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Almost half of all buses will be electric by 2025

February 14th, 2018 at 8:03 am » Comments Off

Nearly half of all public buses will be electric by 2025 and China will emerge as the market leader. All over the world, municipalities are making a push for cleaner buses.



China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’ (and it seems to be working)

January 23rd, 2018 at 9:31 am » Comments Off

A 100-metre high air purification tower in Xian in Shaanxi province has helped reduce smog levels in the city, preliminary results suggest.



Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

January 17th, 2018 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater.



Norwegian billionaire funds worlds largest yacht to scoop up plastic

January 6th, 2018 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

The vessel will be able to scoop up around five tons of plastic every day, and then melt it down – all in yet another private effort to help clean up the ocean.



China launches 8,000 water clean-up projects worth $100 billion in first half of 2017

October 30th, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China launched nearly 8,000 water clean-up projects in the first half of 2017 with projected total investment of 667.4 billion yuan ($100 billion), the environment ministry said on Thursday.



Water 3.0 solves problem of microplastics and pharmaceuticals in wastewater

October 15th, 2017 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

Last week, Lund University reported that microplastics cross the blood-brain barrier to accumulate in the brains of fish, and this build-up may be related to behavioral disorders in fish, including slower eating and less exploration of their environments.



72% of people 15 to 20 willing to pay extra for environmentally and socially responsible products

October 1st, 2017 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

September 23, 2017 – There is a generational shift going on that is not reflected in the dystopian politics we see in the United States these days. The vast majority of young people see green, sustainable, and socially responsible as critical values in their purchasing decisions according to a Nielsen global study done in 2015. […]



Solar Panels to be Integrated into 10 Million Bicycles in China

October 1st, 2017 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Thin-film solar cell vendor Hanergy Holding Group has signed an agreement with bike-sharing company MTbike to integrate solar panels into the body of more than 10 million bicycles in the next three years.



Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins goes electric with new truck ahead of Tesla Semi unveil

September 12th, 2017 at 5:18 pm » Comments Off

While electric truck enthusiasts are anticipating the unveiling of Tesla’s all-electric truck next month, diesel engine manufacturer Cummins beat the electric car manufacturer to the punch by unveiling its own electric truck effort today.



Mosquito wars – introducing one million non-biting sterile male mosquitoes weekly into the wild

August 9th, 2017 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

Last October, we announced the Debug Project, an initiative at Verily to reduce the devastating global health impact that disease-carrying mosquitoes inflict on people around the world. Today, I’m happy to announce the launch of Debug Fresno, our first field study in the U.S. to test a potential mosquito control method using sterile insect technique […]



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