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Guy Schemes to Give Free Food to Anyone in Bali Who Brings Plastic – And He’s Recycled 500 Tons in Fist Year

As the pandemic ground the tourism industry on Bali to a halt, a man sought to do the same to the problem of plastic pollution, by offering rice in exchange for plastic garbage. The reaction was immediate, and compounding, with over 500 tons of plastic collected by over 200 villages on the Indonesian island, for […]

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How China Made A Mockery Of Boris Johnson’s New Green Jobs Boast

A bleak autumn day at Methil on the south Fife coast. In front of us, the once-thriving yard where some of the North Sea’s biggest oil and gas platforms were built is almost empty. There’s just mud, puddles, and piles…

Could We Slow Global Warming By Making Clouds Brighter? – IFLScience

As the consequences of climate change get more and more extreme, it makes sense that the solutions to the crisis might do the same. One idea that’s been turning heads recently fits that profile perfectly: it’s big, it’s bold, and…

Abandoned Airport Turned into Sensory Experience Park Providing Green Refuge in Crowded Taiwan City

An abandoned airport in Taiwan has been chosen as the stage for an exciting project in landscape architecture, blending green spaces with sensory experiences to create a refuge in one of the island’s biggest and most crowded cities. The Phase Shift Park in Taichung will include 200 different plant species, and 10,000 trees to shade […]

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Environmental Advocates Call For Federal Climate Initiatives To Offset Global Warming, Pollution – KLCC FM Public Radio

Supporters of a tougher federal climate policy gathered outside Eugene’s federal courthouse today.  And some represented small businesses. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on a news conference calling for sweeping and modernized federal climate policy, which included some local businesses. Speakers…

When Walked On, These Wooden Floors Harvest Enough Energy to Turn On a Lightbulb

Researchers from Switzerland are tapping into an unexpected energy source right under our feet: wooden floorings. Their nanogenerator enables wood to generate energy from our footfalls. They also improved the wood used in the their nanogenerator with a combination of a silicone coating and embedded nanocrystals, resulting in a device that was 80 times more […]

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Boat-Plane Hybrid That Needs No Runway Could Transform Travel from LA to San Diego, Boston to NYC

The future of travel is bold, with a boat-plane hybrid set to transform short distance ferry services. From the Virgin Hyperloop to HAV carbon-free dirigibles to self-driving cars to, now, this, the REGENT “seaglider” is an electric transport plane that can do 180 mph, or around six-times the speed of a ferry, and with double the range […]

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Nightclub to Use Dancers’ Body Heat to Power the Venue

One Glasgow nightclub is working to sustainably harness the energy released from its partiers on the dance floor. The pioneering system at SWG3 could save the popular nightspot up to 70 tons of CO2 per year. In the run-up to the UN’s COP26 climate conference in Glasgow this November, BODYHEAT turns the energy from dancing bodies […]

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Gen Zers worry about climate change the way boomers worry about inflation – Business Insider

The US’ oldest and youngest adults are split on which economic crisis poses the greatest risk. Baby boomers worry inflation will erode their life savings, while Gen Zers worry about climate change the most. The gap shows no signs of…

Wood Alternative Sustainably Made From Kombucha Waste Wins 2021 Dyson Award

This year’s American James Dyson Award winner, Gabe Tavas, takes on deforestation with his invention, Pyrus. His mission is simple: Make wood without cutting down trees. By embracing a balance between nature and design, Gabe found a way to use bacterial cellulose—the main component of wood—to form an alternative material which imitates exotic woods found in the Amazon Rainforest. Gabe claims […]

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