• Atlantica cuts ribbon at 20-MW solar farm in Colombia

    London-based company Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure plc (NASDAQ:AY) inaugurated on Friday the 20-MW La Sierpe solar PV farm in Colombia, its first solar investment in the country, it announced. The plant is composed of over 65,500 bifacial solar panels installed on a 65-hectare (160.6 acres) site in the municipality of San Benito Abad, in the department […]

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  • Innovative sewage solutions: Tackling the global human waste problem

      The sum of human waste produced by 7.8 billion people is grossly impacting human health and the environment, with wastewater adding around 6.2 million tons of nitrogen to coastal waters annually, along with unknown amounts of other pollutants ranging from pharmaceuticals to microplastics. Sewage and wastewater pollution are so bad, in fact, that they’re contributing […]

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  • With Strange Timing, Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses Hours Before Infrastructure Meeting

    Disaster struck the Steel City on Friday, Jan. 28, when a bridge in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park collapsed shortly before President Biden was to visit for an infrastructure meeting. Passengers aboard crossing vehicles required a physical rescue, and the accident caused a major gas leak — reiterating the need to invest more in sustainable infrastructure. The bridge was […]

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  • CU Denver Adds Composting Bins to Buildings

    CU Denver is taking additional steps to reduce its carbon footprint and become a more eco-friendly campus—thanks to its students. When Lynx return in-person to campus on Jan. 31 for the spring semester, they will see new composting bins in all CU Denver buildings. The addition follows a 2020 vote by the Auraria Campus student […]

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  • Should There Be Sustainable Requirements in New Construction?

    There is no denying that sustainability is no longer just a hot topic. With increasing evidence that our society is harming the environment, sustainable practices are no longer a fad; they are a must. It’s so crucial for individuals and industries to start adopting more eco-conscious habits that federal and local government organizations are beginning […]

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  • Cooling bamboo system is a green alternative to air conditioning

    The number of sweltering days affecting people each year in Vietnam has grown significantly in recent years as a result of climate change. Using air conditioning may help reduce people’s exposure to life-threatening hot temperatures, but always keeping them on not only results in exorbitant energy costs but also further exacerbates the effects of global warming. In a […]

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  • Advanced Drainage Systems collaborate on sustainable water management

    The Sustainability Institute at The Ohio State University has announced a new collaboration with Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) that will support water management research, enhance student learning and make campus more sustainable. The company, a supplier of drainage products for residential, commercial, agriculture and infrastructure markets, is donating two state-of-the-art stormwater management systems for the Innovation District on West […]

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  • Big-box stores could power half of energy needs with solar

    America’s big-box retail and grocery stores could fulfill half of their own electricity needs and generate enough clean electricity to power more than 7.9 million U.S. homes if they covered their roofs with solar panels, a new report has found. In addition to boosting the country’s solar energy output, such a transformation would cut greenhouse gas emissions […]

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  • Charting a Sustainable Course for the Hydrogen Economy of the Future

    Hydrogen is an abundant and clean burning gas, so it’s little wonder that many energy professionals consider it the key to powering the sustainable, net-zero economy of the future. The very abundance of hydrogen molecules has given rise to an array of options for producing it as an energy source. Charting a course for hydrogen […]

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  • VERTICAL FOREST CITY COMPLEX, A NEW GREEN DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA

    Stefano boeri architetti has completed china’s first vertical forest — previously featured on designboom. Titled the easyhome huanggang vertical forest city complex, the scheme comprises five towers, two of which are residential and are designed as ‘vertical forests’ — stefano boeri’s model for sustainable residential buildings. since a few weeks ago, the first tenants moved in.  The project, which […]

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