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Is Carbon-Neutral Possible for Airlines?

U.S. Green Technology

The demand for sustainability is growing across the world and its industries. For aviation, reaching carbon neutrality to be sustainable is going to be harder than with other industries. Still, experts remain hopeful that carbon-neutral airlines will become the norm in the future. Carbon neutrality refers to maintaining a net-zero level of carbon emissions. The post Is Carbon-Neutral Possible for Airlines? appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

How The Pandemic Has Undermined Green Brands

Michael Grossman

In times of crisis, people show their true colors. At the outset of my state's coronavirus shutdown, I headed to my local Target to do what most Americans did--stock up on supplies. In the household cleaning aisles, I got a focus group worth of information about how we view green brands and why mass adoption continues to be slow. The Word 'Clean' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Green.'. During this pandemic, 'It kills 99.99% of germs and bacteria' has become the new definition of clean.

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The robotic, hybrid-electric future of agriculture

GreenBiz

The robotic, hybrid-electric future of agriculture. Shane Downing. Tue, 05/12/2020 - 00:15. While many around the world, ordered indoors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, are coming up with innovative ways to plant small victory gardens in, around and on top of their homes, plenty of change is afoot in big ag — much of it driven by new technologies.

3D Printing Has Entered The Nuclear Realm

Jim Conca

3D-printing has come to nuclear and it’s saving a lot of time and money, like 90%. Right now, it’s best for small spare parts, in developing micro-reactors, and in using new high-tech materials like carbon fiber composites, but expect it to eventually end up on Mars. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Science /science Business energy

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Brands that Put the Planet First

The Environmental Blog

As more and more companies are using resources and creating products that are not safe for the environment, it’s important that we all do our part to seek out the brands that put the planet first. Take a look at some of our favorite environmentally-friendly brands that are delivering excellent products that are safe for the environment. Jack Wolfskin. Source: GearJunkie. Jack Wolfskin has been a top outdoor brand in Europe for 39 years now and has recently become available in the United States.

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A Solar Roof For Your Electric Vehicle: Dreams Really Do Come True

CleanTechnica

Lightyear and Royal DSM plan to stir up the electric vehicle pot by pitching an advanced, range-extending rooftop solar system to other auto makers. Cars Clean Power Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Solar Energy Electricity General Motors GM Hyundai lightyear Royal DSM Tesla Toyota

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Researchers Explore Low Doses Of Radiation To Treat Severe Coronavirus Cases

Jim Conca

Low-dose radiation to the lungs may be a good therapy to reduce the mortality rates from COVID-19. The virus causes a cytokine storm - an uncontrolled systemic inflammatory response of the body that floods the lungs and kills the patient. Low doses of radiation can reduce the storm. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Business energy

Green Jobs: 3 U.S. States You May Be Overlooking

U.S. Green Technology

3 states where you’re most likely to find a job saving the planet When you think about what U.S. states are the most eco-friendly, which ones come to mind first? Perhaps a sunny state like California? Or maybe a state like South Dakota, which is widely known for its wind turbines? Chances are you’re overlooking. The post Green Jobs: 3 U.S. States You May Be Overlooking appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

London Is Creating The World?s Largest Car-Free Zone

CleanTechnica

In the wake of the coronavirus, London plans to become the largest car-free city in the world as more people will be asked to walk or ride bicycles when they travel around the metropolitan area. Bicycles Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Mass Transit / Public Transit bike sharing bike to work Congestion charge London public transit UK ULEV zone

How cosmetics retailer Lush is making purposeful profit through circularity

GreenBiz

How cosmetics retailer Lush is making purposeful profit through circularity. Katrina Shum. Tue, 05/12/2020 - 01:30. This article is part of our Paradigm Shift series, produced by nonprofit PYXERA Global, on the diverse solutions driving the transition to a circular economy. See the full collection of stories and upcoming webinars with the authors here. Commerce as we know it is going through a rapid evolution.

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How to replace single-use and plastic items in the kitchen

Inhabitat - Innovation

American households use more single-use and plastic items in the kitchen than any other part of the home. These 10 tips can help you make sustainable swaps

4 Green Car Buying Tips – U.S. Green Technology’s Green Guide

U.S. Green Technology

When buying a new green car, going green is a great idea. Vehicles produce a large percentage of the earth’s pollution [read more]. The post 4 Green Car Buying Tips – U.S. Green Technology’s Green Guide appeared first on U.S. Green Technology. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green Stories Green Transportation Buying Guide Buying Tips green car

Random Thoughts On Elon Musk, The Fremont Factory, Liberty, & The Coronavirus

CleanTechnica

Dear Elon. Grow up and stop throwing tantrums like a two year old. Please, I'm begging you. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Manufacturing Policy & Politics Alameda County California Elon Musk Tesla Tesla factories Tesla Fremont factory Tesla lawsuits

Could indoor air quality become part of the post coronavirus playbook?

GreenBiz

Could indoor air quality become part of the post coronavirus playbook? Joe Snider. Fri, 05/15/2020 - 01:29. Here is what we know, or think we know, about COVID-19: it can spread through the air. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , it is thought that the COVID-19 virus can spread "through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks."

