Tag Archives: Pollution

sunlight reflection, risks and benefits

Full frame sun, Climate change, Heatwave hot sun, Global warming from the sun and burning Chuchart Duangdaw | Moment | Getty Images The White House is coordinating a five-year research plan to study ways of modifying the amount of sunlight that reaches the earth to temper the effects of global …

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DCVC’s Zack Bogue latest green bets: Micro-nuclear, water, geothermal

Zachary Bogue, co-managing partner for Data Collective LLC, speaks during the Future of Innovation: Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The market for AI technologies is estimated to generate more than $60 billion in productivity improvements for U.S. businesses annually. Bloomberg …

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You’ll never solve climate change with degrowth

Climate change is being fueled by the release of greenhouse gas emissions and those emissions are coming from every sector of the global economy: Electricity, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, industrial processes. Collectively, greenhouse gas emissions have generally been climbing for decades. Activists often advocate using less and consuming less as one …

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Climate Club to help employees track emissions; Facebook a customer

Adam Braun and Philip Charm, co-founders of Climate Club Photographer is Bonnie Rae Mills, photo courtesy Adam Braun Adam Braun’s first two entrepreneurial ventures had to do with education. First, he launched Pencils of Promise in 2008, a nonprofit organization that has started more than 500 schools in Ghana, Guatemala, …

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ZwitterCo helps farms and factories recycle wastewater

The water in the jar on the left is wasterwater before being put through ZwitterCo’s filtration membrane. The jar on the right is water cleaned and ready for reuse. The jar in the middle is the concentrate of waste that has been pulled out of the water with the filtration …

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Neutral Foods carbon-neutral dairy seller gets money from Gates, Cuban

Neutral Foods milk containers. Photo courtesy Neutral Foods. As consumers look for ways they can make more climate-conscious purchases, Bill Gates’ investment fund on Wednesday announced it is putting more money into Neutral Foods, a company which tracks and buys carbon credits to compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions that …

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Schumer-Manchin reconciliation bill: Climate change provisions

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) exits the U.S. Capitol following a vote, on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 9, 2022. Tom Brenner | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., on Wednesday unveiled a long-anticipated reconciliation package that would invest hundreds of billions of dollars to combat …

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Bill Gates’ BEV backs air conditioning startup Blue Frontier

The Blue Frontier founding team testing a prototype at Oak Ridge National Labs. From left to right: Matt Graham (VP of Engineering), Daniel Betts (CEO) and Matt Tilghman (CTO). Air conditioning has the potential to keep people cool as climate change keeps making the planet hotter. At the same time, …

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Volkswagen CEO says EV outlook is very good

An ID. Buzz photographed at a plant in Hanover, Germany, on June 16, 2022. Supply chain constraints — including those related to semiconductors — have been a major challenge for automakers in recent times. Ole Spata | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The CEO of German automotive giant Volkswagen sought …

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The Supreme Court limited the power of the EPA — so what happens now?

Steam rises from the cooling towers of the coal-fired power plant at Duke Energy’s Crystal River Energy Complex in Crystal River, Florida, U.S., March 26, 2021. Dane Rhys | Reuters On Thursday, the Supreme Court changed the rules of the game in the race to limit global warming by constricting …

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