Dozens of US cities are banning natural gas hookups in new buildings

A fight over legislation banning gas hookups in new buildings is exploding across the country, a Seattle Times and InsideClimate News joint investigation found. In the summer of 2019., Berkley, California, became the first city in the country to ban natural gas hookups in new building construction. Now, 42 cities in California have passed …

Trees in the City – Plaudits for Sustainable Urban Forestry Trailblazers

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Arbor Day Foundation announced the first cities to be recognized under the Tree Cities of the World programme, designed to help create more resilient and sustainable cities. Among the first-movers were capital cities such as Ljubljana, Quito, Paris, Yerevan, …

US to Become World’s Largest Market for Grid-Connected Energy Storage

The US is projected to take over South Korea as the world’s largest market for grid-connected energy storage this year. That’s according to new research, which suggests solar combined with battery storage as well as peaking capacity requirements are driving increased procurement. Deployments of grid-connected energy storage in the US …

We Have Broader National Awareness of the Need for Personal Engagement

It is a well-known fact that in 2017, the United States of America withdrew from the Paris Agreement. By signing it, states have committed themselves to the fight against climate change but above everything, to limiting the average temperature rise that causes global warming. Ever since then, the current American …

Airbus Spy Drone Stretches Flight-Endurance Record to 25 Days

Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of its first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme, the new Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite). After taking off on 11th July in Arizona, USA, Zephyr S logged a maiden flight of over 25 days, the longest duration flight ever made. …

Aquafil Rolls Out $10m for First Carpet Recycling Plant in US

Aquafil has announced plans to invest $10m in opening its first carpet recycling facility in the US, in what the Italian company hopes will be the first of many plants across North America. In addition to enhancing its original “pioneering” ECONYL regeneration technology for recovering nylon from old carpets, swim …

Flights Cancelled In Phoenix Because Of Extreme Heat (+118° Fahrenheit)

The intense heat wave that’s been gripping much of the western US in recent days has actually forced the cancellation of a number of flights out of Phoenix, Arizona — owing to the simple fact that the Bombardier CRJ aircraft to be used for the flights in question weren’t designed …