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Suspicious radioactive cloud over Europe may have originated in Russia

A radioactive cloud of pollution sounds like a plot point out of a B movie - but that's what multiple European monitoring stations recently detected. Official monitors in Germany and France detected ruthenium 106, a nuclide, in late September, and some people suggested it originated in Kazakhstan or southern Russia. [...]

Shigeru Ban honored with Mother Teresa award for dedication to disaster relief architecture

Prolific architect and Pritzker Prize recipient, Shigeru Ban has been selected as one of the winners of the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice. Often referred to as Architecture's First Responder, the Japanese architect is known for his dedication to creating humanitarian designs that combine the needs of refugees with sustainability.[...]

Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter

It’s hard to believe, but the 2018 election cycle is already here. The 2017 campaign lawn signs haven’t come down yet, but

Tesla Semi — 8 Charger Holes, 800 kWh Battery? Tesla Megacharger — 1.6 Megawatts?

KManAuto is a well known chronicler of everything Tesla on his popular YouTube channel. He was on hand at the Tesla Semi extravaganza yesterday (along with our own Kyle Field) and shot some video that includes a first look at the charging port for Tesla's groundbreaking Class 8 heavy hauler. Show More Summary

New Tesla Roadster (Fastest Production Car Ever) In Broader Context

Tesla's first production car was called the Roadster. Built on a heavily modified Lotus chassis, it was a direct descendant of the tZero, itself a modification of an existing sports car chassis. The tZero was manufactured by AC Propulsion, a small company near Los Angeles, and it used conventional lead-acid batteries. Show More Summary

Sunslice, The Smallest Solar Charger In The World

Every day, the smartphone goes here and there with us — on the jog, the walk, bicycle, metro, and in the EV. It is often using handy apps along the way. Checking email, texting, working on the metro, scrolling social media in the cafe or while the car is charging, on the phone — these activities are a way of life for many. Show More Summary

Embark Hauls Frigidaire On Semi-Autonomous Trucks

Embark has partnered with Frigidaire and Ryder to haul appliances on semi-autonomous trucks on lesser-traffic highways.

Statoil Launches “World’s First” Floating Wind Energy Project, Hywind Scotland — Where Will It Lead?

The Norwegian oil firm Statoil has confirmed its final investment decision to develop what will be the "world's first" floating wind energy project — the Hywind wind farm pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire (Scotland)

Top Spots Of Climate Change Performance Index 2018 Remain Unoccupied With No Paris-Compatible Countries

The top three positions on the Climate Change Performance Index 2018 again remain unoccupied since no countries are currently on a Paris Climate Agreement-compatible pathway, leaving Sweden to top out at fourth while Australia continues to occupy one of the lowest positions and is joined by the United States. 

Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla’s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it’s “excited to be among the first” to test the new vehicle, and to see how it might help them achieve “long-term sustainability goals” including decreasing their overall emissions footprint. The retailer will… Read More

Watch Tesla’s new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed

Tesla has delivered the ultimate fan car – a revamped version of its original Roadster, with crazy fast acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph times of only 4.2 seconds, a top speed north of 250 mph and 621 miles...Show More Summary

This solar-powered floating farm combines agriculture and dining under one roof

As urban farming becomes increasingly popular, people are finding new, unexpected ways of incorporating agriculture into cities. From rooftops and community gardens, urban farming has descended to waterways and lakes - as in this solar-powered floating farm that doubles as a restaurant. Show More Summary

Tesla surprises the world with a new $250k Roadster

Tesla surprised everyone last night at the debut of the Tesla Semi by unveiling a new Roadster, which is expected to arrive by 2020. Although lately Tesla has been focused on more mass market electric cars, it hasn't forgotten where it started.[...]

Worlds first solar panel mural unveiled in San Antonio

In a world where solar farms are shaped like giant pandas, there's certainly room for some solar butterflies. Determined to beautify our cities by converting solar panels into creative works of public art, the Seattle-based Land ArtShow More Summary

Pyramidal lakeside home is topped with a glass nature observatory

VOID Architecture has designed a striking, pyramid-shaped home in Finland that immerses residents in nature while preserving contemporary comforts. Built to embrace the outdoors, the Pyramid House features timber-frame construction and abundant glazing, including its crowning jewel - a glass nature observatory at the top of the building. Show More Summary

Recycled materials make up this quirky solar-powered hotel in West Africa

This beautiful sun-soaked retreat on Cape Verde’s island of Sao Vicente prides itself on sustainability. Ramos Castellano Arquitectos designed the Terra Lodge Hotel using recycled and found materials, water recycling systems, and a rooftop solar array. Show More Summary

Fisker Aims To Unleash The Potential Of Solid-State Batteries, & Stun With EMotion

It's been a while since we talked about Fisker and it would seem Fisker is getting ready to unleash the potential of solid-state batteries. But not so fast

XTI Aircraft TriFan 600 Picks Up 60 Orders

As a followup to a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) company we covered a little while back, XTI Aircraft announced another more pre-orders for its 60 TriFan. After a good showing in Florida and extra orders coming in from the superyacht community, the total is up to 60, and counting

US Utilities Increase Investment In Green & Renewables Despite Political Uncertainty

Despite tremendous political uncertainty in North America, driven by the United States' announcement to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement and its attendant policy shifts, utilities are nevertheless increasing their investments in green and renewable energy, according to new research published this month by Capgemini. 

WattTime & Microsoft Combine To Provide European Consumers Choice Of Clean Energy

Announced last week, WattTime and Microsoft are combining to provide European consumers the opportunity to better understand and reduce their carbon emissions by providing real-time information on the precise carbon emissions caused by using or generating electricity. 

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