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This Eco-Yacht Cleans The Ocean While It Sails

Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to get creative as a means of getting trash out of our oceans, you’re not alone. After all, the amount of pollution that impacts our planet can feel overwhelming. While grassroots efforts to collect trash from our […]

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Striking, solar-powered LA roundabout manages stormwater runoff with art

Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Public art and stormwater management go hand-in-hand in the Riverside Roundabout, an intersection that’s far more functional and eye-catching than your average traffic circle. Designed by local art studio Greenmeme, the Riverside Roundabout is the “first modern roundabout in Los Angeles” that doubles as a stormwater detention landscape vegetated with …

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Cities around the world lay the groundwork for a zero-waste future

Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Cities on every continent are rising to the challenge of delivering on the highest ambition of the Paris Agreement. The sustainable, prosperous and liveable cities of the future will ultimately need to be zero-waste cities. Waste management is one of the primary services that city governments provide and is […]

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“Cheesy” solar charger kit empowers students in East Africa

Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Playful in its design and highly functional, SunMade Cheese features a charger for flashlights, lighters, radios and even cellphones powered by mere sunlight. The device was developed by YOLK, the solar company applauded for its Kickstarter project ‘Solar Paper’ in 2015 that has sold millions of […]

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The Restorative Power of Trees

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Green growing things heal us in surprising ways. Communities are trying to bring plant life to areas that lack it. In some of my earliest memories, I’m perched between two branches of a plum tree that grew in front of my house. To climb, I’d grip the lowest branches and …

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The Artist Creating Urban Farms to Feed Philadelphia

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018

BY KAREN CHERNICK Not many churches can boast their own Garden of Eden, but South Philadelphia’s historic Union Baptist Church (UBC) can. When Loretta Lewis and other veteran congregants of UBC opened a soup kitchen 20 years ago, they made a solemn pledge: “We just vowed that we’re not going …

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What Do The Numbers On Recyclable Plastics Mean?

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Recyclable plastic usually comes with a little recycling symbol printed on the bottom and depending on the product, there might be a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 stamped in the center of the symbol. It’s easy to miss, but this tiny digit is actually pretty important, because …

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles – the Electric Remake

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018

By Michael Liebreich Senior Contributor  Bloomberg NEF In my article this March entitled Beyond Three Thirds, The Road to Deep Decarbonization, I referred to the vast opportunities that beckon in clean energy and transportation beyond the core markets of wind, solar, […]

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Innovative Greenhouses Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Yadav Bhavanth grows vegetables on family land in the south-central Indian state of Telangana. On this small farm in a drought-prone region, his crop production—and income—depend heavily on seasonal rainfall. In 2015 and 2016, water shortages threatened his crops. And when the rains came, they were often so heavy that …

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Ruth Metzel Has a Secret Weapon to Save an Ecosystem

Posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Ruth Metzel may have figured out a way to save a critically endangered ecosystem: build relationships with the people who live there. For a decade the ecologist has studied tropical dry […]

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