Alastair Hawker

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Amazing green-roofed school melts into the mountains of France

1/19<p>Jean Moulin High School<p>In the 1960s, the Jean Moulin High School in Revin, France was artfully tucked into the town's green-covered hills. …

Design

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

Black Lives Matter

This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze

The first time you see a Nemoi wind turbine, you may not realize it’s a turbine at all. A white and silver metallic structure about the size of a …

Read This, and You'll Want to Ditch Ziploc Bags for Good

Plastic cutlery. Saran wrap (don't even get this culinary school grad started). Paper towels.<p>There's a slew of everyday habits that lead to kitchen …

Country Lifestyle

Toxic plastic to be 'burned in Britain' due to China import ban

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of toxic plastic could be burnt in Britain rather than recycled due to a Chinese import ban, officials have warned.<p>The leaders of the UK’s recycling industry admitted yesterday they had “no idea” how to cope with the prohibition as the policy came into force.<p>Britain …

Pollution

Mountains of US recycling pile up as China restricts imports

After you collect your cans, bottles and paper, then put them out by the curb, do you ever think about where everything goes after the truck picks things up? Largely, it goes to China.<p>Every day, nearly 4,000 shipping containers full of recyclables leave US ports bound for China. China sends the US …

China

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

Deals to encrypt your data from prying eyes.<p>The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as …

Privacy

New Enphase solar inverters could power homes without batteries even if the grid goes down

Most residential solar energy inverters shut off for safety reasons if the grid powers down – something that happened in Florida after Hurricane …

Clean Energy

Google X unveils new company for geothermal energy, Dandelion

The company is already signing up customers for their affordable and easy-to-install home geothermal energy system<p>Alphabet’s “moonshot factory” is slinging out a new independent company dedicated to bringing affordable home geothermal energy to the masses: Dandelion. For years, the popularity of …

Recycled plastic paving company Platio installs first 3 solar systems

We’re so excited to announce that the Hungarian startup Platio, which designed a modular energy-harvesting paving system made with recycled plastic, …

Clean Energy

Elon Musk Says Tesla's New Solar Tiles Can Defrost Themselves

Hold onto your butts solar aficionados, the next generation solar roof is coming, and it looks good. During a brief event Friday night, Elon Musk …

Tesla

Time Traveler who spent 2 years in the future — year 2749 — tells all

In these videos (featured at the end of the article), a Time Traveler, who spent 2 years in the future in 2749 and returned to the present tells …

Travel Photography

Wind turbine promises to blow away your utility bills

You’ve spared no expense in creating a smart home. You bought smart lightbulbs, a smart TV and smart appliances. All that’s missing is a device that makes you look smart when the electric bill comes in the mail.<p>The Agustsson brothers of Iceland may have figured out that part. They are the creators …

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

British Columbia

Hawaii flips switch on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant, harvesting clean energy from the sea

Hawaii is often the first to roll out new renewable energy projects and for good reason. The island state depends on imported fuel to provide most of …

Renewable Energy

Revolutionary new solar window tech can make any glass pane into a solar panel

If you’re thinking about going solar, we’ve got good news: your options have just been expanded. SolarWindow Technologies announced that their new …

Clean Energy

Hybrid rooftop wind and solar generator now available in U.S. for early adopters

<b>The SolarMill, a 1.2 kW combination wind and solar energy system, will be sold in the U.S. for about $3000.</b><p>WindStream Technologies' hybrid rooftop …