China Has More Shale Gas Than US, But Faces Bigger Technological, Environmental Hurdles

October 24, 2011 by  
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EIA /Public Domain If you’re opposed to fracking for natural gas in the US you well may have enough on your ming that thinking about fracking in other parts of the world would overflow your compassion threshold, but here’s a glimpse of the situation in China, which has considerably more shale gas reserves than exist in the US (1.3 trillion cubic feet versus 862 cubic feet, according to the EIA). … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How Sustainability Could be the Future Standard for all Rum

October 24, 2011 by  
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© Distillery Serrall?s, USA In this first two parts of this series, we looked at the environmental impact of rum production and what some distilleries are doing to clean up the process . These initiatives are impressive—and have turned what is traditionally a fairly dirty industry into something much cleaner—but there is still a lot of room for improvement…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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iPod Turns 10 Years Old, And We Celebrate the Dematerialization of Music

October 24, 2011 by  
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ewen and donabel / CC BY 1.0 Yesterday was the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the iPod, the digital music player that would play a key role in dematerializing music forever. Think for a moment — even if you don’t own an iPod, do you listen to digital music? Do you have an MP3 player or a smart phone that acts as your music library? Odds are, you no longer cart around a Discman or Walkman to listen to while traveling or going for a walk. And you may not even own or buy CDs anymore. And for that, we have the iPod to thank. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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NASA and Japan Create Spectacular Map of Earth (Video)

October 18, 2011 by  
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NASA /Public Domain Google Earth is the go-to software for viewing the planet in detail. However, a new topographical map created by NASA and Japan’s Advanced Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument is showing up even Google Earth with a “global digital elevation model” that has a 3D effect. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Are Pallets Unpalletable As A Building Material? (Survey)

October 18, 2011 by  
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Viridian Wood Products /Public Domain Next to shipping containers , pallets are just about the most popular recycled building material on TreeHugger. But seeing Viridian’s new recycled pallet floors on Jetson Green reminded me of a question that has been bouncing around the design sites recently: Are they safe?… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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China Will Cut Rare Earths Exports by 10% in 2011

December 29, 2010 by  
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Map: NASA , public domain. Good Thing “Rare Earths” Aren’t That Rare..

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Rare Earth Element Mining is Re-Starting in the U.S. to Break China’s Near-Monopoly

December 22, 2010 by  
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Image: BMacZero , Public Domain More a Market Phenomenon than a Geological Problem Rare earth elements (which aren’t as rare as their name implies) are essential components for the manufacturing of many things, including electric vehicles and

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Hybrid Container Cranes Use Lithium-Ion Batteries to Save 60% of Fuel

November 10, 2010 by  
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Container cranes at the container-terminal of Bremerhaven in Germany. Photo: Wikipedia , Public Domain. A Kind of Regenerative Braking Chances are, a lot of the stuff in the room around you was in a container at some point

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The Hottest Ideas Coming out of Greenbuild 2010

November 10, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Glassian.org One has to wonder about the carbon footprint of 20,000 architects, engineers and builders flying off to a convention, but there is a lot to see and learn.

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The True Size and Importance of Africa (Map)

October 13, 2010 by  
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Image: Kai Krause , Public Domain/CC Don’t Overlook Africa! Because of the way flat maps distort the size of countries (the closer they are to the poles, the more distorted they are), most people don’t really know just how big the African continent is. This leads many people – and the smart and powerful aren’t immune to this – to underestimate Africa’s importance. The map above shows just how wrong our perception can be (unless we’ve already seen a map like this before)

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