Watershed Materials developed technology that turns clay into a sustainable building product

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Watershed Materials, a California based building materials technology startup, has developed a solution to produce high strength masonry with a low carbon footprint using natural mineral based geopolymers. The technology allows for natural clays found readily all over the planet to be turned into reliable masonry products and offers a sustainable alternative to traditional concrete masonry. Recent test samples have achieved compressive strengths twice the strength of ordinary concrete, and have demonstrated remarkable resistance to water and chemical erosion. Concrete masonry is one of the world’s most common construction materials, but unfortunately, it has a high carbon footprint due to its reliance on Portland cement, a material responsible for 6 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions. Read the rest of Watershed Materials developed technology that turns clay into a sustainable building product

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World’s largest hydrogen station in the works for San Francisco

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The world’s largest hydrogen fueling station could soon become San Francisco ‘s biggest landmark if everything goes according to plan.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, MARAD is currently reviewing the plan to add a massive hydrogen station to the San Francisco Bay that could seriously help reduce carbon emissions from vehicles like cars, buses, a high-speed ferry and other maritime vessels. The station would have twice the capacity of the world’s biggest existing station, providing about 1,500 kg of hydrogen per day. Read the rest of World’s largest hydrogen station in the works for San Francisco

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Bach Architecture literally brought a breath of fresh air into an aging house in San Francisco

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You can help feed millions of malnourished children in war-torn Yemen

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The UN’s World Food Programme has warned that Yemen is on the brink of famine as a result of the ongoing fighting in the country . “Right now, the conflict-driven convergence between the lack of staple food, access to clean water, and a diminished fuel supply create the dawn of a perfect storm for the most vulnerable Yemeni people,” said Ertharin Cousin, WFP Executive Director, who has just returned from the country. Urgent help is needed by an estimated 13 million people, mostly women and children who are already hungry, the organization warned. Read the rest of You can help feed millions of malnourished children in war-torn Yemen

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