreenBiz

Corporate sustainability leadership during a pandemic. Tove Malmqvist. Mon, 11/02/2020 - 01:00.

Sweden Hits New Record With Massive 36.2% Plugin Market Share In October

CleanTechnica

October in Sweden saw a huge new record of 36.2% plugin electric vehicle market share, up 3x from 12% in October 2019. As usual, plugin hybrids made the largest contribution, though the 8.2% share of pure electrics was very substantial in its own right.

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How to Calculate How Much Solar Power You Need?

U.S. Green Technology

Depending on your goals and power needs, it is easy to calculate your energy needs for a DIY solar install. Some questions to ask yourself will include: Do I want to supplement a portion of my requirements? Should the system provide power during an outage? Will my system be off-grid or grid-tied?

Nature Has Economic Value That Needs To Be Valued

Jim Conca

The planet’s stock of natural assets is under threat by our changing climate and our wild destruction of habitats, and many stakeholders across the world are calling for protecting 30% of the Earth's surface. A new report by McKinsey & Company shows how. Think of it as a capital investment.

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SAE Publishes New Wireless Charging Standard

CleanTechnica

SAE International has published J2954, a new standard for wireless charging of electric vehicles. EV Charging J2954 SAE wireless charging standard WiTricity

Eco-Friendly Benefits of eCommerce Sites

U.S. Green Technology

The production, manufacturing, distribution, and sales of goods has dramatically evolved over the years. For generations, the only way to buy things was to go to the store and physically take them home, but modern technology has supplied other options.

These elevated wooden cabins can only accessed via hiking trail

Inhabitat - Innovation

Elevating the cabins and limiting access to pedestrians only preserves the forested landscape

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America is hungrier than ever for sustainable food systems. Can we build them?  

GreenBiz

America is hungrier than ever for sustainable food systems. Can we build them? . Carol J. Clouse. Mon, 11/02/2020 - 01:30. In the spring of 2020, many small farms across the U.S. found themselves in a bittersweet predicament.

Peugeot Study Shows Kids Are Pushing Parents To Buy EVs

CleanTechnica

A recent UK study by the French brand Peugeot indicates that more than two-thirds of England's children say they believe electric and plug-in hybrid cars are good for the planet, with over 55% of parents admitting that their children have told them that they should buy an.

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Medical Waste: Sustainable Management Practices

U.S. Green Technology

Hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories, and other healthcare institutions produce specialized kinds of medical wastes that need to be treated and managed correctly. The increase in the volume of medical waste has become a growing concern as more healthcare institutions are established; more people seek healthcare services; and more medical devices, materials, and technologies are used. The post Medical Waste: Sustainable Management Practices appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

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Farmstead is making the world greener with groceries

Inhabitat - Innovation

COVID-19 made the world painfully aware that simply doing normal things, like going to the grocery store, is actually dangerous. Farmstead is offering grocery delivery services that are lower than store prices. Delivery is free because this online grocer hopes to change the shopping game. Farmstead is the very first online grocer to offer fresh, high-quality groceries that are delivered to customers for free. Farmstead's plans to launch services in Charlotte, NC delighted customers in the area

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6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets

GreenBiz

6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets. Jesse Klein. Wed, 11/04/2020 - 01:00. Carbon offsets are a big, confusing topic. Three breakout sessions at VERGE 20 covered this topic, with over 100 participants at each.

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Nissan To Go 100% Electric & Hybrid In China By 2025

CleanTechnica

Nissan to go 100% electric & hybrid in China by 2025 with up to nine new, all-electric models coming soon. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Cars PHEV 2035 China electric car electric cars EV EVs Gavin Newsom hybrid cars Nissan

5 Reasons To Use Recycled Paper

U.S. Green Technology

In this day and age, paper remains one of the most widely used medium for communication and information storage. Global consumption of paper totaled 422 million metric tons in 2018, rising steadily from 392.7 million metric tons in 2008 (Statista, n.d.).

