The first wave-produced electricity in the United States went online in Hawaii just over a week ago. Some estimate the ocean’s endless motion will create enough power to meet a quarter of America’s energy needs. 240 more words
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Plastic waste is everywhere. It is on our streets, in our water systems, our forests and our oceans. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a way to put it to work for us?
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MIT scientists have increased power output with 3D solar panels towers from double, up to 20 times the energy as traditional solar panels. Solar is one of the more accessible forms of energy available to the average consumer looking to go off-grid.
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Let me give you a simple example of making sustainability the easiest choice. Watching people use all those paper towels at public restrooms when electric hand dryers are an option, so the new terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) caught my attention: The hand dryers are right next to the sink, clearly visible, while the towels are on the other side of the wall.
Graphene: the world’s first 2D material. Since graphene’s isolation in 2004 it has captured the attention of scientists, researchers and industry worldwide. It is ultra-light yet immensely tough. 51 more words
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“The wind kills all your birds. All your birds, killed. You know, the environmentalists never talk about that,” Trump reportedly said.
Actually, environmentalists do talk about that, especially when they’re forced to rebuff bird-brained arguments by repeat deniers.