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A company just inked the first ever deal to supply US-grown hemp fiber to an apparel company

A Nebraska-based company signed Thursday the first contract to supply US-grown hemp fiber to a sustainable apparel company, according to an investor close to the deal.<p>Bastcore, LLC, purchases raw hemp grown by US farmers and has a proprietary process for converting hemp stalks into commercial …

Hemp

Two massive ferries are about to become the biggest all-electric ships in the world

Over the last year, ABB has been converting two of Sweden’s HH Ferries Group’s massive ferries from diesel engines to being completely battery-powered.<p>Now the ships are reportedly close to launching, which would likely make them the biggest all-electric ships in the world.<p>As we have often discussed …

Electric Vehicles

Water evaporation could provide vast amounts of renewable energy, find scientists

A new source of vast amounts of renewable energy – the evaporation of water – has been discovered by scientists.<p>Writing in the journal <i>Nature</i> …

Renewable Energy

This climate-defying farm could transform life in the coldest place on Earth

Antarctica's nonstop winters make it impossible to grow food outdoors. Fruits and vegetables are instead shipped long distances from overseas, just a …

Farming

Sound waves kill algae in Auckland lake

Sound waves are being used to kill algae at a water-supply lake in what is believed to be a first for the country.

Water

This Solar-Powered Town Is Home To America’s First Self-Driving Shuttle Network

Babcock Ranch, a planned, sustainable community in Florida, wants to help its residents ditch their cars.<p>Later this year, if someone moves into a house in Babcock Ranch–a newly built, fully solar-powered town in Florida–they’ll be able to take an autonomous shuttle to the grocery store. The …

Urban Design

How to Turn Trash Into Energy in 12 Hours

The U.K. might soon be powering its lights with energy that comes from the trash.<p>A Danish energy company is working on new machines that sort …

Recycling

Algae can spearhead a culinary revolution

[France, EU] Revolutionary substitutes for salmon and tuna, made from marine microalgae, are due to be launched commercially in the EU next year, …

Fish

Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller

Exclusive: Company pledges products will be free from ingredients tainted with controversial herbicide after survey found traces in its European ice-creams<p>Ben & Jerry’s has moved to cut all glyphosate-tainted ingredients from its production chain and introduce an “organic dairy” line next year, …

Agriculture

First ever 'eco-Lego block' energy-efficient home under construction in Sooke | CHEK

It’s been dubbed “The Lego House” – or perhaps more accurately, the “eco-Lego house.” Currently, under construction in Sooke, it’s the first home …

Construction

Fall 2015 | Fashion Sends Ocean SOS

SEARCH:<p>RESOURCES/LINKS:<p><i>Marine debris in Hawaii. In Virginia last year, a 45 ft. sei whale succumbed to injuries suffered after ingesting a plastic CD</i> …

Winter 2017 | Avoiding a Collision Course - Reducing Whale Ship Strikes

<i>Image: NOAA</i><p><b>Avoiding a Collision Course - Local & Global Action to Reduce Whale Ship Strikes</b><p>Posted 5 March 2017 by Carol Brighton<p>During the 2015/16 …

Winter 2017 | Luna Project to Deliver Sail Freight in the Chesapeake Bay

<i>President of the Colonial Seaport Foundation, John Collamore, exhibiting a model of the of the Luna, a colonial era sloop that will serve as a</i> …

Winter 2017 | NC Avangrid Wind Farm

<i>Harry says YES to Clean Energy</i>. <i>Electricity produced at this 208 MW NC wind farm is destined for Amazon data centers including one in Northern</i> …

Winter 2017 | Virginia Carbon Reduction Plan

<i>In Alexandria, VA, May 16, 2017 - Governor Terry McAullife signs Executive Directive 11: REDUCING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FROM ELECTRIC POWER</i> …

Winter 2017 | Solar Map Measures Watts Reaching Rooftops

<b>Watts on your Rooftop: Map Program Measures PV Potential</b><p>Posted 5 April 2017 by Carol Brighton<p>Google's online platform, "<b>Project Sunroof,</b>" provides …

Virginia Homeowners Handbook: Helping Homeowners Prepare for Hurricanes and other Natural Hazards

Wie YusufMichelle Covi<p>With hurricane season in full swing — and major storms currently barreling across the Atlantic Ocean — the threat is palpable …

Weather

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

<i>Media outlets encourage citizen scientists to envision the future normal</i><p>On the morning of November 5th, the highest astronomical tide of the year—the …

Climate Change

Groundbreaking for Staten Island office building with rooftop garden, bocce courts, and vineyard

Tomorrow elected officials are breaking ground on a Staten Island office building with a bocce court, giant rooftop farm, a nearby vineyard, and a …

Staten Island

Instead Of Throwing Out This Plastic Wrapper, You Eat It

Evoware is made from seaweed–and if you don’t feel like eating it, it will biodegrade just fine.<p>If you buy a Belgian waffle at a food festival this weekend in Ubud, Bali, you’ll be able to eat the wrapper it comes in. A waffle vendor is one of the early customers testing new food packaging made …

Recycling

Rebuilding After the Hurricanes: These Solar Homes Use Almost No Energy

Builders of prefabricated, zero-energy homes built for storm resilience have seen a spike in calls, particularly from the Florida Keys and Virgin …

Virgin Islands

In Rural India, Solar Powers Through a Flood – Nexus Media

Araria, a bustling rural district in India’s eastern state of Bihar, is accustomed to flooding. Every year, rainfall from neighboring Nepal flows …

India

World's largest aquaponics facility opens in Jackson County

Farm fresh is a term well known in Wisconsin, but has it ever been used to describe fish? Well, that could soon change thanks to Superior Fresh in …

Aquaponics

What’s Up in Coal Country: Alternative-Energy Jobs

From the mountain hollows of Appalachia to the vast open plains of Wyoming, the coal industry long offered the promise of a six-figure income without a four-year college degree, transforming sleepy farm towns into thriving commercial centers.<p>But today, as King Coal is being dethroned — by cheap …

Energy

Are you ready for that jelly? Why it’s time to start eating jellyfish

There are too many of them in the sea, and the problem is only going to get worse. Is the solution to fry them up and eat them?<p>The world has a jellyfish problem. In 2014, they invaded a Scottish salmon farm, killing 300,000 fish overnight. They have shut down power stations, incapacitated a US …

Sustainability

EasyJet says it could be flying electric planes within a decade

UK-based airline has linked up with US firm Wright Electric to build battery-powered aircraft for flights under two hours<p>EasyJet could be flying planes powered by batteries rather than petroleum to destinations including Paris and Amsterdam within a decade.<p>The UK carrier has formed a partnership …

Aviation

The Ambitious Plan to Save Chesapeake Bay's Shrinking Saltmarshes

It was 6 o’clock in the morning on an overcast July day when I found myself encased in rubber boots up to my waist, slowly sinking into an experiment …

Ecology

Amsterdam is transforming a prison into a green energy-generating neighborhood

A brighter, solar-powered future is coming to Bijlmerbajes, a former prison complex in Amsterdam. The Dutch government tapped OMA to design a …

Amsterdam

Chinese scientists have found a plastic-eating fungus

<b>In brief</b><p>Researchers have identified a fungus that can break down plastics. The species could be a useful tool as we attempt to reduce the impact of …

Biology

Beavers as Ecopartners - National Wildlife Federation

These aquatic mammals are helping restore parched ecosystems in the West<p>07-31-2017 // Anne Bolen<p>By creating dams, beavers such as this one in …

Water