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Enzyme Could Let Any Plant Produce Fuel

What, you think gasoline grows on trees?<p>From the mountains, to the prairies, to the estuaries green with scum, researchers are all trying to find the next best biofuel.<p>In a study published today in <i>Nature Communications</i> researchers identified an enzyme in the overwhelmingly common algae <i>Botryococcus</i> …

Biofuel

Danish design students create sustainable waste bins to solve public trash problems

<b>The award-winning DropBucket is a recycled cardboard trash can that can be reused and/or recycled.</b><p>For some product designers, necessity is the mother …

16 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands That Are (Stylishly) Saving the Planet

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Sustainability

Powered by poo: Somerset dairy farm enjoys biogas boom

<b>A dairy farm which converts manure into methane gas has increased production so fast it is now making enough gas for 6,000 homes.</b><p>So-called biogas has become controversial in recent years, with claims that land is being turned over to fuel production rather than food.<p>But dairy farmer Richard …

Biogas

We're One Step Closer to Creating Hydrogen Gas from Solar Energy

Solar panels of the future could produce clean-burning hydrogen gas in a one-step process.<p>Its one the biggest questions facing the solar power industry today. How do you get a solar panel to supply a reliable, steady supply of electricity—even after nightfall or during cloudy days?<p>One way is to …

Apple removed drone-strike apps from App Store due to 'objectionable content'

Metadata+ and Ephemeral+ provided news alerts on deaths from US drone attacks, but fell foul of Apple’s regulations<p>Tracking the number of deaths caused by US drone strikes in countries like Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia? There are apps for that. Or rather, there were – until Apple removed them from …

The Most Valuable Things That Refugees Brought With Them When Escaping To Malaysia

Adi Safri is a photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.<p>“As a human like us, they have a same feeling to keep a valuable things beside them. The …

Breakthrough rectenna converts light into DC current

Rectifying antennas – "rectennas" – are used as parasitic power capture devices that absorb radio frequency (RF) energy and convert it into usable …

9 Habits to Master Before Turning 30

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Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

Wind turbine technology stores excess wind power for when gusts turn to breezes

One of the biggest hurdles for renewable energy is making it more reliable and consistent. With wind power, wind turbines run as long as the wind is …

The Road to a 100% Clean-Powered Planet

The man who predicted the clean energy boom of the last ten years outlines how the world can transition to 100% clean power.<p>Earlier this year, the energy consulting firm Meister noted that, of all the forecasts made by government agencies, non-profits, and industry investors, the group that most …

A Massive Amount of Death Is Plaguing the World's Oceans | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here.</b><p>Marine species have declined by almost half over the last forty-five years, according to the World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Index, and leading marine scientists tell VICE News that the only hope of …

15 Books by Billionaires On How to Run the World

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How a crowd-sourced map changed Kuala Lumpur’s ideas about cycling

How do you go about making a city where 93% of households own a car more bike-friendly? By crowd-sourcing a cycle map – and getting the mayor on board<p>“I was a bit naive,” admits Jeffrey Lim. “I thought it would be easy.” In Lim’s bright studio in Kuala Lumpur, bike wheels adorn the walls and a …

Urban farmers around the world – in pictures

We asked our community to share stories of farming projects in cities across the globe. From using old sacks in Nairobi to the garden of a Syrian mosque, here are a few ways our readers have been innovating<p>Our farms are not just growing food and community bonds but also indigenous biodiversity – …

The Uber Of Electricity Is Real. It Can Help Fight Climate Change And Make You Money

<i>This campaign season, HuffPost Canada is going past the sales pitch, away from the attacks and beyond the ballot.</i><p>Our Beyond the Ballot series is deep …

Gorgeous Energy-Absorbing Trap Light Never Needs to be Plugged In

1/14<p>Trap light<p>Today Gionata Gatto and Mike Thompson unveiled a gorgeous new pendant lamp at the Milan Furniture Fair that is completely powered by …

Furniture

A 20-something sold his first company for $80 million in 370 days — now he's raising $11 million for his new startup

Jared Hecht sold his first company, GroupMe, 370 days after it launched for about $80 million. GroupMe, a group text-messaging app, was acquired by Skype in 2011.<p>Hecht and his cofounder, Steve Martocci, left Skype in 2013. Both are working on new startups and, while they aren't business partners …

Small Business

Miles Barr: Every Window Can Be a Solar Cell

Solar panels are usually bulky, opaque, reflective rectangles. Barr, the CEO of Ubiquitous Energy, is reducing solar cells to a thin, transparent …

Nine massive banks just teamed up to take the technology behind bitcoin mainstream

Barclays, BBVA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, State Street, Royal Bank of Scotland, and UBS have all formed a partnership to draw up industry standards and protocols for using the blockchain in banking.<p>The partnership is being led by R3, a startup with offices in New York …

FinTech

Race to renewable: five developing countries ditching fossil fuels

Global development professionals network,Renewable energy,Energy,Environment,Solar power,Costa Rica,Afghanistan,China,India,Albania,Wind power,Hydropower,Americas,Asia Pacific,Europe,World news,South and Central Asia<p>Costa Rica, Afghanistan, China, India and Albania are all embracing renewable …

Renewable Energy

High-efficiency, semi-transparent perovskite/graphene solar cells created at low cost

With the continued rise in the uptake of solar cells, consumers are now looking at less obtrusive ways to incorporate these in buildings and …

Scientists are working on new technology that could beam unlimited energy to Earth from space

Luckily for the Earth, the world's supply of fossil fuels is limited. And for the past several decades, researchers have been looking for renewable energy resources to provide power to everyone without poisoning the Earth with atmospheric carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels like oil and …

Clean Energy

Climate scientists fear ‘Day After Tomorrow’ scenario

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>In the 2004 disaster-flick “Day After Tomorrow,” abrupt man-made climate change knocks the planet into a state of utter …

‘Kirigami’ solar cells soak up more sun

Solar cells capture up to 40 percent more energy when they can track the sun across the sky, but conventional, motorized trackers are too heavy and …

Edible water bottle to cause a splash at EU sustainability awards

Biodegradeable water packaging made from seaweed and new way of dyeing clothes have won joint award for new sustainable products<p>An edible alternative to plastic water bottles made from seaweed has topped the UK round of an EU competition for new, more sustainable products.<p>The new spherical form of …

Sustainability

This Is What the World Will Look Like After Climate Change

<i>This story was first published by</i> Wired<i> and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i>A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus …

Climate Change

Uber's CEO used to host intimate jam sessions at his home so entrepreneurs could hash out business ideas

Kalanick also hosted intimate meetings of the minds for young people in tech who made it through the dotcom bubble burst.<p>Fast Company reveals as many as 15 people once visited Kalanick's home — fondly nicknamed the "Jam Pad" — to hash out business ideas.<p>Well-known public speakers and entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

Intel Capital invests $62M in 16 tech startups

Intel Capital, the venture arm of the world’s biggest chipmaker, is unveiling it has invested $62 million in 16 tech startups today. The investments show that Intel is still bullish about funding new tech companies that could one day spur lots of purchases of its microprocessors and other …