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Chicago Entrepreneur Uses Clean Energy to Create Opportunities in Disinvested Communities

Written by: Audrey Henderson On a chilly October morning, Arthur Burton stood in the parking lot of the Chicago Urban League. Since its establishment in...

Maine Farms Could be Ideal Match for Solar Agrivoltaics, but More Funding Needed First

Written by: Annie Ropeik From spring to fall, Michael Dennett spends his days transporting sheep from his family’s homestead in Jefferson, Maine, to graze at...

What are Green Jobs and How Can I Get One? 5 Questions Answered About...

Written by: Shaun M. Dougherty When President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act in August 2022, he called it the “largest investment ever” to fight climate...

From Hurricane Fiona to Ian: How Disaster-Hit Areas Can Get the Power Back on...

Written by: Amy White and Shannon Engstrom Extreme weather events such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and heat waves, are increasing in intensity, frequency and duration...

On Washington’s Colville Reservation, Solar-Powered Microfarm Looks to Prove Model to Boost Food, Energy...

Written by: John Stang Two geodesic domes are being built in Nespelem, 16 miles north of the Grand Coulee Dam and the headquarters of the...

Floating Solar Farms: What are They and Can They Help Us Reach Net Zero?

Written by: Victoria Masterson Floating solar farms are being built in growing numbers around the world. They’re particularly popular in Asia, according to US space agency...

Canada Can Hit 100% Zero-Emission Electricity by 2035 Without Nuclear, CCS, Report Finds

Written by: Christopher Bonasia Canada can achieve 100 percent zero-emission electricity by 2035 with an electricity system that prioritizes renewable energy, storage, energy efficiency, and...

These 3 Smartphone Apps are Helping to Reduce Food Waste Around the Globe. Here’s...

Written by: Victoria Masterson Food waste is a mounting problem globally. About a third of the world’s food is wasted or lost, according to the WWF, with...

Four Smart Ideas for Keeping Wind Turbine Blades Out of Landfills

Written by: Maria Gallucci Wind energy projects are set to soar this century as countries shift away from fossil fuels, bringing tens of thousands...

A Decade After ‘EVTown,’ Rivian is Making an Illinois City’s Electric Vehicle Vision a...

Written by: Audrey Henderson Normal, Illinois, aspired to be part of the electric vehicle revolution long before Rivian came to town.  In 2011, Normal dubbed itself “EVTown” in...

Healing Coral: Harnessing the Power of NFTs to Fund Coral Restoration

Written by: Stella Muzin Healing Coral doesn't want to save the planet, they want to heal with it. This initiative, officially launched in April of...

This Video Game is Helping Preserve an Indigenous Culture. Here’s How

Written by: Johnny Wood How do you safeguard a culture that’s disappearing? This question sits at the heart of a new video game that’s helping...

Nature Conservancy Tool Helps Identify Ideal Solar Farm Sites in Georgia

Written by: YCC Team The bright Southern sun makes Georgia an appealing place to build solar farms. But the state is also home...

Study: Shifting Conferences Online Could Result in Slashing Carbon Footprint and Energy Use by...

Written by: Elizabeth Claire Alberts The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of everyday life, including the way we work. Now, more than ever, professionals...

Chrysler Set to Become All-Electric by 2028

Written by: Kimberly White  Chrysler is moving away from gasoline-powered vehicles. The American automaker has announced plans to shift to a fully electric lineup by...

The Space AI Keeping Tabs on COP26 Carbon Pledges

Written by: Douglas Broom At the COP26 climate conference last month, world leaders pledged to stop and reverse the loss of the world’s forests by 2030....

5 Ways Drones are Saving Lives and the Planet

Written by: Johnny Wood The overhead buzzing of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – aka drones – is an increasingly familiar sound in many parts of...

Mercedes-Benz to Go All-Electric by 2030

Written by: Kimberly White Mercedes-Benz is moving away from gasoline-powered vehicles. The luxury car company announced it would shift its focus toward producing electric-only vehicles...

What the Documentation of 1.8 Billion Trees in West Africa Means for Climate Change...

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer An international team of scientists has found an abundance of trees – more than 1.8 billion – in...

Using Satellite Data to Map Air Pollution and Improve Health

Written by: Jackie Rocheleau For epidemiologists studying air pollution, there’s only so much to learn at ground level. So they’ve been taking advantage of aerosol...

3 Technologies Poised to Change Food and the Planet

Written by: Lenore Newman and Evan Fraser Agriculture’s impact on the planet is massive and relentless. Roughly 40 per cent of the Earth’s suitable land...

Playing a Game on Your Phone Could Help Save Endangered Species. Here’s How

Written by: Natalie Marchant More than 35,500 species are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List. Now a...

