environment

Apple corporate facilities hit 75% renewable energy use in new report

Apple corporate facilities hit 75% renewable energy use in new report

Today Apple has updated their environmental page collection and have issued a new Facilities report, showing that at this point in history, global corporate facilities inside the Apple family are at a whopping 75% renewable energy use. Apple also reports that many of their facilities are running on 100% renewable energy, including data centers in Newark, CA, Prineville, OR, and Maiden, NC. These bits and pieces are part of a report that, on the whole, shows Apple to be heading directly toward a fully renewable energy future - one we'd all like to be a part of.

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World’s largest solar power plant opens in Abu Dhabi

World’s largest solar power plant opens in Abu Dhabi

The Middle East is known for their vast amounts of oil, and of course the money that comes from that oil. However, the region is also getting into renewable energy and alternative methods for providing electricity, most specifically the United Arab Emirates, which is now home to the world's largest solar power plant, located in Abu Dhabi.

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Endangered shark species granted CITES protection

Endangered shark species granted CITES protection

Endangered animals are constantly being tracked down by poachers -- just one of the main reasons behind endangered species, but thanks to a two-thirds majority vote, three species of sharks have been added to the list of species getting better protection from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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Korean mass transit moving towards wireless power

Korean mass transit moving towards wireless power

The world is slowly making the switch over to electric power, and while some mass transit systems have been powered by electricity for a while, it's usually delivered through overhead cables that connect to the buses and trains at all times. However, Korea is moving away from overhead cables in favor of wireless power to its mass transit vehicles.

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Coal emissions may be history with Carbon Sponge

Coal emissions may be history with Carbon Sponge

This week a group of scientists hailing from Monash University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have claimed so-called Carbon Sponges may be able to soak up coal emissions. The possibility of this solution coming to a real-live working environment should have both the scientific community and the environmental activist community abuzz immediately if not soon due to its implications. The release shown by Monash University this week details a new method for carbon capture that includes sunlight - a brand new day for the environment.

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Experts say soot is greatly contributing to global warming, more so than originally expected

Experts say soot is greatly contributing to global warming, more so than originally expected

Black carbon, or more colloquially known as soot, is getting a second look from environmental researchers and scientists about its contribution to global warming. Experts are now saying that soot is more of a danger than previously thought, and has approximately two-thirds of the warming effect of carbon dioxide, which is the largest synthetic contributor to global warming currently.

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