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Eco-Ethical Fashion: Sustainable Trends to Watch

Eco-ethical fashion. Never heard the term? That’s because it doesn’t exist. Yet.

Cleantech News Roundup: Audi Truck, Tesla Autopilot 2, Bioplastics, Volvo Sustainability, & Hippie Pants

We've got stories about Tesla Autopilot 2, Audi electric truck concept art, a proposal for how EVs should sound, bioplastics, a weird front-wheel drive bike, a whole heckuva lot of pollution and litigation news, a green Christmas in Denmark, the myth of "the" blockchain, homemade natural deodorant that actually works, hippie pants, and more in today's cleantech news roundup

The world's first vertical forest for low-income housing is coming to the Netherlands

Stefano Boeri has designed and built vertical forests across the globe, but his latest project, slated for Eindhoven in The Netherlands, will be unlike anything that has been done before. That's because, for the first time ever, the forest tower has been funded by a social housing project, and the tower will provide low-income housing. Show More Summary

Photos Capture Brutal Devastation Of California Mudslides

"It looked like a World War I battlefield," Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said.

How EV Safe Charge Went From Helping A Few To Becoming A Full-Fledged Company

Charging station companies have flourished well during the past few years. Although it's still the wild far out west within that industry, a handful of startups are already prominent key players. EV Safe Charge started as a little word-of-mouth startup and now it seems ready to take the next step up to industry leadership

Navistar Aims To Have More E-Trucks Than Tesla On The Road By 2025

You can add another competitor who has its sights on Tesla in the emerging electric truck (e-truck) industry. Actually, we wrote about some of trucking giant Navistar's plans in October (not to mention its autonomous trucking plans), but recent comments seemed noteworthy themselves

Water-Based Air Conditioning Slashes Energy Usage & Uses No Refrigerants

Researchers in Singapore have invented a new air conditioning system that uses no compressor or chemical refrigerants. It is 40% more energy efficient than conventional air conditioners and creates drinking water in the process. Can you say "game changer," boys and girls?

Uber Hires Former Tesla Battery Engineer For Flying Taxi Program

Uber has hired Celina Mikolajczak, formerly a senior battery engineer at Tesla, to work on advanced battery technologies for its flying taxi program. It expects to begin service in Dubai, Dallas, and Los Angeles in a few years.

EV History: 100-Year-Old Ads For Pope Waverly Electric Cars

As we look forward to the electric future, it's fun to remember the past was electric, too!

Birds called 'firehawk raptors' are intentionally spreading fires in Australia

When you think of causes of fire in Australia, you might think of lightning or arsonists - but you probably don't think of birds. But at least three birds of prey species spread wildfires in Australia, according to a new paper incorporating indigenous knowledge. Show More Summary

South Australia to host world's largest thermal solar plant

In South Australia, California-based SolarReserve is building what will be the world's largest thermal solar plant. The $650 million, 150 megawatt solar plant has received state development approval and construction on the project will...Show More Summary

This Classic Volvo 850 Is Also A Tiny House On Wheels

Found on Craigslist: this classic Volvo 850 Wagon has been converted to a tiny house, and if you like it, you can buy it!

Fisker E Motion Revealed At CES 2018

A pre-production prototype of the Fisker E Motion is on display at CES 2018 this week. The car features intriguing doors but most of its promises are yet to be kept.

US Renewable Energy Hits The Ground Running After FERC Debacle

Energy Secretary Rick Perry took his share of lumps for going to bat for the US coal industry, but hours after the FERC decision his agency let its renewable energy freak flag fly

Tesla's Buffalo Gigafactory is officially producing solar roof tiles

Tesla had planned to move Solar Roof tile production from their Fremont, California factory to the Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, New York and it looks like they may have met that goal. The company confirmed in an email they began manufacturing the tiles in December.[...]

Now you can rent a vintage teardrop camper for a weekend in the woods

If you're not ready to buy a teardrop trailer of your own, now you can spend the weekend cozied up inside one thanks to Camp Weathered. Based out of Marin County, California, the teardrop camper rental service offers a fleet of vintage teardrop campers for those looking for a private and cozy escape in the California wilderness.[...]

Bitcoin mining powers Canadian man's innovative aquaponics system

This indoor garden is heated by something totally unexpected: bitcoin mining. When software company owner Bruce Hardy saw how much heat his computers were generating, he decided to put that extra energy to good use. Now, instead of using air conditioning to cool his computers, he takes the heat they generate to power and heat a thriving aquaponics system and greenhouse.[...]

Tiny homes made of concrete pipes could be the next big thing in micro housing

The micro-housing trend has really taken off over the last decade, and a new age of tiny urban homes is now upon us. Created by James Law Cybertecture, the Opod Tube House is made from a repurposed concrete pipe and designed as an affordable home for young people who struggle with housing costs in the world's major cities.[...]

Someone stole a chunk of China's new solar roadway

When detractors were howling about solar roadways' flaws, concerns about theft wasn't among them. Apparently it should have been, because a few days ago, thieves cut out and ran away with a chunk of China's recently unveiled solar highway — a move nobody predicted.[...]

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