Mine waste dams threaten the environment, even when they don’t fail

March 17, 2020 by  
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The environmental damage and human health hazards that these activities create may be both severe and irreversible.

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Never buy toothpaste again with this nanotech toothbrush

April 13, 2015 by  
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Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima of The Industrial Design Studio  created Misoka , the nanotechnological toothbrush that can clean your teeth without toothpaste. The designer teamed up with nanotechnology company Yumeshokunin Co. LTD and came up with this toothbrush coated in nanosized mineral ions which move in the water, removing stains and coating teeth to keep them shiny and clean all day. The designer will present Misoka at the 2015 Milan Design Week happening now. Read the rest of Never buy toothpaste again with this nanotech toothbrush Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green design , green technology , Japanese design , Kosho Ueshima , Milan Design Week 2015 , mineral ions , minerals , Misoka toothbrush , nanotechnology , sustainable toothbrush

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Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is an Incredible Hot Spring Spouting from the Runoff of a Geothermal Power Plant

September 9, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is an Incredible Hot Spring Spouting from the Runoff of a Geothermal Power Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae , blue lagoon , Blue Lagoon Spa , eczema , geothermal , geothermal plant , geothermal pool , geothermal runoff , geothermal spa , Iceland , Iceland blue lagoon , iceland geothermal , Iceland geothermal plant , Iceland’s Blue Lagoon , mineral pool , minerals , psoriasis , runoff pool , silica

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SEC sets vote on conflict minerals rule

July 3, 2012 by  
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Whose job is it to ensure purchases of tungsten, gold and other minerals don't fuel atrocities in the war-torn DRC? It could be public companies' responsibility, if federal regulators approve a proposed Dodd-Frank Act rule. 

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Papua New Guinea Greenlights World’s First Deep Sea Mineral Mine

October 22, 2010 by  
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Sea life in Papua New Gunea; Photo via Angell Williams In a move that is highly controversial among environmentalists, scientists and indigenous people, Papua New Guinea has given the go-ahead for a deep sea mineral mine that will extract materials such as copper, zinc and gold. This is a great case-in-point for Stephen’s recent post on why nature should not be considered priceless — while the minerals can fetch ..

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How can I reuse or recycle old vitamin tablets?

July 16, 2010 by  
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We’ve had an email from Andi: Can I Compost vitamin tablets? I have two jars in date but have gone moist from the air. What can I do with the bottles

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