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Added 9 May, 2023

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced a new all electric design for its 7000 US-based restaurants that ditches gas and works to maximize energy efficiency in its equipment and systems utilizing 100% renewable energy from wind power and solar. The company recently opened restaurants with the new features in Gloucester, Virginia and Jacksonville,...

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Added 25 April, 2023

Swedish startup Modvion is set to supply power giant RWE Renewables with wooden wind turbine towers for onshore wind farms. RWE wants to use Modvion’s wooden turbine towers because it asserts in a statement that laminated wood is stronger than steel proportionate to its weight, which means lighter towers and less need for expensive...

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Added 4 November, 2022

Haarlem in the Netherlands is the first city in the world to ban meat advertisements. The impact on the climate is the stated reason for the ban, which extends to all public spaces. Similarly, the Dutch cities of Amsterdam, Leiden and The Hague have already decided to ban commercials for airplane travel, petrol cars and the fossil fuel industry...

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Added 13 July, 2022

Cars should not have primacy over pedestrians. That's the "radical" thinking behind the re-thinking of traffic lights. Transport for London (TfL), the public body behind transport services in the British capital, has cottoned onto this, recently piloting new rules at 18 crossings around the city. Instead of waiting for the “green man” as a...

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Added 13 July, 2022

The documentary “We Met in Virtual Reality” is the first project of this type to have been filmed entirely in virtual reality. “We Met in VR” debuted at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. The film documents some relationships that began during the COVID-19 lockdown, as people turned to VRChat, a new virtual reality platform,...

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Added 27 March, 2022

The pandemic fueled a shift in healthcare delivery, with more patients unable or unwilling to seek care in hospital settings. Even as the pandemic ebbs, its effect on how consumers access healthcare will persist, with fewer emergency-room visits. Changes in reimbursement models, new drugs, devices and growing investment in outpatient services,...

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Added 6 March, 2022

The world of sustainable goods just got bigger with the launch of Amazon Aware, a collection of clothing, beauty, bed & bath, and household products designed by an in-house team. They’re dedicated to using recycled or sustainable materials without sacrificing quality or over inflating their price. Each item created under this label is made...

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Added 21 February, 2022

Kegged wine is a movement that is still finding its footing in the restaurant world but one which has piqued the curiosities of guests and industry insiders. Along with bottle lists, more restaurants are offering wines on tap, fed by 5.2-gallon kegs. While kegged wine might be a tough sell to traditionalists, they are trending for good reason:...

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Added 11 January, 2022

In 1908, a New England cotton mill instituted a 5-day workweek. The move inspired others to follow suit over the next 30 years until the Fair Labor Standards Act made 2-day weekends official in 1938. Now, over a century later, some tech companies are shaving another day off the workweek. Iceland’s national government trialed a 4-day workweek...

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Added 6 August, 2021

The lines between Men's clothes and Women's clothes have been blurring for some time now. Just think t-shirts and jeans. Now that trend is expanding as more shoppers and retailers look towards gender-neutral apparel. Gender-neutral brands — such as Les Girls Les Boys and Tomboy X — are marketed as options for everyone. The brands attempt to...