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The Hestia Project Maps the Carbon Emissions of US Cities Down to Street Level

The Hestia Project Maps the Carbon Emissions of US Cities Down to Street Level

A team of researchers from Arizona State University have developed a new software system that is capable of estimating greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes, all the way down to street

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RTA Studio’s Carbon-Neutral C3 House is New Zealand’s First Win at World Architecture Festival

RTA Studio’s Carbon-Neutral C3 House is New Zealand’s First Win at World Architecture Festival

The C3 House is designed to be visually unobtrusive and environmentally sensitive. Designed to be a permanent single family residence for a family of four, the home will include a two-car garage, gym, 2

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MIT’s Carbon Nanotube Pencil Draws Delicate Sensors onto Paper

MIT’s Carbon Nanotube Pencil Draws Delicate Sensors onto Paper

Carbon nanotube sensors are a new must-have in contaminated areas, providing the ability to detect harmful gases and warn of danger. But the volatile nature of the sensors makes large-scale production a

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UBC’s Ultra-Sleek Coren Urban Bike is Manufactured from High Tensile-Strength Carbon Fibers

UBC’s Ultra-Sleek Coren Urban Bike is Manufactured from High Tensile-Strength Carbon Fibers

The Coren is sleek in looks and performance, weighing in at a mere 17 pounds. The UBC desginer, Christian Zanzotti expresses this lightness through super-slim top and down tubes. The bicycle is also

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Study Finds Electric Cars Powered by Coal Plants Have a Heavy Carbon Footrpint

Study Finds Electric Cars Powered by Coal Plants Have a Heavy Carbon Footrpint

Electric car photo from Shutterstock A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology states that electric cars that receive energy from coal-fired power plants could potentially

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Sinclair Meadows: Residents Move Into the UK’s First Carbon-Negative Street

Sinclair Meadows: Residents Move Into the UK’s First Carbon-Negative Street

Each of the buildings at Sinclair Meadows in South Shields has been constructed with natural materials at the forefront, such as timber frames, hemp insulation, lime render, and sustainable timber. In

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New Study: Feds Underestimate Social Cost of Carbon Pollution by as Much as 12 Times

New Study: Feds Underestimate Social Cost of Carbon Pollution by as Much as 12 Times

Industrial Emissions photo from Shutterstock A new study just published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences calculates that the U.S. government is using a faulty model for estimating

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Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura's office is built on the site of a former project that makes use of 30% of the existing infrastructure as a way to reduce impact, resources and costs. The project also increased public space along

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Penn State Team Says Not Rely On Fungi To Store Planet’s Extra Carbon

Penn State Team Says Not Rely On Fungi To Store Planet’s Extra Carbon

There has been a general consensus that plant life such as fungi and other biomass would be a key asset in preventing and mitigating climate change effects by storing additional carbon in the soil.

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Australia to Join EU Carbon Emission Market (Allowing Companies to Pay to Pollute)

Australia to Join EU Carbon Emission Market (Allowing Companies to Pay to Pollute)

Industrial Chimney photo from Shutterstock Carbon trading markets are controversial since they allows companies to essentially 'pay to pollute'. However, Australia has just announced that it plans to

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West African Forests Capture More Carbon Despite Drought

West African Forests Capture More Carbon Despite Drought

A research project headed by a joint team of UK and Ghanaian scientists has led to the discovery that the carbon storage capacity of protected forests in West Africa has increased, despite the region

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New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

Today's electric vehicles may have much lower carbon footprints than gasoline and diesel powered cars, but the two hours it can often take to charge a lithium ion battery can be a significant

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Average Chinese Citizen’s Carbon Footprint is Now Equal to the Average European’s

Average Chinese Citizen’s Carbon Footprint is Now Equal to the Average European’s

China's industrial growth has really taken off in the last decade - and new research shows that the per capita emissions of the world's most populated country are now almost on a par with the European

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Arup’s Zero-Carbon 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Showcase Stadium Nominated for WAN Award

Arup’s Zero-Carbon 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Showcase Stadium Nominated for WAN Award

The state-of-the-art cooling and climate control technologies in Arup’s design are meant to set the bar for technology across the Qatar's arid climate and similar regions. The design was paramount in

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CO2 Bambu Brings Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Bamboo Housing to Nicaragua

CO2 Bambu Brings Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Bamboo Housing to Nicaragua

In 2011 CO2 Bambu was awarded with a historic contract to build 82 bamboo-based homes in Rosita, Nicaragua as part of the Hurricane Felix reconstruction effort. Up until then, the options available to the

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Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Carbon nanotubes have been used in everything from energy-free lights to oil spill clean-up technology, and now a team from Rice University has used them to develop a paint that transforms any surface

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MIT Team Develops All-Carbon Solar Cell That Generates Energy from Infra-Red Light!

