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How to Recycle Broken or Old Christmas LightsGetting rid of old, broken Christmas lights doesn’t mean just throwing them away, not if you know how to recycle Christmas lights.
This Solar-Powered Electric Car Charges While You Drive — On Three WheelsHow does Aptera Motors’ solar electric vehicle work? Read on to learn all about this groundbreaking three-wheeled, solar-powered car.
How to Shop for Sustainable Electronics This Holiday SeasonThere are plenty of ways to shop for electronics sustainably and affordably without compromising quality or ethics.
How to Wipe a Computer Before You Recycle ItGetting rid of a computer is never as simple as just throwing it in the trash. There are numerous town, state, governmental, and even global regulations as regarding how it has to be done.
How to Recycle Used Motor Oil Instead of Trashing ItGetting rid of used motor oil can be a bit complicated but did you know that you can actually recycle it rather than throw it away?
How and Where Do You Recycle No. 4 Plastic?Not all plastics are alike, especially when it comes to recycling. So what does it mean when a plastic is labeled as #4 and for that matter, how do we go about recycling it?
IBM Develops Innovative Recycling System For Fabric, Dirty Plastic Bottles, and More
IBM's new recycling system VolCat can break down materials that are often difficult to recycle, and it could help cut down on fossil fuel emissions.
Elon Musk Is Offering Free Rides In LA Tunnel In Just A Few Months
Over the next few months, Elon Musk and The Boring Company will be putting the finishing touches on their trial-run tunnel, offering free rides under their SpaceX headquarters. Their goal is to provide evidence that these efforts can fix congested traffic above ground.
Green Hydrogen: What It Is, Green Hydrogen Companies, and MoreWhat is green hydrogen? Everything you need to know regarding the sustainable fuel alternative, the U.S. plant currently in the works, and more.
How Emissions Testing Actually WorksEmissions testing is one of the most frustrating parts of owning a vehicle, but if your car isn’t passing inspection, it may be releasing dangerous compounds into the atmosphere.
These GPS “Eggs” Are Catching Sea Turtle Poachers in the ActThe InvestEGGator is a 3D-printed decoy sea turtle egg that can catch poachers in the act using GPS technology.
California Bans Sale of Gas-Powered Cars by 2035, Prioritizing EVs Statewide
It's safe to say EV-charging stations will be easier to find than gas stations come 2035.
Facebook Is Fighting Fake News With a Climate Science Information Center
Facebook just launched the Climate Science Information Center, a dedicated space to provide users with climate education and resources.
These Face Masks Made from Abaca Leaf Fibers Could Replace Synthetic Surgical Masks
The Philippines has developed abaca leaf fiber masks that have the potential to be medical grade and biodegradable.
Researchers Figured Out How to Recycle Coronavirus PPE Into Liquid Biofuel
A group of researchers believe we can recycle PPE into biofuel.
Will Apple’s “Carbon-Free” Aluminum Actually Make a Difference?
Apple announced a new "carbon-free" aluminum.
BeyondPlastic Presents Awards to 13 Companies for Genius Plastic Alternative Innovations
Check out the winners!
New Reusable N95 Masks Could Reduce Coronavirus Medical Waste, Correct PPE Shortage
MIT and Harvard engineers have developed reusable N95 masks that doctors can use up to 100 times.
Real Time Emissions Data Is Finally Coming, Thanks to Al Gore's New Coalition
Al Gore and Climate TRACE are using artificial intelligence to track carbon emissions data in real time.
The Earth's Biggest Electric Airplane Is About to Take Its First Flight — How to Watch
The largest electric plane in the world is livestreaming its first test flight this week.
This Mutant Enzyme Can Make Plastic Infinitely Recyclable
Carbios has discovered a mutant enzyme that makes recycling plastic over and over again a possbility.
Ride-Hailing Apps Actually Cause More Emissions Than They Displace, According to New Report
Ride-sharing apps have actually created more pollution than they've displaced, a new report finds.
New Battery Discovered That Could Eliminate the Need for Controversial Heavy Metals
The new battery does not require any toxic heavy metals.
10 of the Decade's Best Climate Innovations
The 2010s were filled with innovations that are helping our planet.
Edible Seaweed Pouches Replaced Plastic Bottles at London Marathon, Reducing Water Bottle Use
Ooho drink pouches helped the marathon be more sustainable.
Ponix Is Bringing Local Produce to Food Deserts With Hydroponic Technology
“We believe everybody should have access to fresh food,” the Ponix CEO tells Green Matters.
