Solar Lamps, Electric Taxiing Plane Systems and More Sustainable Energy and Transportation Solutions
In 16 countries, 8D Technologies provides a smartphone app that streamlines your biking route and checks for station availability. Meanwhile, a solution from First African Bicycle Information Organization, also known as FABIO, shows how biking can mean the difference between life and death in Uganda.
Sustainia’s research team reviewed more than 900 projects in transportation, energy and eight other sectors before selecting the 10-category list of 100. The Sustainia100 Advisory Board consists of 21 sector experts from 11 international research organizations.
- Proterra: Rapidly charging electric buses for public transport
- 8D Technologies: Bike-sharing app connects users worldwide
- Maersk Container Industry: Refrigerated shipping cuts energy consumption
- BlaBlaCar: Ridesharing for people-powered transportation
- Transrail Sweden and Trafikverket: IT system for fuel-efficient railways
- LATAM Airlines Group and Honeywell: Second-generation biofuel for commercial flights
- ChargePoint: Large-scale EV charging with real-time availability
- Bhopal Municipal Corp.: Less congestion with bus rapid transit system
- Honeywell and Safran: Electric taxiing system for planes
- FABIO: Bicycling for better health in low-income communities
- Hydrogenics Corp.: Bridging renewable energy and natural gas dystems
- Gram Power: Smart microgrids for renewable energy access
- Energy Development Corp.: Harnessing geothermal energy while preserving forests
- Aquion Energy: Saltwater batteries to store the sun’s energy
- Government of El Hierro, Endesa and the Canary Islands Technological Institute: Autonomous energy system for remote islands
- Opower: Saving energy through data and cloud software
- SunLife: Solar lamps to replace kerosene lighting
- Abengoa: Solar plant with molten salt thermal energy storage
- Ambri: Liquid metal batteries for renewable energy storage
- Bjarne Schläger Design and Alfred Priess: Self-sufficient solar street lighting
Disturbing footage of a snake in Goa, India vomiting an empty soft drink bottle highlights the world's mounting plastic pollution crisis.
By Melissa Hellmann
When her eldest son was in elementary school in the Oakland Unified School District, Ruth Woodruff became alarmed by the meals he was being served at school. A lot of it was frozen, processed foods, packed with preservatives. At home, she was feeding her children locally sourced, organic foods.
By James O'Hare
There are 20 million people in the world facing famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen. In developed nations, too, people go hungry. Venezuela, for instance, is enduring food insecurity on a national level as a result of economic crisis and political corruption. In the U.S., the land of supposed excess, 12.7 percent of households were food insecure in 2015, meaning they didn't know where their next meal would come from.
Artists are taking the climate crisis into frame and the results are emotional, beautiful and stirring.
So you've seen the best climate change cartoons and shared them with your friends. You've showed your family the infographics on climate change and health, infographics on how the grid works and infographics about clean, renewable energy. You've even forwarded these official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration graphs that explain the 10 clear indicators of climate change to your colleagues at the office.
As the Trump administration moves full speed ahead on boosting the oil and fossil fuel industry, opposition to increased pipeline construction is cropping up in different communities around the country.
By Simon Evans
Last Saturday, two dead whales washed up on the coast of Suffolk, in eastern England, and a third was spotted floating at sea.
What happened next illustrates how news can spread and evolve into misinformation, when reported by journalists rushing to publish before confirming basic facts or sourcing their own quotes.
By Monica Amarelo and Paul Pestano
Sun safety is a crucial part of any outdoor activity for kids, and sunscreen can help protect children's skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Kids often get sunburned when they're outside unprotected for longer than expected. Parents need to plan ahead and keep sun protection handy in their cars or bags.
By Joe McCarthy
A lot of people take part in community clean-up efforts—spending a Saturday morning picking up litter in a park, mowing an overgrown field or painting a fence.