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For China, climate change is no hoax – it’s a business and political opportunity

In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, China sent some of its clearest signals yet that it will continue to pursue an...
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Nitrogen pollution: the forgotten element of climate change

While carbon pollution gets all the headlines for its role in climate change, nitrogen pollution is arguably a more challenging problem. Somehow we need...
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Victory at Standing Rock reflects a failure of US energy and climate policy

The protesters have won. On Sunday, Dec. 4, swayed by possible violence over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota, the Obama administration...
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How microplastics make their way up the ocean food chain into fish

Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail – enter our oceans each year. This...
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A smart ‘switch’ in photosynthesis holds lessons for solar technology

Photosynthetic organisms like plants are the ultimate natural solar panels. They are extremely efficient at converting sunlight into stored energy. Researchers working on “bio-inspired”...

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3 Solar Powered Home Appliances

Home appliances consume up to a massive 20% of our total energy use, so it makes sense, both from a financial and an environmental...
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Celebrating Thanksgiving in an Eco Friendly Way

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to celebrate traditions with family and friends, but some of the practices are not especially eco-friendly....
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Shoes Made from Ocean Plastic, by Adidas

Adidas is releasing a new shoe that is made from plastic collected from the oceans. Plastic ocean pollution is an increasingly important environmental concern, with the...
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What can be done to reduce disposable coffee cup waste? [Infographic]

In the USA alone, it’s estimated that 50 billion takeaway coffees are bought every year. That’s a lot of coffee. It’s also a lot...

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WATCH: How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar power is the future of renewable energy sources – just taking a look at Tesla's model for seamless solar panel integration into a home...
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WATCH: Elon Musk Unveils the Tesla Solar Roof with Solar Shingles

On October 28, Elon Musk unveiled the anticipated new product from Tesla: a solar roof. The Tesla solar roof does away with unsightly solar panels...
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Solartab Review: The Perfect Solar Powered Battery Companion for your Smartphone and Tablet

Conserving your phone’s battery while on the go is a painful reality for most smartphone owners. As we continue to use our phones and...
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Solar Shingles: An Up And Coming Solar Technology

Combining solar technology with standard roofing materials, solar shingles are one of the hottest building-integrated photovoltaic (PV) products on the market today. Integrating seamlessly into a roof,...

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Grab ’N Go with FUEL

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Did you know the average life of a fast food bag is only six seconds? Which is about the time it takes for a...

Willa Walker Review: Teaching Toddlers to Walk with Sustainably Sourced Materials

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Isn’t it great when you find a product that meets that desirable consumer trifecta of being good to the maker, good for the consumer...

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