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Plastic has a big carbon footprint -- but that isn't the whole story 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plastic waste litters cities, oceans and even the air. Largely overlooked is how making plastic affects the environment. Plastic is a big contributor to global warming. So are its alternatives.
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Best Buy’s new Science-Based Target helps customers reduce energy use in their homes 21.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Best Buy’s new Science-Based Target helps customers reduce energy use in their homes
Your food has labels. These entrepreneurs think your outdoor brands should, too — for the climate 19.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
Outdoor brands Peak Design and BioLite operate their companies as carbon neutral entities. Now they've helped created a path for the rest of the outdoor industry to follow suit.
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Can fertilizer fuel greener tractors? 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
University of Minnesota researchers developed a tractor engine that can run on a mixture of diesel fuel and anhydrous ammonia, a common nitrogen fertilizer.
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Navigating the fast-changing landscape of bioplastics and biomaterials 7.6.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
From sugar to flax to algae, entrepreneurs and multinationals are racing to cultivate plant-based solutions meant to downplay the world's dependence on single-use plastics.
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Think plastics are bad for the environment? Take a look at what surfboards are doing 1.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When it comes to ticking off the things that can do damage to the environment, surfboards may not be one of the first offenders that come to mind. But the traditional method of building a surfboard is rife with volatile organic compounds and waste.

Most boards on the market begin with a “blank,”...

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What is it about humans and waste? 18.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Excerpt from a new book on the human condition, from the former CEO of Green Seal.
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What's Your Moonshot? Meet the Man Using Fish Protein to Feed the Hungry 13.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of NASA astronauts landing on the moon, Newsweek is spotlighting pioneers in science and technology, highlighting their very own moonshots.
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Meal kits have a smaller carbon footprint than grocery shopping, study says 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.
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Not all biogas is created equal 15.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Not all biogas is created equal
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Growing corn is a major contributor to air pollution, study finds 2.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. In some regions, the per-bushel health costs exceed the corn's market price.
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Concrete steps: Inside the building pressure to make climate-friendly cement 25.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
Reducing the industry’s heavy carbon footprint has been a rocky road. But solutions from both incumbents and upstarts are pouring in.
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How the Green New Deal Went From a Grassroots Organizer’s Dream to a Major Talking Point for the Dems 15.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published in Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, a progressive group called the Justice Democrats jumped into action. If the liberal establishment had failed to keep Trump from power, clearly it was time for some fresh political blood. The group embarked […]
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The road more traveled: tourism's alarming — and growing — carbon footprint 13.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
The hospitality industry has one of the highest rates of emissions per customer. But the demand for alternatives is growing.
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Better recycling through chemistry 1.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Breaking it down to basics, like nature does.
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8 types of ag-tech startups with the right ingredients for sustainability 9.1.2019 GreenBiz.com
Here are some of the promising ventures being backed by the likes of Tyson, Campbell Soups and Danone.
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Fossil fuel use is declining — but there's minimal evidence that using ethanol saves money or the environment 5.12.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Weaning the U.S. off imported oil has been mostly successful — but justifying increases in corn ethanol fuel blends is based on a flawed argument.
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Farms are going carbon-neutral — and cows are leading the way 20.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
This producer is reclaiming value from waste for the voluntary carbon market.
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Here’s what it will take to get aviation biofuels off the ground 5.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
United Airlines remains miles ahead of the competition in its commitments.
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4 ways that cities around the globe are going circular 3.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
From supply chain to waste management, cities are trying to develop local circular economies.
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