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Aug 15, 2020

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SUNY New Paltz Engineering Innovation Hub achieves LEED Gold

Aug 14, 2020: In New York’s Hudson Valley region, the public liberal arts college SUNY New Paltz has earned a LEED Gold certification award for its newly completed Engineering Innovation Hub building.

Rare large blue butterflies reintroduced in Gloucestershire

Aug 14, 2020: Rare large blue butterflies just experienced their most substantial reintroduction into the wild. About 750 of the globally endangered butterflies successfully hatched from larvae and flapped around Rodborough Common in Gloucestershire this summer.

Earth Overshoot Day comes 3 weeks later this year

Aug 14, 2020: Earth Overshoot Day will fall on August 22.

Wild in Africa jewelry supports wildlife conservation charities

Aug 14, 2020: While healing from an injury in Nairobi, Shannon Wild found comfort in making beaded bracelets. She turned this passion into a new business.

Mightly kids clothing is GOTS- and Fair Trade-certified

Aug 14, 2020: Mightly's new clothing are made with organic, fair-trade cotton.

Enercon to restructure German manufacturing footprint

Aug 14, 2020: Enercon plans to set up 'centres of excellence' for nacelle and generator production…

Germany plans to speed up wind lawsuits

Aug 14, 2020: German wind groups hope a new law will stop lengthy court battles holding up the construction and commissioning of onshore wind farms…

PriestmanGoode designs sustainable, plastic-free takeout containers

Aug 13, 2020: PriestmanGoode has designed a durable, endlessly reusable takeaway container for restaurants and homes alike.

North Carolina denies permit for extension of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Aug 13, 2020: A key water permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline extension has been denied.

Migratory birds triumph over Trump administration

Aug 13, 2020: A federal judge strikes down the Trump administration's move to rewrite the Migratory Treaty Bird Act.

Massachusetts community college partners with Maersk for U.S. offshore wind training

Aug 13, 2020: Massachusetts-based Bristol Community College’s National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) has entered a global partnership with one of the world’s largest and most trusted providers of offshore wind training, Maersk Training. “Bristol is proud to partner with globally recognized Maersk Training, whose expertise and experience will elevate the college’s leadership in training the workforce needed for the emerging offshore wind industry,” said Laura L. Douglas, President, Bristol… The post Massachusetts community college partners with Maersk for U.S. offshore wind training appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Wind and solar provide nearly 10% of global output in H1

Aug 13, 2020: Wind and solar is providing a growing share of global electricity generation, according to new research, but analysts warn the energy transition is still too slow…

Stefano Boeri proposes SUPERVERDE urban greening modules

Aug 13, 2020: These green modules could increase biodiversity, decrease the urban heat island effect and demineralize soils.

Chipotle debuts surprising new venture: sustainable clothing

Aug 13, 2020: Stop thinking of Chipotle as just another restaurant and start thinking of it as a great new clothing line. The well-known Mexican chain has launched Chipotle Goods, a line of sustainable clothing made with responsibly-sourced materials.

Renewables boost RWE profits in H1

Aug 13, 2020: Wind and solar earnings helped RWE increase its earnings in the first half of the year following its acquisition of renewable energy assets from E.on — along with higher prices for coal and nuclear generation…

Covid-19 costs mount as Nordex posts €71 million H1 loss

Aug 13, 2020: “Major production stops” and site interruptions pushed up costs and drove German turbine manufacturer Nordex to an operating loss in the first half of the year…

How Everland is changing the eco-retreat scene

Aug 12, 2020: It's time to escape to Everland for family- and eco-friendly fun.

Indigenous Amazon communities use tech to protect the forest

Aug 12, 2020: Indigenous communities in Brazil leverage technology to protect the Amazon and its resources. For a long time, Indigenous communities have protected the forest from illegal loggers and poachers.

Cod are disappearing due to global warming

Aug 12, 2020: Cod lovers might have to change their preferences soon. According to new research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, global warming may cause a decline in cod populations. Cod thrive in cool water, and global warming pushes the species to the brink of extinction.

Countries transitioning to zero carbon should look at more than technology cost

Aug 12, 2020: A 'one-size-fits-all' approach to producing cleaner energy based on cost alone could create social inequalities, finds a new study.

Meet eBussy, the new modular, electric truck-to-van

Aug 12, 2020: The eBussy doesn't look like your typical electric vehicle. This innovative creation offers more than you might expect!

The Lookout House celebrates site's volcanic history

Aug 12, 2020: When Faulkner Architects was asked to design a house on a spectacular site in Truckee, California, the Placer County-based design practice allowed the beautiful landscape to dictate the design. The contemporary home, aptly named Lookout House for its views, emphasizes indoor/outdoor living with its full-height glazing and natural material palette.

