2020

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Ethically minded brands are on the rise: Here’s what you should know

The Environmental Blog

The coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated the trend for online shopping, and even committed high-street shoppers are now shifting towards ecommerce.

Ethics 341
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New Solar Array With Battery Back-Up Latest Step Forward To Clean-Energy Future

Jim Conca

The not-for-profit Energy Northwest in WA State cut the ribbon on its new utility-scale solar and battery project with more than 11,400 new solar panels that are paired with battery storage - exactly what President-Elect Biden’s new Climate 21 Project is supposed to encourage.

Energy 304
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80% of oil workers considering career impacts of climate change

Envirotec Magazine

New study shows half in oil and gas have considered new role in renewable energy industry – or are already diversifying into it. Eight in ten Scots oil workers have considered that their careers could be impacted by actions being taken to tackle climate change, new research suggests.

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Home Renovation Tips for a More Energy Efficient Home

Energy Refuge

Even if you’re skeptical about environmental issues, everyone should try to make their homes as energy-efficient as possible. It has been estimated that the average homeowner could save up to 15% on their yearly energy bill simply by insulating their water heater.

Cooling 52
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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.

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How to Improve Workplace Productivity with LED Lighting

U.S. Green Technology

LED Lighting and Workplace Productivity There are numerous reasons to leverage LED lighting in your business. Switching from fluorescent bulbs can bring down energy consumption and reduce your power bill.

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3 circular economy trends that defined 2020

GreenBiz

3 circular economy trends that defined 2020. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 12/21/2020 - 00:15. As the year comes to a (welcome) close, it’s worth taking a moment to consider how the circular economy concept has emerged and evolved during this very particular year.

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Top 3 plastic polluters are CocaCola, PepsiCo and Nestle. Again.

Inhabitat - Innovation

May we have the envelope, please? Let's see who this year's top plastic polluters are

Pollution 212
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Green Space: An Underestimated Tool to Create More Equal Cities

The City Fix

As coronavirus restrictions ease around the world, many consider a walk around their neighborhood for some fresh air to be a welcome break from confinement. However, socioeconomic status could greatly affect the landscapes people find on these strolls, particularly in how much.

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Full speed ahead: advancements in EVs and charging

altenergymag

Electric vehicles (EVs) and the wider electric transportation has gone from strength to strength in the past decade.

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Understanding California Wildfires: Climate Trends And Response Options

Energy Innovation

Energy Innovation partners with the independent nonprofit Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) to provide climate and energy research updates.

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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.

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5 Eco-friendly ways to stay warm this winter

The Environmental Blog

Many scientists believe that the power of thought can control your own perception of temperature regimes – for example, your body will be warmer if you imagine a sunny tropical beach.

Ethics 329
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International Marine Shipping Industry Considers Nuclear Propulsion

Jim Conca

The international shipping industry wants to reduce their rather large carbon footprint and are considering installing nuclear power in their increasingly large ships. It would save billions of barrels of oil per year. And they only have to adopt the Nuclear Navy’s protocols to be safe and easy.

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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.

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8 Reasons Why You Should Start Properly Recycling Your E-Waste Today

The Environmental Blog

A pile of old computers waiting for sending to recycle plant. Nearly 5 pounds of garbage is produced in America per person, daily. All of that amounts to billions of tons of trash annually.

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Environmentally Savvy Ways to Renovate your Home During Quarantine

The Environmental Blog

Much of the world will remain under quarantine for the foreseeable future, but instead of viewing home isolation as a negative, see it as an opportunity to undertake projects you have been putting off.

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2020 was the year that…

GreenBiz

2020 was the year that…. Joel Makower. Mon, 12/28/2020 - 02:11. It was a very long year. True, just 366 days (it was a leap year, after all), each one, I’m told, containing only the standard 24 hours. But it was much, much longer than that. Remember 2019? Neither do I.

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A Home Buyer’s Guide to Green Homes

The Environmental Blog

If you’re in the market for a new home and conscious of being environmentally friendly, you may consider looking specifically for a green home. Green homes are designed to be sustainable through their energy usage, building materials, or both.

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No more plastic pollution: How to give a Christmas present to the Earth

The Environmental Blog

Does our planet like Christmas? If Earth could speak, I’m sure it would say “Hell, no!”. Sorry for wearing my Grinch hat, but I’d be much greener than Santa Claus by all means! Instead of writing a letter to Santa this year, I took my ambition up a notch and wrote this post to all human beings.

