Environment

 

Climate change, environmental destruction, biodiversity loss – the challenges we face are huge. But despair isn’t a great source of motivation. Here we flip the narrative of typical climate change reporting to look at innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges.

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This Helium-Powered “H-Aero” Drone Can Fly for 24 Hours

The "h-aero" is a cross between a drone and a zeppelin. It can stay in the air for up to 24 hours and enables completely new types of data collection.

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This Clever Online Tool Helps German Speakers to Join the Energy Transition

Although many people support the goals of an energy transition, only a few are involved in projects and initiatives. The "Energiewende-O-Mat" online tool aims to change this.

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Solar Energy in Africa: “If We Don’t Know the Real Problem, the Solution Will Probably Be the Wrong One”

The non-profit Access to Energy Institute (A2EI) aims to supply as many people as possible in Africa with solar power. It relies on comprehensive, data-driven problem analysis and optimised solutions to achieve this.

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Fairphone

iFixit Analysis Praises This Modular Smartphone, But One Issue Remains

Independent reviewer iFixit has praised Fairphone for their modular smartphone. But, is it perfect? We're not sure.

Reset 2023 Roundup: 5 Impactful Climate Projects to Donate To

Christmas time is donation time! But, with all the choice of wonderful sustainability projects to pick from, how does one choose?

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How Can Digitalisation Help Decarbonise the Building Sector?

Major transformations are needed to achieve the climate targets in the building sector. Here we provide an overview of the role digital technologies play in the industry.

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Giant Lego Made From Damaged Wood: How Triqbriq Could Revolutionise Timber Construction

What if there was a building material that was environmentally friendly, could be processed quickly and could also be completely deconstructed without leaving any residue? This idea is no longer utopian, as these new "briqs" prove.

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Electronics: Better to Rent Than Buy

Commown rents out ecological and modular smartphones, headphones, laptops and computers via a digital platform. The cooperative aims to make the consumption of electronics more sustainable and responsible.

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Frisch Gefischt: Start-up Shows How Difficult Sustainable Fishing Is in Germany

The local fishing industry in Germany is facing a challenge, as there have been no fish auctions since the 1980s. In an effort to make the fishing industry more sustainable, the Hamburg-based startup Frisch Gefischt is opting for an online solution.