How Green Are Those Toys Under the Tree?

December 12, 2013 by  
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Mattel, Hasbro and Lego are greening up their act with less-wasteful packaging, lower carbon emissions and safer materials for the sake of human and environmental health.

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Low-Waste Décor Idea: Juice Box Snowmen

December 12, 2013 by  
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Turn ordinary kitchen waste into seasonal décor with this kid-friendly project from Rachel Hollis of The Chic Site.

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Concrete Made with Biofuel Waste is Strong, Durable, and Has a Lower Carbon Footprint

March 20, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock In the crusade to cut global CO2 emissions , we tend look to power plants, cars, and manufacturing. Nowadays, our building materials are also garnering attention, and researchers from Kansas State University have developed a type of concrete made from biofuel waste that has a lower carbon footprint than conventional concrete. The world uses about 7 billion cubic meters of the mixture each year, making it the most utilized industrial material after water. Taking advantage of the byproducts from biofuel production such as corn stover, wheat straw, and rice straw, the team was able to create a stronger concrete and save excess material from ending up in the landfill. Read the rest of Concrete Made with Biofuel Waste is Strong, Durable, and Has a Lower Carbon Footprint Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 capitol graduate research summit , biofuel , byproduct , carbon dioxide , cellulosic enthanol , cement , CO2 , concrete , corn ethanol , emissions , ETHANOL , feraidon ataie , global warming , greenhouse gas , high-lignin ash , kansas state university , national science foundation , Topeka , Waste , water issues

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Peanut: The Story Behind a Poor Turtle Deformed by a Six-Pack Ring

March 20, 2013 by  
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You may recognize  Peanut , the small waisted  turtle that obviously didn’t get her slender figure from exercising. Photos of this poor turtle have been making the rounds across the internet over the last couple weeks, but what’s the story behind her travail? Apparently she was trapped in a six-pack ring at a young age, couldn’t get out of it, and her body continued to grow around it. Read the rest of Peanut: The Story Behind a Poor Turtle Deformed by a Six-Pack Ring Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , deformed turtle , garbage , Missouri , Missouri Department of Conservation , Peanut , six-pack ring

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How your firm can adjust as energy gets more & less carbon-intensive

May 17, 2012 by  
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For companies thinking about climate change and energy, what are the implications of two countervailing trends, the rise of energy with lower carbon content, and the concurrent rise of high-carbon energy?

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