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Wärtsilä To Design & Equip Two Electric Ferries For Norway

June 25th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

A few weeks ago CleanTechnica covered Wärtsilä's new emissions-free barge, with interchangeable energy containers. Before that, it was tugboats (in 2017). Soon, we may find out how captivating it would be to get a glimpse of electric cars on electric ferries!

Vacuuming Plastic From The Ocean

May 24th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Vacuuming plastic from the ocean sounds oddly impossible, but Clear Blue Sea, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to cleansing the oceans from plastic pollution, is working on doing as much of this as it can

NOAA Predicts More Active Atlantic Hurricane Season In 2020

May 23rd, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released its 2020 hurricane season forecast. NOAA predicts we will continue with the pattern of storms brewing above normal activity, but it will be even more extreme in the Atlantic this year. Aptly, the storm season has started early with Arthur, crossing one name off the list before the official start of the season

Stripe Is Spending $1 Million To Fight Climate Change

May 22nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Stripe has revealed it is spending $1 million to fight climate change. For those who may not know what Stripe is, it's an online payment platform that allows online sellers such as myself to accept credit card payments, Apple Pay, or even Google Pay for goods and services

Charging Your Phone With Hydroelectricity From A Rain Gutter

May 20th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Did you know that you could charge your phone with rainwater? YouTuber Quint BUILDs discovered that he could harvest free energy from his roof with a hydroelectric generator. He lives in Oregon, where it rains quite a lot, so he got a bit creative with the opportunity

What Are “Ocean-Bound Plastics?”

May 14th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

What are "ocean-bound plastics" and how are they a good (or bad) thing? I saw a tweet in my feed by SwiftOnSecurity using this term that grabbed my attention

Oceans May Be Best Place To Get EV Battery Metals

May 3rd, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

A new study explores the environmental, social, and economic costs of different sources of base metals used in the world's transition away from fossil fuels. The while paper is entitled Where Should Metals for the Green Transition Come From

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