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Tesla ordered to halt early work on its German Gigafactory

Sponsored Links Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Tesla’s Berlin area Gigafactory is running into trouble before the EV maker has even laid the foundations. The higher administrative court for Berlin-Brandenburg has ordered Tesla to halt forest clearing for the factory while waiting on a decision for a complaint from the environmental activist group Green …

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Research Firm and Environmental Watch Dog Test World’s First Air Quality Ledger

Citing the inadequate weather data collection, an international partnership is testing the world’s first air quality ledger and trying to stem a global crisis. Air quality as public health crisis PlanetWatch announced earlier today the battle-testing of air quality monitors linked to research firm Algorand’s blockchain. “It is currently operating in several Italian cities (fixed …

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Trump plans to “modernize” environmental impact reports

Enlarge / US President Donald Trump speaks during an event to announce proposed new environmental policies at the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Trump spoke about proposed scale backs of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Bloomberg/Getty Images Today, the Trump administration announced a major overhaul to the implementation of …

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Amazon employees say they were threatened for climate change criticism

Sponsored Links JASON REDMOND via Getty Images Two Amazon employees who spoke out against the company’s environmental policies say they were threatened with termination if they continue to violate the company’s external communications policy, The Washington Post reports. In October, the employees, Maren Costa and Jamie Kowalski, told The Washington Post that Amazon contributes to …

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Mazda claims long-range EVs are worse for the planet than diesels

Sponsored Links Mazda Wonder why Mazda’s MX-30 only has a modest 35.5kWh battery when its competition frequently has more? According to the brand’s European research director Christian Schultze, it’s to help the planet. He told Automotive News that the small pack is “responsibly” sized to have an overall CO2 emission footprint (including manufacturing and energy …

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Chicago Company Mines at Oil Wells, Educates Producers About Bitcoin

</header> <strong>Utilizing stranded gas to power bitcoin mining rigs at oil and gas wells is a promising business opportunity. It is profitable for all participating parties and beneficial for the environment. Not without challenges, this young industry is growing in energy-rich North America. Several companies are working to expand the niche and U.S.-based EZ Blockchain …

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States sue to prevent EPA from revoking state emissions powers

Sponsored Links REUTERS/Mike Blake States are taking further legal action to prevent the Trump administration from undoing California’s stricter emissions rules. California, 22 other states, DC and the cities of New York and Los Angeles have sued the EPA and other agencies in an attempt to block the regulator’s plan for revoking parts of California’s …

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7 Mining Heavyweights Partner With WEF on Blockchain Sourcing Initiative

Seven major mining and metal companies have inked an agreement with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to develop and deploy blockchain tools to assist with sourcing materials more responsibly and sustainably. The Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative – consisting of founding members Tata Steel, Antofagasta Minerals, Eurasian Resources Group Sarl, Glencore, Klockner & Co, Minsur …

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Unwrapping the Ocean Plastic Conundrum Via Blockchain

In September, Cointelegraph reported on a Dutch company said to have created the world’s first collection of recycled fabrics made from ocean plastics and whose provenance can be traced via blockchain.The premise is that socially minded consumers want assurance that they are really wearing recycled materials fished out from oceans and coastal areas.  The firm, …

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Floating LED art illustrates the quality of NYC’s water

Sponsored Links Playlab/Family New York/Floating Point You don’t have to check a website to find out whether or not New York City’s water is healthy — for the next few months, you just have to take a look at some art in the water itself. Playlab, Family New York and Floating Point have debuted a …

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