MIT Team Develops All-Carbon Solar Cell That Generates Energy from Infra-Red Light!

Currently 40% of the solar energy that reaches Earth lies in the near-infra-red region of the spectrum, and while most photovoltaic devices are unable to harness this energy, a team at MIT has created an

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Underground Carbon Capture and Storage Could Cause Devastating Earthquakes

Underground Carbon Capture and Storage Could Cause Devastating Earthquakes

Carbon dioxide storage has long been discussed as a way of offsetting emissions from construction companies and other polluters. However it has also faced severe criticism as being a way for rich firms to

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Charming Post-Carbon Homestead is Built From Recycled Tires and Shipping Pallets

Charming Post-Carbon Homestead is Built From Recycled Tires and Shipping Pallets

The site and design optimize daylighting and solar gain during the cold winter months while the windows were placed strategically to capture the prevailing breeze and allow hot air to escape during

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Marks and Spencer Becomes The First UK Retailer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Marks and Spencer Becomes The First UK Retailer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Marks and Spencer is the first retailer in the United Kingdom to become carbon neutral. In an announcement yesterday, the company described how a combination of increased energy efficiency measures and

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Ozon Cyclery Builds Bamboo Bikes for Berlin’s Carbon-Conscious Commuters

Ozon Cyclery Builds Bamboo Bikes for Berlin’s Carbon-Conscious Commuters

Berlin's Ozon Cyclery is a fantastic project that is set on changing the German city's bike-scape by introducing unique custom-made bikes made from bamboo. A team of bike-enthusiasts started the venture

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The Outdoor Office Could Change How We Work & Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

The Outdoor Office Could Change How We Work & Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

Jonathan Olivares, who opened his design studio in Bostom in 2006, develops industrial design objects, exhibitions, and human-centered research projects. In 2011 he wrote the book A Taxonomy of Office

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CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive

CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive

The Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) has announced plans to create the world’s first carbon-neutral high-speed locomotive. Working with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

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Carbon And Boron Nanosponge Cubes Absorb Oil From Water

Carbon And Boron Nanosponge Cubes Absorb Oil From Water

After the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, we've been on the look out for new technologies that could help clean up similar disasters. With that in mind, we were intrigued by the news that Rice University and

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Study Reveals That Seagrass Stores More Carbon Than Trees

Study Reveals That Seagrass Stores More Carbon Than Trees

Seagrass Photo from Shutterstock The destruction of rainforests has long been a huge cause of concern for environmentalists due to trees' ability to capture carbon — however a new collaborative study

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Biochar Promises to Provide Carbon Negative Fuel and Better Soil

Biochar Promises to Provide Carbon Negative Fuel and Better Soil

Could what's in this little container keep our planet healthy? The simple reality is we need to find a way to put carbon back into the soil, and making something called 'biochar' is perhaps the best way

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$21 Carbon-Neutral Chocolate Bar Will Arrive in the UK By Boat

$21 Carbon-Neutral Chocolate Bar Will Arrive in the UK By Boat

Next week, winds permitting, 24,000 bars of hand-pressed chocolate will arrive in the United Kingdom port of Portsmouth with an unusual claim: the bars are the world's only carbon neutral chocolate

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Carbon-Based “GraphExeter” Could Revolutionize Wearable Technology

Carbon-Based “GraphExeter” Could Revolutionize Wearable Technology

The electronics industry is constantly making advancements to make their products better, but the invention of GraphExeter by the University of Exeter has everyone looking forward to big changes in the

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UK Supermarket Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions with Slimline Toilet Rolls

UK Supermarket Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions with Slimline Toilet Rolls

Cutting back on packaging can yield huge environmental benefits by reducing materials while cutting carbon emissions from transporting needlessly bulky goods. With this in mind, UK Supermarket Chain

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