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Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

12 August 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A well-designed algorithm can help increase the efficiency of complex, and troublesome, transportation systems. In 2017, Boston Public Schools hosted a competition to redesign its complicated bussing system. The selec...

The Guardian

Ammar Kalia

18 June 2019

Eskilstuna, Sweden

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Recycling provides an economic alternative to heavy industry. In the former steel town of Eskilstuna, recovery from economic decline has meant re-platforming into a model of sustainability. From the city’s second-hand...

Energy News Network

Sarah Shemkus

17 June 2019

Oslo, Norway

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Financial incentives in Norway have contributed in a huge switch to electric vehicles. By eliminating certain taxes and tolls, drivers of electric vehicles reap financial benefits. Improved infrastructure in recent ye...

Shelterforce

Betsey Russell

14 June 2019

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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Charleston, South Carolina's Eastside neighborhood takes strides towards building efficient infrastructure by implementing a weatherization and flood protection plan. The plan, though in early stages, has included com...

Energy News Network

Kathiann M. Kowalski

28 May 2019

Athens, Ohio, United States

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In the crowded craft beer industry, breweries in Ohio are standing out through environmentally-friendly practices. Several breweries are depending upon solar energy and energy-efficient lighting, which are funded thro...

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Robert Nott

18 May 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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In Sante Fe, residents can get a rebate on their water bill for installing environmentally-friendly appliances. The program recently expanded to commercial businesses, and the city is being strategic in incentivizing ...

Green Tech Media

Justin Gerdes

13 May 2019

California, United States

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Years after the California Energy Commission funded and launched demonstration microgrids, they’re seeing results. These microgrids, which are localized energy sources that can work independently from large electric g...

The Christian Science Monitor

Rishika Pardikar

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9 May 2019

Bangalore, India

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Separating mixed waste efficiently with technology can help where waste segregation policies are lacking. In Bangalore, India, a machine called Trashbot sorts mixed waste into biodegradable and non-biodegradable compo...

GreenBiz

Nate Berg

2 May 2019

Roanoke, North Carolina, United States

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EEtility, an Arkansas-based B corporation that works with utility companies to upgrade home energy conservation, has a cost-effective solution to reach low-income areas. By using a model called tariffed on-bill financ...

NBC News

Linda Givetash

27 April 2019

United States

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As climate change intensifies, militaries around the world have start adopting new equipment, practices, and processes. The United States has developed the International Military Council on Climate and Security, inten...

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Olivia Fecteau

26 April 2019

Medina, Ohio, United States

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Turning sewage sludge into usable biogas helps make wastewater treatment more efficient. A water treatment plant in the city of Medina, Ohio, produces net energy from sludge. The plant uses anaerobic bacteria and a th...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

22 April 2019

Hawaii, United States

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Funded by federal grant money, the state, and the Office of Naval Research, Hawaii County public transit has developed its first hydrogen-powered shuttle bus. What’s been called the “fuel of the future,” hydrogen fuel...

Apolitical

Amelia Axelsen

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11 April 2019

Costa Rica

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With its pledge to become the first zero-emission country in the world by 2050, Costa Rica's ambitious climate goals cannot be achieved by the government alone. That's why Costa Rica Limpia (Clean Costa Rica) is spark...

Yale E360

Maria Gallucci

4 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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Dozens of states across the US are adopting programs that offer solar power for low-income communities in order to cut down on their utility costs and provide renewable energy that they previously would not have had a...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

27 March 2019

Sandy, Utah, United States

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RIDE, shorthand for Reduce Individual Driving for the Environment, is an app that incentivizes skiers to carpool. Beyond just the convenience, the easy-to-use phone application provides material incentives such as ski...

CityLab

Paul Hockenos

26 March 2019

Berlin, Germany

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Advances in lithium batteries as well as the plunging price of solar energy have spurred an increase in home solar energy batteries across Germany. While it used to be difficult to store solar energy, home solar syste...

Sky-Hi News

Lance Maggart

24 March 2019

Grand County, Colorado, United States

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The Entrepreneurship Club at a high school in Grand County, Colorado took the initiative— and a $2,000 grant from the Grand Foundation— to replace all of the lights in their school with energy-efficient LED lights. Tr...

InfoNile

Annika McGinnis

22 March 2019

Kisumu, Kisumu County, Kenya

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Families living in the wetlands of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya are working together with a nonprofit called Ecofinder Kenya to protect and conserve the wetlands they live on. The crux of the incentive centers aroun...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

8 March 2019

Haverhill, Ohio, United States

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A common type of plastic, Polypropylene, is usually “downcycled” - meaning it makes lower quality materials when recycled. A new innovation in recycling will allow it to be recycled into “virgin” material that is cost...

FastCompany

Katharine Schwab

7 March 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Ikea's innovation lab, Space10, piloted a block-chain powered solar energy grid as a way to creatively save money on electricity and create a sustainable energy alternative. Other microgrids around the world have seen...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

6 March 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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A direct line from local producer to consumer reduces carbon emissions and strengthens community food systems. A partnership between farming tech company Square Roots and Gordon Food Services aims to create local fo...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

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6 March 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

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Geothermal power is typically hard to scale due to its dependence on hot water. Climeon is a Swedish energy company changing the game. It uses low-temperature heat and sells its energy in modular units, which makes it...

Yes! Magazine

Tim Lydon

28 February 2019

Dripping Springs, Texas, United States

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Light pollution threatens access to nature and its views of the stars, but it also negatively impacts health by disrupting sleep and human circadian rhythm. The International Dark-Sky Association has been working for ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

28 February 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Researchers in Australia have discovered a way to capture CO2 from the air and turn it back into solid carbon. The new method uses liquid metal and electricity to process the CO2 and store it at room temperature – som...

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Jared Lindzon

27 February 2019

Toronto, Canada

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Roger Gordon has achieved environmental success. He created “a refrigerator-sized machine that turns water and air into a reusable, renewable, ammonia-based NH3” - all for just 85 cents per gallon. The bigger challeng...

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