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Babcock Ranch Becomes First Solar-Powered Town In United States

A new community in Florida has become America's first town that will fully run on solar power. Over 300,000 solar panels are expected to power an eventual population of 50,000 people, and there's hopes to have fully autonomous transportation in the future.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
Renewables

This U.S. Ski Resort Will Run On 100% Green Energy By 2019

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in Tahoe has teamed up with the electric service provider Liberty Utilities to operate on 100 percent renewable energy. They will be the first ski resort in the United States to run entirely on clean energy.   

By Desirée Kaplan
2 weeks ago
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Massive Bitcoin Data Center In Iceland To Run On 100% Green Energy

The Moonlite Project is creating a data center in Iceland that will only run off renewable energy sources. With completion slated for August, it provides a better way to mine Bitcoins for the environment.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
Renewables

Farmers Are Using Flowers To Beat Back Pests Instead Of Chemicals

New and precise techniques for monitoring how flowers impact surrounding crops makes the case for replacing pesticides with daisies.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 weeks ago
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New York Invests $6 Billion Into Offshore Wind Development

Following up the new Clean Energy Standard New York presented two years ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a new Offshore Wind Master Plan that will invest $6 billion into an industry that will power up to 1.2 million homes and creates 5,000 new jobs.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
Renewables

IKEA Buys Huge Forest In Alabama For Ethically Sourced Timber

IKEA recently purchased a forest in the U.S. The land spans across 25,0000 acres in Lowndes County, Alabama. This is IKEA's third sustainable forest purchase, intended to boost their efforts to produce environmentally responsible products.

By Desirée Kaplan
2 weeks ago
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Ryanair Commits To Going Plastic-Free On All Flights By 2023

The Irish airline is removing non-recyclable plastics over the next five years on all of their flights.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
Renewables

100% Solar-Powered Hotel To Break Ground In Dubai

InterContinental Hotels Group has partnered with Diamond Developers to create a fully eco-friendly hotel in The Sustainable City. The property will be powered by 100 percent solar energy and will be the first fully sustainable hotel in Dubai.

By Desirée Kaplan
3 weeks ago
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Harley-Davidson Is Officially Releasing Their Electric Motorcycle In 2019

American manufacturer, Harley-Davidson is looking to shift gears into the world of electric vehicles. While the brand has become famous over the last century for its loud motorcycles, the Milwaukee-based company plans to add an electric motorcycle to its line within 18 months.  

By Desirée Kaplan
3 weeks ago
Community

Chile Created 5 New National Parks To Conserve Patagonia

After pledging to donate protected Patagonia land to the Chilean government, Tompkins Conservation follows through in an official announcement this week. It's the biggest private land donation ever and creates over 10 million acres of national parks.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
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'Hand Over' Builds Eco-Friendly Homes For Egypt's Low-Income Communities

From teacher to construction engineer, Radwa Rostom found a way to improve Egyptian housing sustainably with her new startup, Hand Over. They use rammed earth construction to create better housing for those on informal settlements.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
Renewables

New Water 'Refill' Stations Encourage People To Ditch Plastic For Free

City to Sea is an organization that is working to end plastic waste when it comes to drinking water, by simply encouraging people just to ask to refill their bottles. It's working.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 weeks ago
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T-Mobile Commits To Using 100% Green Energy By 2021

The first wireless carrier in the United States has made the pledge to become 100 percent renewable by 2021. They've signed off on a second wind farm and will receive around 60 percent of their power from that source starting in 2019.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
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The 2018 Super Bowl Stadium Offsets 100% Of Its Own Energy

The Minnesota Vikings' new stadium, which is the host for next Sunday's Super Bowl LII, is not only unique with its rooftop and large glass doors. It's actually one of the most energy efficient stadiums in the world.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
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