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Raindrop makes rainwater harvesting at home beautiful and easy  -  4 hours ago
Studio Bas van der Veer designed a beautiful modern rain barrel called Raindrop.

To unleash global innovation, think local  -  6 hours ago
Innovation is needed to bring America, and the world, across the renewable energy finish line.

The Solar Boom In The Middle East  -  7 hours ago
The Middle East’s leading solar energy conference, Intersolar, takes place this September in Dubai ... and we'll be there! CleanTechnica is a 2017 Media Partner. There has never been a more exciting time for solar power in the Middle East, and this September the Intersolar Conference will bring…

Yves Bhar unveils new Smart Locks that make keyless entry a breeze  -  8 hours ago
Today, August unveiled three new products, two of which are Smart Locks equipped with brand new DoorSense technology — the first integrated sensor that tells homeowners if their doors are opened or closed.

If I buy a Chevy Bolt — not lease it — in California and register it in Colorado, what then?  -  9 hours ago
Now that it’s become clear to me that I will not get a great deal on a Chevy Bolt lease here in Colorado, primarily because Colorado is not a CARB/ZEV state and GM therefore has little incent…

What Hurricane Harvey Taught Us About Risk, Climate & Resilience  -  11 hours ago
Originally published on The Conversation. By Andrew Dessler, Daniel Cohan, & Katharine Hayhoe Hurricane Harvey has taught us many lessons, but the most valuable may be the oldest lesson of all, one we humans have been learning – and forgetting – since the dawn of time: how much we all have to…

While hurricanes struck, Scott Pruitt was up to some interesting activities  -  13 hours ago
Business as usual: blasting the Obama administration, denying science, and rolling back regulations.

US Department Of Transportation Reveals $55 Million “Low Or No” Emissions Bus Grant Program  -  13 hours ago
The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration has announced a new $55 million grant program that will see funding provided to various regional transit organizations for the purchase of low- and no-emissions buses and associated infrastructure. This program — dubbed the

Hurricane Maria poses a catastrophic threat to the Caribbean  -  13 hours ago
Maria is expected to grow stronger as it heads toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

LA Paints Its Streets White To Keep The City Cooler  -  13 hours ago
Originally published on Nexus Media. By Jeremy Deaton Labor Day weekend delivered record-breaking temperatures to California, as a heat wave swept the state, fanning the flames of the largest wildfireLos Angeles has seen in decades. The unusually warm weather bears the mark of climate change,…

California rewrites the GOP’s climate playbook  -  13 hours ago
Golden State Republicans are testing out new paths for the party on warming.

World hunger rises after decades of decline.  -  14 hours ago
After decades of decline, the number of hungry people in the world grew by 38 million in 2016.

This super-bright LED strap light is ridiculously useful (Review)  -  14 hours ago
Personal lighting just took a huge leap forward with the Kogalla RA.

Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ is a double-Emmy winner.  -  15 hours ago
The genre-bending comedy takes place on the roadways and buses of the sprawling city.

SpaceX Dude’s Tesla Model 3 Order Update … Elon Musk Inc … Nissan’s LEAF “Trick” (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)  -  16 hours ago
It was another blazingly hot week in EV world, led by rock star Tesla (and its Model 3) but also backed up by a strong performance from sidekick Nissan (and its new LEAF). Some original pieces from some of our thoughtful writers caught a lot of eyeballs, as did several exciting and surprising news…

Biologists investigating fish kill affecting carp at Pymatuning State Park  -  16 hours ago
So far, only the common carp seems to be affected by the kill, as the fish are washing up throughout the lake south of the spillway.

Guest post: Why the 1.5C warming limit is not yet a geophysical impossibility  -  16 hours ago
The Paris Agreement set a goal of limiting global warming to “well-below” 2C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to restrict it to 1.5C.

Renewable Energy Sources To Account For 85% Of Global Electricity Production By 2050  -  16 hours ago
Renewable energy sources will provide 85% of global electricity production in 2050, led by solar PV and onshore wind, according to a new report published this month. Electricity consumption will be the largest energy carrier in 2050, increasing by 140% over the next 30 years, followed by natural…

More national monuments should be opened for exploitation, Zinke says  -  17 hours ago
In leaked memo, Trump interior secretary recommends 10 protected areas be modified to allow for ‘traditional uses’ such as mining, logging and hunting

New York City Mandates Existing Buildings Must Increase Energy Efficiency  -  17 hours ago
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced new mandates on building owners to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of existing buildings, in a move that will affect NYC's 14,500 least-efficient buildings, which together produce 24% of the city's total greenhouse gas emissions. Announced last…

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