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New Report On Plastics & Climate — The Hidden Costs Of A Plastic Planet

May 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Amanda Kistler, Director of Communications and Development at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), has shared a new report with CleanTechnica. The full report, Plastic & Climate The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet, was released on May 15, 2019. Below is a summary of the report and several highlights from it


The Awair Glow Home Air Quality Monitor (CleanTechnica Review)

December 3rd, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The Awair Glow is a tiny, night light–sized appliance that brings smart air quality monitoring to your home. It doesn't stop there, as it is also able to trigger actions to correct the issues. Awair sent us over a unit to review, so we took it for a spin over the course of a couple of weeks


Emissions Of SO2, NOx, & CO2 Increase Considerably With Each Degree (Celsius) Of Temperature Rise During Summer, Thanks To Air Conditioner Use

May 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Owing to the widespread use of air conditioners, emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2) increase substantially during the summer in the US (and surely elsewhere) — air conditioners use a lot of electricity. As global temperatures increase, that means many more people are turning on (and buying) air conditioners, which then increases the electricity production that is a leading cause of global warming.


3 New Studies Show Promise For Carbon Capture

November 25th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

City sidewalks and brick buildings look a little greener today, thanks to new research showing that cement can soak up CO2. That’s not the only good news to come out this week. A team of German scientists engineered photosynthesis to be faster and more efficient. And a team of Americans buried 1,000 tons of carbon pollution underground


How Real Is NET Power’s Zero-Carbon Gas Generation Tech?

November 21st, 2016 | by Michael Barnard

NET Power is building what it claims is a no-carbon form of gas generation that's better than all the rest. It's broken ground on a 10 MW Texas plant in a consortium with Exelon Generation and Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) to prove its technology.


Fighting A Case Of Really Bad Gas

October 25th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

If climate change were an action thriller, CO2 would have a starring role as the fallen hero. A judicious dose of the heat-trapping gas keeps our planet cozy. Over the last century, CO2 has grown in power and slipped towards the dark side — flooding cities, shriveling farmland and conjuring up über-powerful storms



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