(Natural News) According to a report from EcoWatch.com, more than 100 cities around the world now rely on renewable energy for 70 percent of their electricity needs. Data from research by the non-profit group CDP has confirmed that over 100 cities worldwide receive about 70 percent of their electricity from renewable sources like geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind. This is a…..Read more
(Natural News) The world’s first biofuel flight between the U.S. and Australia was achieved with great success by the teams behind it — Qantas and Agricoma Biosciences rejoiced publicly as they both announced the completion of their historic flight. However, while the benefits of switching from conventional fossil fuels to biofuels for cross-country flights might…Read more
And it’s actually surprisingly small!
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Imagine a world where you never have to worry about your cell phone battery dying. This may soon become a reality, as researchers at the University of Washington have invented a battery-free cell phone that works with the power of ambient light and radio waves. The research was published July 1st in the journal Proceedings of the ACM, titled “Battery-Free Cellphone.”
Credit: Panda Green Energy Did you know? Solar can be more than eco-friendly, it can also be cute! The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China, is evidence of this. Shaped like a panda — China’s most beloved animal, the plant was installed by Panda Green Energy. In its first phase, the Panda Power Plant can…
New research details method for distilling water by converting solar energy.
Nearly 97% of all the water on earth is salt water. The typical process to remove salt is by boiling the water and capturing the steam. Desalination is expensive and energy intensive. Presently, there are more than 18,000 desalination plants across 150 countries.
New federally funded research reveals a method of purifying water by using solar power. The research, titled “Nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation for off-grid water purification” was published this month in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal…
Apple’s newest store in Singapore is more than eye-catching, it runs on 100% renewable energy!
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Last weekend, the first Apple store in Southeast Asia opened its doors to tech-savvy customers. To keep with the company’s mission to “generate and source from more than 4 gigawatts of new clean energy worldwide by 2020,” the new building, which was designed by Foster + Partners and Apple, is powered entirely by clean energy.
The Apple Orchard Road store features mature trees inside and outside the shop. Due to a stunning glass front, the splendor can be witnessed from meters away. Considered to be one of Foster + Partners’ “greenest Apple spaces yet,” the store is located in the heart of Singapore and was crafted to portray the strong focus on community and connection to nature.
Stefan Behling, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners said: