“Apple sets a new environmental goal: No more mining”

Reusing materials will be vital to creating a sustainable society. We have a finite amount of resources on this planet, so we need to carfully reuse what we've got.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3191361/consumer-electronics/apple-sets-a-new-environmental-goal-no-more-mining.html?google_editors_picks=true

“Tesla Completes Hawaii Storage Project That Sells Solar at Night”

"The Kapaia installation includes a 13-megawatt solar system and 52 megawatt-hours of batteries that can store energy during the day and dispatch it after the sun goes down." This is a way to use solar energy to cover much more of our energy needs!

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-08/tesla-completes-hawaii-storage-project-that-sells-solar-at-night

“IKEA converts roof into solar farm”

The top of flat roof buildings are a good place to install solar panels. This IKEA distribution center is doing just that.

https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/03/ikea-converts-roof-into-solar-farm/

“Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say”

Plastic eating caterpillars are cool. Maybe they'll help. More research is needed to find out if this would really be a good way of reducing plastic waste. Reduce-Reuse-Recycle - Definitely; Caterpillar - Maybe.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39694553

“5 Essential Green Engineering Innovations”

"As recent Envision-designated projects have shown, the possibilities for sustainability in civil engineering are endless." And sustainability in engineering is essential for sustainability elsewhere in our society.

http://news.asce.org/5-green-engineering-innovations-to-consider-for-your-next-project/

“Plants and animals are in double trouble from global warming”

“The more genetically diverse the population is, the greater the chance that a species will be able to survive and adapt to changing conditions.” But the effects of climate change leads to a less genetically diverse population, making it so that the population is even less capable of adapting.

https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/03/species-face-double-threat-from-warming/

“How smarter microgrids can boost clean energy”

"Enter microgrids. Microgrids are smaller grids that can operate independently. They can collect power from multiple sources, such as from all the rooftop solar panels in a single neighborhood. Then, that electricity can be fed into the main power grid."

https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/03/how-smarter-microgrids-can-boost-clean-energy/

“Alaska’s Big Problem With Warmer Winters”

Climate change is already being experienced by people in the United States. "As warmer winters arrive in Alaska, [Cook Inlet] offers a glimpse of the challenges to come. Precipitation that used to fall as snow lands as rain, eroding the coastal bluffs and threatening the only road out of town. Less snow means less drinking water in Homer’s reservoir; it also means shallower, warmer streams, threatening the salmon that support Cook Inlet’s billion-dollar fishing industry."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-09/alaska-s-big-problem-with-warmer-winters