Autumn Peltier has been working to protect clean water since she was only eight, inspired by her activist aunt and her connection to mother earth.
As companies, researchers, scientists and entrepreneurs work to make industries and systems carbon-neutral, one tiny nation in the Eastern Himalayas has them all beat: Bhutan is world's first – and only – carbon-negative country.
Shipping containers have much more use than just hauling large cargo from place to place. These can be turned into beautiful living arrangements as demonstrated by a ski resort in Georgia.
An organization has invented the "seabin" to collect plastics of all sizes in the ocean, from bottles to debris, and it can even collect oil. Now, the first one has been installed in Portsmouth Harbor in the U.K.
The ruins of an old 18th century farmhouse in Dumfries, Scotland, has been converted into a futuristic passive house. Three different layers complete the structure, providing enhanced insulation and illumination throughout.
Wind generation suffers from intermittent issues, but this could be improved upon by hoisting them higher in the air. Studies from a KAUST research team shows that they're able to retrieve an abundant amount of energy in select parts of the Middle East.
Next year, Stockholm will beef up its bike sharing program to 5000, up from 1200 this year, due to increased demand for more docking locations and longer borrowing periods. And it will only cost $33 a year.
Recreational Equipment, Inc. has been reselling their products at cheaper prices during garage sale events in their store. To reach more people, the company has teamed up with Yerdle, who specializes in reselling with brands in the secondary market.
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.
After teasing the Concept-i earlier this year, Toyota has announced further details on the new vehicle line. The autonomous vehicles will feature a unique artificial intelligence that will learn from the driver's interactions to improve their experience.
National Geographic recently found an extensive amount of never before released footage of Goodall during her early years and shares it now with the new documentary, Jane, with a limited release beginning on October 20.
A new BBC documentary, "Blue Planet II," wrapped up filming and is slated to premiere in 2018 in the US. At the series launch event, naturalist behind the show, David Attenborough, spoke on how damaging plastic pollution is to our environment.
German energy startup Sonnen and home construction company Mandalay Homes will be adding solar panels and battery packs to new homes in Northern Arizona. They'll end up creating a 11.6-megawatt virtual power plant that focuses on local energy generation.
Producing concrete emits a large amount of CO2 emissions. Sadly, it easily crumbles under the pressure during earthquakes. One team has found a sustainable new formula to address both issues.
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have spent years developing a cheaper large-scale battery for electrical grids powered by renewable energy. They have finally created a battery that uses sulfur, liquid salt, and oxygen.
Google has been carbon neutral for over 10 years, and they're about to reach another milestone in green energy. All of their offices and data centers will be fueled by renewable power by the end of 2017 according to their environmental report.
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.
Industrial buildings and skyscrapers could generate net-zero energy soon. Swedish company Innenco has developed an energy system that is able to use a building's thermal mass for heating and cooling along with the addition of solar panels.