Adidas and Allbirds team up to make environmentally friendly shoes

Sneaker brands collaborate all the time, but they usually do so with companies outside of the footwear industry. Adidas’ latest joint effort, though, involves sustainable shoe maker Allbirds, and the two hope to create a high performance sneaker whil...

Denmark’s ambitious wind power plans include giant ‘energy islands’

Denmark has long since led the charge on wind power, and now it’s announced another first: it plans to build two giant “energy islands” that could boost Europe’s current offshore wind capacity by 54 percent.The two islands — one an artificial structu...

Made using 3000 Nespresso pods, this installation transforms ocean waste into art

The Superegg Installation is a comment on our capitalist tendencies and its effect on nature. By combining consumerism and creation into one hard-hitting sculpture, the art piece helps turn human-created ocean waste into an object that sparks conversations while saving the environment. The 6’6″ high structure comes made from 3000 Nespresso and Keurig single-use coffee pods that were pulled out of the ocean. These aluminum pods were then mounted onto aluminum sheets which were finally wrapped onto plywood rings to create the shape of an egg.

The Superegg installation looks like a Fabergé egg from afar, with the thousands of colorful pods forming patterns on it, but the magic is doubled at night, when a light within the installation illuminates the structure, causing it to create mesmeric shadows like tinted glass mosaics at churches and cathedrals. The egg acts as proof of how damaging our consumerism can be on the environment, while being a reminder that we can always turn our waste and wasteful behaviors into something more meaningful and nurturing.

The Superegg is a winner of the A’ Design Award for the year 2020.

Designer: Jaco Roeloffs

NASA backs studies on environmental effects of COVID-19 lockdowns

You’ve probably heard stories of skies and water clearing up while most people stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but how much have things improved, really? Scientists are about to rely on NASA technology to find out. The space agency is fund...

Google’s data centers will process some tasks when clean energy is abundant

With today being the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Google has detailed a new technology called carbon-intelligent computing that optimizes its data centers to do more work where there's greater availability of clean energy from sources like wind tur...

Green apps to help you celebrate Earth Day indoors

Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and, in any other reality, if you wanted to celebrate this momentous occasion you’d go to the park to enjoy the fresh air. More ambitious folk might even volunteer to clean up a beach or plant some trees. Bu...

Clear skies and social distancing help Europe shatter solar energy records

The coronavirus pandemic is helping multiple countries in Europe set new records for solar energy generation.Production in the UK peaked at 9.68 gigawatts on Monday, according to a tracker developed by The University of Sheffield in collaboration wit...

Shell aims to be a net zero emissions business by 2050

Shell is the latest oil giant to commit to carbon neutrality. Following BP’s announcement earlier this year, Shell has now unveiled an ambitious set of targets that aim to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 or sooner. Simply put,...