System to create bioplastics

A team of scientists has developed a system that uses carbon dioxide, CO2, to produce biodegradable plastics, or bioplastics, that could replace the nondegradable plastics used today. 

Solar harvesting system has potential to generate solar power 24/7

A professor is reporting on a new type of solar energy harvesting system that breaks the efficiency record of all existing technologies. And no less important, it clears the way to use solar power 24/7.

Building Future Cities Out of Timber

A shift to building cities out of wood could avoid more than 100 billion tons of CO2 emissions, according to a new study.

Scientists Just Made Hydrogen Fuel With Nothing But Air and Solar Power

The team showed that the device could run efficiently for 12 consecutive days and produced hydrogen with 99 percent purity.

World's largest algae growth pond promotes carbon capture

Founded in 2013, Brilliant Planet grew from a tiny experiment on the shores of St. Helena, South Africa, of three square meters to a 30,000-square-meter production facility in Morocco. They are the world’s largest algae growth pond.

Engineers Create an Enzyme That Breaks Down Plastic Waste in Hours

A new study outlines the use of a specially created enzyme variant that vastly reduces the time it takes to break down the components of plastics.

New sand battery can store energy for months

Finnish researchers have developed a year-round, 24/7 energy source in a battery made of sand to store heat at 500 degrees Celsius for several months at once.

World's largest tidal turbine

A Scottish engineering firm will be receiving $9.64 million for its groundbreaking tidal turbine that will supply the UK with 100 gigawatts of clean energy.

World's largest algae growth pond promotes carbon capture

Brilliant Planet harvests algae and uses AI technology to harness the power of this natural resource that could help reverse climate change.

Famous company moves toward 100% plastic free

HP Inc. recently acquired Choose Packaging to expand their position in sustainable packaging, hoping to become a zero-plastic company.

Famous fashion brand to stop using animal fur

Major Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana announced that it will stop using animal fur in its products. The firm said it will transition to eco-friendly faux fur options.

Roundup of 8 Positive environmental stories from 2021

From limiting oil and gas exploration, via lab grown meat to End Deforestation project - these are the headlines of 2021.

Campaigners in South Africa halt Shell's oil exploration

Local campaigners have blocked Shell from exploring oil on South Africa’s eastern coastline. In a battle pitting the oil company against the community, the court ruled that Shell halt its seismic tests.

Scientists develop biodegradable food packaging

Say goodbye to plastic packaging. Scientists are testing a new biodegradable food packaging material that kills microbes that contaminate foods.

Hornsea 2: First Power Achieved at World's Largest

The first power on Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the UK was achieved recently. When fully operational, Hornsea 2’s 165 8 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines will be capable of generating 1.32 GW of clean electricity.