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Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme

<b>Scientists have improved a naturally occurring enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics.</b><p>PET, the strong plastic commonly used in bottles, takes hundreds of years to break down in the environment.<p>The modified enzyme, known as PETase, can start breaking down the same …

Pollution

Apple says all its facilities now powered by clean energy

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday said it had achieved its goal of powering all of the company's facilities with renewable energy, a milestone that includes all of its data centers, offices and retail stores in 43 countries.<p>The iPhone maker also said nine suppliers had recently committed to …

Renewable Energy

Reaping the wind with the biggest turbines ever made

<b>When engineer Lukasz Cejrowski finally saw the world's largest wind turbine blades installed on a prototype tower in 2016, he stood in front of it and took a selfie. Obviously.</b><p>"It was amazing," he says, recalling the moment with a laugh. "The feeling of happiness - 'Yes, it works, it's …

Renewable Energy

If America went vegan an additional 350 million people could be fed, study suggests

Turning America into a vegan nation would keep millions of Americans from going hungry each year, according to new research.<p>Of the 327 million people …

Agriculture

UK to announce plastic bottle deposit return scheme in days

<b>Yet another sign that British attitudes toward single-use plastic are changing dramatically.</b><p>Sadly, we're not yet talking about an outright ban on …

Pollution

Dyson creates 300 new electric car jobs

<b>Dyson is seeking an extra 300 engineers in a push to build its first electric car by 2020.</b><p>Best known for its vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, the firm caused a stir when it announced plans for a battery powered vehicle.<p>Dyson already has a 400-strong team working on the project and has doubled the …

Electric Vehicles

Netherlands opens world's first plastic-free supermarket aisle as UK urged to follow example

A “world first” plastic-free supermarket aisle is being unveiled in Amsterdam, prompting calls from campaigners for retailers to roll them out in the …

Smart street lights dim when nobody’s about

Highway 155 near Hole in Norway is no ordinary road. At night, 220 of its lamp posts operate at 20 per cent of their strength – increasing to full …

Carbon Emissions

Solar Panel Prices Continue Falling Quicker Than Expected

<b>Published on</b> February 11th, 2018 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>0<p>February 11th, 2018 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>Solar power prices have been dropping faster than people …

Solar Power

UK 'could adopt' Norway bottle recycling system

<b>A Scandinavian deposit-based system for recycling bottles is thought likely to be adopted in the UK.</b><p>Advisers to government say the schemes have massively reduced plastic litter in the environment and seas.<p>And a ministerial delegation has been to Norway to see if the UK should copy an industry-led …

Sustainability

Stefano Boeri's Trudo Vertical Forest wraps social housing in green

<b>So much for my New Year's resolution to stop writing about concrete planters in the sky.</b><p>In my New Year's resolutions for writing in 2018 I …

Turning Sunlight and Air into Drinking Water Is Now a Reality

January 30, 2018<p>As the ongoing water shortage in Cape Town shows, we should never take our water supply for granted.<p>Droughts, earthquakes and …

World's first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer

Dubbed the ‘Tesla of the canals’, the unmanned vessels will operate on Dutch and Belgian waterways, vastly reducing diesel vehicles and emissions<p>The world’s first fully electric, emission-free and potentially crewless container barges are to operate from the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and …

Roads

Self-driving cars will alter South Florida's roads. Here's how.

In the next decade or so, your commute is going to look a lot different as self-driving cars hit South Florida’s roads.Among the changes you can …

Autonomous Cars

How you will move around in your city in 2018: Smart cities - Blog Wave Let's Meet App

Millions of people struggle every day to reach their workplaces and study areas in cities in where pollution and long commutes are decreasing the …

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

<b>Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment.</b><p>Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022.<p>It comes as countries around the world put more …

Automotive Industry

Will Cape Town be the first city to run out of water?

<b>Cape Town, home to Table Mountain, African penguins, sunshine and sea, is a world-renowned tourist destination. But it could also become famous for being the first major city in the world to run out of water.</b><p>Most recent projections suggest that its water could run out as early as March. The crisis …

South Africa

How Will We Feed Cities in 2050?

In How to Feed the World in 2050, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN states that we’ll need to <b>increase food production by 70%</b> while …

Farming

Schools of robots are mapping the unknown features of the deep sea

Unknown Planet<p>If Planet Earth were the back of our hand, we’d disprove the truism about knowing it well pretty quickly. The problem: 71 percent of …

Black Mirror
Wastewater

Planning A Wedding In The New Year? Here's How To Make Sure It's Sustainable

From the hundreds of save-the-date cards to the reception feast, weddings can easily rack up a pretty negative impact on the environment. If you and …

Renault’s 2030 Vision: SYMBIOZ

<b>Published on</b> December 31st, 2017 | <i>by Cynthia Shahan</i><p>0<p>Renault’s 2030 Vision: SYMBIOZ<p>December 31st, 2017 by <b>Cynthia Shahan</b><p>Renault is further electrifying …

Driverless Cars

UK enjoyed 'greenest year for electricity ever' in 2017

<b>The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation's electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal.</b><p>The rise of renewable energy helped break 13 clean energy records in 2017.<p>In June, for the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power generated more UK power than gas and …

Renewable Energy

Study Says Some Men Avoid Being Eco-Friendly Because It Looks 'Less Manly'

Time to change the branding.<p>It's no secret we all need to pull together to help ease pressures on the environment, but there could be a compelling …

Sustainability

Evoware, Environmentally Friendly Edible Product Packaging Made Out of Sustainable Seaweed

Concerned about effect of trash upon the environment, the Indonesian company Evoware has turned to the plentiful and sustainable resource of seaweed …

Sustainability

7 Green Tech Trends to Watch for in 2018

December 23, 2017<p>I thought it would be good to end the year by putting together a brief article showing the seven green technology trends that I …

Smart Cities

Houses Made With Plastic Bottles Offer A Solution That Is Economical, Anti-seismic, And Ecological

520<p>Recycling is a noble activity, but in many cases, it is hard to make it something that everyone does. This is because perhaps, fortunately, it is …

Ecology

EO Smart Electric Car 2 Clumps Up, Shrinks, & Pivots

<b>Published on</b> December 22nd, 2017 | <i>by Nicolas Zart</i><p>0<p>December 22nd, 2017 by <b>Nicolas Zart</b><p>On <i>CleanTechnica</i>, we love smart e-mobility solutions. And as much …

Tesla Roadster

Hyundai Aiming To Bring As Many As 38 “Green Cars” To Market Over Next 8 Years

<b>Published on</b> December 23rd, 2017 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>0<p>Hyundai Aiming To Bring As Many As 38 “Green Cars” To Market Over Next 8 Years<p>December 23rd, 2017 by</b> …

Electric Vehicles