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Adidas and Parley for the Oceans unveil running shoe made from ocean trash

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans unveil running shoe made from ocean trash

Last summer Adidas showed off a running shoe that had an upper made from trash found floating in the oceans. Adidas and Parley are back for a new running shoe with a sole and upper that is made from trash found floating in the oceans. The running shoe is made with a 3D printed ocean plastic midsole.

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China’s on red alert after smog reaches record high

China’s on red alert after smog reaches record high

China has issued its first ever red alert in Beijing related to smog levels, doing so as the levels of pollution in parts of China reach all time highs. According to a state run news organization, this is the first time China has had to issue a red alert in the city, which is the highest warning possible. In this case, the warning has been issued due to the anticipated high levels of smog set for coming days; presently, the smog levels right now are touch lower than they were last week. It is anticipated smog levels will reach severe levels for three or more days.

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Washington D.C.’s sewage is generating 10MW of electricity

Washington D.C.’s sewage is generating 10MW of electricity

It’s more conventional than drinking water harvested from human waste, but no less interesting: generating electricity from raw sewage. Researchers have given the subject ample attention over the years and especially lately, with the technology promising a future where waste is put to good use and its effect on the environment is lessened. Washington D.C. is one such place testing the technology.

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Researcher creates synthetic material that separates water using sunlight

Researcher creates synthetic material that separates water using sunlight

In the plant world, photosynthesis uses sunlight to create the food that plants need to survive. A researcher from Florida has made a discovery that mimics plants using a synthetic material that uses sunlight to produce oxygen. Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Florida State University, discovered the material.

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Mercedes tipped to deliver GLC fuel cell vehicle by 2018

Mercedes tipped to deliver GLC fuel cell vehicle by 2018

Automakers have been working on fuel cell powered vehicles for years now and the tech has resulted in some cars that have been tested in public. So far, there hasn’t been a fuel cell vehicles that you can go down to your local dealership and purchase. That may change with the Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicle due next year and other automakers like Mercedes working on production models.

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Bill Gates will reveal “biggest clean energy fund in history”

Bill Gates will reveal “biggest clean energy fund in history”

The otherwise tame U.N. climate change negotiations set to take place in Paris next week will also play host to game-changer Bill Gates. One of the richest humans on our planet has been tipped to be unveiling the largest clean energy fund the world has ever seen. That means he doesn't want you to use the liquified bones of dinosaurs to run your monster truck any more. He knows how good it makes you feel to blow black smoke into the atmosphere, thereby depleting the possibilities for life on our planet in the distant future, and he doesn't like it.

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GM and Army team for Chevy Colorado fuel cell off-roader

GM and Army team for Chevy Colorado fuel cell off-roader

General Motors (GM) has announced that it has teamed up with the US Army to put a Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 truck that is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell into testing. The truck will be used for “extreme off-road” action according to GM. The truck will be in testing for 12 months with the Army.

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World’s first floating wind farm will be near Scotland

World’s first floating wind farm will be near Scotland

While Morocco busies itself with building the largest concentrated solar farm in the world, Scotland is focusing on a similar record of its own — the world’s first ever floating wind farm will be located off the Scottish shores, using ocean winds to generate power for those in the nation. The wind farm will be located 25 kilometer offshore, with production being slated to start in 2017.

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Texas wind farms get customers free nighttime power

Texas wind farms get customers free nighttime power

The colder, darker months are upon us, and that means higher electricity bills as lights are on more frequently and heaters are plugged in. Those in some Texas regions won't be feeling the pinch as badly, however, as wind farms have proven successful and the benefits are rolling out to customers. Some utility companies are offering residents free electricity at night, a time when wind turbines are generating the most electricity.

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Morocco will be home to world’s largest concentrated solar farm

Morocco will be home to world’s largest concentrated solar farm

Morocco will soon be home to the world’s largest solar farm, according to a new report. The city of Ouarzazate is in the pipeline to get four mega solar plants, all of them linked together into a single complex. This will operate alongside both wind and hydro energy farms, as well, the sum total of which is expected to produce half or more of the nation’s electricity needs by 2020. If all goes as planned, there might be enough electricity left over to export into Europe.

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GM to put solar panels at its transmission factory generating 800-kilowatts

GM to put solar panels at its transmission factory generating 800-kilowatts

GM has announced that it plans to go green at its Warren Transmission plant and will install a large solar panel array near the facility. GM is teaming with DTE to install the solar array and it will be the largest solar installation that GM has in Michigan. The solar panels installed will be able to generate 800-kilowatts of power.

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Google invests in Kenya’s Lake Turkana wind farm project

Google invests in Kenya’s Lake Turkana wind farm project

Google has announced that it will invest in Northern Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, making it the company’s second investment of its kind in Africa. The Internet giant previously invested in Africa’s largest solar project; this latest project, a wind farm, will produce 310 megawatts of energy for powering homes in Kenya. The benefits from that are numerous, spanning beyond the environmentally-friendly aspects to include additional capacity, improved energy stability, and more.

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