Oil spills will be cleaned up with eco-friendly magnetic wands in the future

January 18, 2016 by  
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In the last 40 years or so there have been 13 major oil spills worldwide. Despite our dependence on oil, we have not yet come up with an effective way of cleaning up after our devastating messes. A physicist at Fermilab , however, has come up with an environmentally-friendly way to sop up oil spills without the use of chemicals, and with the ability to reuse the collected oil. The surprisingly simple answer is to  use magnets . Read the rest of Oil spills will be cleaned up with eco-friendly magnetic wands in the future

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Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast

December 19, 2014 by  
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The America’s Wetland Foundation is calling for a plan that will make restoration of the coast  attractive to business, particularly along the Gulf Coast. A meeting held at the Tabasco headquarters on Avery Island, Louisiana revealed the need for the scientific community to communicate with the private sector and encourage investment in imperative coastal restoration projects. Read the rest of Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: coastal business , coastal clean up , coastal oil spill , coastal restoration , gulf coast business , gulf coast clean up , gulf coast oil , gulf coast oil spill , gulf coast restoration , louisiana , louisiana oil spill , oil cleanup , oil spill cleanup

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Interface recycles fishing nets and reclaimed fibers into cozy, earth-toned carpet tiles

December 19, 2014 by  
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International carpet designer Interface created Reclaim, a carpet tile line that combines style and socially responsible manufacturing into a 100% recycled product . Inspired by the “natural beauty found in salvaged matter,” the earth-toned carpet tiles are made from reclaimed carpet fiber and salvaged fishing nets . Reclaim is available in eight color ways, from cool Antique Grey to the forest floor-like Worn Olive. Interface developed Reclaim as part of their Mission Zero promise to reach net-zero environmental impact by 2020. + Interface The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fishing nets , interface , mission zero , reader submitted content , reclaim , reclaimed carpet fiber , Reclaimed Materials , Recycled Materials , salvaged fishing nets , salvaged materials

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The “Light of Life” chapel in Korea is a luminous haven for retired missionaries

December 19, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of The “Light of Life” chapel in Korea is a luminous haven for retired missionaries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , all natural chapel , all natural church , chapel architecture , church architecture , Daylighting , daylighting chapel , Light of Life , Light of Life chapel , Light of Life South Korea , Natural building materials , protestant church , South Korea protestant church , wood lattice chapel

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Broken Pipeline Spills Over 20,000 Barrels of Oil in North Dakota Wheat Field

October 11, 2013 by  
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A farmer in North Dakota noticed something funny going on in his wheat field in late September. At first, he could only smell what he suspected was crude oil , but within a few days it began gushing up out of the ground, spreading across over 7 acres of his property. The pipeline, owned by Tesoro Corp, is estimated to have spilled 20,600 barrels over the course of a few short days. The spill is among the largest ever recorded in the state. Read the rest of Broken Pipeline Spills Over 20,000 Barrels of Oil in North Dakota Wheat Field Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: broken oil pipeline , environmental cleanup , midwest , north dakota , oil industry , oil spill , oil spill cleanup , wheat field        

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“Rock Breathing” Bacteria Could Help Soak Up Oil Spill in Gulf

May 4, 2010 by  
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A mind blowing discovery has been made by scientists at East Anglia University in the UK. They’ve figured out how “rock breathing” bacteria — yes you read that correctly — that live below the Earth’s surface survive by, well, breathing rocks. In a recently released study they describe how these nifty microscopic organisms could be a huge help in cleaning up oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon disaster

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