Start Reducing Your Home’s Carbon Footprint With Propane

December 18, 2018 by  
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‘Uncanny’ Art Repurposes Recyclables

December 18, 2018 by  
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For some innovative upcyclers, aluminum is a favorite material. It … The post ‘Uncanny’ Art Repurposes Recyclables appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Greenmoxie Tiny House lets you live mortgage-free and off-grid in a luxurious 340 sq. ft. on wheels

October 18, 2016 by  
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Built like a cozy cabin , the Greenmoxie Tiny House features wood frame construction with handsome Shou Sugi Ban cedar siding sealed with linseed oil, hardwood oak flooring, a V-match pine interior, and reclaimed barn wood ceilings. A corrugated black metal dual-pitched roof topped with solar panels and a clerestory window lets natural light and ventilation in, as do the reclaimed modern windows that punctuate all four facades to frame views of the outdoors. The light-filled interior includes a spacious kitchen with a 24-inch range and propane refrigerator/freezer; a bathroom with a full-size stand-up shower, sink, and composting toilet; living area with a couch and multifunctional furnishings that double as storage; and a loft bedroom accessible via a storage-integrated staircase. Related: KODA is a tiny solar-powered house that can move with its owners The tiny home and its energy-efficient appliances are powered by a 1kW solar PV system with 11kW of stored energy capacity. Water is collected using a 200-liter rain barrel and is conserved and reused using a combination of tools including a water recovery system, home drinking purifier, and gray-water holding tank. Spray foam insulation—an R35 roof, R22 walls, and R35 floor—and a heat recovery ventilator system help maintain stable and comfortable indoor temperatures. In winter, the home is heated using a Dickinson 9000 propane heater and a wood-burning stove. The off-grid Greenmoxie Tiny House base model starts at $65,000 USD. + Greenmoxie Tiny House Via New Atlas Images via Greenmoxie Tiny House

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50 scientists launch groundbreaking mission to circumnavigate Antarctica

October 18, 2016 by  
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In a first-of-its-kind expedition , more than 50 researchers hailing from 30 countries are joining forces on a journey to circumnavigate Antarctica . Their goal? To measure pollution and signs of climate change across the continent. The team will set off from Cape Town on the Russian research vessel Akademik Treshnikov on December 20, 2016 with a planned return of March 18 next year. The researchers involved hail from a variety of disciplines, including oceanography, biology, and climatology. The journey is treacherous and the conditions hostile, but it will help scientists better understand the effect humankind is having on the Southern Ocean. Not only will the Antarctic Circumpolar Expedition (ACE) study the main land mass, but it’s also the first attempt to study all the major islands in the surrounding ocean . While there’s been a good amount of recent research about the Arctic and the changes occurring as the northern ice cap melts, the southern pole is vastly less understood. Related: Burning all of Earth’s fossil fuels would completely melt Antarctica Though the project began with over 90 proposals for potential research ideas, in the end, only 22 were accepted. The adopted projects include measuring the effects of plastic pollution on the food chain and measuring the role phytoplankton plays in regulating the climate. The organization behind the expedition is the newly formed Swiss Polar Institute , a joint venture between a number of Swiss research and educational institutions that aims to “enhance international relations and collaboration between countries, as well as to spark the interest of a new generation of young scientists in polar research.” Via Phys Images via Andreas Kambanis  

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UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria

September 4, 2014 by  
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Scientists at the U.K.’s Imperial College London just made a major breakthrough in the renewable production of the fuel propane. In a study released this week in the journal Nature Communications, they demonstrate a way to produce propane from glucose by using genetically engineered Escherichia coli bacteria. Yes, the same E. coli that naturally occurs in your gut (and which can make you spectacularly unwell should you have the misfortune to ingest certain nasty strains of it). Previous studies have successfully produced diesel-like and gasoline-like fuels from E. coli , but propane is a lower emission fuel so it makes an attractive alternative. Read the rest of UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bacteria , e.coli , Escherichia coli , Imperial College London , low emission fuels , LPG , Patrik Jones , propane , science , scientific breakthrough , scientists make propane from E coli bacteria

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Ford Offers Fleets More CNG and Propane Options

June 8, 2010 by  
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Later this year, Ford will begin selling 6.8-liter F-450 and F-550 Super Duty chassis cabs that are conversion-ready for compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane (LPG).

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