Apex Clean Energy selling 500-MW White Mesa Wind project

Aug 12, 2020: Apex Clean Energy announced the sale of White Mesa Wind, located in Crockett County, Texas, to an unnamed buyer. When complete, the 500-MW White Mesa project will be the third-largest single-phase, single-site wind farm in the United States, following the largest — the 525-MW Aviator Wind, also developed by Apex and located in West Texas.… The post Apex Clean Energy selling 500-MW White Mesa Wind project appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Torque multipliers improve fastening performance and safety in wind turbine manufacturing

Aug 12, 2020: By Hunter Golden, Product Manager, Industrial Tools, Ingersoll Rand Process improvements, operational agility, error proofing and safety are paramount when it comes to manufacturing and the use of tools. Operators and plants reap significant benefits when they effectively address these areas of manufacturing. Innovative products such as cordless torque multiplier fastening tools provide several tangible… The post Torque multipliers improve fastening performance and safety in wind turbine manufacturing appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Ørsted posts Q2 net loss as Covid-19 hits harder

Aug 12, 2020: Pandemic catches up with the world's biggest offshore wind developer after "minimal" impact in first quarter…

Testbeds repurposes architectural mockups into community assets in NYC

Aug 11, 2020: The project will reuse luxury real estate mockup structures as garden buildings, sheds, classrooms and more.

ZHA creates modular, low-carbon housing platform for Roatn Prspera

Aug 11, 2020: Clients can virtually plan their modular, low-carbon and even net-zero homes.

This energy-efficient home in Spain has a rainwater-fed infinity pool

Aug 11, 2020: Find Casa Palerm on the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca, located in the Spanish Mediterranean.

How airplanes counteract St. Elmo's Fire during thunderstorms

Aug 11, 2020: A new study finds windy conditions can weaken St. Elmo's fire, the phenomenon when electrically conductive structures spontaneously emit a flash of blue light, when it's generated by aircraft and other ungrounded objects.

Apple Hotel gains a green-roofed wellness center in South Tyrol

Aug 11, 2020: Apfelhotel is a nature-focused retreat tucked away in northern Italy.

MVRDV plans to sustainably repurpose the Dutch Expo 2000 Pavilion

Aug 11, 2020: The resident will transform the Dutch Pavilion into a co-working space.

MHI Vestas to cut more Danish jobs as demand slows

Aug 11, 2020: The Japanese-Danish manufacturer said it had upped production capacity when demand grew in recent years and was now responding to the current market…

First floating turbine online off mainland Spain

Aug 11, 2020: Saitec charts a course for larger demonstration projects with 1:6 scaled prototype of a 10MW turbine…

Blade repairs and upgrades hit Vestas' Q2 earnings

Aug 11, 2020: Vestas reissues guidance as losses increase…

10 fun and fascinating facts about sharks

Aug 10, 2020: Just in time for Shark Week on Discovery Channel, here are 10 interesting facts about sharks.

Canada's last Arctic ice shelf has collapsed

Aug 10, 2020: The Milne Ice Shelf, the largest remaining intact ice shelf in Canada, has collapsed. According to researchers studying the Milne Ice Shelf, the ice shelf collapsed in just two days at the end of July and lost about 40% of its area.

This tiny house is insulated with cork and powered by solar

Aug 10, 2020: The Natura tiny home is sustainable inside and out.

Solar-powered Brink Tower is a sustainable solution to Amsterdams housing shortage

Aug 10, 2020: Brink Tower offers high-quality housing and plentiful green space in Amsterdam.

Green-roofed CLT home opens up to a dreamlike garden in Germany

Aug 10, 2020: The design marries the natural landscape and the built environment.

Rocket science will slash offshore costs

Aug 10, 2020: US space agency Nasa applies vibration-reduction technology to floating offshore wind…

Equinor picks new CEO to ‘accelerate energy transition’

Aug 10, 2020: Incoming Equinor CEO Anders Opedal has been executive president of technology in the company's projects and drilling unit since 2018.

FOReT's accessories marry sustainability with high-fashion

Aug 7, 2020: Who says that beauty has to hurt the Earth? Many less harmful options exist, and FOReT proves this with its line of sustainable, eco-friendly cork jewelry.

BP to reduce oil, gas production by 40% to focus on clean energy

Aug 7, 2020: BP is slashing its fossil fuel production in favor of clean energy investments.

The states winning the carbon emissions fight may surprise you

Aug 7, 2020: Washington state's ambitious carbon control policies are so popular that some of them have been adopted by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Despite this, some pro-green energy states such as Washington fall behind in statistics on reduced emissions.

How to prepare your pets for the end of lockdown

Aug 7, 2020: Inhabitat talks with three veterinarians on how to prepare pets for a return to "normal."…

Self-sufficient garden-city skyscraper proposed for NYC

Aug 7, 2020: This futuristic tower is completely self-sufficient with the ability to generate food, water and energy onsite.

First power at Borssele III & IV

Aug 7, 2020: The 731.5MW Borssele III & IV wind farm has supplied its first power, and is due to be fully online by October 2020…

GE secures supercomputer access for offshore wind research

Aug 7, 2020: GE Research will use a US government supercomputer to conduct otherwise unfeasible research to lead to improved efficiencies in offshore wind production…

Nordex secures €350 million Covid-19 aid loan

Aug 7, 2020: Nordex's CFO said the loan would protect the company from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic…

Berkshire Residence targets Passive House standards

Aug 6, 2020: The home blends classic design and modern sustainability.