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Oct 24, 2021

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Building Transparency brings carbon-cutting tools to construction

Oct 22, 2021: Building Transparency, a nonprofit dedicated to driving awareness around the effects of embodied emissions and supporting action to limit them, has developed a free tool anyone can use to achieve carbon reduction goals.

The Washington Alley Project seeks to revitalize D.C.

Oct 22, 2021: The Washington Alley Project seeks to transform D.C.'s alleys for modern urban living. In Washington, D.C., there are 82,397 single-family residential properties with alley frontage. If the Washington Alley model was applied to all of these spaces, it could house 187,900 new residents.

Mining in Minnesota halts as government considers 20-year ban

Oct 22, 2021: The Biden administration is considering a U.S. Forest Service application requesting a 20-year mining ban on national forest land in Minnesota. The agency wants over 200,000 acres of land south of the Boundary Waters in Minnesota to be exempt from all proposed mining activities.

Self-sustaining 3D-printed house harnesses the power of nature

Oct 22, 2021: The Rain Catcher is a 3D-printed house that's off-the-grid and designed specifically to meet Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 2030 Climate Challenge criteria for electric, heating and water consumption. This eco-house is truly made to harness all the power of nature.

Oil and meat producing countries attempt to weaken UN report

Oct 22, 2021: Greenpeace investigative team announced this week that oil, coal, beef and animal feed producing countries have been lobbying to tone down a major United Nations climate report.

Wind power jobs rose in 2020 despite pandemic, says Irena

Oct 22, 2021: Employment has risen by more than half since 2012, but wind power lags behind other renewables for employing women, report finds…

Mammoet’s in-development onshore crane pushes closer to emissions-free turbine erection

Oct 22, 2021: As developers chase stronger flows, onshore wind hub heights are growing beyond the reach of conventional crawler cranes. Mammoet’s new WTA lifting system allows theoretically infinite hub heights and paves the way towards emissions-free turbine erection. The WTA assembles wind turbine generators by attaching directly to the tower itself, using a series of clamps to… The post Mammoet’s in-development onshore crane pushes closer to emissions-free turbine erection appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Try these hauntingly delicious vegan treats for Halloween

Oct 21, 2021: When we see seasonal treats at the grocery store, we remember our childhood memories of munching our way through the holidays. Scouring for vegan options, we might flip the bag over to read the label, then put it back when we find it doesn’t measure up.

Space tech may help improve weather predictions on Earth

Oct 21, 2021: As you probably know, space exploration has brought us such fabulous advances as Tang and Velcro. And now, a weather technology called radio occultation (RO) that’s long been used to study Mars and Venus may help us better understand and predict Earth’s weather.

The entire state of California is now under drought emergency

Oct 21, 2021: A drought emergency has been declared for California. On Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom made a statement urging residents to use water responsibly. The statewide drought emergency declaration comes just a few months after the governor declared a drought emergency in selected counties.

YouBodyCare takes the plastic bottle out of your body wash

Oct 21, 2021: The morning shower is as routine as the daily cup of coffee. It’s almost a ritual for many. Many people's shower are equipped with a host of plastic bottles, including shampoo, conditioner and body washes.

Wild & Stone products are all plastic-free

Oct 21, 2021: Plastic waste is junking up the ocean. Many companies and individuals are finding ways to help reduce the levels of waste by creating brand new products out of recycled plastic waste.

Chile’s new grid access rules “not enough” to help wind

Oct 21, 2021: Renewable energy industry claims LNG-fuelled power plants will continue to abuse inflexibility rules to secure priority dispatch…

Ørsted completes foundations installation at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm

Oct 21, 2021: When it comes online next year, Ørsted’s 1,386MW offshore wind farm in UK waters will become the world’s largest…

Merger to create major new renewables player in Brazil

Oct 21, 2021: Brazil’s Votorantim and Canadian pension fund CPP Investments will build on existing partnership to expand portfolio…

This futuristic design uses recycled bottles, coffee and oranges

Oct 20, 2021: Dubai Expo's Italian Pavilion is a futuristic, sustainable creation. The 38,000-square-feet (3,500-square-meter) masterpiece opened on Oct. 1 at Dubai Expo 2020.

