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Renewable fuels from sunlight and thin air? Here’s what the airline industry is concocting to become planet-friendly

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of August 24, 2021) CoViD-19 crisis or not, one of the critical goals of the aviation industry has been environmental sustainability. Truth be told, the aviation industry is one of the few businesses to have established agreed-upon carbon-emission-reduction standards for both equipment and operators internationally. Three goals …

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Locked-down humans saved 17M tons of CO2 from being emitted daily, much of it from the aviation industry

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of August 23, 2021) Even if it was already expected that nationwide lockdowns would greatly impact aviation emissions, nobody had foreseen the magnitude of the reduction. Yes, the pandemic has created an enormous drawback in the airline industry. Never-before-seen situations around the world, wherein thousands of planes …

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General Motors targets carbon neutrality by 2040

General Motors (GM) recently announced its ambitious plans to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040. Also, it has committed to setting science-based targets to achieve carbon neutrality. The American automaker has also signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5⁰C, an urgent call to action from a global coalition of UN …

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Breastfeeding expert Nanay Nona and her 30-year journey into veganism

TessDrive PH presents Nona “Nanay Nona” Andaya-Castillo’s 30-year journey into veganism. Nanay Nona is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and among the staunchest advocates of veganism in the Philippines. In this video feature, Nanay Nona narrates her life transition from a sickly, meat-eating youngster to a healthy vegan who was able to stave off a …

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So, ECQ Has Made You Bike To Work; Keep These In Mind

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of August 16, 2021) The Philippines, like most countries, has been under a prolonged state of community quarantine that aimed to prevent the further spread of the CoViD-19 pandemic. Now, nearly 18 months into various levels of quarantine and a slowdown in nearly all business operations, the …

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VW pulls out meat-based sausage, goes mostly vegan in HQ canteen

Global leading automaker Volkswagen, whose headquarters are based in Germany—a country world-famous for its meat sausages (called Bratwursts)—is making a potentially game-changing maneuver, this time in its kitchen. Vegan sausage will replace Volkswagen’s currywurst, its own sausage brand, supposedly to help in the company’s sustainability efforts. In fact, the carmaker will no longer offer meat …

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Two PH solons issue land, marine environmental concerns amid CoViD-19 pandemic

Eco-Mobility and Empowered Sustenance / By TESSDRIVE PH / May 9, 2020 (Editor’s note: This story has been updated as of August 14, 2021) On May 7, 2020, two Representatives from the Philippine Congress aired their environmental concerns covering land and marine ecosystems, underscoring the need for society and the government to continue prioritizing the environment, as …

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Green charcoal tech earns DOST- FPRDI a win in techno-transfer contest

The DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) emerged as a major winner at the recently concluded Gawad Kintal: Kwentong Itinatangi Ng Taon sa Agham, Industriya, at Lipunan. The Institute won the 2nd Best Commercialization Story for how its green charcoal technology has benefitted a private company in Negros Occidental. The recognition was given by …

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100% Plant-based burger

CoViD-19 crisis reveals efficiency of making plant-based meat substitutes

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of August 12, 2021) An April 27, 2020, CNN article titled “Meat processing plants across the US are closing due to the pandemic: Will consumers feel the impact?” reports that more meat processing and packaging plants across the United States have “suspended operations temporarily due to coronavirus …

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