‘Thirsty’ concrete absorbs 880 gallons of water a minute to minimize urban floods

September 29, 2015 by  
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Concrete is typically vilified by environmentalists because of its high embodied footprint, but a new brand might change a few minds. As global temperatures continue to rise, record rainfall plagues some areas of the planet. The increase in rainfall stemming from coastal storms, along with tsunami-like waves, has caused deadly flooding this summer in places like Japan and the American midwest, and predictions for the coming years are just as grim. The ultra-porous concrete could help save lives during floods by absorbing 880 gallons of gushing water in just one minute. City planners and urban engineers probably don’t immediately think about concrete when they think about storm water management, but this “thirsty concrete” could help them rethink their future strategy. Read the rest of ‘Thirsty’ concrete absorbs 880 gallons of water a minute to minimize urban floods

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13 green business predictions for 2013

January 3, 2013 by  
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Forecasts and predictions come along with the new year.  Here's a take on how green policy and markets may perform in the next 12 months.  

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Nitrogen Air Pollution is Fertilizing Tropical Forests

November 11, 2011 by  
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One more side-effect of air pollution that must be taken into account by scientists in their models and predictions.

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Recycled Plastic Bottle House Built in Nigeria

November 11, 2011 by  
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Take nearly 8,000 old plastic bottles, add some construction waste and mud, and voila: a sturdy and sustainable home.

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Fracking May Have Polluted Wyoming Aquifer, EPA Investigation Finds

November 11, 2011 by  
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Newly presented data from the EPA shows fracking chemicals have indeed contaminated Pavillion, Wyoming wells.

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The Cloud Is Only As Green As The People Using It

November 11, 2011 by  
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Cloud computing is offered up as a way to green up the IT industry, but reports point out that human behavior is the greatest influencer.

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