FLASHES & RELEASES

03 Sep

2015

Emma Thompson unveils giant Polar Bear in Greenpeace protest outside Shell HQ in London

Emma Thompson unveils giant Polar Bear in Greenpeace protest outside Shell HQ in London

Others | UNITED KINGDOM
Published by : Ecotechtube

Author : Alfred JoynerPicture source : International Business TimesBritish actor Emma Thompson today (2 September) unveiled a giant puppet polar bear outside the London headquarters of Ango-Dutch oil giant Shell as part of a campaign by environmental group Greenpeace to protest the company's drilling in the Arctic.Sixty-five activists and puppeteers manoeuvred the double-decker-sized object to stand outside the company's HQ on London's South Bank. Greenpeace…

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03 Sep

2015

A Portable Washing Machine That Doesn't Need a Drop of Electricity

A Portable Washing Machine That Doesn't Need a Drop of Electricity

Eco Products & Services | CANADA
Published by : Ecotechtube

Article by : Andrew LiszewskiPhoto source : www.yirego.comIf camping seems like fun but you’d prefer if roughing it wasn’t so rough, the Drumi from Yirego is a compact portable washing machine that can clean around six or seven garments without the need for a power outlet, a generator, or even a sunny day to feed a solar panel.At just 22-inches tall the Drumi can easily be stashed in the trunk of your car alongside sleeping bags and a tent, and with a capacity…

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03 Sep

2015

COP21 could redefine green growth — if business steps up

COP21 could redefine green growth — if business steps up

Others | FRANCE
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Article taken from: GreenBizby Yvo de BoerEconomic growth and sustainable development are complementary in that we cannot have one without the other. A key element that can help to achieve both objectives is green investment.A growing number of companies around the world are changing their business models to recognize the importance of sustainability and the need to address climate change. The private sector is increasingly working to shape a society…

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02 Sep

2015

Lillgrund, Öresund - the largest offshore wind farm in Sweden

Lillgrund, Öresund - the largest offshore wind farm in Sweden

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | SWEDEN
Published by : Ecotechtube

Photograph by :  Tomasz SienickiVideo by : ion onLillgrund Wind Farm is located about 10 km off the coast of southern Sweden, just south of the Öresund Bridge, where average wind speeds are 8 to 10 metres per second (26 to 33 ft/s). With 48 wind turbines (Siemens SWT-2.3-93) and a capacity of 110 megawatts (MW), Lillgrund is Sweden's largest offshore wind farm, which will meet the domestic electricity demand of more than 60,000 homes (5000 kWh…

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02 Sep

2015

WIRELESS CHARGING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IS A SUCCESS!

WIRELESS CHARGING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IS A SUCCESS!

Green Transportation & Logistics | UNITED STATES
Published by : Ecotechtube

Author: Solar Thermal MagazineImage courtesy of International Center for Automotive Research and International Transportation Innovation CenterWith the successful demonstration of a 6.9-kilowatt wireless power transfer system boasting 85 percent grid-to-vehicle efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy’s  Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and partners are gearing up for the next phase of the electrified vehicles project.The recent demonstration, hosted…

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02 Sep

2015

Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

Green Building Materials, Construction & Design | UNITED STATES
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Article taken from: TechCrunchby Christine MageeAvocados from Mexico. Apples from Chile. Broccoli from China. If you take a look at the stickers on the produce you’re buying at the grocery store, chances are they’ll read something like this.Fast-forward twenty years. Instead of driving to Whole Foods to pay top dollar for produce that was picked two weeks ago and artificially kept alive with preservatives and refrigeration, you’re now harvesting…

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02 Sep

2015

Renewable Energy and Tech: Artificial Leaf Creates Hydrogen Fuels

Renewable Energy and Tech: Artificial Leaf Creates Hydrogen Fuels

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | UNITED STATES
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Article taken from: Nature World NewsBy Samantha MathewsonHaving started in 2010 with the aim to create renewable energy using only sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide, the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) and California Institute of Technology (CalTech) say they have done just that. The team developed a solar-driven system for creating hydrogen fuels, which is in the form of an artificial leaf and mimics photosynthesis, according to a release. The…

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28 Aug

2015

The 'green-tech' future is a flawed vision of sustainability

The 'green-tech' future is a flawed vision of sustainability

Resource Recovery & Environment Management | AUSTRALIA
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Picture: fields in a valley, http://stockmedia.cc/Samuel Alexander, University of MelbourneWhat does your vision of a sustainable future look like? Some people imagine a scenario whereby technology solves the world’s most pressing environmental problems.In this world we all drive electric cars and have solar panels on our roofs that power our air conditioners and flat-screen televisions. We purchase “eco” products that provide all the convenience…

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26 Aug

2015

There’s another way to combat climate change — but let’s not call it geoengineering

There’s another way to combat climate change — but let’s not call it geoengineering

Resource Recovery & Environment Management | AUSTRALIA
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Picture: hydroelectric scheme flooded lake. Courtesy of http://stockmedia.cc/Anita Talberg, University of Melbourne and Tim Flannery, University of MelbourneNo matter how much we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will not be enough to keep global warming below 2C – the internationally agreed “safe” limit. This fact has been implied by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and confirmed again recently by international research.Does this…

