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3 billion bottles, cans and containers diverted out of landfill as deposit programs and recycling management hit new milestone in Ontario

3 billion bottles, cans and containers diverted out of landfill as deposit programs and recycling management hit new milestone in Ontario

In Ontario, between the new Deposit Return program and the Blue Box Recycling program, over 3 billion bottles, cans and containers have been diverted out of landfills, hitting a new milestone and signalling a genuine environmental success story that combines policy (deposit return) and recycling technology. It’s an inspiring public policy success story.    … Continue Reading

Technology that could help save the earth: Carbon Capture and Storage

Technology that could help save the earth: Carbon Capture and Storage

No one technology can “save the earth” but, since carbon dioxide emissions are one of the major causes of climatic change, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) remains one of the most promising tools in the fight against global warming. The technology is proven, but holding back it’s wider implementation is cost and infrastructure issues.  … Continue Reading

Vitamin-derived battery created by U of T chemists

Vitamin-derived battery created by U of T chemists

The search for better batteries has taken another step forward with the work of chemists at the University of Toronto. Their breakthrough uses the principle of biomimicry to create a more environmentally benign battery than the regular lithium-ion batteries in common use. For the first time, the scientists have used a bio-derived polymer derived from… Continue Reading

Canadian cleantech sector strong in research, innovation, but weak in commercialization

Canadian cleantech sector strong in research, innovation, but weak in commercialization

Canada is better at academic research and publishing papers on new cleantech technologies than it is at commercializing those new technologies. A new report from Sustainable Development Technology Canada and Cycle Capital, a venture capital fund manager, says that research, particularly in the areas of transportation and ecomobility, advanced materials, nuclear energy, and air, is… Continue Reading

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Kathleen Wynne, along with Deb Matthews and Steven Del Duca, announced last week that plans were und [more]
3 billion bottles, cans and containers diverted out of landfill as deposit programs and recycling management hit new milestone in Ontario
In Ontario, between the new Deposit Return program and the Blue Box Recycling program, over 3 billio [more]
Are we ready to let go of the wheel? The current state of self-driving car technology.
"Well, I've never been in Austin Texas. Now, I'm driving in Austin, Texas," said Steve Mahan, th [more]
Ford to boost profits by cutting 1400 salaried workers in North America and Asia
A group of 1,400 Ford salaried workers not directly involved in vehicle production — including man [more]
Diesel emissions fallout continues: US. to sue Chrysler Fiat if talks fail
It's not quite "Diesel-gate" but the smoke hasn't cleared on diesel emissions. The Justice Departmen [more]
Provinces of Alberta and B.C. cashing in on drilling rights; surpasses 2016 as commodities strengthen
Already, in a few months of 2017, oil and gas producers spent four times what they did in all of 201 [more]
SpaceX launches Immarsat 5 F4: continuing the Elon Musk tradition of innovation with commercial payback
Currently, as I write this, the Immarsat-5 Flight 4, livecast via YouTube (below) is at an altitude [more]
Richard Browning invents super human 450 km per hour “Iron Man” flight suit (video)
The idea of having superhuman capabilities, especially the ability to fly, has captivated us since a [more]
Clean technologies for mining: Green Mining’s time has come
In the United States, metal mining "creates nearly 30% of all the toxic releases measured annual [more]
3D printing, or additive manufacturing, becoming more mainstream across many manufacturing sectors
Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing is growing in practicality and popularity. In [more]
Is Clean Diesel a myth, or a yet-to-come promise?
Four big cities have already moved to ban diesel from their cities: Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico [more]
Auto Sales Down Again for Big Car Makers
Demand is down again for automobiles in April, after an already weak March 2017. Overall, in Apr [more]
Technology that could help save the earth: Carbon Capture and Storage
No one technology can "save the earth" but, since carbon dioxide emissions are one of the major caus [more]

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