Hydrofluorocarbons, Such as R-134a, are About 3,300x More Potent than CO2 as GreenHouse Gases

China and US Agree to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons [HFC]

Hydrofluorocarbons have proved to be an excellent replacement for chlorofluorocarbons , which have been phased out of production for environmental reasons. Chlorofluorocarbons originally were...

Wind Power Cost vs Fossil Fuels: Who Just Won?

For a very long time people have been stuck using fuels that have some serious drawbacks. Coal is dreadful; mining it is dangerous, burning it...

Walmart and UPS are Soon Electrifying Their Fleets

The tipping point is on the horizon; Walmart and UPS fleets will soon be completely electrified. Under pressure from regulators and customers to ditch fleets...
Chinese Graphite Extraction (and Pollution) Linked to Increased Lithium-Ion Battery Demand

“Graphite Rain” in China Linked to Lithium-Ion Battery Demand

Graphite is one of the main components in lithium-ion battery technology, which is found in everything from smartphones to electric vehicles. Unfortunately, shoddy graphite...

“Green” medals at the Olympic games of Tokyo

Can you imagine that gold, silver and bronze parts of the old mobile phone you recently recycled, could end up in the hands of...

Banning Single-Use Plastic Straws – is it a Sustainability Win?

American Airlines, Hilton Hotels,  Royal Caribbean, Cunard, and Red Lobster and a host of other companies have also committed to doing away with plastic...

Less Funding for Earth-Science-Based Research

A new and contentious bill, which is the latest version of the America COMPETES Act, has recently passed the US Congress, with funding to be...
Burning tires – That’s totally renewable energy, right?

Backfire – Michigan Says Burning Tires is a Renewable Energy Source

“Tire burning” and “Renewable Energy” doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to me, especially considering that tires are made from synthetic...

Walmart Uses Blockchain Technology to Track its Lettuce

Previously, when dozens of people across the country got sick from eating contaminated romaine lettuce, Walmart did the most sensible thing: It cleared every...
Nissan Leaf SL with both CHAdeMO and the old SAE Charge Ports

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, CHAdeMO or SAE Combo?

While pretty much everyone agrees that more electric vehicle charging stations are necessary, not everyone agrees which connector or charging protocol should be used. Often...