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May We Accelerate You?! Our (Very Specific) Request For Innovations

Our mission is to transform communities through innovation. Every year, we scour the globe in search of entrepreneurs developing creative solutions in energy, water, agriculture, cybersecurity and transportation May We Accelerate You?!...Show More Summary

Google Street View cars are helping scientists spot methane leaks

The Google fleet has been mapping cities around the world for years, making navigation easier for travelers. Now they have an important new responsibility: Google Street View cars will seek out natural gas leaks in urban areas. The data...Show More Summary

Light-filled Compass House prioritizes low maintenance and energy savings

Toronto-based superkül architects designed a vacation home for a family of six transitioning back to Canada after living abroad. Set on the grassy plains of Mulmur, Ontario, the 4,300-square-foot dwelling is a striking all-white building that prioritizes low maintenance, natural light, and energy savings. Show More Summary

Madison, Wisconsin commits to 100% renewable energy

Madison just became the first city in Wisconsin and the largest city in the Midwest to commit to 100 percent clean energy in just the latest example of how President Donald Trump can't stop the renewables revolution. The state capital...Show More Summary

Incredible video of Mars stitched together by hand from 33,000 images

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with Mars, check out this incredible video recently released by NASA that shows the Red Planet’s surface in stunning detail. Entitled "A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars," the video is...Show More Summary

Tesla Wins Battery Innovator Of The Year (#CleanTechnica Original)

With over 800 battery industry insiders in attendance, the International Battery Seminar featured Kurt Kelty, Senior Director of Battery Technology at Tesla, as its keynote speaker. The house was packed — it was standing room only to...Show More Summary

Efficiency Retrofit Project For 5,000 Public Housing Units Kicks Off In Hawaii

In today's piece of awesome cleantech news, courtesy of CleanTechnica, we are proud to announce that in collaboration with Hawaii Energy and the Energy Excelerator, our company, Pono Home, just kicked off a project to retrofit up toShow More Summary

Why 2017 Is The Year The Electric Car Goes Mainstream

“After decades of ups and downs, 2017 should prove that the third time’s the charm for plug-ins and the Electric Car is definitely here to stay.” Why 2017 Is The Year The Electric Car Goes Mainstream was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

"Piggy Bank," a turtle that swallowed 915 coins, has died

A venerated sea turtle who was fed hundreds of coins by supplicants seeking good fortune is dead. The 25-year-old animal was living in a pond in a town near the Gulf of Thailand in late February when rescuers found her close to drowning from the weight of her cache—about 11 pounds worth. Show More Summary

Let's not turn Easter into the new Christmas

We've just recovered from January's credit card bill. Ignore the marketing sirens' call to start shopping again.

Tiny indoor vertical garden grows micro-veggies on its own in 10 days

You don't need green thumbs to grow microgreens with this EcoQube Frame. The tiny indoor vertical garden grows micro-veggies in 10 days with only fertilized water, doing all the work for you. Compact and low-maintenance, the design is...Show More Summary

A crowd-sourced, revolving solar fund wins DOE backing

Government support for innovative solar solutions isn't dead. Yet.

Is Energy Independence a Cover for Coal?

Of all the actions and orders in Trump's 80+ days in office, none may have more far-reaching or long-lasting impact than the proposed "Energy Independence" executive order. TriplePundit obtained an early draft of the order. Tom Schueneman reports.

Somalia’s Illegal Fishing Problem Is About More Than Piracy

The newswires were buzzing last week over the story that pirates hijacked a commercial ship off the shores of Somalia -- but the focus on "pirates" overlooks factors such as overfishing, poverty, smuggling and even deforestation.

Co-Ops Bring Solar to Hundreds Of Rural Communities

A Barack Obama-era solar energy program is helping hundreds of rural communities access low-cost solar through electricity co-ops.

Investors Urge Trump Administration to Keep Hands off SEC Shareholder Resolution Process

The Donald Trump administration is considering a move that would severely limit shareholder rights and cut off communication between shareholders and corporate boards. In a letter to the National Economic Council, the CEOs and executive directors of several investment organizations urged the White House to keep current protections in place.

Communities Reach For New Tools in the Fight Against Climate Change

Despite the Donald Trump administration's stated plans to roll back federal climate change policies, coastal cities from Texas to California are taking action to mitigate risk.

Timberland and Thread Partner to Drive Social Impact in Haiti

Timberland and Thread partnered to incorporate recycled plastic from Haiti into clothing and apparel. We spoke with both companies about the partnership and what it can teach startups and legacy brands about collaborating for social impact.

Report: Methane Leakage at Natural Gas Plants Much Higher Than Previously Thought

"Methane is a 34 times more potent greenhouse gas than is carbon dioxide," said Paul Shepson, a professor of analytical and atmospheric chemistry at Purdue University. "It's a better fuel all around as long as you don't spill it. But it doesn't take much methane leakage to ruin your whole day if you care about climate change."

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