Floating "Noah’s Ark" Capsule Saves Lives In Tsunamis

October 5, 2011 by  
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Images via YouTube video We have bomb shelters, cellars for when tornadoes hit, houses on stilts for floods… but what do we really have in the case of a tsunami? New Comsopower, a Japanese company, has come up with a novel safety measure for surviving such a disaster. It’s called Noah, a capsule that’s designed to bob in the water until the contents reach safety. While it’s designed for people, could it be possible that this may really act as an ark?… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Can Germans Organize Waste Even More?

May 15, 2011 by  
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Image: BSR Germany deserves its reputation as a leader in recycling.

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Threatened Tortoises Slow Down Desert Solar Project

May 15, 2011 by  
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Threatened desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Photo by Beth Jackson/ US Fish and Wildlife Service The building of the massive 5.6-square mile Ivanpah solar project in the Mojave Desert by BrightSource Energy has been suspended in the midst of construction while the U.S. Bureau of Land Management assesses whether more than 3,000 acres of tortoise habitat would be lost

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How can I reuse or recycle an MDF radiator cover?

January 17, 2011 by  
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We’ve had an email from Andi: The last people who lived in our house installed MDF (i think) radiator covers everywhere which we don’t want any more. Do you have any idea what we can do with them? They’ve been painted and have cute cut out panels but block all the heat! There still seem to be plenty of dedicated companies selling them so some people must still want them – perhaps offer yours on your local Freecycle/Freegle, to see if anyone wants them?

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How can I reuse or recycle plastic Nesquik tubs?

October 11, 2010 by  
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Recycle This regular Lizzie has asked: Any suggestions for Nesquik tubs?

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RFID Bins: The New Recycling Police

August 31, 2010 by  
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The newest trend in curbside recycling is the use of Radio-frequency identification (RFID), a tiny computer chip in the recycling bin that can do everything from weighing the contents inside to tracking which bins are used on a regular basis….

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Legislation Could Give Beauty Industry a Makeover

August 30, 2010 by  
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The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, introduced on July 21, has heightened the buzz recently about federal chemical policy reform. The Act would amend the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938, which supporters claim includes loopholes in chemical safety..

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Deconstructing the Emergency Bag: Packing a Kit Is Tougher Than It Looks

February 1, 2010 by  
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I grew up in California, so my family is familiar with earthquakes. However, I grew up in a coastal area that, while we felt the rattle when quakes hit north and south of us, we rarely experienced disastrous results

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COP16 is Ten Months Away & Expectation Management Has Already Begun

February 1, 2010 by  
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Well the emission reduction pledges are in and things are more or less as we left them in Copenhagen some six weeks ago. We may have what UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called an ” essential first step ” towards a greater legally-binding climate deal, and one which the Nature Conservancy’s Duncan March says is a potential “real turning point,” but it’s a baby step and one which on its own won’t actually result in holding temperature rise below 2°C.

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