shadow

What Hurricane Harvey Taught Us About Risk, Climate & Resilience

Hurricane Harvey has taught us many lessons, but the most valuable may be the oldest lesson of all, one we humans have been learning – and forgetting – since the dawn of time: how much we all have to lose when climate and weather disasters strike. What Hurricane Harvey Taught Us About Risk, Climate & Resilience was originally published on

shadow

What Effects Does Climate Change Have On Soil Health & The Future Of Food?

The health and vitality of soil everywhere, from the smallest backyard garden to the largest Midwestern farm, plays an integral role in food production – and it's threatened by climate change. What Effects Does Climate Change Have On Soil Health & The Future Of Food? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

shadow

US Department Of Transportation Reveals $55 Million “Low Or No” Emissions Bus Grant Program

The US Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration has announced a new $55 million grant program that will see funding provided to various regional transit organizations for the purchase of low- and no-emissions buses and associated infrastructure US Department Of Transportation Reveals $55 Million “Low Or No” Emissions Bus Grant Program …

shadow

LA Paints Its Streets White To Keep The City Cooler

While politicians elsewhere waffle on climate change, officials in Los Angeles are tackling the problem head on with a radical plan to lower the temperature of the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti intends to cut the average temperature in LA by 3 degrees F over the next two decades. As part of that effort, LA streets are getting a new coat of paint LA Paints Its Streets White To Keep The City Cooler was …

shadow

$300 Million Fund Bolsters Samsung’s Commitment To Self-Driving Cars

Samsung has made a strong declaration of its commitment to the self-driving car market with the announcement of a new $300 million fund for automotive technology $300 Million Fund Bolsters Samsung's Commitment To Self-Driving Cars was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join …

shadow

Victoria Sets Australia’s Most Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

Last week, the Australian state of Victoria released the most ambitious renewable energy target which stands at 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2025. This announcement was timely and came at a time when the Australian government was awarding two large scale solar projects. This post was originally published on Australian Solar Quotes by

shadow

The US Senate once had its own electric cars: two Studebakers that ran underground

One advantage of electric cars is that unlike gasoline or steam cars, they have no emissions. More than a century ago, that was why the U.S. Capitol acquired two custom-built electric cars, nicknamed "Tommy" and "Peggy." They were built by Studebaker, an early and hallowed U.S. car brand that finally folded up shop in 1965. DON'T MISS: Electric...

shadow

Dynamic Growth In Sustainable Investments Driven By Greater Interest From Institutional Investors

As their importance for asset owners has steadily risen, assets from institutional investors now account for 82% of the Swiss sustainable investment market. Sustainable investment funds are gaining ground and currently account for 7% of the total fund market Dynamic Growth In …

shadow

Basic training

A sign above the door says it all: MakerLodge. Here MIT students build things: a four-legged robot, a zoetrope, a gumball machine, an alpha particle spark detector. In fact, a group of them helped build the makerspace itself this summer. MIT's "Maker Czar" Martin Culpepper says the students, known as MakerLodge mentors, are at the core of any successful makerspace. The key, adds Culpepper, is for safety-minded and skilled students to help build not just the space, but a community. Now the students have lit up …

shadow

MIT releases endowment figures for 2016

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company (MITIMCo) announced today that MIT's unitized pool of endowment and other MIT funds generated an investment return of 0.8 percent during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. At the end of the fiscal year, MIT's endowment funds totaled $13.16 billion, excluding pledges. MIT's endowment is intended to support current and future generations of MIT scholars with the resources needed to advance knowledge, research, and innovation. As such, endowment …

shadow

Which Home Indoor Air Quality Monitors Are Best, And Why?

Originally published on Energy Smart Ohio. By Nate Adams We've all seen the studies: Our Indoor Air Quality is terrible! It's KILLING MILLIONS!! The problem with these studies is that if you're like me you thought; “great, another scare tactic.” Or “it's really only a problem in Asia.” Or of course, “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) [&hellip Which Home Indoor Air Quality Monitors Are Best, And Why? was …

shadow

Report: Mahindra buying majority stake in NEVS, Saab saved again?

Filed under: National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), owner of Saab, might not be dead yet, because the company is reportedly close to having a new owner with deeper pockets in near future. The declaration comes from the business's latest request to prolong its reorganization and includes the claim that NEVS has a signed letter of intent from an unnamed Asian automaker to take majority …

shadow

Comments Close on EPA Power Plan; Now the Real Work Begins

Employees at the U.S. EPA have a lot of reading to do. By yesterday's deadline, the agency had received more than 1.6 million comments on its proposed standards to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, per its authority under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. The "Clean Power Plan" introduced in June will set individual target emissions rates for each state …

shadow

Abbott’s choice: Either climate science is crap, or his policies are

Tony Abbott has been 'shirt-fronted' by the two most powerful leaders in the world on the issue of climate change. Now he has a choice: throw in his lot with the climate-denying Republicans, or find some tools to meet the science. How about a carbon price and a robust renewables target?

shadow

Mini Superleggera Vision Concept keeps us hangin’ on [w/video]

Filed under: Mini's Superleggera Vision Concept may not be a Paris Motor Show debut, but this is the first time we've seen this stunning all-electric roadster in the metal, having been first shown on the tony shores of Lake Como at