Bill Gates’ $14 million sees a future in low-carbon plastics

September 15, 2016 by  
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Since the billionaire launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition last year, you’ve heard little about his low-carbon investments, until today.

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The ‘ethical’ energy brand: A cautionary tale

September 15, 2016 by  
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Staking your business on doing good requires serious commitment.

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Obama: Paris COP21 talks are the turning point in climate change threat

November 30, 2015 by  
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The COP21 climate change conference kicked off today in Paris with an impassioned rallying cry from President Barack Obama. Obama told world leaders that the UN climate conference could be a “turning point” for the planet on climate change , an issue that he described earlier this year as the “defining threat of this century.” Obama pledged that the U.S., which he says is partly to blame for climate change, would take a lead in fixing the perceived problems and reduce emissions to 26 to 28% below 2005 levels within 10 years. Read the rest of Obama: Paris COP21 talks are the turning point in climate change threat

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Could this new spinal implant someday help people with paralysis walk?

January 13, 2015 by  
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Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have made a breakthrough  that could someday help paralyzed people walk, run, or even dance again. After years of research, the team has developed e-Dura, a flexible material that allows an implant to be placed on the actual spinal cord without causing damage to the nerve tissue. Read the rest of Could this new spinal implant someday help people with paralysis walk? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: breakthrough , discovery , helping people , learning to walk , medical advancements , medical technology , Medicine , mobility , paralysis , paralyzed , prosthesis , rehab , research , scientists , spinal , spinal cord , spinal implant , spinal injury

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Blog Debunks 13-Year-Old’s Solar Power Breakthrough

August 22, 2011 by  
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image via American Museum of Natural History Last week, EarthTechling let us know that a 13-year-old came up with a solar breakthrough, noticing that using the Fibonacci sequence to organize solar cells could boost efficiency. The news story was big on TreeHugger, as well as on dozens of other news outlets around the nation. Everyone was excited for a teen to do such an interesting science project, and to be recognized with a Young Naturalist award by the American Museum of Natural History. However, the teen’s glory is short lived — a science blog has debunked the project. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Dr Who Embraces Solar Power

August 22, 2011 by  
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Given that Robert Llewellyn, the former star of the cult comedy Red Dwarf, is now creating the popular online electric car series Fully Charged , and is raving about his own solar-powered car charging set up , British sci-fi has already contributed to a greener world. But now comes news that the Timelord himself is taking some very concrete steps to save the planet (as if he hasn’t saved it a few times already). Business Green reports that

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Researchers Make Breakthrough in Wireless In-Road EV Charging

August 2, 2011 by  
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Utah State University researchers have made a breakthrough in the quest to make in-road electric vehicle chargers practical for the real world, managing to wirelessly transmit 5 kilowatts of electricity across a 10-inch gap with 90% efficiency. That’s huge for a technology that has struggled to gain traction because of inefficiencies and difficulties bridging enough of a gap to make inductive chargers useful in highways, where chargers are a significant distance away from car batteries and need to deliver large amounts of electricity in a short period of time. Read the rest of Researchers Make Breakthrough in Wireless In-Road EV Charging Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , breakthrough , electric car , electric vehicle , green automotive design , green transportation , in-road vehicle charger , inductive charger , inductive charging breakthrough , USU , Utah State University , vehicle charging breakthrough , world’s first

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Microorganism Breakthrough Could Make Methane Production More Efficient

December 3, 2010 by  
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A team from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst have discovered a new cooperative behavior in anaerobic bacteria known as “interspecies electron transfer” that they believe could be used towards changing the global carbon cycle and how we understand bioenergy. In their research, the UMass team discovered that two different species of microorganisms were able to cooperate to consume food at a faster rate than they would be able to on their own. And since consumption of such matter could lead to the production of natural gases such as methane and is an increasingly popular method for producing natural gas, the finding could be a breakthrough for the renewable energy.

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Forget the Oscars, The Toxies Are Much More Exciting

March 5, 2010 by  
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I am so embarrassed that we missed our walk down the red carpet for the Toxies on Wednesday night at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater. Established by Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (Change), it recognizes those chemicals that have so affected our lives.

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Ethical Superstore Hosts Carnival of the Green

March 5, 2010 by  
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This week marks Carnival of the Green #216 , and it’s being hosted by Ethical Superstore, a site based in the UK that’s committed to helping the ethical consumer “buy what you believe in.” Through the Ethical Superstore website , you can purchase the finest quality fair trade, organic, and eco friendly products. So head on over to this week’s Carnival which includes a round up of green news and events from the past week and your best green tweets, submitted by other bloggers and green sites.

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