News

New Sustainable Paint Helps Boats Use Less Energy

Researchers at Kiel University have teamed up with Phi-Stone to make an eco-friendly paint that doesn’t harm barnacles but allows them to be easily removed. This innovation allows boats to move easier so they don’t need to burn more fuel. 

By Desirée Kaplan
7 hours ago
News

This Tiny Nation Is The First Country To Require Tourists To Sign Eco-Pledge

To protect its natural environment, Palau, a tiny country in the Pacific, has created the world’s first conservation pledge which will be stamped into every visitor's passport. The statement which promises environmental responsibility and stewardship must be signed before entry into the country is granted. 

By Desirée Kaplan
22 hours ago
Food

New Sustainable Coffee Initiative Launches In Nicaragua

With the coffee industry accounting for more than half the agricultural business in the country, the way to maintain sustainable production is via communication. This new network focuses on making coffee production good for the planet and workers.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 day ago
News

World Bank Vows To Drop Fossil Fuels After 2019

World Bank will stop funding fossil fuel exploration and extraction after 2019 outside of special circumstances for places that may still benefit from it. It delivers a hit to the oil industry and guides countries to meet their reduction goals.

By Brian Spaen
1 day ago
News

Microsoft Invests Additional $50 Million Into 'AI For Earth' Program

Nearly six months after Microsoft launched its "AI for Earth" program that provided grants and free access to artificial intelligence technology, the company is going to add an additional $50 million in investments over the next five years.

By Brian Spaen
2 days ago
Living

3D Printable Algae Could Be A Green Replacement For Plastic

Two Dutch designers have created a 3D-printable bioplastic made from algae. With the ability to be printed into any shape, the substance has the power to replace plastics while also reversing its pollutant effects.

By Tessa Love
2 days ago
Renewables

Penzance Kicks Off 'Plastic Free Coastline' Movement In UK

Penzance is the first community in the United Kingdom to receive a "Plastic Free Coastline" certification from Surfers Against Sewage. They've eliminated or replaced single-use plastics with eco-friendly alternatives.

By Brian Spaen
2 days ago
News

Unilever's New Beauty Line Is Good For Your Face And The Planet

Their affordable new line comes with several innovations that might change how beauty products are made—and even how you shower.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 days ago
Renewables

Abandoned Coal Mines Are Being Reimagined As Solar Farms

Across the world, countries are abandoning coal—the dirtiest source of energy—in favor of solar, and the old coal mines are being reinvented as floating solar farms that can power tens of thousands of homes. 

By Tessa Love
2 days ago
News

London’s Iconic Black Cabs Go Electric

London's iconic black cabs are going electric and will include modern luxuries like WiFi. Electric stations are being built around the city to support the new electrified fleet of cabs, and there are plans to have 300 charging stations by 2020.

By Desirée Kaplan
2 days ago
News

New Solar Plant In Chile To Power 13,000 Homes Per Year

Cox Energia of Spain is planning to supply the Chilean power grid with 140 gigawatt-hours of solar-generated energy. The company is expected to add a large-scale battery backup solution to keep the power going.

By Brian Spaen
3 days ago
News

These Countries Are Banding Together To Create A Safe Haven For Sea Turtles

Turtles are disappearing at an astonishing rate, as their natural habitats extend beyond human borders. The Philippines has begun an initiative to protect turtles in the Coral Triangle, but they need Malaysia and Indonesia to join them.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 days ago
Community

This Massive Sculpture Is Made From Defunct Escalator Stairs

A historical site in Sydney decided they needed to refurbish their escalators, leaving behind five tons of old wooden treads. They've found the most beautiful way to repurpose them.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 days ago
Renewables

Bay Area Rapid Transit To Run On All Renewable Power By 2045

One of the largest transit networks in the world, BART in California, is adding over 100 megawatts of wind and solar energy sources over the next couple years. It's expected to fulfill 75 percent of the network's energy needs by 2025.

By Brian Spaen
6 days ago
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