Jaguar Set to Become an All-Electric Car Brand by 2025

Written by: Kimberly White UK automaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is transitioning away from gasoline-powered vehicles.  The company’s recently announced global strategy, Reimagine, aims to create...

General Motors Sets 2040 Carbon Neutrality Target, Will Offer 30 All-Electric Vehicles by 2025

Written by: Kimberly White  General Motors has announced its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2040. To meet this goal, the largest automaker in the...

New Mangrove Forest Mapping Tool Puts Conservation in Reach of Coastal Communities

Written by: Trevor Gareth Jones Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants found in intertidal areas throughout much of the world’s tropical and subtropical coastlines. Mangrove ecosystems are highly...

This NGO is Tackling Brazil’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Using WhatsApp and Facebook

Written by: Peter Yeung In the tropical forest surrounding Alter do Chão, a Brazilian town located on a languid stretch of the Amazon River and...

Why This Mushroom Could be Your Next House, Handbag or ‘Hamburger’

Written by: Natalie Marchant Easy to grow and fully biodegradable, mycelium – essentially, the vegatative part of a mushroom – could prove to be the ultimate green...

Reforesting the Earth, One Transaction at a Time

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Ming Chun Tang What if you could plant trees just by paying your bills? In the Philippines, a mobile payment platform is...

United Kingdom Moves Up Ban on Petrol and Diesel Cars to 2030

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Kingdom has moved up its ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2035. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has...

Green Hydrogen – Choosing Nature’s Path

Written by: Geoffrey Holland In September 2020, Barron’s reported on a Goldman-Sachs study that says, ‘Green Hydrogen’ will become a $12 trillion market. Futurist Tony Seba...

Run Wild: UN Environment and adidas Runtastic Challenge Runners to Outrun Endangered Species in...

Written by: Kimberly White The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and adidas Runtastic have unveiled a new challenge to raise awareness of biodiversity loss and...

This Project is Using AI and Drones to Track and Protect Great White Sharks

Written by: Johnny Wood Despite their menacing big-screen presence, sharks rarely attack humans. Meanwhile, man-made pressures including habitat loss, overfishing and illegal fishing cause untold damage...

How Google Is Fighting Fire with Real-Time Mapping Data

Written by: Sean Fleming You probably can’t outrun a forest fire. They can travel at speeds of up to 22 kilometres per hour and are dangerously unpredictable. The...

Global Offshore Wind Industry Takes Huge Strides

Written by: Paul Brown Despite Covid-19’s grim effects on many industries, the orders for the global offshore wind industry have increased dramatically in the first...

These Marine Researchers Want to Use Robots to Help Grow 1 Million Corals a...

Written by: Johnny Wood The natural beauty of undersea corals seems far removed from the factory-like world of automated mass production. But an enterprising reef...

Hyundai Unveils New Brand of Electric Vehicles

Written by: Kimberly White  Hyundai Motor Company is launching a new brand dedicated to electric vehicles.  The brand is based on Hyundai’s existing vehicle named IONIQ...

New AI Technology for Chimps Could Help Bust Wildlife Traffickers

Written by: Colin Sytsma The global spread of social media has created unparalleled opportunities for wildlife traffickers to advertise their illicit wares to potential buyers...

GM to Unveil Electric Hummer Later This Year

Written by: Kimberly White General Motors is reviving the Hummer- only this time, it’s electric. The military-style vehicle was highly controversial and widely considered to be...

Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver Wants His State to Embrace Energy Efficiency

Written by: Sarah Kennedy While governor of Iowa, Chet Culver pushed his state to become a leader in wind power. Now, a decade later, Iowa...

Connecting the People Growing a Trillion Trees the Right Way

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Will Anderson and Aaron Minnick Everyone is talking about trees. In January, the World Economic Forum founded the Trillion Trees initiative (1t.org),...

This Chinese Megacity is Building a Massive Car-Free District

Written by: Sean Fleming The breakneck speed of China’s economic and urban growth has gone hand in hand with some of the worst traffic congestion...

This Electric Plane has Flown Successfully for 30 Minutes – Is This the Future...

Written by: David Elliott The world’s largest all-electric plane has completed its maiden voyage, flying for 30 minutes in the skies above the US state of Washington. Its...

Drone Captures Thousands of Sea Turtles Flocking to Great Barrier Reef

Written by: Elizabeth Claire Alberts From high above, the blue sea looks like it’s speckled with tiny white dots. But a closer look reveals more:...

This App is Making it Easier to Report Environmental Crimes

Written by: Malaka Rodrigo Kelanimulla is one of the last remaining wetlands in Sri Lanka’s western district of Colombo, and is a refuge for urban wildlife,...

