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Mercedes-Benz Stadium is all set to be the first NFL and MLS stadium to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. The Atlanta Falcon’s new home will also be the first sports facility to achieve all water credits available for LEED. The venue’s management has also committed to further restore natural water systems wetlands and […]

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After Massachusetts, California is the next state to introduce a bill to derive 100% energy from renewable sources. A new bill introduced by state Senate leader Kevin de León would require the state to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045. With the falling costs for solar and wind power, this might be an achievable goal […]

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With their googly eyes and snail-like shape, two super cute solar and hydro-powered trash interceptors- Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel have been cleaning Baltimore’s harbors. The city’s success with these trash eaters might soon spread to other cities too. Over a million pounds of trash has been pulled out of the water by […]

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In a change of heart, drinks giant Coca Cola now says that it favors deposit and refund scheme (DRS) for plastic bottles and cans in the UK. Some earlier reports had suggested that the company was lobbying politicians against DRS, so this U-turn has definitely come as a pleasant surprise for environmentalists. The drinks giant says […]

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With the hope of bringing down water pollution levels, India’s Supreme Court ordered industrial facilities to stop operating near water bodies unless they have effluent treatment plants to treat sewage and industrial waste water. The state governments have been permitted to shut those units after giving them proper notice. The state Pollution Control Boards (PCBs) have […]

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Theater to Be Named for Steve Jobs  The new Apple Park in Cupertino, 175 acres of rolling parkland and one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world. Cupertino, California — Apple today announced that Apple Park, the company’s new 175-acre campus, will be ready for employees to begin occupying in April. The process of […]

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Swedish furniture company IKEA has come up with a futuristic, multi-tiered spherical garden designed to grow enough food sustainably for an entire neighborhood. The company has released open source plans for the garden, titled The Growroom, with the hope that members of the public will invest their time and resources to create one in each neighborhood, if not […]

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Ex-President Barack Obama’s policies on climate and water pollution might be rolled back through new executive orders from current President Donald Trump. This clearly proves that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production and economic activity, regardless of the fact that renewable energy could also account for major economic growth, if given a chance. One […]

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Singapore plans to implement a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2019. This plan would probably hit oil refiners hard, increasing costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state’s rapid development over the last half-century. Isabella Loh, chairman of the Singapore Environment Council said, “It is the first time in the history […]

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