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Renewable energy capacity in the US tips past coal for the first time

Renewable energy capacity in the US tips past coal for the first time

In April, the United States' renewable energy capacity tipped past coal for the first time, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This is a milestone for the nation, representing the rapid growth of clean energy as a sustainable alternative to coal. Coal consumption in the US was at its peak in 2008; it now sits around its lowest point in four decades despite the current administration's attempt to prop up the industry.

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Beyond Meat’s ‘meatier’ plant burgers can be tenderized like beef

Beyond Meat’s ‘meatier’ plant burgers can be tenderized like beef

California company Beyond Meat has announced its intention to launch a 'meatier' version of its plant-based burger in stores throughout the United States. The news arrives amid Nestle's own plan to launch a plant-based 'beef' patty product called Awesome Burger and Impossible Burger's arrival on the Burger King menu.

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Trash and dead bodies tallied after massive Mount Everest cleanup

Trash and dead bodies tallied after massive Mount Everest cleanup

Every spring when climbing conditions are more favorable, hundreds of people make the trek up Mount Everest alongside porters and guides in hopes of conquering the world's highest mountain. Popularity has increased over the years, resulting in a large quantity of trash scattered along the hiking route. A recent cleanup effort by the Nepal government sought to remove some of this waste.

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Nestle will launch plant-based ‘Awesome Burger’ in US this year

Nestle will launch plant-based ‘Awesome Burger’ in US this year

Nestle is about to launch a competitor for the Impossible Burger, and it's called 'Awesome Burger.' The awfully similar name aside, Nestle's plant-based burger targets vegetarians, eco-conscious consumers, and anyone who wants to reduce their personal meat consumption. The product will be launched in the United States later this year, and it'll be a bit different than classic veggie meats.

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Mysterious ozone-depleting CFC emissions source finally discovered

Mysterious ozone-depleting CFC emissions source finally discovered

Around this time last year, a study was published revealing that at least one entity somewhere in the world was likely engaging in the production of a banned ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbon gas called CFC-11. Scientists had discovered that CFC-11 levels were rising despite its ban in 2010, indicating that it was still being used somewhere in the world, though no one could definitely point toward the source at that time.

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Unchecked climate change may cause 6.5ft ocean rise by 2100

Unchecked climate change may cause 6.5ft ocean rise by 2100

If climate change is allowed to continue at its current rate, the world may face a 6.5ft rise in ocean levels by the year 2100. The warning comes from nearly two dozen ice sheet experts who were quizzed on plausible sea level rise (SLR) based on anticipated ice sheet melting under global temperature increase projections. Such a drastic ocean level increase would be catastrophic for many coastal cities around the world.

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Milk carton of the future shows exact expiration with QR code

Milk carton of the future shows exact expiration with QR code

Food scientists are developing a milk carton suitable for a future in which most people own a smartphone, Cornell University has announced. The cartons would reduce food waste by helping consumers tell whether their milk (and, presumably, other beverages) are still in good quality and suitable for consumption. In comparison, existing 'Best by' dates are often imprecise.

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Burger King brings Impossible Whopper to another three cities

Burger King brings Impossible Whopper to another three cities

Fast food chain Burger King has expanded sales of the Impossible Burger into another three cities, the company has announced. The plant-based patty is used to offer a vegetarian version of the company's Whopper burger, which is appropriately called the 'Impossible Whopper.' The company first tested sales of the product around St. Louis before announcing plans to expand them nationwide.

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New type of plastic can be recycled indefinitely without quality loss

New type of plastic can be recycled indefinitely without quality loss

Berkeley Lab scientists have announced the development of a new plastic that can be recycled many times over again, including in different shapes and colors, without experiencing quality loss. According to an announcement from the lab, the new material is called poly(diketoenamine), aka PDK, and it can be broken down at the molecular level for reassembly into new things.

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Niantic players helped collect 145 tons of trash for Earth Day 2019

Niantic players helped collect 145 tons of trash for Earth Day 2019

Pokemon GO developer Niantic announced that for its second global cleanup effort, teams around the world collectively removed 145 tons of trash from the environment. The cleanup included 17,000 players who contributed 41,000 hours of their time. The company had 46 NGP partners for this year's cleanup, which spanned 41 countries across six continents.

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Burger King plans to expand Impossible Burger sales nationwide

Burger King plans to expand Impossible Burger sales nationwide

Earlier this month, fast food company Burger King announced that it would test selling the meat-free Impossible Burger patty at some of its fast food stores. Less than a month later, the company is back with an update on its pilot launch, revealing that it will expand the Impossible Whopper sales to stores across the United States.

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The Deliverator compact EV brings green deliveries to cramped cities

The Deliverator compact EV brings green deliveries to cramped cities

Arcimoto has launched pre-orders for the Deliverator, a three-wheeled electric vehicle designed specifically for deliveries. The vehicle has a 100-mile range and a top speed of 75mph, making it more substantial than the small autonomous delivery buggies some other companies have introduced. The model offers better efficiency than traditional delivery trucks, however.

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