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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
News

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
News

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
News

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
News

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
News

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
News

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
News

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
News

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
News

Talk Of Tesla's Plan To Bring Gigafactory To China Ignites Industry

Tesla is currently in talks with the Shanghai Municipal Government to bring a Gigafactory into China. The company released a statement after rumors increased this week and denied any deals being made.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
Renewables

Traditional Energy Sees Decline In Texas As Wind Power Dominates The State

Wind energy faces a problem: energy demands are highest in middle of the day, but wind usually blows strongest at night. In Texas, however, strong midday gusts are making it difficult for natural gas to compete with wind power. 

By Maria Cook
4 days ago
News

One California City Looks To Limit Plastic Straws At Restaurants

The city of Alameda is dealing with lots of pollution on their coasts, and one needless common item found is plastic straws. Over 45 million straws are used annually at restaurants, and they're looking into limiting their use with an on-demand system.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
News

Scientists Use Solar Energy To Transform Seawater Into Drinking Water

In years past, developing freshwater from seawater was tricky, as water vapor had to be painstakingly extracted via distillation. But now, thanks to a breakthrough in distillation technology, the process can be solar-powered and far simpler. 

By Maria Cook
5 days ago
News

HP Converts Plastic Trash Into Ink Cartridges In Haiti

HP and Thread have teamed up to eliminate the hazards of kids collecting plastic from landfills in Haiti. They're giving education scholarships, training adults to help in their collection efforts, and are converting plastics into ink cartridges.

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
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