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California Has So Much Solar Power They're Actually Paying Other States To Take It

California has an interesting renewable energy problem on their hands -- it's producing too much solar power. The increase in solar panels has created too much electricity for the grid, forcing utilities to pay other states to receive their power.

By Brian Spaen
21 hours ago
Food

Lab-Grown 'Clean Meats' Provide Protein Without Harming The Planet

In addition to offering vegans a way to enjoy all the flavors of meat with none of the guilt, laboratory meat production offers something else: a viable way to feed the world actual meat without destroying the planet.

By Nicole Caldwell
22 hours ago
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Detroit Buys 7.5 Miles Of Railroad Property To Create New Greenway Project

Over the last few decades, the city of Detroit has struggled through difficult economic shifts. But now, Detroit is bouncing back. Recently the city purchased nearly 8 miles of property to create a new greenway for its citizens. 

By Maria Cook
22 hours ago
Food

Sonic's New Beef Burger Boasts One Surprisingly Eco-Friendly Ingredient

High rates of meat consumption can have harsh consequences for the planet. But how to get people to eat less meat? Restaurants and chefs are working on 'blended burgers' that cut down on meat without sacrificing taste.

By Maria Cook
1 day ago
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Flexible Solar Panels Are Being Added To India's Trains

Indian Railways, the fourth largest rail network in the world, is looking to add solar panels and battery packs to 250 different trains. They'll be testing out the technology first in an effort to add five gigawatts of solar power.

By Brian Spaen
1 day ago
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Paris Air Show Debuts Electric Aircraft With A Range Of 600 Miles

Airplanes are creating massive amounts of carbon dioxide emissions, but they aren't regulated due to how important flight travel is. Eviation Aircraft is hoping to create the first-ever electric plane that can travel long distances.

By Brian Spaen
1 day ago
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Grocers Curb Food Waste By Laser-Printing Labels Directly On Produce

Produce stickers, such as those found on many fruits and vegetables, create a lot of unnecessary waste. But new laser technology, which allows for labeling directly on the produce itself, may make such stickers a thing of the past. 

By Maria Cook
1 day ago
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When Self-Driving Cars Chat With Each Other, The Road Becomes Safer

Not everybody is sold on self-driving vehicles. The biggest hurdle is showing how safe they can be. The University of Michigan is testing out vehicle-to-vehicle communication at their facility to provide enhancements on radar and cameras.

By Brian Spaen
1 day ago
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Singapore To Test World's Largest Floating Solar Farms

With limited space available, Singapore is looking out into the water for more room to work with. They'll be testing out multiple floating solar farms to see what works when it comes to powering their city with renewable energy.

By Brian Spaen
1 day ago
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Philadelphia Makes Pledge To Run Entirely On Renewable Energy By 2035

Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney has signed onto a pledge along with nearly 300 United States cities that will be setting a goal to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. The goal is attainable with so many initiatives already in movement.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
Living

Company That Creates Leggings Out Of Waste Is The New Face Of Active Wear

A former yoga instructor has created a company called RUMI X that sells eco-friendly yoga wear derived from waste: specifically, plastic bottles, coffee grounds, and crab shells.

By Nicole Caldwell
4 days ago
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Chinese Startup Enters EV Market With 'Ultra-Compact' Car For Commuters

A Chinese startup is looking to compete with Tesla in the electric vehicle industry, but it's doing so with two unique models -- a hybrid SUV and an ultra-compact car. The latter is expected to come out next March and is targeted for commuters in China.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
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World's Top Coal Producer To Shut Down 37 Mines In India

Coal India, the world's biggest coal-producing company, will have to shut down nearly 40 mines by next spring as they will no longer be profitable. The move comes at a time when renewable energy is getting much more affordable in India.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
Living

5 Easy Ways To Create A Garden That Gives Back To The Planet

Curious about how to make a garden part of your home? Here are all the things you can do in your own garden and yard to save the planet—whether it's a few plants on a fire escape, or a landscape that would rival something in a magazine. 

By Nicole Caldwell
4 days ago
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