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Food-To-Go Giants Support Dubai Airport’s Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Announced in June, Dubai Airport’s commitment binds it to begin phasing out all single-use plastic items in products and operations on 1 January 2020. The airport claims that the 90...
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Can Smart Cities Help Their Residents Without Hurting Their Privacy?

Data is driving the world’s most powerful tech companies – but it will also shape cities of the future In Canada, the Sidewalk Labs smart city experiment has drawn criticism...
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An Industrial Port in Singapore Powered by Solar—a Model for Other Power-Hungry Industries?

Energy-intensive, carbon-heavy industrial ports rarely receive praise for their emissions reduction efforts, but it can be done, and Singapore’s Jurong Port is showing its peers how. The port of entry...
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EU Reaches Milestone by Agreeing on Green Criteria for Finance

MEPs and the Finnish presidency of the EU Council have agreed on a taxonomy to determine what economic activities can be considered ‘green’, paving the way for billions of euros...
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Hawaii’s Most Populated Island Passes Sweeping Single-Use Plastic Ban

Lawmakers in Hawaii’s largest city just passed what could be one of the strictest bans on single-use plastics in the country. The Honolulu City Council this week voted 7-2 to...
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Holiday Presents for Your Family: Gifts Without Guilt

Gift-giving is filled with minefields, but the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) got your back, so you don’t need to worry about inadvertently giving family members presents laden with toxic chemicals....
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Soil: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Climate Change

Agriculture is on the front lines of climate change. Whether it’s the a seven-year drought drying up fields in California, the devastating Midwest flooding in 2019, or hurricane after hurricane...
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The Flat House Review – a Home Made from Hemp That Will Blow Your Mind

Here’s today’s fun fact: the word “canvas” is derived from “cannabis”. (And imagine if the two words had still been identical this past century or so: literature would speak of...
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BMW Group Joins “Getting to Zero Coalition” — 1st Carmaker To Do So

The most recent news on this front is that BMW Group joined the “Getting to Zero Coalition” ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid, Spain. The objective is decarbonization...
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This New 3D Printing Technique Puts Electronics into Plastics

Researchers have embedded high-performance electrical circuits inside plastics they created with 3D printing. The plastics could lead to smaller and versatile drones and better-performing small satellites, biomedical implants, and smart structures. The...
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‘Set Legally Binding Net-Zero Target Now’, Investors Urge EU Leaders

A coalition of more than 40 investors collectively representing upwards of €6trn of assets under management has written to all EU heads of state, urging them to set legislation in...
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Recycling Nutrient-Rich Industrial Waste Products Enhances Soil, Reduces Carbon

Recycling biotechnology byproducts can enhance soil health while reducing carbon emissions and maintaining crop yields. A recent paper in Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment examines the possible benefits of a new kind...
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