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Rail-mounted system could slash direct air capture costs: study

30 Aug 22 - A United States start-up is cooking up a plan to mount direct air capture (DAC) technology on trains to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at a much lower cost than stationary systems.

10 YEARS AGO...

5 May 22 - Ten years ago, 148 of South Korea's 151 MPs voted for the introduction of an emissions trading scheme.

Every battery is a treasure box

22 Nov 21 - Each wooden box is as big as a grand piano. Employees in gray T-shirts open the strong hinges, remove safety foils and loosen the fixings. Now they can lift the heavy battery system out with a crane and carefully maneuver it onto the forklift.

This concrete can eat carbon emissions

27 Oct 21 - Concrete is responsible for more than four percent of all global CO2 emissions. In the race to find alternatives, some companies are using it to sequester CO2 instead.

Digital twins key to creating net-zero cities

9 Sep 21 - Digital twins of buildings and cities could become an essential tool in the battle against climate change, according to technology experts.

The true cost of the billionaire space race

27 Jul 21 - Scientists worry that growing numbers of rocket flights and the rise of space tourism could harm Earth's atmosphere and contribute to climate change.

Carbon capture 'moonshot' moves closer, as billions of dollars pour in

8 Oct 20 - As the world dices with the climate emergency, businesses and governments are starting to push funding towards technology that aims to trap planet-heating gases rather than let them saturate the atmosphere.


FOOTPRINT FANTASY: is it time to forget about carbon footprints?

28 Aug 20 - A new app tracks your carbon footprint in real-time. It’s funded by BP.

Johnnie Walker maker creates plastic-free paper-based bottle

15 Jul 20 - The multinational drinks company Diageo says it has created the world’s first paper-based spirits bottle that is 100% plastic-free.

How much e-waste do we recycle?

8 Jul 20 - By PETER GRIFFIN | New Zealand's discarded jumble of unwanted electronic devices equates to around 97,000 tonnes of e-waste a year. How much of it is recycled?

Bots produce quarter of climate tweets

25 Feb 20 - The social media conversation over the climate crisis is being reshaped by an army of automated Twitter bots, with a new analysis finding that a quarter of all tweets about climate on an average day...

GAME ON: New vid pits players against climate apocalypse

1 Nov 19 - A new multiplatform video game aimed at raising awareness of the climate crisis features a group of refugees trying to survive as their world changes.

Can the world afford salvation by technology?

9 Sep 19 - A common belief is that we can save modern civilisation if we shift to new technologies. But “technology” is not a magic wand.

Engineers taking up the climate mantle

23 Aug 19 - In the wake of entire countries and professional bodies such as the Institute of Architects declaring a climate emergency, engineers are considering the same move.

CUTTING EDGE: Meet the mean, green (electric) mower

28 Sep 17 - Carbon South director BRUCE SCOTT featured in yesterday’s Carbon News calling for carbon credits to be issued for projects that cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions. He’s got other ideas, too,...

Tesla begins production of solar roof tiles

6 Sep 17 - Tesla has launched large-scale production of its glass solar roof tiles at its Buffalo plant.

Time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

22 Aug 17 - The media plays a big part in generating awareness over environmental issues. but what is often missing from the discussion is the environmental costs of producing media in the first place.

Buying green doesn’t necessarily make you green

22 Feb 17 - Company bosses need to walk-the-walk when it comes to greening their business with technology, with new research finding that just buying green IT, doesn’t make you green.

The trouble with concrete ...

24 Jun 16 - By itself, concrete is a very durable construction material. The magnificent Pantheon in Rome, the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, is in excellent condition after nearly 1900 years.


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