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World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

As COP16 in Cancun, Mexico winds down this week, and high hopes for a world-wide agreement on climate change fade once again, the World Bank has stepped up announcing just yesterday that it will fund

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Inexpensive Activated Carbon Cloth Could Clean Up Toxic Waste

Inexpensive Activated Carbon Cloth Could Clean Up Toxic Waste

From shoulder pads to leg-warmers, there are a litany of ’80s “inventions” we hope never see the light of day again. Not so with activated carbon cloth, however. The flexible and

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MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes

MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes are a cutting-edge component used in the fields of electronics, medicine and industrial design due to their size, strength and electrical properties. However during their production,

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Shimizu Corporation’s Carbon-Negative Artificial Islands

Shimizu Corporation’s Carbon-Negative Artificial Islands

Shimizu Corporation is researching the construction of artificial islands in the equatorial ocean that would essentially be self-sufficient, carbon-negative cities with zero waste. Measuring one kilometer

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UK Could Fund First Natural Gas Carbon Capture Plant

UK Could Fund First Natural Gas Carbon Capture Plant

Carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technique to bury CO2 emissions from industrial sources underground, is still an emerging technology. It's mostly used in coal plants, but the UK announced this week

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Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Buildings That Move

Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Buildings That Move

File this in the creepy yet useful category: architectural research firm Decker Yeadon is currently researching how carbon nanotubes may one day create a building material able to move without motors.

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Foster + Partners’ Carbon Neutral Masdar City Rises in the Desert

Foster + Partners’ Carbon Neutral Masdar City Rises in the Desert

Inspired by the architecture and planning of traditional Arab cities, Foster + Partners seamlessly combined ancient building techniques with modern technological advancements. Meshing these two distinct

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World’s First Zero Carbon Conference Center Opens in Dublin

World’s First Zero Carbon Conference Center Opens in Dublin

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) just opened its doors to reveal what they claim to be the first carbon neutral conference center in the world. The multi-use complex has a large performance hall,

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Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

International Battery has joined forces with Electric Marine Propulsion to create a yacht that not only runs on electric batteries, but charges them using wind energy -- even when the sails are down. The

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Larch House: The UK’s First Zero-Carbon Passive Home

Larch House: The UK’s First Zero-Carbon Passive Home

Bere architects recently unveiled the ‘Larch House’, the first zero-carbon passive house in the UK. The ultra energy-efficient home features not only “active” energy-producing

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Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

The One Tonne Life project was started and sponsored by Swedish wooden home builder A-hus, renewable energy firm Vattenfall and car maker Volvo. Designed for a four person family, the One Tonne Home is an

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Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

The area south of Chicago has long been a vast patchwork of natural land, industry and working class neighborhoods. But the soon to be built Ford Calumet Environmental Center explores the city's wildlife

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Telecommuting, Online Shopping Increase Carbon Emissions

Telecommuting, Online Shopping Increase Carbon Emissions

Attention, telecommuters: think twice the next time you brag about your reduced environmental impact. That's the conclusion of a report from the U.K's Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),

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Ohio State University Aims for Net Zero Carbon Footprint

Ohio State University Aims for Net Zero Carbon Footprint

Schools and educational institutions use a lot of energy to power computers, lights, and other systems that are needed to support a large body of students. The Ohio State University is one of the largest

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The Champagne Bottle Slims Down to Cut its Carbon Footprint

The Champagne Bottle Slims Down to Cut its Carbon Footprint

Champagne bottles contain three times the air pressure of a typical car tire, which is why the iconic green bottles weigh 900 grams (two pounds). Not for long though - makers of Champagne bottles in

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NYC Tennis Courts To Get Carbon Neutral Composting Toilets

NYC Tennis Courts To Get Carbon Neutral Composting Toilets

Photo credit: Cook + Fox A new restroom facility at Manhattan's Riverside Park Clay Tennis Association should ease the bladders of many a tennis player as well as the hearts of NYC environmentalists.

