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Chargin' while cruisin' in Sweden

A road that recharges the batteries of electric vehicles as they drive has opened on the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden.
dezeen.com
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Specialized drones can plant up to 100,000 trees per day

Villages have spent years replanting mangroves along the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Now their work will go much faster, with some help from above.
fastcompany.com

"Microfragmenting" allows coral to grow 25X faster than normal

David Vaughan works on the Florida Reef Tract, the third largest coral reef in the world and a vastly important ecosystem for sustaining underwater life. He ...
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India redefined Arbor Day

More than 800,000 volunteers pitched in to help the country fight climate change.
news.nationalgeographic.com

It never hurts to think big.

Renowned biologist E O Wilson wants to set aside half of the planet as protected areas for nature. But is this possible? And, if so, how would it work?
theguardian.com

The Jones Falls River’s current provides power to turn Mr. Trash Wheel, which lifts trash and debris from the water and deposits it into a dumpster barge.

TRASH WHEEL PROJECT USING THE POWER OF NATURE TO KEEP OUR HARBOR CLEAN The Inner Harbor Water Wheel, or “Mr. Trash Wheel” to locals, combines old and new technology to harness the power of water and sunlight to collect litter and debris flowing down the Jones Falls River. The river’s current provide...
baltimorewaterfront.com

Mini wind turbines can help provide power in urban environments

One of the biggest criticisms against wind turbines is that they aren’t usually nice to look at, but that may be about to change thanks to the Frenc
iflscience.com

Using recycled 'legos' to help address housing shortages

Colombian architect Oscar Mendez is building a house with blocks and cuboids made of discarded plastics. (Soundbite) Oscar Mendez, CEO Concepts Plastics. "We...
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A stormy weekend led to free electricity in Germany as wind generation reached a record, forcing power producers to pay customers the most since Christmas 2012 to use electricity. Power prices turned negative as wind output reached 39,409 megawatts on Saturday, equivalent to the output of about 40 n...
bloomberg.com

The "cleanest power plant in the world" also has a rooftop ski slope.

As part of Good Design for a Bad World, a series of talks we are hosting with Dutch Design Week, we ask whether designers can help to solve climate change
dezeen.com

Studio Roosegaarde is turning smog into jewelry using the world's largest air purifier

The Smog Free Project by artist Daan Roosegaarde creates clean urban skies via the Smog Free Tower and Smog Free Rings.
studioroosegaarde.net

Developers and architects are improving air quality through the use of plants in urban environments

Architects are touting plant-covered tower blocks as a way to tackle air pollution and improve the quality of urban life. Here are 10 examples
dezeen.com

"Grow Food, Not Lawns" - Fleet Farming helps turn backyards into working gardens to provide a hyperlocal food source

Fleet Farming is an urban agriculture program of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit IDEAS For Us that is transforming underutilized land into productive micro farms to impact local food systems. The produce grown is sharecropped with our “farmlette host” with the excess being sold at local SNAP certified farme...
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