Tag: environment

Shell considering sale of holdings in largest U.S. oil field, worth up to $10 billion

A cyclist passes oil silos at the Royal Dutch Shell Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Peter Boer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is reviewing its holdings in the largest oil field in the United States for a possible sale as the company looks to focus […]

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Cement giant LafargeHolcim is teaming up with GE’s renewables unit on wind turbine recycling 

Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images General Electric’s renewables unit and LafargeHolcim, the world’s biggest cement manufacturer, have struck a deal to explore the recycling of wind turbine blades. A memorandum of understanding will see the companies focus on exploring “circular economy solutions.” Business practices connected to the notion of a circular economy have […]

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A severe drought is gripping the Western U.S. as wildfire season begins

Low water levels are visible next to houseboats that sit anchored at the Bidwell Canyon Marina on Lake Oroville on June 01, 2021 in Oroville, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Nearly three-fourths of the U.S. West is grappling with the most severe drought in the recorded history of the U.S. Drought Monitor, as hot […]

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As electric vehicle sales surge, discussions are now turning to noise and safety

Martin Pickard | Moment | Getty Images Hyperloop, hydrogen-powered trains, and air-taxis. As the 21st century progresses, the way people get from A to B is on the cusp of a significant shift driven by design and innovation. While the above technologies may be a few years off from widespread adoption, that’s not to say […]

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Polyester is one of the biggest polluters in fashion — here’s what one CEO wants to do about it

Fashion has a polyester problem. It’s the most widely-used clothing fiber in the world, but as a synthetic material made from plastic, polyester needs a lot of energy to produce and is highly water and air polluting, according to the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The fashion industry is trying to tackle the issue, […]

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Randeep Hooda removed as ambassador of UN treaty after his insensitive remark on Mayawati goes viral : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

Actor Randeep Hooda has been removed from the position of the ambassador of the Convention for The Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). It is an environmental treaty of the United Nations. The move comes after an old video of the actor seen making a joke on the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister […]

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Electric vehicles need to be owned longer, driven further to offset ’embedded carbon,’ Jefferies says

Electric vehicle manufacturing currently faces an “embedded carbon” challenge, says Jefferies’ Simon Powell. “To gain the environmental dividend that governments are looking for, users are going to have to keep them longer, drive them further than they may have done with a conventional internal combustion energy vehicle,” Powell, head of global thematic research at the […]

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From powerful tidal turbines to huge wave machines, Scotland is becoming a hub for marine energy

LONDON – In mid-May, a prototype wave energy converter weighing 38-metric tons arrived in Orkney, an archipelago located in waters north of mainland Scotland. Later this summer the bright yellow, 20 meter long piece of kit — dubbed Blue X — will be transported to one of the European Marine Energy Centre’s test sites, where […]

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