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Mark Ruffalo to David Cameron: fracking an ‘enormous mistake’
“Actor Mark Ruffalo calls on the UK prime minister to abandon his push on fracking and leave fossil fuels in the ground. A prominent opponent of fracking in the US, Oscar-nominated Ruffalo addresses David Cameron in a video message, telling him he is making an enormous ‘legacy mistake’ in supporting the controversial process of extracting gas by hydraulic fracturing. Ruffalo makes his comments in an interview with Friends of the Earth.” Check out the full video on The Guardian now…


Leaf BatteriesScientists turn leaves into batteries
“We’ve seen scientists looking for alternative materials for making batteries for a long time now. As we increasingly rely on batteries to power the things we use from our gadgets to our cars and more, the importance of batteries being made from the most sustainable, easily accessible materials possible has grown.”

Read the full story on Treehugger now…


Solar Powered DronesSolar-powered drones could deliver goods in rural areas
“One company, which has already been making huge inroads in renewable energy in rural Africa, is looking to do just that, and to expand its business by coupling its micro-solar arrays with charging stations for delivery drones.

The company, Mobisol, currently has more 30,000 of its home solar systems installed in Tanzania and Rwanda, which are distributed via a rent-to-own agreement that can be paid off in about 3 years .” Get the scoop on Treehugger now…


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