Infographic: Energy-Efficient Desalination Could Help Provide for Those Who Lack Access to Clean Drinking Water

March 22, 2013 by  
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The world is facing a serious water shortage. Humans are using more than 9 quadrillion liters of water per year (or 25 trillion liters per day), and more than one-third of people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water. For a long time, environmental groups have warned that desalination is not the answer to the shortage of freshwater because it is so energy intensive; depending too much on desalination would increase CO2 emissions while damaging marine habitats. But could new technology make desalination more sustainable? In honor of World Water Day , desalination company Energy Recovery has produced this infographic explaining how new advances in energy-efficient desalination technology could help provide clean water to those who need it most. Read the rest of Infographic: Energy-Efficient Desalination Could Help Provide for Those Who Lack Access to Clean Drinking Water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: desalination , energy recovery , energy-efficient desalination , filtered saltwater , freshwater , saltwater , sustainable desalination , UN world water day , water issues , world water day

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United States Infrastructure Scores D+ in New ASCE Report

March 22, 2013 by  
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Infrastructure photo from Shutterstock Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers releases a report on the state of the nation’s infrastructure – and every year the United States receives an abysmal rating. But for the first time in 15 years, the United States actually saw an improvement in the latest report. Before you get too excited, the rating was raised from really bad to a little less really bad . For 2013, the country received a D+ on its report card, which is up from the D that it received in 2009. If the United States were a high school student, it would be on the crumbling road to summer school. Read the rest of United States Infrastructure Scores D+ in New ASCE Report Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: America’s Failing infrastructure , America’s roads , American Society of Civil Engineers , ASCE , ASCE Report Card , United State infrastructure , United States infrastructure spending , US dam rating , us infrastructure , US infrastructure rating , US infrastructure report card , US levee rating , US roads rating , USACE

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Banish Dry Skin: Here are 7 All-Natural Body Scrubs That You Can Make Yourself!

March 22, 2013 by  
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Parallax Landscape Re-Imagines a Low-Carbon Future for a Coal-Dominated Australian City

February 11, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Parallax Landscape Re-Imagines a Low-Carbon Future for a Coal-Dominated Australian City Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Architecture , australia , brownfield , coal power , Competition , electrical generation , green architecture , Green Building , green design , latrobe city , parallax landscape , recovery , sustainable design , transiting cities , Urban design , victoria

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Chris & Malissa Tack’s Tiny Tack House Lives Large in Washington State

February 11, 2013 by  
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Loomstate Launches New Line of Organic Cotton T-Shirts to Aid Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

January 13, 2013 by  
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With Congress dragging its feet, NYC-based fashion company  Loomstate  is putting together a Superstorm Sandy relief package of its own. The company recently launched a trio of 100-percent organic-cotton T-shirts to benefit disaster recovery efforts. Each shirt features a “word cross” of rallying verbs (“recover,” “rebuild,” “restore,” “revive”), plus the name of one of the areas hardest hit: Long Island, the Rockaways, and New Jersey. And best of all, all proceeds will go to  Waves for Water  and  Food Bank For New York City . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , loomstate , NYC , organic cotton , organic cotton t-shirts , rockaways , sandy relief , shirts , storm recovery , Sumperstorm Sandy , t-shirts , word cross

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10 Years In, Ford’s Recycling Program has Diverted 120 Million Pounds of Car Parts

January 9, 2013 by  
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This year marks a decade since Ford Motor Co. started an aggressive recycling program to prevent waste from entering landfills. Dubbed the Core Recovery Program, the initiative covers the collection, refurbishing and reprocessing of parts from…

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Save the PLANET: 4th Conference and Exhibition on Waste Management, Recycling, Environment for South-East Europe

May 30, 2012 by  
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The exhibition will put on display new waste-to-energy technologies and equipments for waste collection, treatment, landfill and composting, transport vehicles, recycling systems, environmental monitoring & protection services, etc. The Conference program will include the following sessions: Waste prevention, Recycling/Resource Recovery, Energy and resource recovery, Landfilling and Environmental aspects of waste treatment technologies. http://www.eco.viaexpo.com/en/exhibition

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GreenBlue Outlines Vision for Closing the Loop on Packaging

January 6, 2012 by  
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The final report in GreenBlue's Closing the Loop project scours the globe in search of best practices for maximizing the recovery of used packaging.

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Recovery Park is all set to make Detroit a little greener

August 16, 2011 by  
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Ayan Sengupta: Recovery Park Urban Farming Designed by Detroit Collaborative Design Center The city of Detroit will become a little more green with the creation of the Recovery Park. The Recovery Park is a collaborative effort by a group of non-profit as well as business organizations in the Detroit region. The project envisages a whole new type of land use policy through the use of urban farming, education, commercial and housing development in the city. It aims to bring some rural features into an urban setting without causing any kind of damages to the city’s environment. Picture Gallery Recovery Park Recovery Park purposed by Detroit Collaborative Design Center The Recovery Park project has been conceived by SHAR Inc. (Self Help Addiction Rehabilitation), a Detroit based Therapeutic Community established in 1969, in conjunction with Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC). Apart from these two organizations, as many as 25 other non-profit and business enterprises will be working to make the project see the light of day. The design of the Recovery Park concept had been done at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. The goal is to create an eco-friendly self-sustaining neighborhood which would also be economically beneficial to people. On the economic front, the project aims to create jobs for the people of the city through the creation of many agri-businesses. The goal is to drive the economic recovery of the neighborhood through eco-friendly and sustainable economic practices. That is why, the project will put to use large tracts of land that are currently lying vacant and unused and use them to promote eco-practices such as urban farming and energy harvesting. Via: Arch Daily

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