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Browsing the "Water" Category

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


Google’s Renewable Energy Leadership (#CleanTechnica Interview)

October 28th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Zachary Shahan, Director & Chief Editor here at CleanTechnica, recently congratulated and interviewed Joseph Kava of Google after they won the Large Corporation Award of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Google won for its leadership in the green, sustainable, “circular economy," as Joseph Kava put it. Kava is President of Data Centers at Google


Tap Smartphone App Helps Users Locate Water Bottle Refill Stations

October 23rd, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Single-use water bottles are lame and are simply a lazy way to drink water. A new software startup is looking to make it easier to use refillable water bottles with a new smartphone app that displays all of the nearby locations where a water bottle can easily be refilled


P&G Achieves 2020 Sustainability Goals Early, Raises The Bar For 2030

October 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Global consumer products giant Procter & Gamble announced that it has already achieved many of the environmental and sustainability goals for 2020 and has plans in place to meet those that it has not already achieved. In parallel to the announcement, the company is looking to the future with new, stretching environmental and sustainability goals for itself for 2030 under a new branded campaign called 'Ambition 2030' as detailed in its 2017 Citizenship Report


ClimateLaunchpad Is Working To Change The World, One Startup At A Time

October 6th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

ClimateLaunchpad is an increasingly global competition that serves to vet and coach climate change focused startups in an effort to bring the best to the surface. The goal is to accelerate the pace at which new climate change focused innovations and startups grow up and ultimately, to provide a -- wait for it -- launchpad for them to take off from


“It’s Not Fear That Should Drive Us To Act, It’s Love” — Interview With Susan Kucera, Director Of Living In The Future’s Past

September 30th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

I spoke with documentary filmmaker Susan Kucera about her recent film Living in the Future's Past, an artistic collaboration with Jeff Bridges and a tapestry of experts on planetary well-being, science, evolution, emergence, energy, psychology, and more. Do watch and listen. Nature changes, our small planet changes, humans, ecosystems, environment, and animals also change — and adapt. Do we humans have the swift adaptation skills necessary for a massive climatic disruption


Shift In Navajo Country As Coal Plant That Navajo Community Doesn’t Want Is Dropped

September 24th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

“Now that Middle River Power has withdrawn its intention to purchase the Navajo Generating Station, all attention should now be directed toward developing new economic opportunities that will support the plant workers, the mine workers, and the Tribes that had grown overly dependent on coal revenue,” said Percy Deal, local Navajo Nation resident


Space Station Earth

September 22nd, 2018 | by Andy Miles

On Space Station Earth, there are millions of untrained, careless people, knowing nothing of the intricate balances that maintain the life-support system, creating mayhem and destruction on a daily basis. We obviously need an intensive training program to make all personnel aware of the safety protocols, and to have some idea of how the life-support system on Space Station Earth operates.


Ocean Plastic Cleanup Project Is Better News Than You Might Think

September 18th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Boyan's vision could have fallen apart at multiple points over the past five years. Reisser's study or someone else's could have shown a much more even distribution of plastics through dozens of meters of water column. Plastics could have degraded more quickly in ocean water and sunlight. He could have failed to capture many people's imaginations


Miami’s Existence Is Threatened With As Little As 18″ Of Sea Level Rise

September 18th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

The cost of maintaining Miami as a modern, well-serviced city with great beaches will skyrocket while the economy of the state and the city will be massively challenged and possibly collapsing. More major hurricanes of greater severity will likely hit it, causing damage that owners and insurers decide not to repair. More people, mostly poorer, will leave never to return



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