Millennials to the world: Ignore Trump

June 4, 2017 by  
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How the Paris decision is seen by America’s largest living generation, the group poised to inherit climate change’s fast-approaching challenges.

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Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit to gather corporate renewable energy leaders at VERGE 17

April 13, 2017 by  
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The 2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit will gather corporate buyers, service providers, developers, financiers, utilities and non-profit organizations in Santa Clara, CA, September 17-19, 2017, ahead of GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 17 conference and expo, to identify opportunities to accelerate corporate procurement of renewable energy.

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Erika Karp: Sustainable investing goes beyond ‘pure imagination’

January 25, 2017 by  
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The founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Group explains why sustainability focused investing is a must for corporate asset owners.

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Report: Cities need $375 billion in green investment

December 2, 2016 by  
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The C40 Climate Leadership Group calls for an urgent increase in low-carbon investment before 2020.

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Man drives truck through crowd of protestors at the Dakota Access pipeline protest

October 12, 2016 by  
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On Monday, a man in a white pickup truck drove through a group of protestors in Reno, Nevada, critically injuring one 59-year-old woman and leaving four others with minor injuries. The group had gathered in protest of Columbus Day and the advancing construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Several observers caught the incident on video and the Reno Police report an investigation is underway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX0Qvk7YbnU&feature=youtu.be The group of 40 protestors had gathered underneath the Reno Arch to take a photo on Monday evening when they were approached by the truck. Exchanges can be heard between the protestors and the driver, instructing him to “just go around” the group. Instead, the driver revs his engine and drives through the group, leaving several injured. One woman, named Kitty Colbert, is currently at the Renown Regional Medical Center, which described her condition as “serious.” Despite her injuries, she has posted to social media that she is “in good spirits.” Related: Actress Shailene Woodley arrested at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest After the driver drove through the crowd, he reportedly pulled down another street and called to inform the police of what happened, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal . The names of the driver and his passenger have not been released, but they have been identified as 18 and 17 years old, respectively. Quanah Brightman, executive director of United Native Americans Inc. , says the young man was “stalking” the group and asks that they be charged with a hate crime for targeting their group. So far, the police report both men are cooperating with the investigation and there is no mention of charges at this time. Yesterday, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve issued a statement on behalf of the Reno City Council: “Public safety is our highest priority, and I want all Reno residents to know that we are working swiftly and diligently to make sense of the events that took place last night. Please be advised that the Reno Police Department will hold anyone responsible accountable for their actions once the investigation has concluded.” Via Grist , Reno Gazette-Journal Images via YouTube (screenshot)

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Floating bamboo domes in Jamaica could keep urban farms safe from rising seas

October 12, 2016 by  
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Jamaica’s agriculture sector suffers from many woes, including natural disasters that caused $14.4 billion in losses between 1994 and 2010, according to Dinesh Ram, the designer of this innovative floating bamboo dome concept. An entrant in Inhabitat’s recent biodesign contest, the Hope Waters Dome is designed to combat the twin dangers of rising sea levels and food scarcity in the water locked nation, and it could be built using locally-available materials such as bamboo and plastic. The dome is designed to provide multiple functions, including growing space and meeting space. The bamboo frame would rest on a platform made with recycled plastic bottles for buoyancy, addressing Jamaica’s burgeoning problem of overstuffed landfills. The upper floors are designed to operate as an “urban agriculture learning center” where food can be grown without risk of inundation from rising seas. Related: ByFusion turns recycled plastic into eco-friendly building bricks “This icon of sustainable development is pre-fabricated, towed to site and can return the location back to its original state,” according to Ram. “Cost to build is roughly half compared to a traditional building of similar dimensions.” Albeit just a concept at this point, the design recognizes that over the next few decades, we are expecting to see a one to two meter rise in sea levels. Given how much Jamaica in particular depends on its coastline for its economic well-being, now is the time to begin devising thoughtful solutions to build the country’s resilience .

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Innovative HyparGate paves way for modular fabrication of complex stone structures

August 11, 2016 by  
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The shell, located at the headquarters of French company S.N.B.R., is based on the “hypar”, a known doubly-ruled surface commonly used in reinforced concrete shells. It is generated by two families of straight lines called “generatrices”. Its morphological properties allows engineers to easily analyze its structural behavior as a parametric surface and divide stone into modules. Related: Wind-powered vertical Skyfarms are the future of sustainable agriculture This innovative design draws from Stereotomy to create connections between shape, structure and fabrication, and develop new ways of building self-supported vaulted morphologies through integrated parametric analysis. This computational approach will allow the use of robotic arms and CNC machines in building innovative structures. + New Fundamentals Research Group

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New Karma Revero will be entirely powered by rooftop solar panels

August 11, 2016 by  
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Those awaiting news about Karma Automotive’s new Revero model have some exciting updates to chew on. For starters, solar panels on the roof are expected to generate sufficient energy to fully power the car. A teaser released by the company sheds more light on what aspiring Revero owners can expect – take a look after the jump. Karma Automotive says the solar panels on the Revero’s roof “will create enough energy to power the car.” An individualized, hand-painted Karma badge is another unique feature – a detail so exclusive no other car manufacturer can make the same claim. Lastly, the updated “infotainment” system is described as “simple, intuitive, and beautiful,” sans a thick and burdensome owners manual. Related: The Fisker Karma will be resurrected as the Karma Revero this year Fisker owners and the media are invited to attend a launch party hosted by Karma Automotive , which is owned by Wanxiang Group, on September 8, 2016. At that time, a Revero pre-order window will open up for Fisker owners. The model’s exclusivity is reflected in the comments of Jim Taylor, Karma’s chief revenue officer, who said, “Serving a mass market is not, and never will be, our purpose.” + Karma Automotive Via Auto Blog Images via Karma Automotive

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Glowing seesaws turn Montreal into a musical winter wonderland

December 20, 2015 by  
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Seesaws aren’t just for kiddie playgrounds anymore. Just ask Lateral Office and CS Design , two Canada-based design firms who collaborated with engineer EGP Group to install Impulse, a collection of 30 glowing, musical seesaws in Montreal. Created for Luminothérapie at Place des Festivals, the LED -fitted seesaws vary in size and play music as they’re used. READ MORE>

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Apple, Microsoft, Motorola wring new revenue out of e-waste

August 27, 2015 by  
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Recycling is the last recourse for collection programs managed by reverse logistics company Li Tong Group, which prioritizes reuse of high-value components.

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