Are we nearing an energy Trumpocalypse?

February 6, 2017 by  
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A global energy crisis is a lot less hypothetical than it was just a few weeks ago. Is your company ready?

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From Amcor to Dow to Veolia, what the ‘New Plastics Economy’ means

February 6, 2017 by  
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Fifteen global brands pledged to find replacements for polystyrene, expanded polystyrene and PVC. What’s next?

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5 Hearty Fall Pasta Recipes (and the Tools You Need to Make Them)

October 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: jules:stonesoup /Creative Commons From-scratch pasta is a little like fresh, homemade bread: If you take the time to make it, your guests won’t even pay attention to the rest of the meal. But fresh pasta is also a lot less time-consuming than it sounds — especially when you have the right tools. Try one of these hearty fall pastas — served with fresh herbs or butternut squash, walnut pesto or pumpkin-based dough — made with your own two hands (and, in some cases, a pasta machine attachment) and you’ll have a flavorful dish that makes for … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Making Biofuels from West Coast Forests is a Bad Idea

October 26, 2011 by  
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Flickr / CC BY 3.0 Let’s Not Repeat the Corn Ethanol Debacle Scientists from the Oregon State University have published in Nature Climate Change the largest and most comprehensive study to date on the environmental impacts of making biofuel from West Coast forests. What they found after crunching the data isn’t very encouraging for those who would like to revive the forestry sector by turning trees into fuel…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Kevlar-Coated, Disaster-Resistant House Retracts Below Ground (Video)

October 26, 2011 by  
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© 10 Design In a future that may be rocked by natural disasters brought about by a changing climate, it may be a very good idea to have a disaster-resistant house. Though it may not be built anytime too soon, Hong Kong-based architecture firm 10design envisions a futuristic response to catastrophe in its lofted, Kevlar-coated house that can adapt to extreme weather by retracting into the ground, as this video shows:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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13 Year-old Aidan Dwyer Discusses His Fibonacci Sequence-Inspired Solar Tree (Video)

October 26, 2011 by  
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American Natural History Museum/Public Domain From the get-go, the story seemed spun by a skilled, ultra-modern fabulist: A 13 year-old junior high student observes the sunlight-collecting properties of trees while on a hike in the woods. His family had been discussing acquiring solar panels for their backyard, but feared their space too limited. The young student nonetheless wonders if trees’ ability to soak up sunlight in relatively small areas might be replicable. So, after researching the Fibonacci sequence, he designs a ?solar tree’, erects it in his backyard, and goes about monitoring the data inputs and making adjustments — and makes a clean energy b… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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First Takes: Benyus, Hansen Among Heinz Award Winners, Biofuels Not So Green? & More…

September 14, 2011 by  
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Why Iceland only has 11 electric vehicles, Ford brings gamification to vehicle software, and an accounting error means biofuels may be a lot less green than thought, along with other stories in our morning roundup.

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Weaving Sustainability into the Fabric of BASF

September 14, 2011 by  
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BASF’s North American Sustainability Leader, Charlene Wall-Warren, discusses the ubiquitous nature of BASF’s product lines, her role in communicating BASF’s commitment to sustainability, and the company’s recent involvement in the Sustainability Consortium.

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Radical Confidence: Bringing More Environment to the Urban Environment

May 26, 2011 by  
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In Paris neighborhoods, the streets are lined with fresh vegetables stands, fruit stores, butchers, cheese stores. What’s striking about these little shops is how local they are — and it seems to me that we need a lot less urban in the environment and a lot more environment in the urban.

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Bus Rapid Transit is Win-Win-Win (Video)

March 10, 2011 by  
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Most Cities Need BRT We’ve mentioned it previously , bus rapid transit (BRT) is great ! It’s a lot less expensive to build than a subway or light-rail system, but it brings many of the same benefits by repurposing space that would otherwise be used by private cars. What do you need for BRT?

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