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Ford GoBike electric bicycle sharing pilot arrives in San Francisco

Ford GoBike electric bicycle sharing pilot arrives in San Francisco

Ford's previously unveiled electric bicycle service GoBike has officially launched in San Francisco. Through it, Ford is offering the public access to 250 electric bicycles as part of an exclusively deal it has in the Bay Area. The e-bike system launchd on Tuesday with 123 bicycle docks located throughout the city. Each bike features an electric motor, battery, and a top speed of 18MPH.

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This is the (new) Apple robot that recycles your iPhone

This is the (new) Apple robot that recycles your iPhone

Apple just revealed their new robot made for taking your iPhone apart, piece by piece. This is a new version of the robot introduced in 2011 that had a very similar task. That 2016 robot was called Liam, and this new robot is called Daisy. This version of the iPhone-take-apart robot isn't just a recycler, it's made of recycled parts - actually cannibalized parts from Liam.

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Lyft vows carbon neutral rides globally in big sustainability effort

Lyft vows carbon neutral rides globally in big sustainability effort

Lyft is working to reduce its carbon footprint, vowing that from now on, all of its ride are carbon neutral. This mission takes effect immediately -- and globally -- thanks to Lyft's voluntary carbon offset purchases. According to the company, it will spend millions of dollars on this effort, making it one of the "top voluntary purchasers" in the world.

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Green Apple: 100-percent renewable energy milestone reached

Green Apple: 100-percent renewable energy milestone reached

Apple now powers all of its worldwide facilities - everything from retail stores to offices like Apple Park - with renewable energy, the company has announced today. The milestone sees Apple produce 626 megawatts of clean energy globally, courtesy of 25 currently-operational energy projects.

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Google hit 100% renewable energy goal in 2017

Google hit 100% renewable energy goal in 2017

Google has hit a major green milestone: it bought enough renewable energy to match 100-percent of its 2017 electricity usage. That's in line with the company's previously stated goal, helping it increase its environmental friendliness while ensuring its facilities aren't an energy burden. Back in late 2016, Google revealed that it was about to reach its goal.

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Pokemon GO Earth Day events aim to clean up litter worldwide

Pokemon GO Earth Day events aim to clean up litter worldwide

This week the folks at Niantic revealed their first ever Earth Day event for Pokemon GO. This event aims to bring all the Pokemon trainers to the yard where they'll pick up all the trash on the planet. Or at least all the trash at a select number of "cleanup events" in several countries around the world.

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Microsoft enters largest corporate solar power deal in US history

Microsoft enters largest corporate solar power deal in US history

Microsoft has doubled down on its green initiatives by entering into the largest corporate solar agreement in the US. The company announced that it has purchased 315MW of energy from a pair of solar projects located in Virginia. Called Pleinmont I and II, these projects are part of a bigger 500MW development owned by sPower. According to the company, this new deal gives Microsoft the honor of making the largest single corporate solar purchase in US history.

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch growing exponentially: 1.8 trillion pieces of trash

Great Pacific Garbage Patch growing exponentially: 1.8 trillion pieces of trash

The huge mass of floating trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing at a fast pace, according to a newly published study. The patch is composed of plastic waste -- bottles, eroded bits and pieces of broken plastics, discarded fishing nets, and more -- that have collected in the upper water column between Hawaii and California. It's a sad reminder of humanity's negative impact on the environment, one that, unfortunately, may be sixteen times larger than previously estimated.

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Nissan’s Reborn Light gives old EV batteries a streetlamp job

Nissan’s Reborn Light gives old EV batteries a streetlamp job

Nissan plans to put old electric car batteries to work again, giving them a second life in off-the-grid solar powered street lamps. The project, dubbed The Reborn Light, aims to give EV components another stab at usefulness, after they're no longer up to the job in transportation.

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Nanowood is a cheap, green alternative to harmful styrofoam

Nanowood is a cheap, green alternative to harmful styrofoam

Styrofoam, despite being terrible for the environment, is still used commonly for products ranging from coffee cups to packaging material. We've seen proposed alternatives surface over the years, some of them using mushroom mycelium as a biodegradable solution, and now a new option joins them: "nanowood." This product is made using cellulose nanofibrils, the end result being a strong, lightweight, thermally insulating material.

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Sustainable LEGO bricks will be made from plant-based plastic

Sustainable LEGO bricks will be made from plant-based plastic

LEGO has announced plans to launch environmentally-friendly bricks made using plant-based plastics. These bricks are currently in production and will be launched in LEGO box sets later this year. The company explains that its new plastic is produced from sugarcane that has been sustainably sourced. Despite the sustainable plastic used, these new bricks will be "technically identical" to existing bricks.

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ZIPPELIN: An inflatable bag made of tarp

ZIPPELIN: An inflatable bag made of tarp

The folks at Freitag are making a set of bags that are quite unique in their makeup. They're made of mostly recycled material, each have a one-of-a-kind design, and they're inflatable. Much like an air mattress, this bag uses an air pump. This bag was named ZIPPELIN, and it's just the latest in a line of rather interesting bags from the same company.

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