Climate change. Biodiversity loss. Pollution. Water scarcity. Plastic waste. Environmental justice. And much more. These environmental challenges define our present and threaten our future. But it isn't all bad news. More often than not, we already have the technologies, applications and systems needed to tackle the challenges we face. We don't need to wait for new climate technology or other advancements to see progress.
Many of us are already making personal choices to minimize waste and pollution, conserve water, and prevent biodiversity loss. We're already fighting for environmental justice and climate change mitigation in our communities and worldwide. We already know what's at stake as crucial tipping points grow ever closer. It's time to push past the problems and emphasize the innovators and changemakers working on environmental solutions.
Business has an essential role in this effort. We look to, and rely on, businesses to prioritize the environment. While it's important to call attention to the ways the industry fails to do so, it's also important to emphasize the ways it is.
But it can be difficult to find news on the individuals and businesses making progress within the sheer mass of information we receive every day. Discussion and collaboration breed innovation. The more we share ideas and work together, the easier it becomes to create measurable change. That's why TriplePundit focuses on hard-hitting, evidence-based solutions journalism for environmental sustainability — leveraging our nearly two decades of reporting in this space to bring you in-depth coverage of the big thinkers and innovators who are doing things differently and — against all odds — are making real, measurable progress on the challenges we face. From climate action, to the circular economy, to resource conservation, to behavior change, you'll find the environmental solutions stories you're looking for here.
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5 Unusual Ways to Decarbonize the Shipping Industry Right Now
The transition to cleaner fuel is just one way to decarbonize the shipping industry. New retrofit technologies are emerging that can significantly reduce shipping emissions with less wait time.
Amidst Ongoing Conflict, Efforts To Save This Endemic Tree Are Threatened
On Yemen’s Socotra island, poverty and political disruption hinder efforts to give its prized dragon’s blood tree a future. A local journalist explores efforts to preserve it despite all odds.
Why Waffle House is a Perfect Place for EV Charging Stations
An unusual experiment is unfolding in Tennessee, where the state’s Department of Transportation allocated the first round of federal funding for new electric vehicle charging stations. Among a string of roadside gas stations soon to receive chargers, a lone Waffle House stands out.
As Bali Chokes in Plastic Waste, Surfers Should Be Part of the Solution
Scroll idly through Instagram’s explore page and it won’t be long before you encounter an influencer’s trip to Bali. They paint a paradisiacal vision, but if you walk down those beaches yourself, the stark reality of plastic debris intermingled with the sand quickly shatters the illusion so carefully cultivated for your digital consumption.
Will Sustainable Aviation Fuel Help the Industry Reach its Net-Zero Goals?
The aviation industry is one of the hardest to decarbonize. Sustainable aviation fuel is a viable solution. Will production increase and price decrease fast enough for the industry to reach net zero by 2050?
The New Ocean Cleanup Crew: Seaweed-Sinking Robots
Seaweed Generation's robots collect and sink massive mats of Sargassum seaweed to prevent them from disrupting ecosystems and hurting tourism-dependent economies.
5 New Sustainable Sources for Green Hydrogen
Green hydrogen is an important part of the global energy transition, and innovators are making it greener by developing systems that can use impure water instead of fresh water. Here are five emerging water-for-hydrogen developments that show promise.
Is 2024 the Year of the Train?
It looks like 2024 will be full of new developments in the rail industry. From high-speed passenger trains to battery-powered locomotives, these are the three trending train topics we have our eye on this year.
The Software That's Making Mining Better for the Environment
As we transition away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy, demand for minerals like lithium, manganese and cobalt is high. Mining is not going away, but that doesn’t mean its environmental impact can't be reduced. A new modeling software is making it possible.
5 High-Tech Climate Solutions Worth Watching in 2024
Artificial intelligence (AI) has an important role to play in climate solutions and climate change adaptation, alongside other technologies like cloud computing. Here are five tech-driven solutions that hit our radar in 2023 and we will continue to watch this year.
Unleashing the Power of AI: University of Illinois and IBM Join Forces to Anticipate Flash Floods
With the support of tech giant IBM, the University of Illinois developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model capable of anticipating heavy rainfall and flash floods in the Appalachian Mountains, and there’s potential to expand what is learned there to other regions.
5 Wind Power Trends to Watch in 2024
Wind power accounts for about 10 percent of the electricity in the U.S., representing a remarkable growth spurt in recent years. Competition for land can pose hurdles, but wind industry innovators are coming up with solutions that open up new pathways for rapid growth.
Tina writes frequently for TriplePundit and other websites, with a focus on military, government and corporate sustainability, clean tech research and emerging energy technologies. She is a former Deputy Director of Public Affairs of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and author of books and articles on recycling and other conservation themes.
Mary has reported on sustainability and social impact for over a decade and now serves as executive editor of TriplePundit. She is also the general manager of TriplePundit's Brand Studio, which has worked with dozens of organizations on sustainability storytelling, and VP of content for TriplePundit's parent company 3BL.
Taylor’s work spans print, podcasts, photography and radio. She brings her passion for covering social and environmental issues through the lens of solutions journalism to her work as editorial assistant.