Pollution 312
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What will the city of the future look like?

The Environmental Blog

Flying cars, companion robots, cell phones embedded in the palm of your hand, McDonald’s home delivery … we all once wondered what the city ??of of the future would look like.

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5 Green New Year Resolutions for Business

The Environmental Blog

The beginning of the year is always a good opportunity for businesses to make positive changes, much like people make New Year’s resolutions each year.

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The top 25 most sustainable fleets

GreenBiz

The top 25 most sustainable fleets. Katie Fehrenbacher. Mon, 10/26/2020 - 02:00. However you look at it, 2020 is a turning point for fleets. .

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How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy

GreenBiz

How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy. Emily Elizabet…. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:00. In the absence of federal action on climate change in the United States, local communities have taken on the responsibility of reducing their greenhouse emissions.

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China Has ‘First-Strike’ Capability To Melt U.S. Power Grid With Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon

Jim Conca

China now has a network of satellites, high-speed missiles, and super-EMP weapons that could melt down our electric grid, fry critical communications, and even takeout the ability of our aircraft carrier groups to respond.

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Commentary: Insect Farming – Smart Investment in a World of Climate & Pandemic Challenges

CleanTech Alliance

By Steven Klein, Principal at Klein Tech Advisors Group and Private Equity Investor, April 6, 2020. It is hard to find a business sector that has not been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Much value has vanished almost instantaneously in global stock indexes, currencies, bonds, and commodities. However, as consumers rush to the […]. Commentary

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Carbontech is getting ready for its market moment

GreenBiz

Carbontech is getting ready for its market moment. Heather Clancy. Wed, 10/28/2020 - 01:30. It may be a little early to start writing about trends for 2021, but I’m going to do it anyway. What’s on my mind? Carbontech, a category of climate tech I’d love to see break through next year.

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Investors say agroforestry isn’t just climate friendly — it’s profitable

GreenBiz

Investors say agroforestry isn’t just climate friendly — it’s profitable. Stephanie Hanes. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 00:15. This story originally appeared in Mongabay and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

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The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers

GreenBiz

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers. Holly Secon. Mon, 12/28/2020 - 01:30. At GreenBiz, we’ve been reporting on the world of sustainable business for over two decades, but this year has been unlike any other.

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Preliminary Data Suggests Low-Dose Radiation May Be Successful Treatment For Severe Covid-19

Jim Conca

Human medical trials have begun on severely ill COVID-19 patients using low-doses of radiation. The first results on a very small group at Emory University Hospital were published this week and the results were quite extraordinary.

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Paper, plastic or neither? Inside the collaboration to reinvent the shopping bag

GreenBiz

Paper, plastic or neither? Inside the collaboration to reinvent the shopping bag. Tali Zuckerman. Wed, 09/02/2020 - 01:45. Replacing the single-use shopping bag may be one of the most complex sustainability challenges of our time.

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Terreform ONE’s plans to upend cities and suburbs in a post-pandemic world

GreenBiz

Terreform ONE’s plans to upend cities and suburbs in a post-pandemic world. Joel Makower. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 02:11. And now for some serious fun.

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Wildlife Conservation: What You Can Do to Help

The Environmental Blog

If you think that there is nothing that you can do in order to help preserve the world’s beautiful wildlife, think again. You don’t have to be a hands-on conservationist to make a difference! Here is some great advice on everything that you, as an individual, can do to help.

Recycling 288
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How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change

GreenBiz

How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change. Joel Makower. Mon, 07/20/2020 - 02:11.

Seafood 427
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Companies push Congress to promote climate action. Is anyone listening?

GreenBiz

Companies push Congress to promote climate action. Is anyone listening? Joel Makower. Mon, 05/18/2020 - 09:15. What happens when more than 300 business people descend, virtually, on Capitol Hill to advocate for climate action amid a pandemic and economic crisis?

Carbon 428
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You say old coal plant, I say new green hydrogen facility

GreenBiz

You say old coal plant, I say new green hydrogen facility. Lincoln Bleveans. Tue, 11/24/2020 - 01:30. Relics. Environmental hotspots. Or maybe reminders of a simpler time. Good or bad, no one views America’s old coal-fired power plants with indifference. .

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COVID-19 could accelerate a global shift from planes to trains

GreenBiz

UBS analysis suggests the pandemic is set to curb air travel growth 10 percent over the next decade as high-speed rail flourishes. Aviation COVID-19 Railroad Transportation & Mobility

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