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Cattail Army Deployed to Fight Water Pollution

Published on May 16th, 2009 | by Tina Casey

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The lowly cattail is emerging as the weapon of choice against water contamination, and perhaps even global warming.  In addition to its use in large phytoremediation projects to absorb contamination from groundwater and wetlands, the cattail [&hellip... Read More


Manufacturing

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Scientists Discover New Carbon Material Hard as Diamond

Published on May 12th, 2009 | by Timothy B. Hurst

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Scientists from China and the United States believe they have discovered a new carbon material that is tough enough to crack diamond. [social_buttons] Yanming Ma of Jilin University in Changchun, China, and his colleagues believe that [&hellip... Read More


Green Jobs

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Recycling Our Way to a More Sustainable Future

Published on May 12th, 2009 | by Gavin Newsom

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Editor’s note: This post is a contribution by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. See his last post on electric vehicle charging infrastructure or all of his previous posts here. A companion piece was also posted on RedGreenandBlue.org earlier [&hellip... Read More


Uncategorized

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Drones 1, McKiernan 0: The Limits of Robot Warfare

Published on May 12th, 2009 | by Tina Casey

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The U.S. military budget has started to tilt toward sustainability, and in part that means putting more focus on leaner, lighter aircraft, namely drones.  But as the abrupt firing of Afghanistan commander General Kiernan shows, sometimes [&hellip... Read More


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Wind Energy: Bird kills on the radar

Published on May 11th, 2009 | by Jeff Kart

A colleague of mine said to me recently, “No energy is clean energy.” Which got me thinking. Of course, Clean Coal comes to mind. And people love to say that “No coal is clean,” and “Clean [&hellip... Read More


Green Jobs

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A New Federal Construction Push: Wetlands

Published on May 10th, 2009 | by Jeff Kart

Some people like to call them swamps — usually folks who want to turn them into concrete developments. Others call them wetlands, for their abilities to reduce flooding and filter out contaminants that run off of city [&hellip... Read More


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Corn-based ethanol takes a hit

Published on May 8th, 2009 | by Jeff Kart

There’s a kernel of good to this story, if you care about climate change and high food prices. Sure, ethanol has been a great example of how America can begin to overcome its dependency on foreign [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Leviathan Launches US Sales Efforts for Wind Energizer

Published on May 6th, 2009 | by Timothy B. Hurst

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Diversified renewable energy solutions provider Leviathan Energy announced today that it will officially commence US sales and marketing efforts for the Wind Energizer, its patented technology for increasing the power output of large wind turbines. Speaking [&hellip... Read More


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Clean Tech can chase coal ash runoff

Published on May 6th, 2009 | by Jeff Kart

Just when you thought the future was in carbon capture and sequestration (and that’s true), comes more information from the “new EPA” under Administrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama. The agency, which has already begun [&hellip... Read More


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Eco-Driving Technology

Published on May 4th, 2009 | by Scott Cooney

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Last week, in an experiment some cast aside as a PR stunt, several drivers drove a Ford Focus Hybrid car 1,445 miles, approximately double how far Ford estimated it could go, on a single tank of [&hellip... Read More


Solar Energy

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New Solar Power Farm in Israel Will 'Help Fight Terror'

Published on May 3rd, 2009 | by Jake Richardson

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Shimon Peres, the President of Israel helped launch a new solar farm at Kibbutz Yavne this week. The farm uses concentrating solar power to generate electricity and hot water. President Peres said at the launching ceremony, “It [&hellip... Read More


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Storm Brewing Over ARPA-E?

Published on May 2nd, 2009 | by Tina Casey

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President Obama announced new federal funding goals for science, particularly the transformational energy research program ARPA-E, just as a a global swine flu pandemic was getting underway, so it’s little wonder that the news sank with [&hellip... Read More


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