Ryan Duncombe, Beam Project

Current concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are 420 parts per million, and unless that number declines to 350 parts per million, we stand little chance of keeping global warming under the 2ºC target set by the Paris Agreement, let alone the 1.5ºC …


Batteries play a crucial role in the future of green transportation, but there is still a long way to go to reduce inefficient and wasteful battery use. To make battery systems cheaper, safer, and more sustainable, California-based startup ReJoule developed a new diagnostic system to quickly assess a battery’s health…


Electric vehicles are the future, and every major carmaker is preparing accordingly. By 2040, it is estimated that most vehicles on the road worldwide will be electric. This presents one of the greatest potential areas of carbon emission reductions: EVs are already displacing 1 million barrels of oil demand per…


Jeffrey Dewey, Beam Project

Steel has made modern society, but it’s also a huge contributor to climate change. Want to know how do we keep building on steel’s strength while cutting the climate impact? Read on.

The impact of steel on modernity cannot be overstated. Modern steel processing was born in the 1940s, leading to the mass production of skyscrapers, industrial and agricultural machinery, automobiles, and deadly weapons. Steel is durable, versatile, and most significantly, strong; if I encountered a warlock that…


Ryan Duncombe, Beam Project

The idea of producing animal meat without the animal has been around for a surprisingly long time. Winston Churchill of all people even mentioned the idea in his 1932 Thoughts and Adventures. The reason the idea has been around so long is that, while meat is…


Ryan Duncombe, Beam Project

Introduction

Food waste has become a hot topic of conversation among environmental groups lately, and justifiably so. Americans throw out 30–40% of their total food supply, greatly expanding the footprint of land use, transportation, and waste management needed to feed Americans. But there’s an even larger…


Earth Day is about looking forward and building a future that is good for people and the planet. That means supporting innovations that can fix climate change.

Ryan Duncombe, Beam Project

Today is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, a worldwide event supporting environmental protection. However, it is little known that Earth Day originally grew out of, and eventually replaced, Arbor Day, which was started in the 1870s by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska. Arbor Day, a…


Ryan Duncombe, Beam Project

So far we’ve discussed ways that emissions from electricity, transportation, and agriculture can be reduced through new technologies. …


Because flight shame isn’t enough to fix the problem, and it’s not going to make air travel go away.

Who should care about the climate consequences of flight?

Instead of telling you that aviation is a primary climate transgressor and that a hurt climate hurts everyone, I’ll give you some brief, practical answers to some questions I myself —…


It’s difficult to make our habits more sustainable once we get back into the grind, no matter how strong the New Year’s resolution. So why not build some climate action into the things you already do?

Tegan Marianchuk, for Beam Project

New Year, Old Issue

‘Tis the season for resolutions and turning over new leaves. The dawn of a new year inspires a collective, annual ability to embrace new habits — at least for a time — but there’s an old problem still at hand whose age only exacerbates its…

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