Finland Logs Its Largest Electric Bus Order Ever — 106 Electric Buses

CleanTechnica

Electric buses are flowing across Europe, with record order after record order. Finland now has a fresh record for electric bus orders within its borders, with transit agency Nobina ordering 106 electric buses from.

Versatile data logging

Envirotec Magazine

Voltage data loggers measure from 0 to 25V DC, current loggers from 0 to 20 mA DC, and count loggers record up to 14,000 counts per logging interval. Tinytag Instrumentation data loggers can be connected to a variety of third-party sensors, enabling the user to measure properties such as pressure, flow rate, carbon dioxide, solar radiation, rainfall, and footfall, to name a few.

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Tree planting can help tropical forests ‘recover 50% faster’ from logging

Eco-Business

A tropical forest will typically take around 60 years to fully recover from a single logging event. But logged forests in Malaysia that were actively restored showed that recovery can be shortened to 40 years

Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs

Inhabitat - Innovation

Several salvaged logs and other found objects Blending contemporary design with natural materials, Washington-based residential architecture firm Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture completed a stunning timber home that feels like an extension of its alpine forest environment.

Illegal logging possibly contributes to majority of mislabeled wood in US markets

Inhabitat - Innovation

Mislabeling often signals wrongful supply chain violations — illegal logging and deforestation — that consequently hamper endeavors to promote sustainable wood

Which Industry Offers The Safest Jobs In America: Nuclear Or Logging?

Jim Conca

The most dangerous job in America is logging, with over 132 fatal injury per 100,000 workers. The safest job in America is the commercial nuclear industry, with less than 1 fatal injury per 100,000 workers. This huge difference results from a hyper-awareness of safety in the nuclear industry

Machine Learning Has Had Prejudice Problems, So Why Would An AI Velociraptor Be Immune?

CleanTechnica

Green Economy Green Jobs Research Science artificial intelligence british columbia Dinosaur logging machine learning VelociraptorHow machine learning models actually perceive things and work can lead to unexpected outcomes, including a bigoted robotic velociraptor.

Commentary: Which Industry Offers The Safest Jobs In America – Nuclear Or Logging?

CleanTech Alliance

Source: James Conca, Forbes, Dec 13, 2019 The most dangerous job in America is logging, with over 132 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers. The next nine most dangerous jobs, with fatality rates between 10 and 100, are: commercial fishing, aircraft pilots, roofers, trash collectors, steel workers, truck drivers, farming, construction worker supervisors (yes, just the supervisors), […]. Commentary

Burning issue: Australia debates risks of logging fire-damaged forests

Eco-Business

While scientists say 'salvage logging' can encourage wildfires, timber companies say removing burned trees makes forests safer

As Australia’s logging ‘madness’ fuels more fires, will it hasten ecosystem collapse?

Eco-Business

In the aftermath of the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires, logging has recommenced in the Australian state of Victoria, despite intense criticism from scientists and conservationists

Solar-Log and Kitu Systems collaborate on Rule 21-compliant grid support communications

Solar Power World

Solar-Log and Kitu Systems announced a collaboration to offer expert solar plant monitoring, control and communication solutions that meet the new California Rule 21 mandate.

Solar-Log® Helps Comet Solar Boost Solar ROI

altenergymag

By installing a Sonnen storage system and using Solar-Log's control technology, the plant owner is able to make use of the solar power produced while limiting the amount of power exported to the grid. Comet Solar installed an 8kW rooftop solar PV plant in Island Harbour, Anguilla. They purchase less power from the utility company and avoid feed-in charges

Vestas Logs Strong Q3 Despite Price Pressure and Trade Woes

GreenTechMedia

Shares in Vestas, the world’s largest manufacturer of wind turbines shot up 11 percent after the firm announced order, profits and revenues were all up in the third quarter compared to last year. This came despite warnings of ongoing trade issues, a slowdown in Asia and ongoing price pressures. The order backlog climbed to a record of 3,646 million euros (U.S. 4,039 million).

Indonesia scraps timber legality rule, stoking fears of illegal logging boom

Eco-Business

This could open the door to more illegal logging, experts warn Indonesia’s trade ministry has stopped a requirement for wood exporters to obtain licenses verifying their wood comes from legal and sustainably managed sources.

Lost giants: Logging and climate shifts slash forest carbon storage

Eco-Business

Deforestation, drought and wildfires are changing forests forever, reducing the planet-warming carbon dioxide they suck up

Where the logging ends, the forest clearing begins in Indonesian Borneo

Eco-Business

A recent study of timber concessions in the Indonesian Bornean provinces of East and North Kalimantan found that concessions that were not actively being logged showed higher rates of deforestation than active operations

Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs

AGreenLiving

Several salvaged logs and other found objects from the surroundings were deliberately left in their natural state to emphasize the organic beauty of the design. Located on a site where a previous log home once stood, Cedar Haven was created in response to the client’s desire for a more contemporary house that still exuded the warm, rustic feel of a traditional log cabin. Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs.

