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Bureo Skateboards Lands Investment from Patagonia

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Recycled skateboard startup produces shred sticks from discarded fishing net

Lauren Daley for the Huffington Post: What if you could not only clean the ocean, but turn the pollution you collect into something people want? That's the basic idea behind Bureo Skateboards. They also compensate the fishermen for the fishing net. With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your Footprint," Bureo aims to reduce the amount of sea pollution by......read more

Clean Energy Investment Up 11 Percent

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Robust third quarter eclipses previous year's numbers

Global clean energy investment cleared $64 billion in the third quarter of the year, marking an 11 percent improvement on the same period last year, according to an analyst report from Clean Energy Pipeline. The study measured third quarter venture capital, private equity, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and public market investment in clean energy firms. The performance represented a......read more

How to Fund a Clean Energy Project

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State-level green investment funds could create a real marketplace for renewable energy projects

Nancy Cook for National Journal: Anyone in search of financing for a clean- or renewable-energy project need look no further than the state of New York. In December 2013, New York launched its first-ever "green bank," an ambitious state-run $1 billion investment fund meant to help finance the kinds of local energy-efficiency and clean-energy projects that bigger financial institutions......read more

Branson: Businesses Should Stand Up to Climate Change Deniers

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The case for private sector investment in sustainability

SHFT Advisor Richard Branson for the Huffington Post: I'm enormously impressed with Apple CEO Tim Cook for his strong words on climate change deniers, and demanding business should have benefits for people and the planet, beyond just profit. Conservative think tank the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) -- Apple shareholders -- criticized Cook for pursuing......read more

Africa Spurs Investment in Renewable Energy

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Six African nations receive $330 million to fund climate change solutions

Six African countries are to receive $330 million to fund projects that to help boost private investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable forests. With the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the countries made it to the end of a global competition held by Climate Investment Funds (CIF), which allows African nations to propose climate-improving projects to......read more

Underwater Kites Harvest Energy From Tidal Currents

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Minesto's 'Deep Green' tech starts producing electricity

A kite-like tidal power device off the coast of Northern Ireland has begun producing electricity. The technology, called Deep Green, consists of a hydrodynamic wing and a turbine tethered to the ocean floor. The tether also contains the unit's power and communication cables. As water flows over the wing, the turbine rotates and generates electricity. In an offshore control room, located in the......read more

Invention Harvests Electricity from Background Radiation

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Device could be used to beam power to remote locations or recharge phones wirelessly

Engineers at Duke University have designed a gadget that captures background radiation and converts it to useable electricity. Operating on the same principle as solar panels that capture light energy, the "metamaterial cells" can harvest microwaves with an efficiency of 36.8 percent -- the same efficiency as modern solar cells. The Daily Mail reports: The development raises exciting......read more

Paul Krugman: Invest, Divest and Prosper

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Why Obama's climate plan will make the economy stronger

Even though it was competing with big stories like voting rights, gay marriage, and Paula Deen, it's a little surprising how little attention the mainstream media has given to President Obama's climate action plan, unveiled last week. Unlike last time around, Obama's plan doesn't revolve around legislation that has no hope of passing the congressoinal gauntlet. By using the powers of the......read more

Bernardo Bader Architects: House on the Moor

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A minimalist rural residence constructed from timber harvested on-site

The work of Vorarlberg, Austria-based architects Bernardo Bader reflects a commitment to simple, clean forms with an emphasis on energy efficiency and local materials. The newly built Haus am Moor (House on the Moor) is a prime example. Located in the picturesque forests near Krumbach, Austria, the house was constructed from spruce, fir, and elm sourced from the woods around the site. Around......read more

The Juice Rush

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Could cold-pressed juice conquer America? Entrepreneurs and investors are banking on it

No longer just the drink of choice for raw-food zealots or juice-cleansing Hollywood celebs, cold-pressed juice is going mainstream. And we're not talking about grocery store OJ. Cold-pressed juice, made by pulverizing mounds of ingredients like kale, beets, ginger, spinach and kohlrabi, is thick and dense and rarely tastes or smells appealing. But the perceived health benefits are immense, and......read more

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