“This Machine Transforms Waste Into Walls”

“Forget Bitcoin. The hottest potential new currency lies in our trash bins, Arthur Huang says, and he’s built a portable recycling plant to prove it. His solar-powered Trashpresso turns plastic waste into small tiles that can be used… Read More

“Oil industry is finally starting to be affected by Norway’s rapid electric car adoption”

“Norway’s electric vehicle adoption rate is so far ahead of most countries that it gives us glimpses into the future of bigger markets – sometimes even decades ahead of time. Now it is starting to show signs of… Read More

“10 massive corporations going big on solar power”

“American businesses are investing record amounts in solar, with the top corporate users adding 325 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity last year, according to the “Solar Means Business 2017” report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The… Read More

“Sports Stadiums Help Lead the Way Toward Greener Architecture”

“Mr. Jenkins, an evangelist for all things green, was animated. The otherwise generic structure, he said, holds up to 680,000 gallons of rainwater collected mostly from the roof of the enormous stadium standing just a few feet away…. Read More

“Humans are causing massive changes in the location of water around the world, NASA says”

“A 14-year NASA mission has confirmed that a massive redistribution of freshwater is occurring across Earth, with middle-latitude belts drying and the tropics and higher latitudes gaining water supplies. The results, which are probably a combination of the… Read More

“New wind projects would deliver enough power for 600K homes”

“BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes. The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts’ first offshore wind… Read More

“How sustainability messages break through with busy shoppers”

“So when you think about the discrepancy between the time shoppers can afford versus the time they would need to absorb the entire footprint of a store, it makes perfect sense that packages and their barrage of logos… Read More

“Electric-car batteries that charge in five minutes have lured an unlikely investor: Big Oil”

“In the 1990s, oil companies and and car makers once worked together to scupper the electric vehicle industry in the US, according to the documentary Who Killed the electric car? about America’s first mass-produced electric car. That was… Read More

“Lots of Lobbies and Zero Zombies: How Self-Driving Cars Will Reshape Cities”

“YOU DON’T LOOK for the essence of a city in its monuments or its museums. You look for it in its streets, where the covenant at the core of urban life—the sharing of space—plays out. For the past… Read More

“Del Mar considers unpopular ‘planned retreat’ strategy due to rising sea level”

“Herb Montgomery and his wife, Janet, have lived in Del Mar’s low-lying Beach Colony just east of Camino Del Mar for 20 years. He knows the ocean is creeping closer to his property and he says the city… Read More