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The global solar power generation increased by a whopping 50% last year, thanks to the launch of many solar farms in the US and China. New solar photovoltaic capacity installed in 2016 reached more than 76 GW, a dramatic increase on the 50 GW installed the year before. China and the US were the highest contributors, with […]

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The budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a leading government agency on climate science, has been slashed by the Trump administration by a significant 17%. According to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post, it has been proposed to deliver steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs and also elimination of  funding for […]

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MetLife Real Estate secured the LEED certification for three office buildings in the Waterford at Blue Lagoon office park in Miami. MetLife invested $3.5 million in the three office buildings, along with assistance from brokerage firm- Cushman & Wakefield. The U.S. Green Building Council granted the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation for the office […]

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Famous grocery chain Kroger has taken a step towards sustainability by reducing the amount of plastic needed to make lightweight jugs by 10%. The new jugs now weigh 56 grams, which is 6 grams less than their previous weight of 62 grams. That amounts to 81,500 pounds of plastic that won’t go into landfills or need to […]

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The company behind DAPL- Energy Transfer Partners, is facing yet another legal battle over its proposed Rover pipeline in West Virginia. The Rover pipeline project is being challenged on religious grounds as the Hare Krishna community feels that the pipeline’s planned route could cut through sacred lands. The complaint states that the project infringes on religious […]

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BP has just announced that it is buying Clean Energy Fuels’ biomethane production facilities for $155 million. The deal reiterates the growing importance of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. As a fuel for natural gas vehicle fleets, it is estimated to result in 70% lower greenhouse gas emissions than from equivalent gasoline or diesel fueled vehicles. Alan […]

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The spell of unusually warm winter months in Chicago continues, with negligible snowfall (mere 0.6 inches!) recorded in the months of January and February. These two months are usually the coldest and snowiest months of the year. Through February 28, the city has gone 73 days without at least one inch of snow falling on […]

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Continuing his drive to repeal environmental laws, President Trump recently signed an executive order directing his administration to dismantle Obama’s clean water regulation. The 2015 rule, also known as “Waters of the United States”, gave the federal government authority to limit pollution in major bodies of water, rivers, streams, and wetlands. The clean water rule was […]

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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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