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Three-Story Water Battery Will Save University $100 Million In Energy Costs

A university in Queensland, Australia, is trying an experimental three-story water battery to save on the cost of energy while also allowing it to become carbon neutral by as soon as 2025, EcoWatch reports: “The University of the Sunshine Coast … got a boon from the success of the experimental battery, which was turned on […]

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Argentina Says It’s Willing To Be The ‘Sacrificial Country’ For The World’s Plastic Waste

A recent move by the government of Argentina could make it the new dumping ground for plastic waste from around the planet, and many in the South American nation are saying they have no desire to become the world’s landfill, according to The Guardian: “Argentina has changed its definition of waste in a move that could […]

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Peruvian Gold Mine Operating Without Permission Destroys Forest In Protected Region

Authorities with the regional forest authority of Huánuco, Peru, were inspecting a protected forest in the region recently when they discovered something that stunned them: A gold mine was operating in the area without the proper permits and had destroyed a large section of the forest, Mongabay reports: “When inspectors from Peru’s Technical Administration for […]

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Biodiversity Improves Crop Yields, So Farmers Should Stop Using Pesticides That Kill Bees

For too long, farmers around the globe have relied too much on pesticides, which are killing valuable pollinators and reducing the biodiversity of agricultural areas. In fact, a new worldwide study of agricultural land has revealed that healthy biodiversity actually improves crop yields. Yes, crops have natural enemies in the insect world, but even those […]

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Renewables Overtake Fossil Fuels In The United Kingdom For The First Time

For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the United Kingdom drew more of their electricity needs from renewables than they did from fossil fuels, a sign that the tide is turning against dirty energy sources as the fight against climate change continues around the globe. Earlier this year, the United Kingdom went a full […]

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Groundbreaking New Film Reveals The Source Of The World’s Plastic Crisis

The world is drowning in plastic waste, and a new film is pointing the finger at wealthy nations for dumping their plastic debris on poorer countries in an effort to hide the problem. A new feature-length documentary, The Story of Plastic, takes an up-close look at how consumption leads to environmental disaster, according to EcoWatch: […]

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Peruvian Company Creates Compostable Plates Made From Banana Leaves

A group of young people in Peru recently announced that they have created biodegradable dishes made of banana leaves as a way of reducing the amount of waste found in landfills across the globe, according to Intelligent Living: “(‘Bio Plant’) can decompose within 2 months – it’s completely degraded naturally before the 60 days are […]

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