Why coal country must be part of the clean economy

March 8, 2017 by  
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One of the most remarkable developments in recent years has been the relatively drama-free embrace in many corners of the private sector of the concept of environmental externalities. Arguments over the indirect costs of fossil fuel combustion — climate change, mercury contamination, ground level ozone and the like — have been a form of hand-to-hand combat in utility rate cases and other regulatory actions for years.

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Why coal country must be part of the clean economy

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One of the most remarkable developments in recent years has been the relatively drama-free embrace in many corners of the private sector of the concept of environmental externalities. Arguments over the indirect costs of fossil fuel combustion — climate change, mercury contamination, ground level ozone and the like — have been a form of hand-to-hand combat in utility rate cases and other regulatory actions for years.

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Future Dutch roadways made of recycled plastic will snap together like LEGO

July 14, 2015 by  
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The Dutch city of Rotterdam may soon be the first to have roads made of recycled plastic waste fished out of world oceans. The city is collaborating with the construction firm VolkerWessels to devise a plan to revolutionize road systems with modular plastic panels that snap together. Read the rest of Future Dutch roadways made of recycled plastic will snap together like LEGO Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dutch plastic roads , plastic bricks that snap together , plastic prefabricated bricks , plastic roads , recycled plastic from oceans , recycled plastic waste , volkerwessels

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Are Your Leftovers Fit for a Pig?

October 30, 2013 by  
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Pigs and slop have gone together like ham and eggs for many years, but today there are debates about the age-old practice of feeding food waste to pigs. While the practice has its benefits — such as keeping food out …

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Shigeru Ban’s Carbon Neutral Tamedia Office Fits Together Like Building Blocks

February 12, 2013 by  
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Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is building a new carbon neutral office for Swiss media company Tamedia . Located in the heart of Zurich, the 4-story building features a beautiful wooden structure that fits together like a building block set without the need for screws or glue . Read the rest of Shigeru Ban’s Carbon Neutral Tamedia Office Fits Together Like Building Blocks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , Architecture , climate neutral , new Tamedia office , no glue no screw , shigeru ban , Zurich

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Shu-Chun Hsiao’s Google Bird Houses Point Out the Dwellings of Feathered Friends

February 12, 2013 by  
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These playful Google birdhouses by Shu-Chun Hsiao re-imagine typical bird dwellings as points of interest in urban locations. Inspired by the Google Maps landmark icon, Hsiao’s modern bird houses mark the places where birds go to rest. Read the rest of Shu-Chun Hsiao’s Google Bird Houses Point Out the Dwellings of Feathered Friends Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , google bird houses , green bird house , modern bird houses , Shu-Chun Hsiao , sustainable design

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Study Shows Rising Ocean Acid Levels Make Toxins Worse For Marine Life

February 12, 2013 by  
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Crab photo from Shutterstock From plastic pollution to global warming , the world’s oceans are facing immense challenges. Now a new study from the UK Centre for the Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Science ( CEFAS ) states that rising acid levels in the marine ecosystem due to climate change can make industrial pollution even worse. The study shows that crustaceans have suffered significant DNA damage by eating contaminated particles of sediment containing metals which have been made more toxic by more acidic water. Read the rest of Study Shows Rising Ocean Acid Levels Make Toxins Worse For Marine Life Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acidification , and aquaculture science , cefas , centre for the environment , Climate Change , crustaceans , dave sheahan , dna damage , England , fisheries , global warming , industry , Metal , pH , Pollution , sediments , tees , toxins , UK

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How can I reuse or recycle cardboard cake boards?

January 25, 2010 by  
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We’ve had an email from Molly: Our wonderful family and friends brought a selection of home made cakes to our Christmas party and I’ve been left with 5 cake boards. They’re card so I won’t be able to wash them to use them again but I don’t want to just throw them out. What can I do with them?

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