A Texas town to recycle urine to meet drinking water crisis

August 8, 2011 by  
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Abdul Vahid V: Recycled Urine Urine being recycled to fight massive drought A Texas town is planning to reprocess wastewater including urine of the residents to resolve the enduring drinking water draught. Authorities are reportedly working to find out a perfect method to recycle drinking water from wastewater streams in Big Spring, Texas. The state has been going through the worst drinking water crisis for a while. Authorities of the city have plans to collect wastewater from 27,000 residents of the area for reprocessing. Sewage from houses in the city will be floated to a creek and collected by a reprocessing plant set up by the district government. After recycling using the advanced techniques, the water will be blended with the drinking water stream of the city, said the district manager John Grant. Along with urine, all other liquid wastes from the locality will be thus recycled to pure drinking water, sources said. However, the technology used for reprocessing will not be as direct as NASA used in its last shuttle mission. The American space agency used a Forward Osmosis Bag that recycled urine and sweat of the astronauts into drinkable water in microgravity. This NASA method grabbed global media attention. Texas has been scorching under massive heat. The triple-digit temperature in the state has drained most of its water sources. Meanwhile, lack of enough downpours continued as the curse of the state, which received only 40 percent of the expected rainfall this year. According to meteorologists, huge lack of moisture on the ground has limited clouds in the sky. Via: Huffingtonpost

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Solar Cross e-bike harnesses solar energy for an electric aid

July 1, 2011 by  
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Ayan Sengupta: Solar Cross e-bike Pedal-electric hybrid bike by Kinetic Photovoltaic Vehicle After cars, motorcycles, ships, and trains, it is now electric bicycles that are adopting photovoltaics for clean charge. That is exactly what this solar powered eBike aims to achieve

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Diana by Tomasso

May 14, 2011 by  
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Phani: Among the great gadgets that we stick to our skins, watch is undoubtedly the most sought after thing given the fact that it keeps on reminding about the running time. So, its no wonder that everyone wishes to wear a beautiful watch.

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Olson Kundig’s Glass Farmhouse braces weather with ease

May 14, 2011 by  
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Piyaliswamy: An ideal house shelters us in all seasons and keeps us comfortable in all weather situations. Architects around the globe have attempted to build dwellings that could prevail over the severity of the weather conditions and suits all seasons in style. In a similar bid, Seattle-based studio Olson Kundig Architects has completed the Glass Farmhouse project on a rural site in Northeast Oregon on demands of a client

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One Tonne Life: Interview with Project Architect Gert Wingårdh on His Energy Efficient Building (Video)

January 27, 2011 by  
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Image via One Tonne Life – Portrait of Gert WingÃ¥rdh Last week the One Tonne Life project began in Stockholm and TreeHugger was there to meet the key players in this fascinating low carbon lifestyle experiment. To recap, the Lindell family have moved into a solar powered prefab house, designed b… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Toshiba Releases Solar Powered e-Reader

December 23, 2010 by  
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Image via Technabob Solar powered e-readers.

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Ode To A Nano- My Green Product of the Year 2005

December 23, 2010 by  
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Five years ago I wrote about my new iPod Nano , the 1 ounce, 8 dram wonder that I called the green product of the year. I wrote that it “demonstrates that brilliant design can let us all live as well or better than we do now in less space, using fewer resources and with a smaller footprint

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China Develops World’s First Solar Powered Air Conditioning Unit

September 20, 2010 by  
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For anyone that lives in a country with a warm climate, air conditioning is an essential piece of technology making the most stuffy home or office comfortable to work in. Unfortunately powering such units often causes large energy bills for consumers and companies and generates a sizable carbon footprint. Not cool! Luckily, China, who is rapidly becoming the world’s leader in renewable energy development and knows all about warmer summers and freezing winters, has just unveiled the world’s first air conditioned unit powered by solar energy .

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Rainbow Hued Recycling Skyscraper Collects and Sorts Trash

September 20, 2010 by  
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Read the rest of Rainbow Hued Recycling Skyscraper Collects and Sorts Trash http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Daylighting , Eco Architecture , green architecture , green design , Minh Ngoc Phan , recycling , recycling skyscraper , recycling tower , Sim Lee Yee , sustainable design

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Students Study Solutions for Solar-Powered Pasteurization in Peru

April 23, 2010 by  
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Photo via Rensselaer A group of students from Rensselaer Polytechnic has come up with a smart idea for safer milk in Peru. Currently, poorer farmers are unable to obtain market certification for their milk and dairy products because they can’t afford pasteurization equipment

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