“Betting on a new way to make concrete that doesn’t pollute”

"Just after sunrise, a concrete plant located in a muddy industrial zone north of London stirs to life. Workers in orange suits and hard hats watch through a protective window as a machine presses what looks like red sand into a tray of brick-shaped blocks. Further along the line, other workers carefully measure these ruddy-colored blocks, pitch rejects into bins, and then adjust the machinery to correct errors."

“The Baltic Sea offers a preview of what’s to come with global warming”

"Then came this past summer’s heat wave, which increased Baltic Sea temperatures to an unprecedented 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit, killing starfish and other fragile marine creatures. It all could be a sign of things to come in a warming world."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/the-baltic-sea-offers-a-preview-of-whats-to-come-with-global-warming/2018/11/29/f52f470a-95c3-11e8-818b-e9b7348cd87d_story.html?utm_term=.46a7e9b00138

“Climate change: Can 12 billion tonnes of carbon be sucked from the air?”

"Is it remotely feasible to remove 12 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air? Every year. For decades to come. That's the challenge posed by the latest conclusions of the UN's climate science panel. It says that only by pulling this heat-trapping gas out of the atmosphere can we avoid dangerous climate change."

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46345280

“Meet The Men Who Ditched Well Paid Jobs In Big Energy To Tackle Climate Change”

"For many years, Richard Lohwasser and Kyung-Hun Ha were highly paid executives at large energy utility companies in Germany. “I was making really good money,” Ha said. He had regular 9-to-5 hours, and the firm provided him with a big BMW and ample vacation time. But last year, Lohwasser and Ha quit to found a small startup called Lition Energy. Headquartered in Berlin, the company runs the world’s first marketplace in which customers can choose which renewable electricity plants they want their money to go to."

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/renewable-energy-blockchain-lition_us_5bfeb5a9e4b0d23c2138e1ff?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

“California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution”

"Wildfires in California in 2018 released the rough equivalent of about 68 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide — about the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced in a year to provide electricity to the state, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday. The carbon dioxide figure — based on data analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey — is more than 15 percent of all emissions produced by California in a year, according to Zinke."

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/california-wildfire-emissions-equal-year-power-pollution-59530289

“Meet The Men Who Ditched Well Paid Jobs In Big Energy To Tackle Climate Change”

"For many years, Richard Lohwasser and Kyung-Hun Ha were highly paid executives at large energy utility companies in Germany. “I was making really good money,” Ha said. He had regular 9-to-5 hours, and the firm provided him with a big BMW and ample vacation time. But last year, Lohwasser and Ha quit to found a small startup called Lition Energy. Headquartered in Berlin, the company runs the world’s first marketplace in which customers can choose which renewable electricity plants they want their money to go to."

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/renewable-energy-blockchain-lition_us_5bfeb5a9e4b0d23c2138e1ff?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

“New ultralight material offers many uses for plastic waste, researchers say”

"Researchers in Singapore are seeking a patent for a new sound-proof and heat-resistant material made from recycled plastic bottles they say could help reduce plastic waste dumped in oceans and clogging landfills."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-environment-plastic/new-ultralight-material-offers-many-uses-for-plastic-waste-researchers-say-idUSKCN1NY1C5

“Germany Just Unveiled Its Plan to Fight Plastic Waste”

"Germany is taking a stand against “throwaway society.” On Monday, Svenja Schulze, the nation’s environmental minister, unveiled a new five-point plan to decrease the amount of plastic waste Germany produces."

https://futurism.com/the-byte/plastic-waste-reduction-germany

“We have the tech to tackle climate change now–here are the next steps”

"The world has a tiny window of time to change course to avoid the worst-case scenario of climate change in the future–from global food shortages and catastrophic fires and floods to mass deaths from extreme temperatures. The good news: We have the technology we need to tackle the problem. The next step is to roll out the right policy to implement that technology. A new book, Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy, explains how to do it."

https://www.fastcompany.com/90272165/we-have-the-tech-to-tackle-climate-change-now-here-are-the-next-steps?partner=rss&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss

“Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters”

"As California's catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming. The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump. The National Climate Assessment was written long before the deadly fires in California this month and before Hurricanes Florence and Michael raked the East Coast and Florida. It says warming-charged extremes "have already become more frequent, intense, widespread or of long duration."

https://phys.org/news/2018-11-climate-worsening-disasters.html