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18 Aug

2015

IE Expo 2016: Asia's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technology Solutions

IE Expo 2016: Asia's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technology Solutions

Others | CHINA
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Booths of IE expo 2016 are available to be booked!--Contact us now to reserve the good location for youIE expo 2015 added another chapter in its success story this year, recording further substantial growth in exhibition space: on an area of 60,000 square meters, a total of 1,085 exhibitors from 27 countries and 40,046 visitors participated in China’s leading trade fair for environmental technology. IE expo has been the most important platform for the professionals…

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17 Aug

2015

Building Pakistan’s first smart city

Building Pakistan’s first smart city

Green ICT | PAKISTAN
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Picture: Luke MaArticle published at: SiliconAngleby Mellisa Tolentino | Jul 30, 2015This week’s Smart City roundup features a new partnership expected to spur enterprise adoption of The Internet of Things (IoT), new options for smart buildings seeking lighting control, and a strategic team up to make Pakistan’s first smart city.relayr advances enterprise IoT adoptionIoT provider relayr, Inc. announced that its partnership with business consulting firm BearingPoint…

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14 Aug

2015

Smart Cities need Intelligent Platforms to thrive says new report

Green ICT | UNITED STATES
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Picture: Smart City Kazanarticle originally from: M2M World NewsSmart Cities move from application-centric to systemic IoT-based environments.Smart city projects focused on solving specific problems such as traffic, parking and pollution will be replaced by a more holistic approach that looks at the city as a system-of-systems, based around the Internet of Things (IoT), says a new report from Beecham Research.“The city is composed of different systems such…

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13 Aug

2015

Highways England to begin 'electric highway' charging trials

Highways England to begin 'electric highway' charging trials

Green Transportation & Logistics | UNITED KINGDOM
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Article first published at: BusinessGreen12 Aug 2015, James Phillips Lights of cars on a motorwayHighways England will begin testing "electric highway" technology from the end of this year, the agency announced yesterday.The technology, which could allow owners of electric and hybrid vehicles to charge wirelessly while on the go, is being trialled at an off-road testing site, with the long-term aim of making it available on England's motorways and major…

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12 Aug

2015

Green roofs and 'agritecture' have potential to transform food supply in cities

Green roofs and 'agritecture' have potential to transform food supply in cities

Green Building Materials, Construction & Design | UNITED STATES
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Picture: In 2011, Lufa Farms constructed the first commercial rooftop greenhouse in the world, a 32,000-square-foot facility atop a building in the Montreal neighbourhood of Ahuntsic, where it cultivates greens such as Boston lettuce. (Lufa Farms)article first published at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/green-roofs-and-agritecture-have-potential-to-transform-food-supply-in-cities-1.3179971By Andre Mayer, Eric Foss and Manmeet Ahluwalia, CBC NewsRooftop…

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11 Aug

2015

Smart people, smart nation, smart Singapore

Smart people, smart nation, smart Singapore

Green Building Materials, Construction & Design | SINGAPORE
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Picture: ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO article first published at: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/smart-people-smart-nation-smart-singapore Carlo Ratti & Matthew Claudel For The Straits Times Cars that drive themselves, trash that is tagged, your waste analysed - two researchers imagine a Singapore 50 years from now, based on research that is already being tested here "In 50 years' time, how do you see the evolution of cities?" the e-mail began.…

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10 Aug

2015

12 million people have no cooking arrangements in India

12 million people have no cooking arrangements in India

Others | INDIA
Published by : Eco Media Asia

Around 12 million people in India have no proper cooking arrangements. The situation is worse in urban India where around seven per cent of households lack cooking arrangements while in rural India over one per cent of households is deprived of the facility.The facts were revealed by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) report based on the 68th round of survey. Maharashtra (3.8 per cent) and Andhra Pradesh (2.7 per cent) are the top two…

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07 Aug

2015

Coal isn’t good for humanity, but renewables aren’t the only answer to energy poverty

Coal isn’t good for humanity, but renewables aren’t the only answer to energy poverty

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | AUSTRALIA
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Jonathan Symons, The Conversation Last week Oxfam released a report, “Powering up against poverty: why renewable energy is the future”, which argued that advances in renewable energy mean there is “no trade-off between improving lives and tackling climate change". Comforting as this message is, it is also fundamentally inaccurate. Given existing technologies, expanding access to electricity almost always increases CO2 emissions. There are real trade-offs between…

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06 Aug

2015

Can’t we just remove carbon dioxide from the air to fix climate change? Not yet

Can’t we just remove carbon dioxide from the air to fix climate change? Not yet

Resource Recovery & Environment Management | UNITED STATES
Published by : Care 2 Trade

John Shepherd, University of Southampton If we have put too much CO2 into the air, wouldn’t it make sense to find ways to remove it again? Well, yes: it would. But sadly it isn’t likely to be easy or cheap and, according to new research, it isn’t an adequate “solution” to the problems of climate change. The possible “carbon removal” techniques are very diverse. They include growing trees on land or algae in the sea and capturing and burying some of the carbon…

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