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Dave Matthews' Wine Boasts Full Flavors And Sustainable Practices

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.  

By Desiree Kaplan
1 week ago
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Scientists Transform Polluted Air Into Ink For Artists

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.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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Solar-Powered Balloons Sent To Puerto Rico To Connect Them To Cell Service

"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.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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New Self-Driving Ride Shares May Launch In Phoenix

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.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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World's First Solar-Powered Indoor Vertical Farm Comes To Philly

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.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
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Unique New Park Brings Russia's Diverse Terrain Into The City

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.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 weeks ago
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Campaign To Ditch Plastic Straws Expands Worldwide For 2018

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.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
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By Andrew Levine
2 weeks ago
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Puerto Rico Farm Survives Hurricane Maria With Solar Panels

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.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
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Iconic LA Palm Trees Will Soon Be Replaced By More Sustainable Tree

Palm trees are taking a hit in Los Angeles, where rising temperatures has made sustaining them a difficult proposition.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 weeks ago
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The Netherlands Build Bike Paths With Recycled Toilet Paper

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.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
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Nissan Uses Electric Cars To Aid Disaster Relief In Pilot Program

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.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
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Tesla Is Already Halfway Done Building World's Biggest Battery

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.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
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Tesla Sends Batteries To Puerto Rico To Help Restore Power

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.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
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