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“Dry Water” Could Absorb and Store Carbon Dioxide

“Dry Water” Could Absorb and Store Carbon Dioxide

Researchers recently discovered a new way to store carbon dioxide and other harmful chemicals using a a powdered, sugar-like substance called "dry water". According to scientists at the National Meeting

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Carbon Neutral Home Breaks Ground in Cairn Valley, Scotland

Carbon Neutral Home Breaks Ground in Cairn Valley, Scotland

This green-roofed carbon neutral home designed by Mark Waghorn Architects will begin construction in Cairn Valley, Scotland this month. The design was inspired by the sloping natural landscape of the

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Rocket Engine Technology Being Used to Capture Carbon

Rocket Engine Technology Being Used to Capture Carbon

We all know that rocket science is cool - but did you know that it may also be a way to improve carbon capture technology? Under an innovative research project being run by the Department of Energy's

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Crystal Compounds Used as Super-Efficient Carbon Storage Sponges

Crystal Compounds Used as Super-Efficient Carbon Storage Sponges

Carbon capture stands to reduce the impacts of climate change caused by industrial pollution -- but the methods currently available for capturing carbon are expensive, complicated and too burdensome to be

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Wuhan’s Lily-Shaped Zero Carbon Energy Center Set to Bloom in China

Wuhan’s Lily-Shaped Zero Carbon Energy Center Set to Bloom in China

A new Calla lily-shaped research center for Wuhan University is set to bloom in China as one of the most sustainable buildings the world. Netherlands-based firm Grontmij, in collaboration with Soeters

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MIT Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Lithium Battery Power 10x

MIT Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Lithium Battery Power 10x

An intrepid team of researchers at MIT have made a remarkable find in lithium battery technology - by using carbon nanotubes as one of a battery’s electrodes, they can increase the amount of power it

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World Cup 2010 Carbon Footprint Will Be Whopping 6x That of Last Event

World Cup 2010 Carbon Footprint Will Be Whopping 6x That of Last Event

According to a startling infographic made for EU Infrastructure and a report by the Norwegian Embassy, the carbon footprint of this year's World Cup in South Africa will be a whopping 6 times that of the

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Rem Koolhaas Redraws Europe To Reduce Carbon Emissions by 80%

Rem Koolhaas Redraws Europe To Reduce Carbon Emissions by 80%

OMA studied a number of fields to come up with their plan -- namely the existing power grid, economics of various scenarios, renewable energy resources, energy efficiency, and transportation networks.

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Green Screen: A Living, Carbon-Capturing Face Mask That Filters Bacteria

Green Screen: A Living, Carbon-Capturing Face Mask That Filters Bacteria

Face masks are certainly on the rise these days, with more and more people hoping to ward off the most unforgiving airborne ailments without the prick of a needle or the popping of anti-bodies. So what if

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Cheap Carbon-Based Solar Cells Could Replace Silicon Cells

Cheap Carbon-Based Solar Cells Could Replace Silicon Cells

Forget silicon -- the next major light-absorbing material in solar cells could be carbon. Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have figured out how to effectively create big sheets of carbon that

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Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast's Operations Center in Sonoma County just received one of the highest honors in green building -- it was certified LEED Platinum this week by the USGBC. The Operations Center is part of The Sonoma

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Engineers Develop Carbon-Capturing Photosynthetic Frog Foam

Engineers Develop Carbon-Capturing Photosynthetic Frog Foam

It may seem too good to be true, but engineers from the University of Cincinnati have devised a way to capture and remove CO2 out of the air and then convert it into biofuel building blocks. The engineers

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Los Angeles Proposes Carbon Surcharge on Energy Bills

Los Angeles Proposes Carbon Surcharge on Energy Bills

In a move to make Los Angeles coal-free by 2020, Mayor Antonio Villariagosa just announced a proposal for a monthly carbon surcharge on water and power bills. The funds will be used to transition the city

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Carbon Emissions at All-Time High Despite Economic Slowdown

Carbon Emissions at All-Time High Despite Economic Slowdown

If there were one good thing to come out of the economic recession, you would think it would be a decrease in carbon emissions from industrial slowdowns. Unfortunately, new research shows that's not the

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