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7 Environment & Development Stories To Watch In 2019

January 14th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

One hundred years ago, 1919 was a really big year: Countries signed the Treaty of Versailles to end World War I, Mahatma Gandhi began his nonviolent resistance against British rule, the Grand Canyon became a national park. And on a lighter note, pop-up toasters entered kitchens for the first time!


Zero Mass Water’s Hydropanels Pull Water From Thin Air At #CES2019

January 11th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Zero Mass Water and its Source hydropanels that literally create perfectly balanced drinking water from the air have been on our radar for a long time, so we were excited for the opportunity to connect with its CEO, Cody Friesen, at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada to talk about their panels


Top 5 Climate Change Videos Of 2018

December 31st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

We’re looking back at the videos that struck a chord with our Climate Reality audience in 2018. These top five videos were published on our Facebook page and were watched a total of 42 million times. It’s an incredible number that makes us hopeful that the world is becoming more and more aware of the climate crisis – and that together, we can stop the fake debates and focus on real solutions


DOE Stalls Clean Energy R&D, Risking Jobs & US Competitiveness

December 31st, 2018 | by NRDC

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) may be sitting on approximately $600 million in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) funding for clean energy research and development (R&D), despite clear and strong congressional guidance to invest public dollars in new technologies and innovation that will pave the way for America to be a leader in a clean energy future


China × Cleantech — November

December 30th, 2018 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, our November 2018 edition. As the year starts to close, we are still getting interesting developments from China, but we have to cover the numerous developments in November before getting to those. In order to aggregate and summarize the November highlights, here’s another edition of our monthly China × Cleantech feature, also published over on the “Future Trends” section of our website. See last month's edition for more


Animal Agriculture & Water

December 9th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott

This is the part two of a multi-article series on the connection between animal agriculture and various societal and environmental problems. This article covers animal agriculture's connection to freshwater use, freshwater quality, water pollution violations, fishes and other sea animals, ocean hypoxia, and declining phytoplankton in the oceans


Is Renewable Energy Enough To Stop Global Warming? What About Animal Agriculture?

December 9th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott

With the climate generally growing warmer, it becomes more urgent and imperative to slow climate disruption. Recently, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report after reviewing 6,000 scientific studies and references. The IPCC suggests that it is vital that we keep the temperature delta within 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to the preindustrial historical average. If we were to exceed that level, we may see runaway climate warming. This dire situation demands that we do everything possible to improve our path forward


What Color Should Corals Be?

November 26th, 2018 | by The Beam

As the sea gets warmer, corals are bleaching. Coral-gardening projects are now flourishing all over the globe to prevent this underwater mangrove from turning completely white.


LA Studying Floating Solar Feasibility On Water Reservoir

November 24th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

On July 2, the LA City Council approved a proposal for a 11.6 MW floating solar pilot plant on the Van Norman water reservoir within the LA Department of Water & Power system, in a unanimous vote of present council members. The proposal included instructions for LADWP to report back to the council on the feasibility of the floating solar system program, the next steps of implementation, the optimal system size, how much energy can be created, the environmental offsets, and the economic impact it would have on the city


Solar Enables More Homes to Participate in Demand Response

November 10th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

As more households and businesses install rooftop solar and begin tracking their energy production, an increasing number of solar hosts are diving into a variety demand response opportunities —some at the behest of the utilities — to reduce their electricity bills



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