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How To Suck Carbon Dioxide From The Sky For Fuels and More

Posted by on June 13, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
How To Suck Carbon Dioxide From The Sky For Fuels and More

Someday, the gasoline you buy might trace its heritage to carbon dioxide pulled straight out of the sky rather than from oil pumped out of the ground. By removing emitted carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it into fresh fuels, engineers at a Canadian firm have demonstrated a scalable and cost-effective way to make deep cuts in the carbon footprint of transportation with minimal disruption to existing vehicles.

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EU Urged to Go Further to Save Trash-Filled Waters With New Proposed Plastics Ban

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
EU Urged to Go Further to Save Trash-Filled Waters With New Proposed Plastics Ban

In a move welcomed by conservationists, the executive arm of the European Union (EU) on Monday proposed a ban on 10 common single-use plastics that, together with fishing gear, account for about 70 percent of marine litter across Europe.

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California to Become First US State to Mandate Solar on New Homes

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
California to Become First US State to Mandate Solar on New Homes

If the new California initiative passes, which is expected, solar installations on new homes will dramatically increase. Said Bob Raymer, technical director for the California Building Industry Association: “California is about to take a quantum leap in energy standards. No other state in the nation mandates solar, and we are about to take that leap.”

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Norway to Become First Country to Only Allow Electric Ships Into Their Fjords

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Norway to Become First Country to Only Allow Electric Ships Into Their Fjords

Norway’s parliament adopted a resolution that would require all vessels, ships, and liners entering their world heritage fjords to produce zero carbon emissions. The ban is set to be enforced “as soon as technically possible,” but will go into full effect in 2026. This is a major step for Norway, which receives hundreds of thousands of tourists visiting the country’s 1,160 fjords every year. Officials believe the resolution will not only benefit the environment, but support the health of the tourists and local communities.

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6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World — A Short and Powerful Presentation

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World — A Short and Powerful Presentation

If someone found a way to assure a clean environment and the restoration of the biosphere, surely you’d know about it, right? In not, you’re in luck. Watch this incredible TED video with pioneering mycologist Paul Stamets, whose presentation should be spread far and wide.

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Affordable ‘Plant Pod’ Grows More Lettuce In One Room Than A Half-Acre Plot

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Affordable ‘Plant Pod’ Grows More Lettuce In One Room Than A Half-Acre Plot

The Plant Pod micro-gardening system is capable of growing more lettuce in a 10-foot room than on a half-acre of farmland. This is possible, thanks to hydroponic technology.

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In ‘Huge Win for Pollinators, People, and the Planet,’ EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

Posted by on April 29, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
In ‘Huge Win for Pollinators, People, and the Planet,’ EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

Faced with mounting scientific evidence that bee-poisoning neonicotinoids, or neonics, could cause an “ecological armageddon,” European regulators on Friday approved a “groundbreaking” and “historic” ban on the widely-used class of pesticides—an announcement met with immediate applause by campaigners.

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A Giant Crowdfunded Machine Is About to Begin Cleaning up the Pacific Garbage Patch

Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
A Giant Crowdfunded Machine Is About to Begin Cleaning up the Pacific Garbage Patch

Using a device designed by 23-year-old inventor Boyan Slat, who dropped out of an aerospace engineering program in college to focus on developing technology to clean up the world’s oceans, the Ocean Cleanup company will actually employ plastic pipes to suck up much of the plastic waste.

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100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach

Posted by on April 23, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach

America’s twisted politics may slow the transition to renewables, but other countries are now pushing the pace. In July of 2017, for instance, the Chinese announced that Qinghai Province—a territory the size of Texas—had gone a week relying on 100% renewable energy, a test of grid reliability designed to show that the country could continue its record-breaking pace of wind and solar installation.

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Sweden Launches World’s First Electric Road That Charges Cars As They Drive

Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Sweden Launches World’s First Electric Road That Charges Cars As They Drive

By 2030, Sweden aims to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels by 70 percent. Days ago, the country took a big step toward achieving its goal. Electric rail has been embedded into the nearly 2 km (1.2 miles) of public road which is located near Stockholm. This is just the first stretch of electric rail road intended to be built. The government’s roads agency has already drafted a national map which outlines future expansion.

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Farmer Converts 40,000 Acres Into Largest Organic Farm In Canada

Posted by on March 29, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Farmer Converts 40,000 Acres Into Largest Organic Farm In Canada

Travis Heide’s farm is large enough to produce 2,200,000 bushels of wheat per year. Although he has been mostly quiet about his transition to organic, his company Organics Canada Ltd. is set to boom as he will begin producing oats, lentils, peas, wheat and hemp all organically.

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Norway Aims for Electric Planes to Help Slow Climate Change

Posted by on March 24, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Norway Aims for Electric Planes to Help Slow Climate Change

Norway—home to the world’s highest per capita number of all-electric cars—is also planning to go emission-free in the friendly skies.

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Tesla Vies to Build World’s Largest Battery Again

Posted by on March 17, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Tesla Vies to Build World’s Largest Battery Again

This Elon Musk-headed venture is vying to build another massive Powerpack system in Colorado for Xcel Energy Inc., an electric utility operating in eight Western and Midwestern states.

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Dutch Grocery Store Unveils The World’s First Plastic-Free Aisle

Posted by on March 8, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Dutch Grocery Store Unveils The World’s First Plastic-Free Aisle

Ekoplaza unveiled the aisle at its Jan Pieter Heijestraat location last Wednesday. As GoodNewsNetwork reports, the aisle includes over 700 products, such as fruits, vegetables, cereals, condiments, beverages, snacks, meats, and non-perishables. Every single item can be recycled or is biodegradable. By the end of this year, the company’s 70 other branches should roll out similar aisles.

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Ethiopia is Building Africa’s First Energy Plant That Converts Trash Into Electricity

Posted by on March 5, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Ethiopia is Building Africa’s First Energy Plant That Converts Trash Into Electricity

For nearly fifty years, Ethiopia’s largest trash dump, Koshe, was home to hundreds of people. Those who lived nearby would collect and resell rubbish trucked in. Last year, however, 114 people were killed after a massive landslide. Now, Koshe is being turned into a waste-to-energy plant.

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