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CASE 580 EV | Project Zeus Promises Quieter Job Sites

March 29th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

CASE is calling its new machine "Project Zeus," and it's the industry's first electric backhoe loader. And, according to CASE, it offers levels of power and performance that are equivalent to similarly sized, diesel-engined backhoes in the market while producing zero "tailpipe" emissions. Even better: it does all that at a fraction of the operating costs of the ICE options


Kimbal Musk & Big Green Are Seeding The Future With Free Seeds

March 19th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Kimbal Musk and his wife, Christiana, shared a touching video yesterday in which they announced that Big Green is giving away free seeds for Plant A Seed Day, which is today. Kimbal shares the story of Lenny, whose mother and family have struggled with hunger


Demand For Palm Oil Is Burning Indonesia

March 12th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The demand for palm oil is burning Indonesia, quite literally. These annual infernos, according to experts, have ignited a "climate bomb." And until Western consumers say stop, the fires will continue to burn


Photosynthesis Differs in Rice Varieties — Natural Diversity Could Boost Yields

March 11th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Rice is a direct source of calories for more people than any other and serves as the main staple for some 560 million chronically hungry people in Asia. With over 120,000 varieties of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa) across the globe, there is a wealth of natural diversity to be mined by plant scientists to increase yields. A team from the University of Illinois and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) examined how 14 diverse varieties photosynthesize—the process by which all crops convert sunlight energy into sugars that ultimately become our food


3D-Printed Steak That You Can Eat

March 11th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Did you know that there is a 3D printed steak that you can eat? It was 3 something in the morning and I couldn’t sleep, so I scrolled through Twitter and saw this tweet about 3D-printed meat


Food From “Thin Air”

March 9th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

There is a forgotten recipe that makes food from "thin air." A microbial recipe was created to feed astronauts on long space missions that could help those here on earth who don't have access to food


Oxfam: Every 2 Seconds Climate Change Forces A Person From Their Home

March 1st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Every 2 seconds, climate change is forcing someone from their homes, according to data from Oxfam International. These climate-fueled disasters are the number one cause of internal displacement globally. More than 20 million people have lost their homes. This translates to one person every two seconds


Water, Peace, & Security — Under Threat

February 26th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

We write about CO2 emissions of fossil fuels quite a bit on CleanTechnica, but there is something that bears repetition as well. It is that renewable energy typically uses much less water than other electricity sources. The overuse of water, including for our power plants, is something that critically threatens our children


The Rachio Thrive Nutrient System Aims To Support Plants By Restoring Soil Health

February 26th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The folks at Rachio first made a name for themselves with their smart sprinkler controller that injected a healthy dose of intelligence into the world of yard care, saving millions of gallons of water along the way. Not satisfied to simply dump water on plants and hope for the best, they are back with a holistic lawn care plan called Rachio Thrive


American Farmers Are Turning To Wind Energy

February 20th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Wind energy is offering hope for American farmers amid tough times. In an article by Time Magazine, the plight of American farmers is brought into focus. "They're trying to wipe us off the map," says the subheading that quotes one of the farmers interviewed in the article


53 Million Gallons Of Wastewater Flushes Daily Into Hawaii’s Waters — How One Local Non-Profit Is Working To Fix This

February 8th, 2020 | by Andrea Bertoli

Hawaii has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and yet there are serious water quality issues to content with, primarily due to the large quantity of cesspools in the State. This is a huge issue for all of the islands, and impacts the health of humans, animals, and our ocean ecology. Here's the story of a local non-profit that's working to fix this crappy situation.



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