Parked Electric Cars Earn Cash While Feeding the Power Grid

Posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017

In Europe, electric vehicles are not just a low-emission way of getting from A to B, they are also being built as mobile generators. Newly designed Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) models can both receive electricity from the grid and supply excess power right back during peak demand. Notably, the Parker Project in Denmark—carried out by grid integration specialists such as Enel, […]

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Columbia Sportswear expands clothing recycling program

Posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017

Columbia Sportswear, Portland, Oregon, has announced the roll out of its ReThreads clothing recycling program in more than 100 Columbia stores across the United States to help people recycle used clothing and footwear. From Aug. 9 to Sept. 10, 2017, Columbia says it will make a $1 contribution to a nonprofit organization for every pound of clothing that […]

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What Stuff Do We Throw Away That Takes Forever to Decay?

Posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Everyone has heard this call ad infinitum, but do we really take heed? Yes, sorting your trash is a good start, but that still only ticks one box. Maybe you’re a stellar glass and plastic recycler, never go to the shops without your canvas bag, yet still find yourself struggling to reduce […]

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‘The New Farm’ tells the tale of building a successful organic farm

Posted on Thursday, August 10th, 2017

© The New Farm book Rarely does one hear of farmers who can pay off debts in less than a decade, let alone make money without holding other jobs. This wonderful book proves it’s possible. Abandoning the urban rat race and heading for a farm in the countryside has always been a popular […]

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Non-Profit is Turning Plastic Bottles Into Boats to Help the Community

Posted on Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Recycling and repurposing used plastic waste needs to be at the forefront of the fight against pollution. With millions of tons of plastic getting dumped into the world’s oceans every year, we need to do something to make a positive impact – and luckily, there are many creative people doing just that. Madiba&Nature, a non-governmental organization from […]

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Mangroves: A Star Player In The Coastal Protection Game

Posted on Thursday, August 10th, 2017

By Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy, and Mike Beck, Lead Marine Scientist, The Nature Conservancy It’s the lazy days of summer, and many of the folks we know are headed to the coast to spend time with family and relax. We love our coasts, from the wildlife-rich wetlands, to snorkeling reefs and […]

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This futuristic building is helping tackle air pollution

Posted on Thursday, August 10th, 2017

A twisting, smog-eating tower is nearly finished in Taipei, Taiwan. The skyscraper’s facade, roof, and balconies will contain 23,000 trees and shrubs — nearly the same amount found in New York’s Central Park. Inside, it will hold 40 luxury condos. The plants are projected to absorb 130 tons of carbon dioxide per year — the equivalent […]

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How San Francisco’s mandatory composting laws turn food waste into profit

Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — How do you throw away a cup of coffee in San Francisco? You take the lid off and put it in the recycle bin. The soiled cup goes in the compost bin. Nothing goes to a landfill. That’s the law. “For us, sending organic material to the landfill, there is no value […]

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Can a corrugated box help save the planet?

Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Did you ever wonder whether corrugated boxes are recyclable — or where they come from in the first place? The fact is, corrugated boxes are far more Earth-friendly than you might imagine. In this video, Georgia-Pacific, one of North America’s leading suppliers of containerboard and corrugated containers, explains why. For example, GP Corrugated’s fiber […]

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‘Spongy’ Soil Can Help Farmers Combat Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

GINA GUSTIN AUG 9, 2017 As few as 2 percent of growers in the Mississippi River basin plant cover crops, despite evidence that the practice boosts yields and makes soil more resilient to extreme weather. Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Droughts are expected to worsen and intense storms to become more frequent across much of the country in […]

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