• World’s largest solar plant in a refugee camp opens in Jordan

    The world’s largest solar plant found in a refugee camp has begun operations at the Za’atari Refugee Camp in north Jordan, near the Syrian border. The project, which cost $17.5 million, was funded by the German government and will provide power for up to 14 hours per day. The electricity will be used by more than 80,000 residents […]

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  • How Starbucks brewed a stronger sustainability bond

    The first corporate-issued sustainability bond was spun from the question Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz usually poses at the coffee company’s investor meetings: “What’s the role and responsibility of a for-profit, publicly traded company?” It’s an unusual question in an investor universe that’s laser-focused on short-term financial performance and shareholder returns. “He doesn’t give you the […]

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  • Smog-fighting helicopters in Delhi grounded – due to smog

    Delhi has been battling choking smog, prompting doctors to declare a public health emergency. The government came up with a plan: use helicopters to combat the air pollution. But there’s a problem: the helicopters can’t fly because the smog is so bad. Delhi’s government had asked state-owned company Pawan Hans to come up with a plan to deploy helicopters to drizzle water across the beleaguered […]

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  • Is classroom air quality hindering learning?

    Many schools are looking to close the achievement gap and foster learning among all students. Although processed foods, socio-economic conditions, ADHD, and learning disabilities are common culprits, environmental factors are often overlooked. Is indoor air quality a missing ingredient in promoting learning, asks Zehnder America, a leading ventilation solutions firm. The average elementary-aged child spends 940 […]

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  • Swytch is revolutionizing the e-bike conversion system

    Electric wheel conversion kits are heavy because they have to carry the battery, motor and electronics all within in the wheel structure. That makes it difficult to pedal when you aren’t using the electric assist. But Swytch claims to eliminate that problem by putting the battery and electronics in a pack that attaches to your […]

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  • World’s largest botanical garden to bloom in the desert of Oman

    Perhaps the dry desert landscape of Oman may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of lush forests, but the Arabian nation is getting a massive infusion of greenery with the world’s largest botanical garden. Showcasing the country’s rich bio-diversity, the Oman Botanic Garden – designed by Arup, Grimshaw and Haley Sharpe Design – will be a […]

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  • Four major sports leading the way in green initiatives

    Sports venues are built for crowds, and for the food, drinks, souvenirs and facilities those crowds need. Unfortunately, that means stadiums and arenas can have huge environmental costs. But some stadiums and arenas are working toward a more environmentally friendly future, and their efforts can be a model to other venues hoping to lessen their […]

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  • Lamborghini and MIT Are Creating the Sustainable Supercar of the Future

    When legendary Italian automaker Lamborghini announced a partnership with the brilliant minds at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to design a supercar for the future, something special was bound to happen. But now that details about the Terzo Millennio are out in the open, the car’s slick design and high-tech functionality practically defy our […]

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  • How New York Is Redesigning Its 19th-Century Infrastructure

    A lot has changed since construction on the Erie Canal began 200 years ago. The 524 total miles of waterways that would eventually connect the Hudson River to the Great Lakes still stands as a towering public works achievement, having transformed areas of upstate New York into thriving centers of commerce. Of course, changes in […]

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  • China’s sustainable housing gets boost with energy-efficient bamboo

    China has seen a growth in sustainable housing. To solve a rising crisis of homes being destroyed from natural disasters, rural villages have been quickly building green-roofed homes. They’ve also taken advantage of the large amount of bamboo in the Baoxi area with energy efficient houses, reports Green Matters. While most of China is using concrete to […]

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