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Saudi Arabia is Building a Zero-Carbon City With No Cars or Pollution: ‘A new era of civilization’

Though not often a role model for social justice, freedom, or democracy, Saudi Arabia is delivering to the world a worthwhile example of future living: as it’s announced plans to build a revolutionary zero-carbon, zero-traffic city for over a million people, spanning 105 miles and featuring futuristic technology. The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman […]

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See Paris’s Long Overdue Upgrade to Iconic Champs-Élysées Boulevard With An ‘Extraordinary Garden’  

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo has agreed to a nearly $300 million restoration project for the tired-looking Champs-Élysées, the famous boulevard at the heart of the City of Light. The green light comes more than a year after architects, community leaders, and businesses unveiled plans to turn the 1.2-mile stretch of road into an “extraordinary […]

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Unusual Inventions That Come From Reusing Waste and Recyclables

Every waste district in the U.S. has its own policies on what is accepted and what isn’t. Curbside haulers in one town may welcome all plastics while another only takes #1 and #2. Some haulers take away food waste to be composted instead of sent to the landfill, but others want food waste in the […]

UK Opens its First Geothermal Plant Using Heat From the Earth to Power 10,000 Homes

In Cornwall, the UK’s first-ever geothermal power plant has just put pen to paper on a 10-year deal to sell its supply of electricity to 10,000 local homes. The plant creates power by mixing water down two wells, one of which is three miles deep, that pass through the Porthtowan fault zone and the red […]

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Japan is Building Wooden Satellites to Cut Down on Space Junk

A wooden satellite will be launched into space in 2023 to study how the organic material holds up in the vacuum outside our atmosphere. Wooden satellites would create a harmless alternative to metal ones, and significantly cut down on space junk orbiting the Earth which is expected to become a serious problem for spacefarers in […]

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These African Nations Used Satellite Monitoring to Cut Deforestation by 18 Percent

Deforestation dropped by 18 percent in two years in African countries where organizations subscribed to receive warnings from a new service using satellites to detect decreases in forest cover in the tropics. The carbon emissions avoided by reducing deforestation were worth between $149 million and $696 million, based on the ability of lower emissions to […]

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On the road to invisible solar panels: How tomorrow’s windows will generate electricity

Researchers demonstrate the first transparent solar cell. Their innovative technique rests on a specific part of the solar cell: the heterojunction, made up of thin films of materials responsible for absorbing light. By combining the unique properties of titanium dioxide and nickel oxide semiconductors, the researchers were able to generate an efficient, transparent solar cell.

14 Years Ago the Amazon Was Being Bulldozed for Soy – Then Everything Changed As Corporations Joined Activists

Over the last 14 years, a unique public-private initiative has reduced soy farming deforestation in the Amazon, so much so, that almost no soy coming from the Amazon currently contributes to deforestation. It began in 2006 when Greenpeace launched a campaign exposing the damage of forest clear-cutting for soy the previous year—more than 1,600 square […]

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Chinese Village Invaded by Legions of Deadly Wasps Raise Funds For Flame-Throwing Drone to Incinerate Their Nests

In the remote Chinese county of Zhong, villagers have been saved from a deadly wasp infestation by a fire-breathing drone. The remote-controlled flying flamethrower was built by Blue Sky Search and Rescue after legions of stinging wasps moved into the village and surrounding area, near the city of Chongqing. A fundraiser for a solution to […]

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