U.S. contributes 5 times more ocean plastic than previous estimates

Inhabitat - Innovation

Most of our plastics aren't actually recyclable, and many are ending up in the oceans

Financing zero: The road to emission-free fleets

GreenBiz

Financing zero: The road to emission-free fleets. Tali Zuckerman. Wed, 11/04/2020 - 02:00. In recent years, electric vehicle (EV) adoption has accelerated in the world of personal cars.

Ford Will Build Electric Cars That Real People Can Actually Afford

CleanTechnica

Ford CEO Jim Farley told analysts on a conference call this week that Ford electric cars will be priced so ordinary people can afford them, unlike GM which will kick off its next EV offerings with a Hummer that sells for $112,000.

How China Came to Dominate Clean Energy Technologies, and How the US Can Catch Up

GreenTechMedia

The United States’ competition with China, which last year escalated to a trade war that cost tens of billions of dollars , has been a primary focus of the current administration’s effort to "put America first."

How a green-roofed shopping center is redefining 'reuse'

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new shopping center planned for an old depot shows an innovative way to approach reuse projects

How Stockton and California are building resilience from the ground up

GreenBiz

How Stockton and California are building resilience from the ground up. Deonna Anderson. Mon, 11/02/2020 - 00:05.

How Texas Can Lead The Global Electric Vehicle Transformation — Yes, Global

CleanTechnica

Texas-based ERCOT joins Colorado-based NREL in a global consortium that will lift the electric vehicle sector on a tide of renewable energy.

What’s the Future of Solar Development in Latin America?

GreenTechMedia

Despite coronavirus-related setbacks, 2020 will be one of the biggest years for solar demand in Latin America. The period 2020-2025 will see utility-scale distributed solar grow in many countries in the region, led by Mexico, Brazil and Chile, with distributed solar expanding most rapidly in Brazil.

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Disposable plastics make up this conceptual hydrogen-powered car

Inhabitat - Innovation

Would you drive a car made of plastic

Gina McCarthy: Protecting the planet for all people

GreenBiz

Gina McCarthy: Protecting the planet for all people. Sara Murphy. Wed, 11/04/2020 - 01:30. Gina McCarthy thinks we should be more ambitious in our goals for a thriving planet and an equitable society.

Kenya’s “First” Tesla Model X Creates Buzz

CleanTechnica

Kenya is one of the best places to drive electric vehicles (EVs). Kenya's grid is very green thanks to awesome geothermal, wind, utility-scale solar, and hydropower plants. All of these make up 93% of Kenya’s generation capacity.

Scottish utility water testers’ robotic helping hand

Envirotec Magazine

An Edinburgh science hub has a new helping hand – a-state-of-the art automated robot which is being used to test water quality. The benchtop robot has been installed at Scottish Water’s Juniper House laboratory in Currie.

Danger looms as world's largest iceberg heads toward a critical wildlife habitat

Inhabitat - Innovation

If A68a grounds on South Georgia Island, it could harm many creatures

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How to value solar plus storage

GreenBiz

How to value solar plus storage. Adam Aston. Tue, 11/03/2020 - 01:00. In the wake of California’s summer of wildfires, blackouts and planned outages, many consumers and businesses are clamoring for more resilient options.

$39 Million To Bust US Renewable Energy Dam Wide Open

CleanTechnica

Buh-bye, fossil fuels: US to get first-of-its kind, plug-and-play renewable energy microgrid test bed to speed the clean power revolution.

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In danger of becoming a missed opportunity: ADEPT’s response to government’s planning White Paper

Envirotec Magazine

The Government’s White Paper, Planning for the Future, has caused a furore amongst local authorities. And the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) is calling on the Government to think again.

Mercedes-Benz releases lightweight yet powerful eScooter

Inhabitat - Innovation

This eScooter is powerful enough to take you over hills and light enough to carry onto public transit

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From design to recycling, opportunities abound to make solar more circular

GreenBiz

From design to recycling, opportunities abound to make solar more circular. Myisha Majumder. Fri, 11/06/2020 - 02:00. Solar has become a staple of the U.S. power generation mix in the last decade. Now that the industry is maturing, it’s time to have a tough conversation: The solar industry needs to improve its circular practices.