How to Recycle Old Electronics, No Matter the Condition
There are plenty of options for giving your old technology new life.
NASA Uses New "Green" Fuel to Successfully Power Satellite in Orbit
The green fuel is safer, more eco-friendly, energy efficient, and affordable.
This First Of Its Kind Jacket Absorbs Heat And Conducts Electricity
Vollebak has unveiled a jacket that fights bacteria and conducts power, all with the help of a supermaterial.
84% Of New Buses Might Be Electric By 2030
Public transit might see a big shift away from fossil fuels.
This Tech Giant Just Committed To Using 100% Renewable Energy
This major tech company just pledged to use 100 percent green energy.
This Sustainable Mosquito Trap Acts Like A Bug-Eating Plant
This solar-powered mosquito trap from Cornell is modeled on a carnivorous plant.
This New Electric Racing Boat Is Already Making Waves
The Rán VII is a new racing yacht that is already making a name for itself around the world. The vessel, which is smaller than it's Swedish team's previous sailboats, was designed to leave behind a lighter footprint with its sophisticated electric motor.
5 Eco-Friendly Bikes To Ride This Summer
Companies around the world are beginning to tweak bikes and make them into even more eco-friendly transportation options. Whether they're made of bamboo, wood, or are just hooked up with efficient tech, these five bike companies offer a greener way to commute.
This Tech Makes It Easy To Conserve Water In Your Home
A new high tech device is changing the way people interact with their clean water. Lōtik has created a sleek sensor the works like a Fitbit for pipes and helps people pinpoint wasteful water habits, burst pipes and water leaks so water can be used more responsibly.
How Do We Build a Better Air Conditioner?
Air conditioning use is on the rise worldwide. Will the tech catch up?
This Eco-Friendly Restaurant Is Run By Robots
A new restaurant in Boston called Spyce is shaking up the restaurant industry by offering food made by robots. The high tech restaurant hopes to provide healthy and sustainable meals at accessible prices while keeping energy usage low.
How A Simulation Game Is Inspiring Climate Action
The World Climate Simulation drops players into a UN debate, and shows them the real-world impact of their game decisions.
Scientists Propose Converting Methane Into CO2 to Fight the Climate Crisis
CO2 is more prominent in the atmosphere than methane — but less potent.
U.S. Invests $30 Million Into New Batteries That Hold Power For Days At A Time
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the DOE is investing $30 million over the next three years to improve energy storage for large-scale systems. They're looking for solutions in various technology that will last up to 100 hours.
Belgium Officially Started Building Their Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Yet
Construction is finally underway for Belgium's massive 370-megawatt offshore wind farm. Nearly 15 miles off the coast, the 44 turbines expect to power 400,000 homes and should satisfy 10 percent of the country's needs by 2025.
This App Reduces Food Waste By Getting Leftovers To Those In Need
Food waste is a serious issue when it comes to wasting energy and water. One woman took a simple idea for eliminating that waste by doing a world of good, then turned it into a booming business.
This Company Wants To Use Elevated Pods Instead Of Cars And Subways
These carbon pods are a system of mass transit that could eliminate pollution and traffic, while saving any city that adopts them an enormous amount of money.
This Smart Technology Makes It Easier For National Parks To Go Green
A recent report called Smart Parks suggests that connecting national parks with sensors and monitors will help offer useful, real-time communication to park visitors while helping park employees keep better track of things like waste management.
How Solar Power Is Impacting Natural Disaster Relief
When natural disasters hit, quickly restoring power is immensely important—and is often very difficult. In some areas, solar power has presented itself as a solution to this persistent problem.
The Surprising Way Drones Can Help Fight Climate Change
Drones can do everything from take beautiful photos to deliver your groceries. But their ability to thwart climate change may be the little gadgets' crown achievement.
This App Encourages People To Take Pictures Of Their Trash To Make Recycling Easier
One of the biggest databases of pollution that's been picked up off the streets has been upgraded to make the experience easier. Litterati, downloadable on iOS and Android devices, now allows for better collaboration, advanced tagging, and easier photo uploads.
This New Hotel Is Designed To Harness Energy From The Ocean
Margot Krasojević's latest architectural project, the Harmonic Turbine Tidal Hotel, pushes the boundaries of traditional designs. The building, poised on the coastline, will harness ocean tides and winds for natural power.
This New Plastic Can Be Recycled Infinitely, and Scientists Think it Could Make Plastic Recycling Closed Loop
Most plastic can only be recycled once or twice.