Electrification to Grow in the Bus and Truck Sectors

Positive Future #548 (Feature photo – U.S. Made Proterra Electric Bus – CCA SA 2.0 Generic Sounder Bruce) EnergyCentral journalist Jason Mathers uncovers four (4) game-changing developments that are pushing electrification into the bus and truck sectors. A combination of public money and private-sector investment are clearly setting the path for the future. You can…

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Packaging-Free Grocery Shopping?

Touch the Soil News #1386 (Feature photo – Geoff Welding Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.) British supermarket retailer Waitrose is different. It is the largest employee-owned retailer in Great Britain. The company, in an effort to become more environmentally conscious, is experimenting with packaging-free grocery shopping. You can read the full story here:…

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Why the Washed Eggs of America Are Banned in the European Union (must read)

Touch the Soil News #1370 (Feature photo White Eggs Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license- M. Chambers) The USDA has strict guidelines on how eggs should be washed and dried to prevent external pathogens. The European Union has strict guidelines against washing eggs which destroys the egg’s outer “cuticle” increasing chances of pathogen getting…

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Think About That Bottle of Water

Positive Future #500 (Feature photo – Plastic Water Bottles – By Ananyaalien – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18194989) Inhabitat journalist Lucienne Cross brings us the story of elevated levels of arsenic in bottled water. According to the California Center for Environmental Health, a couple of popular water brands were found to exceed the federal…

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New York to Build Seawall – Humanity Takes Historic Step into the Unknown

Positive Future #490 (Feature photo – Seawall – Public Domian) Most damaged by Hurricane Sandy is Staten Island in New York. Recently $615 million in funding has been approved to build a 5 mile seawall along the Staten Island shoreline. The seawall will be built the U.S. Corps of Engineer. Groundbreaking is set for 2020…

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Will Electric Mobility Re-Arrange Which Car Makers Prevail?

Positive Future #484 (Feature photo – Highway Traffic – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license – Floydian) CleanTechnica Journalist Dr. Maximillian Holland has put together the electric vehicle projections by three major automakers. The results are that by Toyota’s own projections, it will fall materially behind VW and Tesla in the fully-electric vehicle market…

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