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Low-Carbon Fuels Initiative Aims to Scale Up Sustainable Corporate Fleets

A global initiative called below50 that aims to scale up the development and use of low-carbon fuels launched today with 20-plus organizations and global brands including Audi, DuPont, DSM, Joule, LanzaTech, Novozymes and Yale University.

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Americans Recycling Less, Sending Twice as Much Waste to Landfills

Americans don’t recycle as much as the EPA thinks and are sending more than twice as much waste to landfills, according to a study on solid waste disposal rates. Yale University researchers looked at the records for more than 1,200 landfills and published their findings in the journal Nature Climate … Read more »

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EPA Launches Online Green Sports Resource Directory

The EPA has launched an online Green Sports Resource Directory that it says can help teams, venues and leagues save money and reduce carbon pollution, and improve waste management, water and energy conservation, and other sustainability efforts. Additionally, the new directory contains information that can help teams gain recognition for … Read more »

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Plant Extracts Produce ‘Green’ Nanoparticles

Green tea plants, sunflowers, coffee, fruit and peppers may replace potentially hazardous chemicals normally used in a host of products including textiles and clothing, scientists say. Extracts from these plants could play a new role in the sustainable manufacturing of the most widely used family of nanoparticles, according to an … Read more »

CO2 Could Produce Valuable Chemical Cheaply

Brown and Yale Universities researchers say they have found a cheaper, more sustainable way to use CO2 to make acrylate, an important commodity chemical used to make materials from polyester fabrics to diapers. Chemical companies churn out billions of tons of acrylate each year, usually by heating propylene, a compound … Read more »