Tom’s of Maine eyes potatoes for biodegradable packaging

August 8, 2013 by  
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Research by the personal care company may lead to potato-based mouthwash bottles.

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LEED Platinum Bigelow Laboratory Dedicated to Understanding the Relationship Between the Oceans and Our Planet

July 25, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of LEED Platinum Bigelow Laboratory Dedicated to Understanding the Relationship Between the Oceans and Our Planet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bigelow , bigelow laboratory , bigelow laboratory for ocean sciences , eco design , eco lab , eco laboratory , green architecture , Green Building , green design , LEED platinum , Maine , perkins and will , perkins+will , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , water issues        

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Danish Researchers Develop More Climate Friendly Fuel Cells for Hydrogen Vehicles

July 25, 2013 by  
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When it comes to hydrogen fuel cells , they are worth their weight in platinum. A team of researchers at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copehagen have developed technology that allows the cells to produce as much electricity as current counterparts without having to use as much pricey platinum. Better for the environment than internal combustion engines, fuel cells are efficient, and they do not emit smog or CO2. Read the rest of Danish Researchers Develop More Climate Friendly Fuel Cells for Hydrogen Vehicles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ampere , catalyst , CO2 , emissions , GOLD , hydrogen fuel cell , max planck institute for iron research , nature materials , oxygen , platinum , russia , South Africa , technical university munchen , troy ounce , university of copenhagen        

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Crowdfunded 3D Ocean Farms Could Help Restore the Health of the Seas

July 10, 2013 by  
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The world’s oceans are experiencing a tough time. Overfishing , acidification from climate change, pollution , and dead zones have all become major challenges facing the health of aquatic ecosystems around the globe. While the problems may seem as massive, ocean farmer Brendan Smith has an innovative solution that takes advantage of nature’s proclivity to heal itself. Through a Kickstarter campaign , he is proposing using blue-green algae and shellfish to help restore marine habitats. Taking advantage of the entire water column, these 3D farms could assist in capturing carbon, produce healthy and local foods, create biodiversity, and provide a source for biofuel. Read the rest of Crowdfunded 3D Ocean Farms Could Help Restore the Health of the Seas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d farm , algae , biofuel , blue-green economy , brendan smith , carbon , Kelp , kickstarter , long island sound , Maine , New York. , nitrogen , ocean , Pollution , shellfish , thimble island oyster company , us department of energy , washington        

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Tom’s of Maine Experimenting with Potato Starch Packaging

July 10, 2013 by  
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Already topping lists of the nation’s most sustainable companies, Tom’s of Maine is looking to reduce end-of-life waste from its products even more by experimenting with biodegradable packaging made from potato starch. Through a…

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Architect Extraordinaire Oscar Niemeyer Dies Just Days Before Turning 105

December 6, 2012 by  
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Gensler’s Portland International Jetport Lands LEED Gold Certification

June 12, 2012 by  
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In Maine, Brahms Mount Keeps American Textile Tradition Alive

October 9, 2011 by  
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Photo: Brahms Mount In Hallowell, Maine, Brahms Mount is designing, weaving, and hand-finishing heirloom quality bed and bath products. One of the last-standing textile mills in the U.S., it has been operating for the past 25 years with the help of antique shuttle looms and a team of artisans who create top quality towels, blankets, bed linens, scarfs, and more with yarns spun from natural fibers. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Local Food Freedom Laws Enacted in Maine

April 23, 2011 by  
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Photo: vlgorman Blue Hill, Maine will be one of several towns in Maine to recently enact food freedom laws declaring that the federal government doesn’t have the right to intervene in local food matters, according to a story on Natural News . The bill allows this rural community of around 2,500 people to decide what foods that they buy and sell locally as well as exempting all direct

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