Genius 6th grader invents infrared device that hunts for ocean microplastics

Genius 6th grader invents infrared device that hunts for ocean microplastics

treehugger.com 22 Jun '18, 7pm

As one of 10 finalists of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, 12-year-old Anna Du will now get the chance to bring her invention to the seas. One day while visiting Boston Harbor, young Anna Du noticed bits of plastic in the sand. She tried picking them up, but there was so much, she tells Boston25 News , that "it just seemed impossible to clean it all up." What's a 12-year-old animal lover concerned about the impact of ocean plastic to do? Get to work on an invention to fix it, naturally. Which is exactly what Anna has set out to do. And in doing so, she has been selected as one of the 10 finalists for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scien...

A better approach to economic development for indigenous communities

greenbiz.com 23 Jun '18, 8am

The New Zealand precedent means that nobody owns the land — rather, the land owns itself. This then shifts land and resource management one s...

Oil and Gas Operations Release 60 Percent More Methane than EPA Thought, Study Finds

ecowatch.com 22 Jun '18, 11am

A study published Thursday found that U.S. oil and natural gas operations release 60 percent more methane than currently estimated by the U.S...

Shell becomes a member of Carbon Trust programme

energydigital.com 22 Jun '18, 7pm

Royal Dutch Shell, through its Shell Global Solutions International BV, has joined the Carbon Trust Programme. The programme, dubbed the Offs...

Fiber isn’t the only thing our good gut bacteria can eat; starch can also act as a prebiotic. htt...

care2.com 22 Jun '18, 11pm
Fiber isn’t the only thing our good gut bacteria can eat; starch can also act as a prebiotic. https://t.co/QTciEknNBT…

the pH of their stools, the black populations in South Africa have lower pH, which means more acidic stools, despite comparable fiber intakes...

Energy

.@Honda flips the switch on 2 MW rooftop #solar array atop its Southern California campus:

[email protected] flips the switch on 2 MW rooftop #solar array atop its Southern California campus:

solarindustrymag.com 21 Jun '18, 3pm

A 2 MW rooftop solar array is now powering Honda’s Southern California campus, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. Located in Torrance, the on-site...

Intersolar South America: Record Numbers to Attend Sao Paulo Solar Energy Exhibition

altenergymag.com 23 Jun '18, 10am

"100% increase in exhibition space. That's an amazing result", happily summing up the international organizers of Intersolar South America, F...

Rocky Mountain Institute releases new report assessing resiliency of solar PV in storms

renewableenergymagazine.com 22 Jun '18, 12pm

Over half the utilities in the Caribbean now own or operate solar PV as part of their generation mix. Over 225 MW of solar is installed on ro...

Transportation

Volkswagen increase stake in solid-state battery firm QuantumScape with $100M investment | #EV News

electric-vehiclenews.com 21 Jun '18, 12pm
Volkswagen increase stake in solid-state battery firm QuantumScape with $100M investment | #EV News

Volkswagen will increase its stake in the California technology company QuantumScape Corporation and form a new joint venture. VW says it is ...

Fashion

C&A Foundation Annual Report issues call to action

ecotextile.com 21 Jun '18, 9am
C&A Foundation Annual Report issues call to action

Published on Thursday, 21 June 2018 C&A Foundation Annual Report issues call to action Written by David Styles Details Tweet ZUG – The C&A Fo...

HHS Finally Releases Chemical Study Trump Administration Hoped to Suppress

ucsusa.org 22 Jun '18, 9pm

WASHINGTON (June 20, 2018)— Today, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry relea...

See more satellite images and astronaut photographs for all the #WorldCup mat...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jun '18, 9pm

There’s a direct line between the distinctive black and white patterning of Telstar’s hull an...

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