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Plastic Waste Threatens Oceans and Lakes

Pollution with plastic waste is not confined to the oceans but poses a growing threat to lakes as well. That is the view of researchers who found significant concentrations of the substance in Italy’s Lake Garda. They say the levels are similar to those found in samples taken from marine beach sediments. They are concerned more »

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Battery Stored Solar Power Owner Sparring with Utilities

California’s three biggest utilities are sparring with their own customers about systems that store energy from the sun, opening another front in the battle that’s redefining the mission of electricity generators. Edison International (EIX), PG&E Corp. and Sempra Energy (SRE) said they’re putting up hurdles to some battery backups wired to solar panels because they more »

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Landfill Methane For Sale

Farmers, waste management companies and the energy industries have long experimented with converting methane, a byproduct of decomposing organic matter, into transportation fuel. Those efforts have met with mixed success, and a renewable natural gas fuel has not been widely available in the United States. But now, one leading supplier of natural gas transport fuel more »

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Britain’s Greenest Homes

For ecologically conscious people it’s always an important thing to stay on top of all the latest ways to keep our homes as green as possible. more »

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Video: The Global Water Crisis Explained and Possible Solutions Proposed

Almost one billion people lack reliable access to clean drinking water. At least 80 countries have significant water shortages. The world is in a global water crisis, and the situation may get worse with population growth and global climate change. more »

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Can Smaller Tomatoes Save the High Plains Aquifer?

It’s no secret that we have a water problem. Now, a major groundwater reserve in the Midwest is facing depletion though irrigation, drinking water and industrial uses, a recent study found. more »

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Go Green At Your Next Trade Show

You probably don't associate tradeshows with environmentally friendly practices, but there is an increasing trend to make tradeshows greener. Convention centers are also becoming more eco-friendly. more »

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Greener Solvents on the Increase in Developed Countries

In developed countries solvent use is declining while demand for greener solvents in increasing. This trend is attributable to environmental and regulatory pressures, along with concerns about toxicity to humans. more »

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15 Environmental Scholarships in the United States

Environmentally minded students who are hard pressed to secure the resources to attend college and university now have a range of scholarships to help finance their education. more »

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Where Aid Work and the Private Sector Meet

The private sector has long been a participant in global humanitarian work, providing cash and material donations. But private enterprises are increasingly becoming directly involved in relief work. more »

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