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By Craig J Todd | Inspiration for a Brighter Future

New Orleans’ golf course transformed into city’s biggest urban farm with an Eco-Campus

A former golf course in New Orleans’ City Park has been transformed into the city’s biggest urban farm—Grow Dat Youth Farm. The seven-acre …

Farming

A New Food Label Is Coming Soon and It Goes 'Beyond Organic'

Conscious consumers won't have to wait much longer for clear guidance on how to buy food and other products that are not only certified organic, but …

Agriculture

The entrepreneurs turning carbon dioxide into fuels

The race is on to prove that CO2 can be taken from the air and recycled into profitable, carbon neutral fuels. But cost and investment obstacles remain<p>In an industrial greenhouse about 30km from Zurich, plump aubergines and juicy cherry tomatoes are ripening to perfection. Growing Mediterranean …

Energy

Hyperloop One is closer to deciding its first planned route

One of the ways that Hyperloop One is working out which routes it wants to build is through its "Global Challenge" program. It is, essentially, an X-Factor style competition in which candidate cities and states can audition for the prize of getting to buy their own high-speed travel systems. Now, …

Transportation

This battery-free cellphone runs on light and radio waves

Who cares about an OLED and a notch when your phone can sip power from its surrounding, allowing you to make calls without ever having to charge your phone.<p>This wild cellphone is part of a Google Faculty Research program and received three U.S. National Science Foundation grants for total …

National Science Foundation

Scotland Breaks Another Wind Power Record

Scotland is celebrating yet another record-breaking month for wind power, new figures show.<p>Scottish wind turbines provided 846,942 megawatt hours of …

Wind Power

The app that inspires tens of millions to go cycling

<b>Thankfully for tens of millions of cyclists around the world, Mark Gainey didn't walk away from the sport when he had a nasty crash back in 2002.</b><p>Racing his bike down a steep road in California, he hit a pothole and went flying, shattering his left arm and elbow. He required no less than 11 …

Cycling

Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear

<b>Energy from offshore wind in the UK will be cheaper than electricity from new nuclear power for the first time.</b><p>The development, revealed in figures from the government, has been seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy.<p>The plummeting cost of offshore wind energy has caught even its …

Energy

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Review

<b>Published on</b> September 9th, 2017 | <i>by Kyle Field</i><p>0<p>September 9th, 2017 by <b>Kyle Field</b><p><b>All electric range</b>: 124 miles <b><br>MPGe</b>: 136 average: 150 city / 122 …

Electric Vehicles

London trials for Navya shuttle driverless bus

A driverless bus system is being tested at the Olympic Park in east London.<p>The Navya shuttle - previously operated in tests on the streets of Las Vegas - moves at only 2mph (3kmh), and shuttles passengers between four stops - taking around 12 minutes per trip.

Transportation

Electric motorhome for silent travels

German firm Dethleffs has launched the world’s first fully electric motorhome at the Dusseldorf Caravan Show this week.The outside of the Iveco …

Travel Insurance

Switzerland Builds Tunnel System Powered By The Sun And IoT To Reduce Cargo Traffic By 40 Percent

“Switzerland is not famous for its big cities but if you look at the northern part it’s estimated that there will be 10 million inhabitants in the next 15 years, a similar population to Los Angeles,” said Daniel Wiener, a board member of Cargo Sous Terrain, the organization responsible for …

Logistics

How The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Change The Energy Landscape

<b>Published on</b> September 7th, 2017 | <i>by The Beam</i><p>0<p>September 7th, 2017 by <b>The Beam</b><p>By Carola Hein from Delft University of Technology<p>In the next 50 years, …

Industry 4.0

Nation's Largest Urban Farm Planned for Pittsburgh

A former 107-acre public housing site in South Pittsburgh's St. Clair neighborhood is being transformed into a massive urban farm.<p>According to Next …

Farming

China plans to build nearly 300 new eco-cities

China broke ground on a 40,000-tree-filled Forest City earlier this summer – but apparently one isn’t enough. The country, infamous for their …

Sustainability

Former mailman builds geothermal greenhouse in the midwest; gets local citrus all year for $1 a day

<b>Greenhouse in the Snow, built by a former mailman, grows an abundance of local produce high on the Nebraska plains.</b><p>"We can grow the best citrus in …

Farming

GKN Driveline reveals next-gen electric drive system to power anything from city car to all-electric hypercar

GKN Driveline is behind the drive systems of several popular electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road today, like the Volvo XC90 or BMW i8, and they have been looking to expand their EV business.<p>Toward that effort, they unveiled today their next-generation of electric vehicles driveline.<p>GKN …

Electric Vehicles

Stanford Researchers Mimic Structure Of Insects Eyes To Make Perovskite Solar Cells More Durable

<b>Published on</b> September 3rd, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>September 3rd, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>The single most important factor driving the installation of more …

Clean Energy

The End of Fossil-Fuelled Cars

<b>Published on</b> September 3rd, 2017 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>0<p>September 3rd, 2017 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p>1919 Rauch & Lang electric car<p>We all love a …

Car Tech

Midwest greenhouse heated with geothermal energy produces citrus year-round for $1 per day

Those who live in the Midwest United States understand how difficult it can be to eat local during winter. But for Russ Finch and his community, the …

Farming

Jimmy Carter Talks Solar Energy

I grew up on a farm outside of Plains, Georgia. It was the Great Depression years; we didn't have electricity or running water. The first appliance …

Renewable Energy

Life-saving LifeArk snaps together like LEGOs to provide emergency off-grid housing

Architect Charles Wee didn’t have grand plans to save the world—but that’s exactly what his incredible LifeArk could do. Designed for disaster …

Off-grid

The 6 Key Areas of Cleantech

Have you ever found yourself desperately grasping for the right words to explain what cleantech is?<p>It’s one thing to be an advocate of cleantech or …

Sustainability

Solar Energy's Impact Is Being Underestimated

Image: iStock<p>US researchers say The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has underestimated the importance of photovoltaic solar energy, …

Solar Power

Seattle to Ban Plastic Straws, Utensils at Restaurants Next Year

Starting next year, Seattle restaurants will no longer provide plastic straws and plastic utensils to its patrons after a 2010 ordinance finally …

Recycling

'Self-driving' lorries to be tested on UK roads

<b>Small convoys of partially driverless lorries will be tried out on major British roads by the end of next year, the government has announced.</b><p>A contract has been awarded to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to carry out the tests of vehicle "platoons".<p>Up to three lorries will travel in …

Transportation

Ojo wants to be the electric scooter for commuters, but it’s not there yet

Commuting in a busy city like San Francisco can be annoying — between all the cars, bikes, Boosted Boards and other electric gizmos zipping and weaving through lanes. The Ojo Electric scooter, while it might help with your personal traffic woes, won’t do much to help reduce the overall annoyance …

Electric Vehicles

The death of the internal combustion engine

“HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented <i>Le Petit Journal</i>, a French …

Electric Vehicles

We're driving to an electric future, but how do we keep the kettle on?

<b>Electric vehicles are now a reality, but boiling a kettle at the same time as charging your car may not be, according to insights published by the National Grid.</b><p>In July, the government announced that all sales of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK will cease by 2040. Volvo, meanwhile, has said …

Electric Vehicles