1) Hyundai to Leapfrog Tesla With World’s Largest Battery

 

2) A guide to the best eco-friendly holiday gifts for foodies

 

3) Swampy Thing: The Giant New Salamander Species Discovered in Florida and Alabama

 

4) Demand for the Porsche Taycan electric sedan is surging, and Porsche’s CEO says the company will build more

 

5) Infographic: Plastic Recycling Codes

 

 

1) Hyundai to Leapfrog Tesla With World’s Largest Battery

Hyundai’s 150-megawatt energy storage system will overtake Tesla’s 100-megawatt facility in South Australia as the world’s largest industrial energy storage system. The $45 million project will provide power for a metal smelting operation and will save almost $60 million in electricity expenses in three years once the facility is built. KoreaZinc is also complying with the South Korean government’s larger efforts to boost renewables and mitigate air pollution. Large-scale batteries now make more sense than ever due to lower prices for the lithium technology. This, combined with solar power now being cheaper than traditional fossil fuel based generation allows renewable energy as a viable source for industrial power.

Hyundai to Leapfrog Tesla With World’s Largest Battery

 

2) A guide to the best eco-friendly holiday gifts for foodies

 

Food is an important aspect of our daily lives, but many of the treats we love are wrapped in single-use plastics or come from pesticide-ridden conventional farms. This year, show the foodies in your life how much you care with sustainable gifts that improve their cooking skills and make the planet a better place to live.

  • Stainless Steel Straws
  • Yogurt Maker
  • Stasher Bags
  • Beeswax Food Wrap
  • Reusable Water Bottles
  • Produce Delivery Subscriptions
  • Fair Trade Chocolate
  • Stainless Tea Strainer

 

A guide to the best eco-friendly holiday gifts for foodies

 

3) Swampy Thing: The Giant New Salamander Species Discovered in Florida and Alabama

 

The reticulated siren is a previously unknown aquatic eel-like salamander. At approximately 2 feet long or roughly 60 cm, the creature is certainly not small. Living completely underwater and in soft, sedimentary mud bottoms, it is not surprising that it has been able to avoid detection by scientists for so long. With this new discovery comes hope that other species may also reside in the swamps of the southern United States and elsewhere, waiting to be discovered.

 

Swampy Thing: The Giant New Salamander Species Discovered in Florida and Alabama

 

4) Demand for the Porsche Taycan electric sedan is surging, and Porsche’s CEO says the company will build more

 

Porsche hasn’t built its first battery-electric car, the Taycan sedan, but it already plans to increase production. Strong demand has led to increased production plans. Porsche released the Taycan’s initial specifications earlier this year and said the electric sedan would come with over 600 horsepower and 300 miles of estimated range. In Norway, where Porsche sells roughly 600 cars per year, the company has received 3000 deposits on orders for the new electric vehicle. The segment currently dominated by Tesla is beginning to get crowded but shows no sign of slowing down. Mercedes, BMW and Audi all have introduced full EV sport sedans in recent months, all with performance oriented drivetrains.

 

Demand for the Porsche Taycan electric sedan is surging, and Porsche’s CEO says the company will build more

 

5) Infographic: Plastic Recycling Codes

 

If you’re puzzling over the recycling codes on your plastics, here’s the scoop on what those codes mean. If you want to know which plastics you can toss in your curb side bin, please check with your local recycling service provider, as the types of plastics accepted differ by location.

 

Infographic: Plastic Recycling Codes

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