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Lilium Flirts With Biomimicry, Wins Red Dot Award

August 18th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

One benefit of the new wave of electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) and electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) airplanes is the freedom the electric propulsion system gives designers. Airbus has a "Bird of Prey" concept that will please most Star Trek fans, and now a flying Manta Ray could grace our skies in a few years


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


Business Lessons From A Radical Industrialist (#CleanTechnica Occasional #Bookclub)

March 31st, 2018 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Instead of halfway measures and greenwashing, Ray Anderson oriented Interface to the singular goal of having no net negative impact on the environment, something it calls Mission Zero®. Interface hasn't hit Mission Zero® yet, but that goal has been woven into the company’s DNA. He passed away years ago, but that vision remains integral to the company’s culture.


Berlin & China Creating “Sponge Cities” — Landscape Architects Help Cities Absorb Water, Cool Down

December 4th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Berlin (Germany) and China are working with nature to create sponge cities that absorb rainwater and cool the city. Even without the challenges of climate change, cities would do well to consider the benefits of imitating natural ecosystems to cool down and store rainwater, a precious resource. With problems from climate change in urban areas, such as increased flooding and more extreme heatwaves, the need to develop “sponge cities” is essential



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