“Midwest greenhouse heated with geothermal energy produces citrus year-round for $1 per day”

“Those who live in the Midwest United States understand how difficult it can be to eat local during winter. But for Russ Finch and his community, the task isn’t too difficult. A former mailman living in Nebraska, Finch… Read More

“Tesla Is Providing Batteries for the World’s Largest Producer of Wind Turbines”

“Tesla has partnered with Vestas, the world’s biggest wind-turbine manufacturer, to figure out how to combine their batteries with Vestas’ wind farms. The batteries will be used to store excess wind energy that can then be used when… Read More

“Newly engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption”

“A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial — an engineered material with extraordinary properties not found in nature — to act as a kind of air conditioning system for structures. It… Read More

“If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef”

“Recently Harwatt and a team of scientists from Oregon State University, Bard College, and Loma Linda University calculated just what would happen if every American made one dietary change: substituting beans for beef. They found that if everyone… Read More

“Paul Hawken on One Hundred Solutions to the Climate Crisis”

“Environmentalist Paul Hawken believes that to motivate action on climate change, the focus needs to be on solutions rather the problem. And, he says, those solutions – from changing the type of refrigerants used to reducing food waste… Read More

“Britain ‘to ban all petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2040”

The UK has taken steps to ban all petrol and diesel vehicle sales from the year 2040. While this is a step in the right direction, the measure may be too little and too late. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-petrol-diesel-ban-cars-vehicles-britain-sales-fuels-fossil-government-a7860181.html

“World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland”

“‘This is a tech development project to ensure it’s working in open sea conditions. It’s a game-changer for floating wind power and we are sure it will help bring costs down,’ said Leif Delp, project director for Hywind.”… Read More

“Duke Cancels Florida Nuclear Project, Plans Solar Expansion”

“For the second time in a week, Duke Energy has canceled a planned nuclear project. Duke said Tuesday it’s dropping plans to build the proposed Levy Nuclear Plant on Florida’s Gulf Coast. That’s after it canceled plans for… Read More

“Construction Corner: Not all cool pavements are created equal”

Methods to reduce heat island effects aren’t all equal. Life cycle costs and benefits should be considered to find the most sustainable approaches. http://dailycommercialnews.com/en-US/Technology/News/2017/8/Construction-Corner-Not-all-cool-pavements-are-created-equal-1026709W/

“Sustainable seafood production: buy one set one free”

“Globally we now consume as much farmed as wild fish. But there is an initiative in Cornwall showing how wild stock enhancement can aid sustainable seafood production, says Tim Field.” http://www.thefield.co.uk/country-house/seafood-production-buy-one-set-one-free-39745