Why Kimberly-Clark is banking on bamboo

November 9, 2012 by  
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If the company's partnership with a tiny biotech upstart delivers on its promises, it could start sourcing and processing the material at commercial scale in the southeastern U.S.

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Alternative Possibilities in Nuclear Power

December 9, 2011 by  
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Nuclear power is still a divisive issue among EcoGeeks. It’s clean, at least from a fuel cycle carbon emissions standpoint. But it’s a reasonable question whether it is truly cost-effective once all the issues of mining and processing the fuel, and treating and storing the spent material and waste, along with the security and the public safety concerns (which carry their own not-insignificant costs). There are many who claim that nuclear power is the greenest short-term alternative to coal to reduce carbon emissions from electrical power generation. And, on the other hand, we have seen some countries move to phase-out nuclear power in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster. However, Fukushima-style boiling-water reactors are not the only way to use nuclear power to produce electricity. For that matter, uranium isn’t the only nuclear fuel that could be used. There are other reactor designs and fueling methods have been explored and are under development. Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to take a look at several alternative nuclear power technologies with an EcoGeek persepctive. We aren’t going to draw any final conclusions with this one way or the other. We are advocating neither in favor of nor against any of these alternatives, nor are we for or against nuclear power, in general. This article is part of a series on alternative possibilities in nuclear power. Previously at EcoGeek: Lesson of Fukushima: No-Nukes or Pro-Nukes?

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One Way To Buck A Great Recession

October 26, 2011 by  
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John Laumer/ CC BY 1.0 I’ve been up since before sunrise cutting up a deer and processing the meat for freezing. This photo shows how it looked out on my deck by late morning. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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