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New Research Shows the World is Wasting More Food than Previously Thought

February 26th, 2020|Agriculture, Carbon Footprint, Climate Change, Conservation, Efficiency, Energy, Environment, feature, featured, Food waste, Media, Media of the Week, News, News, Sustainability, Waste, Waste to Energy, World, World News|

A recent study published by Plos One has found that the world is wasting a lot more food than previously thought. Previous estimates from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have shown an average per capita waste of 214 calories per day. The new findings show 527 calories per day per person, nearly [...]

A New Proposal Could Heat and Cool Buildings Using Groundwater

February 25th, 2020|building, Building Energy, BuildingEnergy, Carbon Footprint, Climate Change, Efficiency, Energy, Environment, feature, featured, Featured Green Innovations, Innovations, Smart Energy, Sustainability, Technology, United States, Water|

In Minneapolis, a new proposal has been introduced for a city project that would include the use of a thermal energy system using an underground aquifer. The project includes a food hall and apartment complex on the edge of the Mississippi river. Minneapolis is known for being one of the coldest cities in the United [...]

BEST PRACTICES: USGBC’s Annual List of Top 10 States For LEED Green Building Certification

February 25th, 2020|Best Practices, Blog, building, Building Energy, Efficiency, feature, featured, Financial, Sustainability|

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced their annual list of the Top 10 U.S. States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building, with Colorado at the top spot, based on 2019 LEED data. The Washington, D.C.-based USGBC created LEED, the [...]

Jeff Bezos Just Announced a $10 Billion Donation to Combat Climate Change

February 19th, 2020|Advocacy, Climate Change, Conservation, Efficiency, Energy, Environment, feature, featured, Global Warming, Green New Deal, Media, Media of the Week, News, News, Recycling, Renewable Energy News, science, Smart Energy, Sustainability, Technology|

Photo: Business Insider Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he will be committing $10 billion of his own money to fight climate change. The announcement came via Instagram and is, by far, the largest donation to the cause to date. The Bezos Earth Fund will support “any effort that offers a real [...]

Researchers at the University of Bath Have Developed a Mobile Solar-Powered Desalination System

February 18th, 2020|Climate Change, Efficiency, Environment, feature, featured, Featured Green Innovations, Innovations, Renewable Energy News, Renewable Energy Solutions, Sustainability, Technology, Water|

Researchers have designed a system that can desalinate ocean water. The system uses Ionics to separate salt from water and is powered by solar. Desalination on large scales typically uses a large amount of energy, costs vasts amounts of money, and has unintended environmental impacts. A small-scale system, used strategically, could avoid these negative [...]

The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 Looks to Hold Producers Accountable

February 12th, 2020|Environment, feature, featured, Media, Media of the Week, News, News, Policy, Recycling, Sustainability, United States|

A new bill introduced to Congress proposes a reduction of the production of plastic in the United States. There is often a focus on consumers to responsibly reduce the amount of plastic they consume and dispose of it properly. The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 shifts responsibility to the producers of [...]

Largest Convention for Solar, Smart Energy, Storage, and Fuel Cells

From September 23-26, over 19,000 energy industries professional will converge in In Salt Lake City, UT to attend North America Smart Energy Week. As the largest convention of its kind in North America, Smart Energy Week brings more than 700 leading manufacturers, service providers, and vendors to its expansive [...]

The Agri-Food Event Kicks Off Today

The Vertical Farming Conference kicks off today in Venlo, The Netherlands as part of the Agri-Food Innovation Event. Today’s speaker is Andre Fabris, as part of the smart farming conference, a section of the Vertical Farming Conference. Fabris will likely speak about Project Animus, a slightly elusive machine learning [...]

There is No National Policy in the U.S. Requiring Recycling

Americans are notoriously bad at recycling. We don’t like thinking about trash. As soon as our trash is tossed in the bin, it is forgotten about forever, for someone else to deal with. The average person doesn’t know how recycling works in the U.S. The people who generally know [...]

Malaysia is Sending Recycling Back to Canada

Malaysia is another country in Asia to reject plastic waste from the west. As a result of China’s decision to stop accepting plastic waste from the United States and others, 7 Million tons per year have been interrupted. In the midst of confusion and market failure, waste was illegally [...]

Vertical Farming Conference June 26th, 2019

Vertical Farming Conference takes place on June 26th, 2019 as part of the two-day Agri-Food Innovation event in Venlo, The Netherlands. Some of the focus topics include Improved resource-use efficiency, food safety, AI, robotics, and sustainable buildings. Leo Marcelis, a thought leader for the vertical farming movement, has been [...]

Investments in Vertical Farms growing

The Vertical Farming trend is growing in America, promising a more sustainable approach than conventional farming practices. Paul Gauthier, a leading thought leader in the field, is out to show the potential for vertical farming and the hurdles the industry faces. Companies are investing in Vertical Farm start-ups in [...]

A New Proposal Could Heat and Cool Buildings Using Groundwater

In Minneapolis, a new proposal has been introduced for a city project that would include the use of a thermal energy system using an underground aquifer. The project includes a food hall and apartment complex on the edge of the Mississippi river. Minneapolis is known for being one of the coldest [...]

Smart Energy Summit Begins Monday the 17th

Next Monday marks the start of the Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Texas, running through Wednesday of that week. The event will be hosted by Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company, at the Omni Hotel in Austin. The event will open at 12 p.m. on Monday, with a five-hour [...]

Researchers Have Found a Way to Make Graphene Out of Trash

Scientists at Rice University in Houston TX have found a way to create Graphene by using waste. The process, named flash graphene, works by heating carbon-containing materials to 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat this intense creates graphene in 10 milliseconds. This graphene can then be used in a wide range of [...]

Europe Plans to Invest $130 Billion Into New Oil and Gas Infrastructure

The United States has been pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords since 2019. It turns out that other countries haven’t necessarily been so great either. According to the World Resources Institute, 15 countries have plans or policy to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. While a majority may reach their [...]

New Research Finds Hydrogen on Demand One Step Closer

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept Car Scientists have developed a way to produce Hydrogen power on demand. Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and Tsinghua University, found a way to create a higher conversion efficiency that starts rapidly and runs quietly with the only byproduct [...]

Greta Thunberg Urges Political Action at The World Economic Forum in Davos

Greta Thunberg continues to hit world leaders along with major business establishments hard about business practices directly causing climate change and political inaction. At the world economic forum, Thunberg spoke to world economic leaders. Thunberg spoke about inaction and empty words by world leaders and about the urgency of [...]

Perovskite May be an Important Aspect of Future Solar Panels

Photo: Wikipedia A new mineral is being used for solar panels that could greatly improve the efficiency of solar panels. Perovskite is a calcium titanium oxide mineral found in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1800’s. Excitement about this mineral has grown due to its efficiency, [...]

60-Second Science is a Great Way to Consume Science Information on the Go

Scientific American 60-Second Science podcast is a great resource for obtaining a conversational knowledge of various scientific studies and happenings. A recent episode highlights science and technology news from around the globe from Spain’s uncovered Dolmen of Guadalperal due to the summers powerful drought to the discovery of a new [...]

Watergen Can Help with Water Scarcity Around the World

The company Watergen has created a system that creates drinking water from air. The technology extracts humidity from air in a machine resembling an air conditioner. The machine works by drawing in air, filtering it, going through a heat exchanger which extracts the water from air, and finally filtering [...]

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