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February 27, 2017 Climate & Energy
A Tesla Model X fueling up at a charging stations. (Photo: Pixabay)

The State of Electric Cars is Strong and Getting Stronger

By: Nick Marinoff

Electric cars don’t have the reputation they probably deserve. This land has been touting renewables for over a decade, yet many of us still rely on gasoline to get around....

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February 17, 2017 Innovation
"The best way to predict the future is to create it" - Abraham Lincoln (Photo: W. Douglas Smith)

Science: Where Dreams Come True

By: W. Douglas Smith

The pace of human enterprise is not constant. Change is so fast that policy makers and governments are way behind the curve. Climate change is only one example. The result...

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December 19, 2016 Climate & Energy

Solar Power Will Bring Off-Grid Kenyans Satellite TV

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Finally, off-grid Kenyans can catch up on Game of Thrones! Azuri Technologies, the UK-based provider of the PayGo Solar home systems that are revolutionizing Africa’s energy economy, has partnered with...

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December 12, 2016 Environment
Guanacos in Península Valdés. (Photo: Ricardo Baldi)

Orgs Announce First Branded Traceable Certified Wool from Iconic Peninsula Valdés

By: Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network

The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) and the Wildlife Conservation Society-Argentina (WCS) are pleased to announce traceable Certified Wildlife Friendly wool—part of the “Patagonian Fibers with a Conscience” program—from the...

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November 17, 2016 Climate & Energy

Important Elevation and Slope Relationships of Eddy or Backwater Basins

By: Brad Lancaster

When you construct your street-side stormwater-harvesting basins, described in my last post, Harvesting Stormwater with Backwater or Eddy Basins, you'll of course want them to be as successful as possible; to...

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November 8, 2016 Innovation
A new app, Food For All, tackles food waste by letting users order food that restaurants don't sell by the end of the day. (Photo: Food For All)

App Fights Food Waste By Letting Users Order Restaurants' Extras

By: Brian Klonoski

Would you buy and eat extra restaurant food if you could snag it at a steep discount? Your answer probably depends on what "extra" means. In this case, we're talking...

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November 1, 2016 Climate & Energy

The 5 Best Environmental Stories of October 2016

By: Pierce Nahigyan

As children across the nation don their costumes and prepare for a night of tricks and treats, the rest of us are grumbling that it’s only Monday. November is practically...

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October 27, 2016 Innovation

UCLA Is Turning Carbon Into Concrete

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Where would we be without concrete? Two-thousand years after the Romans conquered the Western World, their monuments are still caressed by the sun. Ageless, they have withstood the rise and...

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October 18, 2016 Environment

Harvesting Rock Water and More in Kenya

By: Brad Lancaster

Earlier this year, while visiting the Laikipia Plateau, Kenya, I saw some of the worst erosion I’ve yet witnessed, while also experiencing a variety of growing oases. The three oases...

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October 9, 2016 Innovation

DIY Steam Harvesting in Rural Kenya

By: Brad Lancaster

Joseph Saitabao saw perennial water where no one else did. He saw it around Mount Suswa, Kenya, where no one lived during the dry season due to the lack of...

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October 4, 2016 Environment

German Citizens Are Taking Ownership of This Forest

By: FUTUREPERFECT

The People's Forest Written by Alexander Kleinschrodt (Translated by Kerstin Trimble) In the Remscheid-based project ‘Wald 2.0’, everyone can have ‘their very own’ piece of forest. At the root of it...

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September 15, 2016 Innovation

Night-Sky Harvesting

By: Brad Lancaster

Where are we? There is so much light we cannot see. According to NPR, nearly 80 percent of people in North America cannot see the Milky Way in the night...

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