Giant helium-filled airship Airlander takes off for first time

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Airlander 10 in flight, after taking off from Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire, England, Wednesday Aug. 17, 2016. A blimp-shaped airship billed as the world’s largest aircraft has taken off for the first time, days after an earlier …more A blimp-shaped, helium-filled airship considered the world’s largest aircraft flew for the first time […]

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Our mission to reduce food waste

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

You may have noticed that General Mills has been talking a lot about food waste lately. As a global food company, it’s imperative to take thoughtful action to combat food waste and we are committed to doing our part – socially, environmentally and financially. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently conducted research that estimates the […]

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These companies are figuring out how to reduce the toxins in electronics

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

As global consumption of cellphones and other devices soars, industry searches for ways to decrease the threat of chemical components to people and the environment. January 11, 2016 — On a Wednesday in late February 2010, Hewlett-Packard hosted an unusual training session at its offices in Fort Collins, Colorado. The technology company had decided to […]

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Environmental Education: Key to Solving Our Waste Problem

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

  Olumide IDOWU,  Co-Founder of Climate Wednesday and UNISDR Youth Champion for Africa advocates for sustainable education to learn how to manage waste and make a difference in our communities. We live in rapidly evolving societies, so why doesn’t our environmental sensitization adapt/conform to these changes?’’ Williams S. Anarfi explains – environmental education is […]

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Zero Waste at Bates

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Just as Bates has a goal of becoming carbon neutral, we also have a goal of moving towards becoming a Zero Waste campus. If this sounds impossible, consider this: our Dining Service has already achieved an over 80% diversion rate – which means that they are composting or recycling the vast majority of their waste stream. […]

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Waste Management

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The New School generates around two and a half million pounds of waste each year. Forty-five percent of that waste is directly diverted from a landfill through recycling and composting. Our generation of waste contributes an additional 5 percent to the total carbon emissions generated by the campus. The university’s sustainability goals include continually striving […]

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Steering Trash Down the Road Less Traveled

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

UMaine researchers and state stakeholders work towards a cleaner waste stream By JOE RANKIN It’s only human to make trash. Even early hunter-gathers had a waste stream. Of course, back then most of it was biodegradable and, even when it did pile up — discarded mussel shells for instance, the long-term impact was […]

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London could be getting its first ultra-green, tidal-powered school

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

London-based Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture just unveiled plans for what could become London’s greenest building – a tidal powered school situated on the banks of the Thames River. The five-story building would be entirely powered by energy harvested from a series of large turbines built underneath the waterway. According to the proposal, […]

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Diébédo Francis Kéré’s rainwater-harvesting 2017 Serpentine Pavilion unveiled in London today

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Today marks the official debut of Diébédo Francis Kéré’s spectacular rainwater-harvestingSerpentine Pavilion. The 2017 pavilion was unveiled on a perfectly sunny day – but when it rains the roof will protect protect visitors from drizzle while funneling precipitation it into a central waterfall and storing it for irrigation in the surrounding park. The pavilion […]

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New solar paint could offer endless supply of clean energy

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Researchers at RMIT University in Australia have developed a solar paint that could offer endless supplies of clean energy. The paint captures water vapor from the surrounding air, and then uses energy provided by the sunlight to split the water into hydrogen and oxygen. Once harvested, the resulting hydrogen could power fuel cells (which can […]

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