Vertima's environmental consulting helps businesses go green

Oct 20, 2021: Businesses worldwide have begun looking for ways to increase the sustainable components of their companies while decreasing the environmental impact of inefficient buildings, waste and pollution. One Canadian company has stepped in to act as a consultant for businesses looking to make those kinds of changes, and it’s called Vertima.

99.9% of scientists agree climate crisis is caused by humans

Oct 20, 2021: 99.9% of scientists globally agree that burning fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal is the main cause of climate change. They also concur that climate change is caused by human actions, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

Cleanup device removes 20,000 pounds of ocean plastic

Oct 20, 2021: A new device successfully hauled 20,000 pounds of trash out of the Pacific Ocean last week. This technology could potentially help clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

New AI-powered AC creates an ecosystem inside your house

Oct 20, 2021: Canadian Company HAVEN has launched a new AI-powered air quality control system that will manage airflow, temperature and humidity. HAVEN Central Air Controller HVAC helps develop an ecosystem inside an entire house.

Ørsted sell 50% stake in Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm to Glennmont

Oct 20, 2021: Developer signs €1.2 billion agreement with clean energy investor Glennmont Partners ahead of final investment decision…

Spain awards 2.2GW of onshore wind in latest auction

Oct 20, 2021: Small players remain dominant in Spanish renewables tender as prices rise from record low seen in previous round…

Enjoy these delicious hot vegan Starbucks drinks this fall

Oct 19, 2021: Autumn is the season for cozy sweaters, boots and a warm beverage. As furnaces kick on and wood stoves begin to crackle while warming the fall air, a stop at Starbucks can warm you from the inside out.

African urbanization is being transformed by 3D printing

Oct 19, 2021: Every day, over 40,000 Africans move from rural regions to vibrant, growing cities to access improved facilities and economic growth. However, throughout the continent, countries are facing infrastructure shortages. In light of this, the U.K.-based CDC Group and the multinational materials distributor LafargeHolcim, have formed a joint venture called 14Trees to help meet increasing demands via sustainable building solutions.

Researchers and Indigenous groups collaborate to save caribou

Oct 19, 2021: Scientists are working with Indigenous communities to change the fate of Arctic caribou herds threatened by climate change. Habitat loss has caused a 56% decline in North America's wild caribou population over the past 20 years, a situation that scientists and Indigenous conservation groups are determined to change.

United Nations rejects youth activist climate petition

Oct 19, 2021: The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child declined to rule on a complaint filed by youth activists from twelve countries. The young adults claimed that Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Turkey have violated children’s rights by failing to control carbon emissions, despite knowing about the perils of climate change.

Multifunctional award-winning site built on underused land

Oct 19, 2021: Les Ateliers Cabot is the winning project for C40 Reinventing Montreal 2021, which is part of the Reinventing Cities project. It is a call for designers and architects to come up with project ideas that will create carbon-neutral urban areas in underused sites into great new developments.

Belgian government expands offshore wind zone

Oct 19, 2021: Ministers' plans could see North Sea development zone extended to up to 3.5GW and connected via energy island…

Multi-billion pound funding confirmed for UK offshore hub

Oct 19, 2021: Parent company Iberdrola commits £6 billion to ScottishPower’s 3.1GW three-project cluster off England's east coast…

World’s largest floating offshore wind farm becomes operational

Oct 19, 2021: The 50MW development off the Scottish coast comprises the largest turbines ever to be installed on floating platforms…

OX2 plans 1.7GW offshore wind farm in Sweden

Oct 19, 2021: Developer has filed permit applications for project in the Kattegat that could provide 6-7TWh of wind power annually…

Volvo teams up with Phillip Lim on sustainable weekender bag

Oct 18, 2021: In a collaboration between iconic Volvo and well-established sustainable luxury brand 3.1 Phillip Lim, they have developed a limited-edition weekender bag made from the same bio-based material being used in Volvo’s electric cars.

Innovative biophilic design planned for new village in Portugal

Oct 18, 2021: A new development is in the works, designed to sit on a Portuguese hillside and provide a community with unique characteristics and a focus on sustainable design, function, well-being and innovation.

