Scientists Develop the World’s First Method to Comprehensively Recycle Footwear

October 27, 2013 by  
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Scientists from Loughborough University have made great strides in the effort to recycle old footwear. Their process will soon make it possible to put a sizable dent in the billions of shoes tossed into the landfill each year. The researchers have developed a comprehensive system that separates and breaks down the nearly 40 types of materials that can be found in a single pair of shoes. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: landfill , loughborough university , old footwear , shoe recycling , waste stream        

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California’s High Speed Rail Gets Federal Approval for First Segment of 800-mile System

September 21, 2012 by  
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On Wednesday the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration approved the initial segment of the $63 billion California High Speed Rail project. Construction will begin in 2013 on the first 65-mile second of the proposed 800-mile line, which will eventually run from San Francisco to Sacramento to Los Angeles. Read the rest of California’s High Speed Rail Gets Federal Approval for First Segment of 800-mile System Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternate transportation , billions , California , california high speed rail authority , central valley , high speed rail , Los Angeles , Sacramento , San Francisco , U.S. Federal Railroad Administration

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Tire Seating and Innovative Lighting Pop Up at DesignJunction at the London Design Festival

September 21, 2012 by  
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Factory Farming Is Not the Best We Have to Offer

October 25, 2011 by  
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© Derek Goodwin Over the last half-century in the US, small farms have been replaced by large, industrialized operations that treat animals and the natural world as mere commodities. This factory farming system, which slaughters animals by the billions, costs us all dearly…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How Organic Farmers and Ethical Consumers are Taking on the Mafia

October 25, 2011 by  
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UK In Italy / CC BY-ND 2.0 A few years ago, a friend of mine attended a Slow Food event in Italy. She recounted how one farmer had stood up and desperately pleaded for the artisan food movement to take on organized criminals. Without loosening their grip on farm supply and produce distribution, the farmer argued, it was impossible to make a sustainable living working on the land. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Green Healthcare could Save Billions of Dollars

August 17, 2011 by  
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Rendering Credit: BBH Design American healthcare’s financial trajectory is unsustainable. According to CMS, the nation’s spending on healthcare increased from $2.34 trillion to $2.47 trillion from 2008 to 2009, and is predicted to increase another 80% by 2019. Every year we spend $16 billion on new healthcare facilities. If all of these facilities were high performance buildings, the healthcare system would literally save billions of… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Green Building Roundup: Testing Next-Gen Buildings, Is GSA Breaking Green Rules? & More

July 21, 2011 by  
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The Lawrence Berkeley Lab’s testing center for ultra energy efficient buildings, a lawsuit against the General Services Administration, new LED and smart grid products, and more, made green building headlines this week.

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American Airlines Bets Billions on Greener Jets

July 20, 2011 by  
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American Airlines yesterday announced what it says is the largest aircraft order in history — and one that will make its fleet the nation’s most fuel-efficient.

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Senate Votes to End Billions in Ethanol Subsidies

June 16, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Phil Roeder via Flickr /CC BY A measure that would remove roughly $6 billion in annual ethanol subsidies just passed the U.S.

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