Google Pledges to No Longer Build Custom AI for Oil and Gas Extraction

Written by: Kimberly White Google has pledged to no longer build custom artificial intelligence (AI) tools for oil and gas companies to extract fossil fuels...

Camera Traps Completed One of the Most Thorough Surveys of African Rainforest Yet

Written by: Mattia Bessone and Barbara Fruth Tropical rainforests are the world’s richest land habitats for biodiversity, harbouring stunning numbers of plant and animal species....

Blue Energy Revolution Comes of Age

Written by: Paul Brown The amount of energy generated by tides and waves in the last decade has increased 10-fold. Now governments around the world...

This App Lets You Order Leftovers to Help Fight Food Waste

Written by: Sean Fleming The statistics on global food waste make for grim reading. And as more consumers become aware of the problem, a Danish...

Old Batteries Can Be Source of New Energy

Written by: Kieran Cooke Driving an electric-powered vehicle (EV) rather than one reliant on fossil fuels is a key way to tackle climate change and...

Environmental Defense Fund Teams Up with Ball Aerospace and New Zealand Government to Launch...

Written by: Kimberly White The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has set out on an ambitious new project to tackle the climate crisis. EDF has teamed...

Antarctica’s first zero emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere

Written by: Kate Winter As a scientist investigating climate change, I’m embarrassed by the high carbon footprint I have when I travel to, and work...

Satellite Collars to Reinforce Elephant Protection Efforts in Nigeria

Written by: Kimberly White  Elephants in Nigeria are getting a technological boost in protection. The Wildlife Conservation Society Nigeria has fitted six elephants with GPS/satellite...

Afghanistan Increases Use of Renewable Energy Sources

Courtesy of Wadsam Afghanistan’s renewable energy resource potential is estimated at over 300,000 megawatts, with hydropower currently being the main source of renewable energy. Naghlu Hydropower...

Tracking Bolivian Forest Fires: New App Launched May Aid Firefighter Response Time

Written by: John C. Cannon A new app aimed at tracking forest fires in Bolivia could shake up the way authorities and firefighters battle fires,...

Plant for the Planet: New Tree Planting App Targets 1 Trillion Trees

Written by: Kimberly White  A new mobile app that makes planting trees easier than ever before has made its debut. Community-led tree planting projects from...

Finalists Announced for Con X Tech Prize

Written by: Sue Palminteri/Mongabay The Con X Tech Prize just announced its second round will be funding 20 finalists each with $3,500 to create their...

Artificial intelligence makes fishing more sustainable by tracking illegal activity

Written by: Melina Kourantidou The world’s fish stocks are in decline and our increasing demand for seafood may be one of the main drivers. But...

WattTime, Carbon Tracker, and Google Team Up to Measure Global Power Plant Emissions

Written by: Kimberly White On May 7th, WattTime announced a new project in collaboration with Carbon Tracker, Google, and the World Resources Institute (WRI). The...

ADB Lends $4mn For A Solar Project in Kandahar

Courtesy of Wadsam The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has issued a $4 million loan to Barakat Kandahar Solar Energy for the development of a 15.1MW...

Seafood without Sacrifice: Good Catch Makes a Splash with Their Take on Tuna

Written by: Kimberly White For many, canned tuna is a household staple. Valued at $1.5 billion USD, canned tuna is the third most popular seafood...

National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures Launch Global Challenge, Search for Innovative Solutions

Written by: Kimberly White National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have teamed up to launch a global search for innovative solutions to tackle the world’s single-use plastic crisis....

Impossible Burger 2.0 Named Top Tech of CES 2019

Written by: Kimberly White Digital Trends announced its top tech picks for CES 2019, a consumer electronics expo that brings together leaders, developers, and tech enthusiasts. Bringing home...

Greenpower: Inspiring the Engineers of Tomorrow

Written by: Kimberly White Ask a young person if they want to learn about science, technology, engineering or mathematics, and the response might not be overwhelming. Ask them...

Formula E: Highlighting Climate Change Impacts While Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

Written by: Kimberly White Formula E is challenging traditional norms, raising awareness and inspiring change. The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah and the Formula E car can both...

10 Ways Conservation Technology Shifted into Auto in 2018

Written by: Sue Palminteri Courtesy of Mongabay Conservation scientists are increasingly automating their research and monitoring work, to make their analyses faster and more consistent; moreover,...

For Harley-Davidson, the future has arrived…and it’s electric!

Written by: Kimberly White Harley-Davidson is delivering groundbreaking technology and thrilling performance this year with it’s ‘LiveWire’ electric motorcycle. Deliveries will begin this fall, and you can preorder...