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MIT moves toward greener, more sustainable artificial intelligence

Inhabitat - Innovation

Current artificial intelligence (AI) technology is powerful, but often relies on high energy consumption. MIT might have the solution to fix this

Green Jobs: Take a Look at the Top Energy Trends of 2020

U.S. Green Technology

2020 Renewable Energy Industry Outlook There’s been a lot of talk about eco-friendly living and green jobs over the past several years, and it doesn’t seem to be coming to a halt anytime soon. In fact, by the year 2035, it’s expected that half of the energy used in the world will stem from various. The post Green Jobs: Take a Look at the Top Energy Trends of 2020 appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

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Elon Musk’s Email To Tesla Employees Returning To Work

CleanTechnica

As you may have read, Tesla reopened its Fremont factory yesterday. You may have even read that this was controversial. Following that, Elon Musk sent an email to Tesla employees thanking them for their hard work in making Tesla successful. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Health Manufacturing Policy & Politics Elon Musk email employees Fremont getting back to work Tesla

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The fashion industry is unsustainable ? here's how journalism is inspiring activism to improve it

GreenBiz

The fashion industry is unsustainable — here's how journalism is inspiring activism to improve it. Kirstie Dabbs. Fri, 05/15/2020 - 01:43. The fast fashion industry has long been critiqued for unsustainable practices and unethical working conditions. From global cotton supply chains to pollution from textile factories, the need to improve the industry in favor of both people and the planet is pressing. .

This green wall uses upcycled clay tiles for natural cooling

Inhabitat - Innovation

These clay tile planters are an alternative to plastic flower pots

Branding Your Business for Eco Friendliness

U.S. Green Technology

Green Marketing Ideas to Promote Eco-Friendly Small Businesses Using eco friendly products is a great way to get the word out on your company or nonprofit organization. Unlike decades before, more businesspeople know about the detrimental effects of overusing energy and the environment. They also know that they need some way to market their products. The post Branding Your Business for Eco Friendliness appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Elon Musk Opens Fremont Factory — If Anyone’s Arrested, Asks That It Only Be Him

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk just made a very passionate statement on Twitter. Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.". Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Manufacturing Alameda County California Elon Musk Tesla Tesla factories Tesla Fremont factory Tesla lawsuits

COVID-19, 3D printing and the digital supply chain reckoning

GreenBiz

COVID-19, 3D printing and the digital supply chain reckoning. Heather Clancy. Thu, 05/14/2020 - 03:28. Proponents of 3D printing technology and digital manufacturing solutions have been seeking their breakthrough moment for years. It took mere weeks to showcase their potential as enablers of flexible supply chains — capable of decentralizing worldwide production and responding to violent, unforeseen disruption.

Luca Curci Architects designs a zero-energy smart city of the future

Inhabitat - Innovation

"The Link" is a net-zero energy smart city for the future

Synthetic Fuels Are the Final Piece of the 100% Renewable Grid

GreenTechMedia

Electricity grids can handle a lot of wind, solar and water resources. But what will help us get from 80% renewable energy to 100% renewable energy? The missing piece may be renewable synthetic fuels.

Australia’s Largest Solar Farm To Create 400 Jobs For South West Queensland

CleanTechnica

France-based renewable energy developer Neoen signed a 352 MWp power purchase agreement related to a solar farm with CleanCo of Queensland, Australia. Clean Power Green Economy Green Jobs Grid Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Australia australia clean energy australia green jobs australia renewable energy Australia renewables CleanCo queensland Queensland renewable energy queensland solar energy solar farm South West Queensland Western Downs Green Power Hub

Here's what fringe consumers tell us about the post-pandemic marketplace

GreenBiz

Here's what fringe consumers tell us about the post-pandemic marketplace. Deonna Anderson. Wed, 05/13/2020 - 00:06. For years, communications firm Shelton Group has been gathering data about "fringe" consumers through intensive, manual social media analysis about both environmental and social sustainability. Because while the fringe tends to be ahead of the curve when it comes to the trends, eventually some ideals of fringe consumers become mainstream.

PADI is making face masks from recycled ocean plastic

Inhabitat - Innovation

The recycled plastic masks feature fun ocean-inspired prints, too, like sharks and waves

May 2020 Founders to Funders Virtual Breakfast Recap

CleanTech Alliance

“We have always viewed our investors as partners and want to stay engaged with them,” said Zach Gray, the Vice President for Business Development for Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies (AST). On Wednesday, May 13th, 114 people attended the CleanTech Alliance’s Founders to Funders virtual breakfast panel, sponsored by Perkins Coie. The event raised over $1,700 in donations for Feeding America to help those impacted […].

Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund Divests Itself Of Climate-Destroying Stocks Worth $3 Billion

CleanTechnica

The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund has sold $3 billion worth of energy stocks and other companies it finds are seriously harming the environment. Most of the stocks it sold in the energy sector are for Canadian companies involved in producing and distributing oil derived from the Alberta tar sands. Fossil Fuels Green Economy Investment Alberta Tar Sands Divestment norway Norway Sovereign Wealth Fund

Watch for ADM to pioneer biofuels, more carbon capture projects

GreenBiz

Watch for ADM to pioneer biofuels, more carbon capture projects. Heather Clancy. Wed, 05/13/2020 - 02:57. Although decarbonization of industrial processes remains a big technical challenge, food processing and commodities giant Archer Daniels Midland recently adopted new commitments to cut its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2035 — with additional carbon sequestration projects and changes to its transportation fleet figuring largely in that strategy.

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