Environment

November 16, 2015
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Pushing the Envelope of Renewable Energy Development

Oil and Gas Giant Statoil Pushes the Envelope of Renewable Energy Development Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has received all necessary approvals from the Scottish government to install a 30 megawatt floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland. The pilot project, named Hywind Scotland floating wind farm, will […]
August 25, 2015
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Millions of Plastic Balls May Be the Answer to California’s Epic Drought

It looks like a child’s dream come true, millions of plastic balls, the ultimate playground pit, but these floating balls are on a mission—saving California’s dwindling water supply. Epic drought California has been suffering from its worst drought in recorded history. Upon entering its fifth year, California Governor Brown declared […]
July 19, 2015
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Turning Chocolate and Sugar Waste Product into Renewable Energy

I confess, I am a lover of chocolate. I prefer dark, bittersweet—the higher the cocoa content and bitterness the better. For me a dream trip is a tour of a chocolate-making factory where any rejected, “not fit for the store” chocolate can easily find a home in my mouth! Transforming […]
July 2, 2015
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Boyan Slat’s Giant Ocean Trash Collector

Who is Boyan Slat? Boyan Slat is 20 years old. At the age of only 18, he appeared before investors for a TED talk and introduced himself as one of the “children” to whom the previous generation has left the task of cleaning up the planet. And with a small […]