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Back to the Future: Advanced Nuclear Energy and the Battle Against Climate Change

01/19/2015 by SolarEagle
"....in today's light water reactors, metal-clad uranium fuel rods are lowered into water in order to heat it and create steam to run the electric tur...
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Last comment 01/28/2015 by James Stewart
 

Re-purposing Some Items

01/12/2015 by lyn
Easy DIY Windmill Project That Produces Electricity I think it's 3,000 watts, not 300.
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Last comment 01/13/2015 by GW
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Alternative & Renewable Energy Blog

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Japan Sets Up a Sustainable Smart Town

01/28/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A new community of 1,000 households on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan, is designed to promote 'eco-conscious' lifestyles and produce 30% of its energy...
Views: 72, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/28/2015 by Brave Sir Robin

Solar Cloth Stretches Over the Horizon

01/21/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Thousands of parking lots, as well as many sports stadiums, across the UK may soon be topped with an innovative PV fabric. The lightweight, flexible m...
Views: 221, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/22/2015 by Rixter

Nanotechnology & Photosynthesis

01/19/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
It is widely known that we are running out of fossil fuels. Researchers have been trying to find alternative means of generating energy such solar p...
Pathfinder Tags: Photosynthesis solar power
Views: 140, Comments: 3
Last comment 01/20/2015 by SolarEagle
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Water & Wastewater Systems

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Novel Power Technology Yields Water

01/16/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Called the Sunflower, the high-concentration photovoltaic thermal system described in this Engineering360 piece can reportedly generate electricity...
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Salty Water Tempts Drought-plagued State

12/18/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
For help in its battle against persistent drought conditions, Texas is tapping a new resource: brackish water aquifers. Water suppliers and pla...
Views: 196, Comments: 3
Last comment 12/19/2014 by vsar

What's New in Filtration

11/21/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
There's no shortage of water in the world. The problem is that only a small percentage of the water on Earth is fit for human consumption. And tha...
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Last comment 11/24/2014 by James Stewart
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Environmental Technology

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Xmas Tree Throwdown: Real vs. Fake

12/24/2014 by HUSH
Christmas trees are fickle ornaments. Everyone has their own personal preference about how it needs to appear and how it should be presented. I...
Pathfinder Tags: Christmas green sustainable tree
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Last comment 12/25/2014 by lyn

In[visibile] Pollution

09/17/2014 by HUSH
We spend a lot of time on CR4 talking about pollution. But it's not just us, it's the entire media, and it has been that way for more than a decade....
Pathfinder Tags: dark sky light pollution pollution
Views: 400, Comments: 3
Last comment 09/18/2014 by adreasler

Same Ol' Nuclear Question

05/07/2014 by HUSH
I asked for uranium ore for my birthday this year. It's not a joke. On United Nuclear, samples start at just $12.00 USD. I'm not planning on startin...
Pathfinder Tags: Energy nuclear storage waste
Views: 719, Comments: 33
Last comment 05/15/2014 by Hilton
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E&E Exchange

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The Problem of Tree-Killing Pests

11/07/2014 by cheme_wordsmithy
In the eyes of many an environmentalist, the biggest enemy of the forest is the lumberjack (i.e. the logging industry). But for many types...
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Weather, Climate, and Fall Foliage

10/06/2014 by cheme_wordsmithy
In New York, we are in the midst of blooming and peaking fall foliage. I had the pleasure last Friday of driving and hiking in the Adirondacks and see...
Views: 267, Comments: 1
Last comment 10/06/2014 by SavvyExacta

A Dark Side of Solar Power

08/27/2014 by HUSH
The harshest criticism for fossil fuels has always been the horrible effect they have on the environment. Not only does retrieving the resource (coa...
Pathfinder Tags: panel PV solar sustainable
Views: 714, Comments: 11
Last comment 08/29/2014 by kramarat
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Shale Gas, Tight Oil, Carbon Emissions and You

06/29/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
Methinks, yet again, there is change blowing in the wind. US President Barack Obama presented his plan for reducing carbon emissions to thwart clim...
Pathfinder Tags: carbon emissions Coal Fired Power Plants Economics Shale Gas Tight Oil
Views: 769, Comments: 20
Last comment 04/29/2014 by russ1

Getting the Lead OUT!

05/05/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
There is U.S. federal legislation slated to take effect on January 4, 2014 that will improve drinking water quality once again. Such changes may happe...
Pathfinder Tags: ANSI 61 lead free lead in drinking water NSF 372 NSF 61
Views: 677, Comments: 40
Last comment 05/12/2013 by Anonymous Hero

And the Ground Beneath Our Feet, It Shifted

04/07/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
"Game On" is the title; "all in" is the message. The article is a LinkedIn posting made by Jeff Immelt, the now long-tenured chairman of venerable Gen...
Pathfinder Tags: Immelt industrial revolution Maker Movement Oklahoma Shale Gas ...
Views: 681, Comments: 7
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Do Soy-Based Foams Put Ford in the Driver’s Seat?

03/07/2011 posted in Plastics & Resins Blog
by Steve Melito
In the summer of 1941, Henry Ford unveiled a plastic-bodied car that connected industry to agriculture. According to Lowell E. Overly, the former too...
Pathfinder Tags: car seats Henry Ford soy foam soy-based foams soybean car ...
Views: 300, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/15/2012 by lyn

Good Riddance, White Pages

11/18/2010 posted in TeknologikL
by Kaplin
Verizon has finally received the permission they have been asking for -- to halt production of the iconic White Pages in New York, Florida, and Penn...
Pathfinder Tags: Online Directory Phone Book Phone Lookup Verizon White Pages ...
Views: 546, Comments: 11
Last comment 11/23/2011 by 129CBRider

The Missing Carbon Problem (Part 4)

03/10/2009 posted in Rockaholic Adventures
by Shawn
Uncertainty in the carbon cycle is greater than computer-generated models account for. Large generalizations have left out many smaller processes t...
Pathfinder Tags: climate change IPCC kyoto protocol Missing Carbon missing sink
Views: 765, Comments: 11
Last comment 05/04/2013 by 129CBRider

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