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Net-zero Silicon Valley office prioritizes water conservation in drought-stricken California

A Silicon Valley office building that produces all the energy it needs on-site is a leading example of smarter, water-efficient architecture in drought-stricken California. The net-zero energy building, called Hanover Page Mill, wasShow More Summary

Mayors Of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, & Athens Move To Ban All Diesel Vehicles By 2025

The mayors of 4 of the world's largest cities -- Paris, Madrid, Mexico City, and Athens -- have publicly committed to banning all diesel vehicles from their jurisdictions by the year 2025. The announcements came at the recent C40 Mayors...Show More Summary

An Open Letter To Honored Veterans: Please Stand In Peace At Standing Rock

Dear Honored Veterans, Thank you for your service to our country, for your continuing dedication to the high values of our Constitution and principles of justice. Thank you for once again being willing to put yourself on the line. I have heard from thousands of people across America about the hope that you represent. Show More Summary

Model 3 vs Bolt, Solar Cell Efficiency, Solar Energy Facts, Anti-Elon Musk Lobbyists … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

The top 20 CleanTechnica articles of the week (in terms of views) Model 3 vs Bolt, Solar Cell Efficiency, Solar Energy Facts, Anti-Elon Musk Lobbyists … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Connecticut Solar Energy (In Depth)

Connecticut enjoys one of the fastest-growing solar markets among the smaller US states. One reason is because the Nutmeg State actually receives more sunshine than most of the solar farms in Germany, with an average of close to 4.5 hours of direct sunlight for every 10 square feet (approx. Show More Summary

Toyota’s New EV Division Headed By Company President Akio Toyoda (Grandson Of Founder)

While many of us were tempted to postulate that Toyota's recent creation of an electric vehicle division perhaps wasn't a serious move, the recent appointment of company president Akio Toyoda as head of the division seems to contradict...Show More Summary

WonderSphere safely brings nature indoors for hospitalized children to enjoy

Many studies link exposure to nature to improved health and healing, but it’s risky to exposure immunocompromised patients to the dirt and microbes of the outdoors. That’s why science teacher and nature lover Katie Stoudemire created the WonderSphere, a sealed chamber that children can safely stick their hands into to touch and explore plant life. Show More Summary

The Beam Interview Series: Barbara Buchner (Climate Policy Initiative) & Dr. Frank Heinlein (Werner Sobek Group)

This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Dr. Barbara Buchner and Dr. Frank Heinlein. The Beam Interview Series: Barbara Buchner (Climate Policy Initiative) & Dr. Frank Heinlein (Werner Sobek Group) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

How Can Cleantech Companies Fast-Track The Path To Success? Borrow From Biopharma’s Playbook.

After years of living in biopharma’s shadow, the cleantech sector is showing encouraging signs of life. New cleantech start-ups are popping up, and angel investors are again interested in investing in the promise of clean energy. According to the Propel(x) Survey of Angels, more than half reported that they are interested in the sector. Show More Summary

GM CEO Mary Barra Appointed By President-Elect Donald Trump To Economic + Job Creation Panel

The CEO of GM, Mary Barra, has been appointed to President-Elect Donald Trump's 16-member economic and job creation advisory board — accompanied by the CEOs of JPMorgan Chase, Boeing, Walt Disney, Walmart, and others GM CEO Mary Barra...Show More Summary

US Electric Cars Sales Up 44% In November — 1.1% Of US Car Sales!

Also published on EV Obsession and our Electric Car Sales page. The top 5 electric car models continue to dominate US electric car sales … for now. The Chevy Bolt hitting the market is sure to shake things up a bit, particularly as production ramps up and GM offers the car beyond California and Oregon. Show More Summary

Twitter Chat on Monday: #ForcedFashion with C&A Foundation

Join C&A Foundation, Remake, Freedom Fund, and TriplePundit on Dec. 5th at 9am PT / Noon ET / 6pm CET, where we’ll discuss forced labor – an issue that still plagues supply chains around the world.

20 Verdant gift ideas for the green thumb

There's so much more to gardening than just creating a pretty yard. Gardening is a wonderful pastime that can soothe the soul and nourish the body all in one go - not to mention beautifying even the gloomiest space and even cleaning your air. Show More Summary

Patagonia made $10 million for charity on Black Friday

In a single day, outdoor retailer Patagonia raised 10 million bucks for the environment. All of the sales from Black Friday are going to grassroots organizations working to protect the planet. Think of it as a fundraiser for the Earth that shattered previous records. [...]

15 great holiday gifts for your furry friends

For those of us whose pets are practically our children, there's no question that Santa is going to be bringing them some holiday cheer this year. Buying presents for pets and seeing them enjoy their gifts is a delight. Whether you're...Show More Summary

15 cozy knit gifts to keep you warm this winter

Everybody loves receiving cozy mittens, caps and other knit gifts, but the environmentalists in your life will be especially pleased if theirs have been purchased from people who source only the greenest, most sustainable yarn. And if it's fair trade, what a bonus. Show More Summary

BYD Gives SkyRail System Its International Debut At C40 Summit In Mexico City

BYD's elevated, layered urban transportation system SkyRail was given its international debut by the company at the recent C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica BYD Gives SkyRail System Its International...Show More Summary

Nissan Exec Recounts Top German Auto Engineer Claiming EVs “Doomed To Fail” & Consumers “Didn’t Want Or Need Them”

It's not any sort of news that the top German auto manufacturers have been slow to embrace electric vehicles to date — well, basically all major auto manufacturers have been. The German manufacturers have largely opted to spend the last...Show More Summary

New technology creates safe haven for rhinos

A rhino lying down in South Africa. Photo by Laurel Neme. An innovative, new technology might be able to protect rhinos like never before. Unveiled this week, the new system integrates a set of technologies--WiFi, thermal cameras, biometrics, closed-circuit televisions, and sensors--to create a security network across an entire game reserve. Show More Summary

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