Revolutionary U.K. project is experimenting with algae to turn toxic mine waste into biofuel

December 29, 2014 by  
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Combining pollution cleanup, green energy, and recycling, a new project in the U.K. investigates the potential of using algae to clean up an old mine site, while producing both   biofuels  and metals for electronics at the same time. The Guardian reports that a pilot project to clean up the flooded Wheal Jane tin mine in Cornwall is being undertaken by a group of British universities, along with several other organizations operating under the title of the GW4 Alliance . Together, they’re taking untreated, heavy metal-laden mine water samples and using them to grow algae in a lab with the goal of discovering whether it’s possible to rid the water of harmful materials like arsenic and cadmium. Read the rest of Revolutionary U.K. project is experimenting with algae to turn toxic mine waste into biofuel Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae , algae biofuel , algae biofuels , biofuels , clean water initiatives , cleaning water , Cornish mine , cornwall , Cornwall mine , gw4 , GW4 Alliance , heavy metal , heavy metal extraction , heavy metals , jane , mine , mine cleanup , mine water , Pond , tailings , tin , toxic , toxic mine waste , toxic waste , toxic waste cleanup , UK , UK mine , Waste , waste minigation , water pollution , wheal , Wheal Jane

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How to recycle your holiday tree

December 29, 2014 by  
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  As the holidays come to a close, the gifts have been given, the cookies have been eaten, and your holiday tree is more than likely starting to look a little crisp around the edges. It’s at this point in the holiday season that the realities of the Christmas tree dilemma start to sink in. Fortunately, there are some great ways to recycle your tree so it doesn’t just end up as landfill, and we’ve also touched upon some greener ideas for future holidays . Read on to learn more! Read the rest of How to recycle your holiday tree Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: borrow a tree , christmas tree , christmas tree mulch , evergreen tree , evergreen trees , fir , grow your own tree , holiday tree , holiday trees , how to recycle your christmas tree , live tree , live-cut tree , mulch , Noble Fir , pine , Recycled tree , recycled xmas trees , recycling christmas trees , recycling trees , Recycling your christmas tree , spruce , tree rental , treecycle , treecycling , xmas tree , xmas tree mulch , xmas tree to be , xmas trees

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