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Ecocentricity Blog: Life Creates Conditions Conducive to Life

By: John A. Lanier
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No matter how much we might foul her, nature will continue her laborious work to clean herself, to renew herself, and to become more resilient. And most amazingly of all, she doesn’t hold a grudge against our rebellious little species.

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No matter how much we might foul her, nature will continue her laborious work to clean herself, to renew herself, and to become more resilient. And most amazingly of all, she doesn’t hold a grudge against our rebellious little species.

Ecocentricity Blog: Thirsty Lands

By: John A. Lanier
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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the western part of the United States that is feeling thirsty right now. The combination of high temperatures and less rain than usual has been brutal, and the scariest part is that there is no end in sight.

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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the western part of the United States that is feeling thirsty right now. The combination of high temperatures and less rain than usual has been brutal, and the scariest part is that there is no end in sight.

Georgia's V2X Connected Interstate Adds Kia, Prepares for Connected Freight Operations

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), The Ray and Panasonic Corporation of North America have announced Kia as the OEM partner, supported by HATCI (Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.), for the second phase of the collaborative vehicle-to-everything (V2X) infra-structure development project on The Ray Highway along Interstate 85 in West Georgia.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), The Ray and Panasonic Corporation of North America have announced Kia as the OEM partner, supported by HATCI (Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.), for the second phase of the collaborative vehicle-to-everything (V2X) infra-structure development project on The Ray Highway along Interstate 85 in West Georgia.

Ecocentricity Blog: What If I Told You

By: John A. Lanier
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What if I told you…that something with only 3% of the size can do 33% of the work? This is the story of peatlands.

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What if I told you…that something with only 3% of the size can do 33% of the work? This is the story of peatlands.

Georgia Climate Project Receives $300,000 Grant From Ray C. Anderson Foundation

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to Emory University and its partners for the next phase of the Georgia Climate Project, a state-wide consortium of nine colleges and universities working to strengthen Georgia’s ability to prepare for and respond to a changing climate.

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to Emory University and its partners for the next phase of the Georgia Climate Project, a state-wide consortium of nine colleges and universities working to strengthen Georgia’s ability to prepare for and respond to a changing climate.

The Ray, CORE SC Announce Collaboration to Advance Clean Infrastructure Innovation for South Carolina

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South Carolina’s Center of Resilience Excellence (CORE SC) and The Ray have launched a formal partnership to collaborate on initiatives that will advance technology and innovation for South Carolina's transportation infrastructure; pioneering safe, sustainable and resilient design, and informing the roadways of the future. The partnership is focused on developing technology that prioritizes electrified and connected mobility, supports a restorative environment, and generates economic opportunity for the State of South Carolina.

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South Carolina’s Center of Resilience Excellence (CORE SC) and The Ray have launched a formal partnership to collaborate on initiatives that will advance technology and innovation for South Carolina's transportation infrastructure; pioneering safe, sustainable and resilient design, and informing the roadways of the future. The partnership is focused on developing technology that prioritizes electrified and connected mobility, supports a restorative environment, and generates economic opportunity for the State of South Carolina.

Ecocentricity Blog: Beetles, Mussels and Diatoms, Oh My!

By: John A. Lanier
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Nature really is the best teacher, and the teams that pitched for the Ray of Hope Prize know it. 

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Nature really is the best teacher, and the teams that pitched for the Ray of Hope Prize know it. 

Spider-inspired Silk Company, Spintex, Awarded $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

By mimicking how a spider spins silk at room temperature, Spintex creates high performance, sustainable textiles that are 1,000 times more efficient than an equivalent synthetic fiber.
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The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize award recipient is Spintex Engineering. Spintex is a University of Oxford spinout company that manufactures biodegradable textile fibers for use in fashion and high-performance material applications. As the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize recipient, Spintex has been awarded $100,000 in  support of their groundbreaking work.

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The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize award recipient is Spintex Engineering. Spintex is a University of Oxford spinout company that manufactures biodegradable textile fibers for use in fashion and high-performance material applications. As the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize recipient, Spintex has been awarded $100,000 in  support of their groundbreaking work.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Drink With Leonardo

By: John A. Lanier
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The promises of graphene aluminum-ion batteries are quite alluring – more energy density, reduced risk of combustion, made of a cheap and abundant material, longer lifespan, and eye-popping recharge rates (perhaps as much as 60 times faster to recharge than lithium-ion).

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The promises of graphene aluminum-ion batteries are quite alluring – more energy density, reduced risk of combustion, made of a cheap and abundant material, longer lifespan, and eye-popping recharge rates (perhaps as much as 60 times faster to recharge than lithium-ion).

Ecocentricity Guest Blog: Driving the Future of Solar Roadways in Georgia

By: Jen Datka, Drawdown Georgia
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The state of Georgia has over 90,000 miles of public roads. Can you imagine a future in which those miles of asphalt could serve as a powerful climate solution by capturing solar energy?

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The state of Georgia has over 90,000 miles of public roads. Can you imagine a future in which those miles of asphalt could serve as a powerful climate solution by capturing solar energy?

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