“How the Paris climate accord is becoming reality at UC”

“Universities across the United States have set ambitious goals to shrink their carbon footprints, including the University of California, which launched its Carbon Neutrality Initiative in 2013, aiming for carbon neutrality by 2025. But amid broad support for… Read More

“How office buildings are reducing their carbon footprint”

“Companies are increasingly adding more outdoor spaces to offices for employees to enjoy, and incorporating nature into the interior design, such as living walls of plants, Zen gardens and greenhouses. Less obviously, more firms are creating buildings that… Read More

“New material made from desert sand could offer low-carbon alternative to concrete”

“A team of scientists in the UK have developed a biodegradable construction material made from desert sand – a resource that has until now been useless for construction. Called Finite, the material was developed by a group from… Read More

“Norway plans to buy electric planes, mimicking green car success”

Norway said on Thursday it wants to buy electric passenger planes in the coming years to help slow climate change, building on its success with big tax breaks that have made it the world leader in electric car… Read More

Penn State and United Nations Partner for Sustainable Building

“Penn State University and the United Nations are partnering in the Global Building Network program, a system of professional organizations and research institutions that intends to document and suggest frameworks for healthier and more sustainable buildings.” https://www.constructiondive.com/news/penn-state-united-nations-partner-to-increase-sustainable-building-worldwi/519543/

“Why rooftop gardens cool cities”

“City rooftops are getting a makeover. Instead of concrete, many are now covered by grasses, flowers, and even small trees. Andy Creath, president of Green Roofs of Colorado, says green roofs are not just pretty. They benefit the… Read More

“Add cow manure to your list of renewable energy sources”

The average Holstein cow produces over 100 pounds of manure a day. It’s a lot of poop. It’s also a lot of potential power. https://www.chron.com/business/article/Add-cow-manure-to-your-list-of-renewable-energy-12755644.php

“India Solar Goal’s Secret Weapon: Rooftops of Small Business”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government seeks to achieve 100 gigawatts of solar installations by 2022. Of that, 40 gigawatts is expected to come from rooftop installations. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-05/india-solar-goal-has-a-secret-weapon-rooftops-of-small-business?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews

“A “New Ocean” Is Emerging at the Top of the World”

“As the planet warms, the Arctic is warming more than twice as fast. As ice cover is disappearing, average summer sea ice has declined by more than a third since 1979. That’s roughly equal to the entire area… Read More

“Microsoft inks its first clean energy deal in Asia with solar project”

“Microsoft has agreed to buy all the renewable energy output from a 60 megawatt (MW) solar project in its first clean energy deal in Asia. The tech giant’s agreement with Sunseap Group — Singapore’s largest clean energy solutions… Read More