7 Examples Of Sustainability In Sweden

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017

#1 District heating in Gothenburg Sweden’s shift from oil to district heating in the early 1990’s is perhaps the single most important factor in explaining the country’s reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, both in the housing and service sector. Today, district heating accounts for more than 80 per cent of the heat and hot water […]

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China’s green urban planning can draw lessons from Portland and Stockholm

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017

Out of industrial dust and ashes, the lakeside Hammarby Sjöstad district of Stockholm arose in 1999. Meanwhile, 5,000 miles to the west, the historical Pearl District of Portland, Oregon reawakened. Drawing on detailed case studies on Hammarby and the Pearl District completed under the aegis of China Development Bank Capital’s Green and Smart Guidelines, […]

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Designing cities to combat climate change

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017

The downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) skyline from a levee along the Trinity River. Facing southeast. Credit: drumguy8800/Wikipedia Urban planners can take steps to reduce the heat cities may experience from climate change, but there would be other consequences and tradeoffs to consider, according to a study at Purdue University. Dev Niyogi, a Purdue University […]

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MIT researchers turn waste gas into liquid fuel

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017

Using waste gases from power stations to create low-carbon liquid fuels would be a major advance in the battle against global warming. Photograph: Jon Woo/REUTERS Turning the emissions of power stations, steel mills and garbage dumps into liquid fuels has been demonstrated by MIT researchers using engineered microbes. The process has been successfully […]

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Waste-to-energy machine reveals power of trash

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Fort Benning is helping the Army test a new product that could one day change not only how forward operating bases get rid of their waste, but also how they make use of it. The Battalion-scale Waste to Energy Conversion Green Energy Machine came to Fort Benning as the result of […]

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Plasma arc recycling

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017

Humans are machines for turning the world into waste—at least that’s how it seems. On average, every single person in the United States produces about 2kg (5lb) of trash per day, which adds to up three quarters of a ton, per person, each year! What are we to do with all this junk? Recycling is […]

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Small-scale biomass gasification plant progressing in California

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017

A 2-MW biomass gasification plant in North Fork, California, will break ground later this year, according to Phoenix Energy CEO Gregory Stengl. The project is the result of a public-private partnership between North Fork Community Development Council and Phoenix Energy. The plant will utilize local forest biomass sourced from restoration and fuel reduction activities […]

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Transit’s Role in Environmental Sustainability

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017

Public transportation plays an important role in confronting environmental challenges. Public transportation can: Improve air quality Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Facilitate compact development, conserving land and decreasing travel demand Save energy Other benefits Minimize impacts Improve air quality Public transportation can help metropolitan areas meet national air quality standards by reducing overall vehicle emissions […]

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Environmental Benefits of Public Transportationb

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017

Public transportation provides many mobility, safety, and economic benefits to people and businesses. Beyond those key benefits, it also offers significant environmental advantages that contribute to a better quality of life. “Public transportation reduces the number of cars in street (makes the alleviate traffic congestion wording more redundant), and thus helps improve air quality, alleviate […]

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How does public transportation help the environment?

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017

In January 2004, the citizens of Milan, Italy, were preparing for a strike that would shut down all public transportation. Since an estimated 28 percent of greater Milan’s 3 million populace relied heavily on public transit, the strike meant gridlock and frustration for most of the city. For a team of researchers from the University […]

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