“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

“Nanomaterials Hold Promise for Producing Hydrogen from Water”

Hydrogen holds promise as an inexpensive form of clean energy, but finding an efficient and affordable way to produce the fuel from water – a technique known as water-splitting – remains a key scientific challenge. http://www.scienceandtechnologyresearchnews.com/nanomaterials-hold-promise-for-producing-hydrogen-from-water/

“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

“Melting Swiss glaciers get unusual protection as weather warms: white blankets”

Earth is getting warmer, and glaciers around the world are retreating and shrinking. As previously reported, humans appear to have caused 69 percent of glacial melting between 1991 and 2010 — and warming has only accelerated since then…. Read More

“U.S. energy storage market to nearly triple this year: report”

Storage system costs have fallen by roughly two thirds in the last five years, Manghani said. In addition, more states are mandating utilities procure storage systems. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-batteries-report/u-s-energy-storage-market-to-nearly-triple-this-year-report-idUSKCN1GI135?utm_source=applenews

“VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock”

The world’s largest carmaker will equip 16 factories to produce electric vehicles by the end of 2022, compared with three currently https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/vw-secures-25-billion-battery-supplies-in-electric-car-surge?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews

“Sustainable, plant-based Legos are coming. They’ll still hurt when you step on them”

The Lego Group announced pieces such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made of a plant-based plastic using sugarcane. https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/03/02/sustainable-plant-based-legos-coming-theyll-still-hurt-when-you-step-them/388118002/

“Crops Engineered to Conserve Water Without Drop in Yield”

“A new technique enables crops to use water 25 percent more efficiently without compromising yield, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. While agriculture already requires 90 percent of global freshwater, more will be… Read More

“‘Plogging’ is the Swedish fitness craze for people who want to save the planet. It’s making its way to the U.S.”

“Have you recently spotted people toting trash bags while jogging? Or their hands filled with old plastic bottles? You might soon. Sweden’s latest fitness craze — plogging — is making its way to U.S. shores. The term is… Read More

“Why Sustainable Concrete Will Be the Bedrock for Future Megacities”

“Energy plays the biggest role because you need energy to do repairs and to operate business as usual. You also need it to innovate. Increasingly, people are recognizing the value of renewable energy in this respect. Bounce Energy… Read More