Four Exciting new ‘Green’ Technologies that Make a Better World

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As civilisation develops, concerns about the environment are at an all-time high. However, technology enables innovation like never before, and a lot of exciting new green technology is on the anvil. Here are four major new green technologies that promise to make the world a better place.

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Mobile Phones are Indeed Getting Greener

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The number of cellphone subscribers is now more than six billion globally. This figure is quite large because recycling rates in a majority of the regions are low. A mobile handset has an average life of 18 months, which compounds the problem further when you think of the sheer number of gadgets that have to be disposed of everyday.

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Scott Pruitt will gut climate change initiatives

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Based on his track record in Oklahoma, where he basically carried water for the oil and gas industries, many expect that new EPA chief Scott Pruitt will be hostile to initiatives to curb climate change.

His comments this morning reinforce that fear:

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming.

“I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see ,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

“But we don’t know that yet … We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis,” he added.

Pruitt’s view is at odds with the opinion of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The results of this appointment by Donald Trump will likely be devastating to the environment.

  

Will Trump hurt progress in addressing global warming?

With the stunning victory of Donald Trump, all progress made towards addressing the issue of global warming is now in doubt.

Trump has been hostile to this notion, basically lining up with climate change deniers. It’s also clear that Trump is not a fan of business regulation, and has promised to unleash more drilling along with pushing for more coal.

On the other hand, we’ve seen that Trump will abandon campaign rhetoric without a second thought. He’s done that with many issues, and he recently acknowledged that human activity may be having an effect on global warming.

So basically we’re left with a tremendous amount of uncertainty.

  

How to Drive and Go Green at the Same Time

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A lot of people still associate driving with damaging the environment. Although cars still produce a relatively high amount of CO2 gas and other substances that can ruin the environment, they have become more eco-friendly. In fact, there are ways you can drive and go green at the same time. We’re going to take a closer look at some of those ways in this article.

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