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  • Efficient Hydrogen Fuel From Solar With Earth-Abundant Materials

    Scientists now have a new, efficient way of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. Using Earth-abundant materials, as opposed to rare metals, scientists have obtained a record-breaking 12.3 percent conversion efficiency from solar energy to hydrogen. By combining a pair of solar cells, made with a mineral called perovskite and low cost electrodes, they […] More

  • US Navy Jets And Ships Ready For Drop-In Biofuel

    Beginning in 2016-17 more than 100 million gallons of military-grade biofuel will be produced annually at a price competitive with their petroleum counterparts. “Drop-in” biofuel provides a direct replacement to petroleum-based diesel and jet fuel, without any need for changes to existing fuel distribution networks or engines. The US Navy is fully on board for […] More

  • Jobs With MetLife Prized For Tangible CSR

    33 percent of Millennials prefer jobs with a socially responsible company, according to Nielsen Media Research. This number is encouraging, and matches a growing number of companies harnessing their products, services and resources to help make the world a better place. A prime example is MetLife, a nearly 150 year-old company that was recently named […] More

  • New York City Hosts Historic Climate March

    The historic People’s Climate March takes place in New York City this weekend. Originally posted on our sister site,, this is an event not to be missed. New York City Hosts Historic Climate March Nationwide planning is in high gear for the “largest, most diverse day” of action on climate change, scheduled for Sunday, […] More

  • 2.7m New Jobs In Clean Energy & 40% Less Carbon Emissions

    A newly released report shows how the United States can cut its carbon pollution by 40 percent from 2005 levels. In the process, 2.7 million new clean energy jobs will be created, reducing the unemployment rate by 1.5 percentage points. Recently released in Nevada for the seventh annual National Clean Energy Summit, the report is […] More

  • green buildings have high health potential for low income housing

    Green Buildings Offer High Health Gains For Low Income Residents

    The “green building” trend is often associated with helping the environment by using eco-friendly materials and energy-saving techniques. These practices are designed to help improve the health of the people living in them, too. And scientists from Harvard School of Public Health are now reporting evidence that they can indeed help people feel better, including […] More

  • New Bioeconomy Market Grows From Biodegradable Paper

    Across the globe, there is a bioeconomy beginning to mature. For example, approximately 15 million hectares of agricultural land are covered every year with horticultural plastics. Every year, in labor intensive and expensive efforts, all of these plastic covers must be removed after the growing season is over. The land must be cleaned, plowed and […] More

  • Fossil Fuel Divestment: Part II – Reinvesting In A Green Economy

    Fossil fuel divestment, even as it grows in popularity, has its share of detractors, and one of the issues that comes up for them is the potentially high cost (said to be as much as $5 trillion USD for full divestment). However, that figure isn’t nearly as cut-and-dried as it might seem, because pulling money […] More

  • Wildfire Prediction Sees Improvements In Modeling

    A single battle with a large wildfire can easily burn $1 million a day in firefighting costs alone. National and state costs combined have exploded to nearly $3.5 billion annually, and firefighting costs are not the end of the story. In an environment of global heating and prevailing droughts, firefighting costs are just the beginning […] More

  • Understanding The CBD Ecosystem Approach

    The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international convention for protecting the diversity of life on Earth. As opposed to treaties focusing on individual species or biomes, this international treaty encompasses biodiversity on a global scale. It focuses on establishing a global network of protected natural areas, for the purpose of protecting natural capital at […] More

  • Fossil Fuel Divestment: Part I – Why and How

    The fossil fuel divestment movement is gaining momentum in religious organizations around the world. But there remains many large-scale religious groups (i.e. the Catholic Church), seminaries, universities, and individual houses of worship that still choose to pay polluters. Our sister site, EdenKeeper, recently published a series of two articles that show the necessity of divesting, address […] More

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