Underwater coral gardens may help avoid a biodiversity meltdown

Oct 18, 2021: Planting diverse corals under the sea could help save threatened coral reef ecosystems, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances on October 13. The study, conducted by Cody Clements and Mark Hay of the Georgia Institute of Technology, found that increasing coral reefs' richness by 'outplanting' diverse species of corals could improve coral reef growth and survival.

Scottish climate activist shames Shell CEO

Oct 18, 2021: At a public talk at the Ted Countdown Summit in Edinburgh last Thursday, participants played to type. Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden tried to look sincere about the oil behemoth’s commitment to fighting climate change. Young climate activist Lauren MacDonald delivered a scathing commentary about van Beurden and his company’s character, then stormed off the stage, refusing to further engage.

DroneSeed makes reforestation easier after a large wildfire

Oct 18, 2021: According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 6,480,861 acres have burned across the United States this year alone as a result of 47,201 wildfires. In response, a Seattle-based company is tackling the issue of replanting and restoring forestry health in a rather science-fiction way.

Vestas preferred supplier for 2.1GW US offshore wind

Oct 18, 2021: Equinor and BP pre-select Danish manufacturer's V236-15.0MW for Empire Wind 1 and 2 projects off New York state…

Industry calls for global push to scale up wind power

Oct 18, 2021: More than 90 companies sign up to GWEC’s manifesto ahead of COP26 in Glasgow calling for faster wind energy deployment…

Germany eyes ‘decarbonised industrial revolution’

Oct 18, 2021: Three-party government coalition talks focus on pushing massive renewables growth and bringing coal power phase-out forward…

Engie kicks off work on Peru’s largest wind farm

Oct 18, 2021: French developer’s 260MW Punta Lomitas will increase Peru’s total wind capacity to more than 700MW once online in 2023…

Casa Numa is built out of 50-year-old coconut palm wood

Oct 15, 2021: At a first glance, you might not believe that Casa Numa is entirely built out of coconut palm wood over 50 years old. The 160 square meters of living space is a beauty to behold both inside and out.

5 standout brands from Vegan Fashion Week 2021

Oct 15, 2021: As more consumers prioritize sustainability, the days of fast fashion are numbered. This year’s Vegan Fashion Week in Los Angeles highlighted brands that are stepping up to meet the demand for ethical products by offering fashionable creations free of animal products.

Hermit crab study shows microplastic's affect on marine life

Oct 15, 2021: A new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science has found that microplastics affect the behavior of hermit crabs, a key part of the ocean ecosystem. The study, conducted by Queen's University, highlights how microplastics impact hermit crabs' growth and reproduction.

Florida scientists are using a radar prototype in the Everglades

Oct 15, 2021: Florida scientists are working on a new way to identify greenhouse gas-emitting hot spots in the Everglades. The U.S. Department of Energy has just funded scientists from Florida Atlantic University.

Artist 3D-prints biodegradable agar floral lamps

Oct 15, 2021: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, although most people would agree there is beauty in nature. Artist and textile designer Yi Hsuan Sung has taken that common view of natural beauty and used it to create a varied line of products for the home.

Shanghai Electric unveils 11MW offshore wind turbine

Oct 15, 2021: Chinese manufacturer announces new offshore wind turbine with 11MW power rating and 102-metre blades…

Ørsted and Polish energy firm Ze Pak plan JV for Baltic Sea offshore wind

Oct 15, 2021: Danish developer and Polish fossil-fuel company Ze Pak eye upcoming seabed lease auction and CfD tenders…

Vestas to install V236-15.0MW prototype offshore wind turbine in Denmark

Oct 15, 2021: Manufacturer selects test site for its 15MW turbine, where the V236-15.0MW is due to produce first power next year…

Adidas 100% recycled jacket is solving plastic pollution

Oct 14, 2021: When Adidas releases a new jacket, it's hot fashion news. When that stylish jacket is made with ocean plastic, it's world-changing. The Terrex MyShelter PrimaLoft Hooded Jacket has classic Adidas styling and all the good looks you could want.

Nearly 42,000 potential PFAS sources found in new study

Oct 14, 2021: There are nearly 42,000 potential sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the United States, according to a new study published in the American Water Works Association Water Science journal. Several studies conducted in recent years have shown that most parts of the U.S. are contaminated with PFAS.