Puerto Rico is continuing to rebuild their electrical grid, and they've received plenty of aid from the solar industry. This could spawn micro grids, which are regionalized solar panels and battery backup systems, in the future.
Pet stores will no longer be able to supply themselves with animals raised in dangerous, abusive, and unhealthy puppy mills and kitten factories.
Billions of people around the world live without reliable energy. Harvard graduate Jessica Matthews has found an off-grid energy solution that is not only reliable, but fun for children.
Healthy Ride, a local bike-sharing service in Pittsburgh, is offering a free 15-minute ride to everyone that uses a public transit pass. The company hopes the move provides a link between these services and that more people will end up using bikes.
Singer and environmentalist Dave Matthews has added winemaker to his resume. The California winery not only follows eco-friendly production guidelines, but it also contributes to environmental organizations.
Graviky Labs, a startup company from India, is turning air pollution into ink with their new product, Air-Ink. This paint is created with purified carbon from car and chimney exhaust.
"Project Loon" has been developed by Alphabet for years, and it could be a lifesaver in Puerto Rico as it struggles to get back online. The project features solar-powered balloons that are equipped with network coverage gear.
Google's self-driving car development company, Waymo, is scheduled to launch a ride-hailing service in Chandler, Arizona, in the coming months. The suburb is a testing bed for their autonomy, and they hope to perfect the technology along the way.
Philadelphia will soon feature the world's first solar-powered indoor vertical farm. The new facility will feature 660 acres worth of fresh crops that will be grown year round, and all of it will be powered by the sun.
A new park opened near Red Square featuring all of Russia's many regional climates, shaking off the country's old vision of what a green space should look like.
The Lonely Whale Foundation removed two million plastic straws from Seattle in September, and now they're going worldwide. People can vote for 10 cities they'll be hitting next year, promoting businesses that decide to ditch the plastic straw.
Hector Santiago was able to weather the storm that smacked into Puerto Rico thanks to solar panels he installed on his 40-acre farm six years ago. While he sustained damage like most of the island, he's been able to keep the lights on.
Palm trees are taking a hit in Los Angeles, where rising temperatures has made sustaining them a difficult proposition.
Even used toilet paper can be recycled and transformed into something else. A Dutch treatment plant is sifting through sewage to collect nearly 900 pounds of cellulose daily, and that can be transformed into an asphalt mixture.
On top of announcing the new LEAF, Nissan will work on three pilot projects under a new sustainable program that will focus on providing battery solutions in developing countries, high-risk areas for natural disaster, and communities around Europe.
Tesla had a head start on their 100-day bet to have a large-scale battery facility finished at one of South Australia's biggest wind farms. Production already began at a gigafactory in Nevada and according to Musk, should be done in a few months.
Puerto Rico's infrastructure is seriously struggling after a direct hit by Hurricane Maria. Many still don't have access to electricity and fresh water, and Tesla is helping by sending hundreds of their Powerwalls to pair with solar panels.