“Why Jason McLennan is optimistic about regenerative buildings”

“When we build a green ‘hub of activity,’ it encourages students and also the faculty and university staff facility to change the way they look at things,” McLennan said. “It proves that it’s possible, not different or strange.”… Read More

“A Tiny Fraction of Oceans Could Satisfy The World’s Fish Demand”

“Farmed fish operations have often come with environmental degradation and problems with diseases and parasites. In recent years, however, the science and industry best practices have been refined. Now it’s a matter of putting it into action in… Read More

“Green Roofs Are Getting a Big Trial in Hoboken”

“Still, daunting as the climate threat may be, the environmental benefits of green building and stormwater management are clear. Green roofs in particular have been shown to reduce rainwater runoff, filter pollutants, reduce energy usage and cool cities… Read More

“UK University creates solar generating glass bricks”

“Researchers from England’s University of Exeter have created a new technology they say “could revolutionise the construction industry”. Academics from the Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Science department have developed a solar power technology that fits into glass blocks.”… Read More

“Massive Wind Farm in Oklahoma Set to Become Nation’s Largest, Second Biggest in the World”

“American Electric Power (AEP) will invest $4.5 billion in a wind energy project in Oklahoma that could become the largest wind farm in the U.S., the utility announced Wednesday.” https://www.ecowatch.com/oklahoma-wind-farm-2466156733.html

“A school district goes solar”

“Back home, our seventh grader James suggested that we hold fundraisers to put up solar panels on our schools. Julia, 17 at the time, loved the idea and started a campaign to get solar up on her high… Read More

“Scotland sets renewable energy record as wind power provides equivalent of 118% of nation’s electricity”

“Renewable energy figures show the power generated last month was enough to supply the electrical needs equivalent to 118 per cent of Scottish households or nearly three million homes.” http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/scotland-renewable-wind-energy-power-electricity-three-million-homes-118-per-cent-of-households-a7855846.html

“Orlando Becomes 40th City to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy”

“The Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday establishing a goal to move Orlando to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050. Orlando is now the largest city in Florida to make such a commitment and… Read More

“Exploring the UCSC Farm & Garden’s history through faculty research”

“Stacy Philpott, associate professor in environmental studies and holder of the Ruth and Alfred Heller Chair in Agroecology, has been exploring ecological sustainability within agricultural systems in urban gardens.” And there’s a lot more sustainability and environmental research… Read More

“Houston energy private equity firm invests $47M into Chicago startup”

“Houston-based private equity firm EIV Capital has invested $47 million into a Chicago company that turns cow manure into 100 percent renewable natural gas for commercial trucks.” https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/08/11/houston-energy-private-equity-firm-invests-47m.html