Webinar: Monitor, troubleshoot, and manage plants in less time – October 8

Solar Power World

Attendees will be introduced to Solar-Log®, a neutral and inverter-independent expert solution to streamline the monitoring process… The post Webinar: Monitor, troubleshoot, and manage plants in less time – October 8 appeared first on Solar Power World.

As IKEA is hit by illegal logging link in Europe, furniture firm's sustainability function in Southeast Asia dissolves

Eco-Business

Soh Bee Lian, the Southeast Asia manager of sustainability for homeware multinational Ikea, has left the company after just over a year to join Dyson

NREL Just Logged a New Record for PV Cell Efficiency. Does the Solar Industry Benefit? [GTM Squared]

GreenTechMedia

Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs

AGreenLiving

Several salvaged logs and other found objects from the surroundings were deliberately left in their natural state to emphasize the organic beauty of the design. Located on a site where a previous log home once stood, Cedar Haven was created in response to the client’s desire for a more contemporary house that still exuded the warm, rustic feel of a traditional log cabin. Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs.

Norwegian Green Roof Log Cabins in the USA

Green Roof Technology

Norwegian Green Roof Log Cabins in the USA. Around 50 years ago there was trend in the USA of having Norwegian Log Cabins as a second home. All of these cabins came entirely from Norway and they all had a Green Roof. Most of these cabins with timber from Norway still exist and the owners are very proud of having these solid, cozy and unique structures. Unfortunately most of Green Roofs have been replaced by metal roofing during the last 20 years.

Illegal logging possibly contributes to majority of mislabeled wood in US markets

AGreenLiving

Mislabeling often signals wrongful supply chain violations — illegal logging and deforestation — that consequently hamper endeavors to promote sustainable wood According to Amy Smith, the World Wildlife Fund’s forests deputy director, “Wood products are intentionally mislabeled, sometimes to pass off lower-value wood for more expensive varieties, and sometimes to cover up the fact it was illegally sourced.

Stunning House on the Rocks uses geothermal power

AGreenLiving

On Finland’s windswept Turku archipelago, Helsinki-based design practice and log house kit purveyor Pluspuu has completed yet another ecological wood house — fittingly named the House on the Rocks. As with all Pluspuu projects, the geothermal-powered log house is built primarily from timber and boasts a relatively small carbon footprint. In addition to its environmental friendliness, a log house also has extremely healthy indoor air.”

More than half of Europes native trees face extinction

Inhabitat - Innovation

The unfortunate decline is due to the combination of three paramount factors: problematic invasive species, unsustainable deforestation from logging and wood harvesting and urban development

Super-charged battery market logs 87 per cent price drop since 2010

Business Green

Analysts predict battery market will be worth $116bn a year by 2030

Myanmar's ongoing land conflict contributed to rapid forest cover loss

Eco-Business

Habitats of globally threatened species, including the critically endangered Gurney’s pitta and recently discovered geckos, face destruction due to logging, agriculture and other human pressures

Someone Is Targeting Supporters Of Elon Musk & Tesla On Twitter

CleanTechnica

I thought it was just random at first when I logged into twitter and got a popup memo saying that my account was limited and that I needed to confirm my phone and pass a captcha. It seems that someone is targeting popular Tesla fans and customers on Twitter. Clean Power Clean Transport CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles Media Smartphone Apps Solar Energy Elon Musk Jack Dorsey SpaceX Tesla twitter

Why should the Scottish woodlands be protected?

Inhabitat - Innovation

Although Scotland is more heavily forested than England or Wales, much of its woodlands have been lost to human factors, like logging and urban sprawl, or to environmental pressures, such as climate change

Antarctica reaches record high temperature

Inhabitat - Innovation

The frozen continent recently logged its warmest temperature to date, a whopping 65 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s quite a leap from its previous record of about 63 degrees Fahrenheit, set five years ago in 2015

Under cover of Covid-19, loggers ravage Cambodian wildlife sanctuary

Eco-Business

Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia has lost almost a fifth of its forest cover since 2010, largely to agricultural expansion, illegal logging, and land grabbing

Indonesia approves coal road project through highly biodiverse forest

Eco-Business

Conservationists and indigenous communities have warned that the road could devastate the ecosystem, create more habitat fragmentation and facilitate further encroachment for logging, hunting and agriculture

Covid-19 lockdown gives rise to deforestation across Asia and South America

Eco-Business

Reduced monitoring by enforcement authorities and social upheaval have both been cited as reasons for the increase in logging activity in Indonesia, Nepal, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brazil

Jailing of farmer who cut 20 trees spotlights Indonesia land conflicts

Eco-Business

A law intended to target illegal logging by companies is instead being used against indigenous groups, say rights campaigners

300,000–500,000 Miles In A Tesla — How Does A Tesla Hold Up?

CleanTechnica

Each of Tesloop’s vehicles logs around 17,000 miles per month. It’s no secret that most owners love their Teslas, but not many can say from experience how they hold up over the really long haul. One that can is Tesloop, a shuttle service in Southern California that operates a small fleet of Models S, X, and 3. Most have been on the road for well over 300,000 miles, and several are approaching the 500,000-mile mark.