“Plasticiet produces terrazzo-like material from recycled plastic”

"Dutch startup Plasticiet aims to create "something of value" from recycled plastic for use in interior and furniture design. Based in Rotterdam, the startup was founded by designers Marten van Middelkoop and Joost Dingemans. Using recycled plastic collected and processed in collaboration with recycling companies across the Netherlands, Plasticiet produces sheet-plastic materials that are similar in appearance to manmade stone composites like terrazzo."

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/11/23/plasticiet-recycled-plastic-terrazzo/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dezeen+%28Dezeenfeed%29&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner

“FedEx is adding 1,000 Chanje vans to electrify its fleet”

"FedEx is turning to a relatively new and unknown startup as it ramps up its efforts to electrify its fleet of delivery vans. The company announced Tuesday plans to add 1,000 electric delivery vehicles from Chanje Energy, a California-based and China-backed startup founded in 2015. FedEx is purchasing 100 of the vehicles from Chanje Energy. It will lease the remaining 900 Chanje vehicles from Ryder System. The purpose-built electric vehicles will be delivered on a rolling basis over the next two years."

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/20/fedex-is-adding-1000-chanje-vans-to-electrify-its-fleet/

“How even the dirtiest industries ca reach zero emissions by 2050”

"At an Australian steel mill, a massive solar farm that will be built nearby will soon help the factory run on 100% renewable power. It’s a sign of transition in an energy-intensive industry that has been one of the hardest to move to a low-carbon future. A new report looks at some of the most polluting, and hardest to change, industries in the world–from steel, cement, and plastic production to shipping and airlines–and finds that it’s now both technically and financially feasible for those industries to reach net zero emissions by the middle of the century. That’s something that will be necessary for the world to have a chance of limiting global warming to the key target of 1.5 degrees. Some new technologies, such as new elec"

https://www.fastcompany.com/90269408/how-even-the-dirtiest-industries-can-reach-zero-emissions-by-2050?partner=rss&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss

“Related Group’s Jorge Pérez: ‘Sea level rise is something that is going to hit us all’”

"What do a billionaire real estate mogul, a wealth management executive and a Republican congresswoman have in common? Living and working in South Florida, they share concerns about the impacts that a changing climate — and rising seas — may pose to the area and its economy."

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article221677295.html

“Combat climate change by cutting beef and lamb production, report says”

"A new report a British advisory body has called for a 20%-50% cut in the number of sheep and cattle to help combat climate change -- adding to the growing international consensus that eating red meat is not only bad for your health, it is also bad for the environment. Lamb, beef and dairy production accounts for the majority of greenhouse gases emitted by farms in Britain, with sheep and cattle directly responsible for around 58% of agricultural emissions in the UK in 2016, says the report by the government's Committee on Climate Change (CCC)."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/15/health/beef-lamb-diet-climate-scli-intl/index.html

“The many ways climate change worsens California wildfires”

"California has been ravaged by record wildfires in recent years. 2017 was the state’s costliest and most destructive fire season on record. The Mendocino wildfire in July 2018 was California’s largest-ever by a whopping 60 percent. Even though California’s wildfire season has traditionally ended in October, the Camp Fire raging in November 2018 is the state’s most destructive on record."

https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/11/the-many-ways-climate-change-worsens-california-wildfires/?utm_source=Weekly+News+from+Yale+Climate+Connections&utm_campaign=e7b74a7901-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_31_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e007cd04ee-e7b74a7901-59306771

“Climate change, not overfishing, is devastating shellfish environments”

"Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitats caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the decline."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/climate-change-not-overfishing-devastating-shellfish-environments-n934976

“Kenya straddles a volcanic rift. It’s a green-energy geyser”

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/10/geothermal-energy-kenya-photography/

"Immediately below us lies Olkaria IV, the newest of four geothermal power plants in the area. Otieno points out the infrastructure: the meandering stacks of pipes carrying boiling-hot water and steam from wells bored deep into the volcanic terrain; the building in which twin, steam-powered turbines generate 70 megawatts each; the transformers that step up the voltage of that electricity and inject it into the national grid, and the cooling towers that prepare the spent geothermal fluid for re-injection into the earth."

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/10/geothermal-energy-kenya-photography/

“Can these 35 ton bricks solve renewable energys biggest problem?”

"It’s already cheaper to build a new solar or wind farm than a coal plant. But when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing, renewable electricity can still be fairly expensive to store–even though the cost of batteries is dropping. If the world shifted to 100% renewable electricity right now, we might pay more on electric bills. A new solution that uses basic physics could cut the cost of storage in half, or by as much as 80% over the total life of the system. It makes it possible for renewable power to be cheaper than fossil fuels all day, every day of the year, everywhere. “Our solution, for the first time, will enable the world to achieve this,” says Robert Piconi, CEO and cofounder of Energy Vault, the startup that developed the new system. Tata Power, the giant Indian electric utility, will be the first customer."

https://www.fastcompany.com/90261233/can-these-35-ton-bricks-solve-renewable-energys-biggest-problem

“As oceans grow more acidic, they’re eating away at their protective floors”

"Much of the deep sea has never been explored close-up by humans. Some submarines have plumbed its depths, but reaching the ocean bottom is a complicated and expensive journey, challenging because the seabed lies under more than three miles of water, which exerts huge amounts of pressure. “We know more about space than about the bottom of the oceans in our own planet, even though more than two-thirds of the surface of the Earth is covered by marine sediments,” said Olivier Sulpis, a researcher and doctoral student at McGill University’s department of earth and planetary sciences."

https://www.popsci.com/seafloor-disappearing-acidification