3-hectare desert farm in Jordan can grow 286,600 pounds of veggies each year

September 7, 2017 by  
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Vegetables are sprouting in the desert at the Sahara Forest Project’s recently inaugurated launch station in Aqaba, Jordan . The project draws on the sun, saltwater , and carbon dioxide to grow food and generate clean energy and freshwater. The new three-hectare launch station will be able to grow around 286,600 pounds of vegetables a year, and produce over 2.5 gallons of water a day. The Sahara Forest Project is centered around the core technologies of saltwater-cooled greenhouses , concentrated solar power , and desert revegetation practices. They’ll pave the way for larger facilities at the Aqaba launch station, which already boasts thriving greenery. The station is around the size of four football fields, and includes two greenhouses with a total of 14,531 square feet of growing space. There’s also 34,445 square feet of outdoor planting space. Related: Sahara Desert Project to grow 10 hectares of food in Tunisian desert Photovoltaic panels will generate solar power at the station, and there are salt ponds to produce salt. Another benefit of the project is job creation; the Sahara Forest Project aims to fight poverty and promote development through green jobs . The Norwegian government and European Union are the two biggest donors to the project. Norway Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen said, “The Sahara Forest Project demonstrates that innovative application of technology has the potential to revolutionize our land systems in a way that benefits the climate , people, and businesses.” The Sahara Forest Project has completed a pilot in Qatar and are working on a facility in Tunisia that, as of last year, was set to open in 2018 . Ultimately, the organization aims to open a 20-hectare Jordan Center, so they consider the launch station as just the beginning. Sahara Forest Project Chief Executive Officer Joakim Hauge said in the near future, Jordan could be a hub of green growth systems. + Sahara Forest Project Via the Sahara Forest Project Images © Anders Nyboe/Sahara Forest Project

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nanoFlowcell Quantino is a saltwater-powered sports car that can drive up to 621 miles

February 23, 2015 by  
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Saltwater-powered cars may be the wave of the future. nanoFlowcell AG  has announced plans to reveal a second concept car at the Geneva Motor Show next month as a follow-up to the Quant F saltwater-powered electric car. The newest concept, the Quantino, also gets its energy from saltwater and has the ability to travel up to 621 miles on electricity alone. Wow. Read the rest of nanoFlowcell Quantino is a saltwater-powered sports car that can drive up to 621 miles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 Geneva Motor Show , electric car , electric motor , green car , green transportation , nanoflowcell , nanoflowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine , NanoFlowCell Quant F , NanoFlowCell Quantino , Quantino , saltwater , saltwater vehicle

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New report shows leading climate change denier paid millions to fuel “debate” about global warming

February 23, 2015 by  
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In an effort to try to deny the obvious and convince Americans  that climate change is not caused by human actions, politicians have, for years, cited “scientists” like Wei-Hock Soon, who claimed that he found scientific evidence to support the theory. Climatologists have been skeptical of Soon’s research and with good reason. New documents prove that Soon was paid by fossil fuel companies to produce the “evidence” that debunked dirty energy as the primary cause of global warming. Over the last 14 years, Soon accepted $1.2 million from energy companies in exchange for his “scientific proof.” Read the rest of New report shows leading climate change denier paid millions to fuel “debate” about global warming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affects of climate change , Climate Change , climate change global warming , climate change research , climate change scientists , funding climate change , global warming , harvard smithsonian scientist , scientific funding for climate change , wei-hock soon

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Wisconsin Uses Cheesy Water to De-Ice Wintery Roads

January 13, 2014 by  
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Known as the cheese capital of the United States, Wisconsin paving its icy roads with cheese brine . While it may seem like a marketing ploy to promote American cheddar, instead Milwaukee began a pilot program last December which involves spraying the salty byproduct of cheese manufacturing onto its roads as a way of saving the state money and easing pollution. Read the rest of Wisconsin Uses Cheesy Water to De-Ice Wintery Roads Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cheese brine , Cheese water , De-Ice roads with cheese , fighting winter with cheese , green services , ground water pollution , ice removal , milwaukee , Milwaukee pours cheese brine over icy roads , Polk County , Pollution , rock salt , saltwater , wisconsin        

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VW’s Passat BlueMotion Has the Highest Fuel Economy Rating of any Non-Hybrid Midsize Sedans

January 13, 2014 by  
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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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Green House’s New LED Lantern Runs on Saltwater and Doubles as a USB Device Charger

September 14, 2012 by  
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Green House Co. Ltd. , a Japanese electronics firm, has developed a new “power-generation LED lamp” called GH-LED10WBW that runs on salty water. Requiring no batteries, the lantern runs for eight hours for each fill of saline solution. The amazing device doesn’t just light the way; it can also be used to power other USB-powered devices. Read the rest of Green House’s New LED Lantern Runs on Saltwater and Doubles as a USB Device Charger Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charger , green house , green lighting , green products , lamp , lantern , saline , salt , saltwater , solution , usb , water issues

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Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving is a Playful Solution to Storage Needs

September 14, 2012 by  
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Modular shelving , with its endless possibilities, gets taken to the next level with Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving. Playing with the familiar shape of stackable building bricks, Martin has created a playful reinterpretation that also happens to be incredibly useful. The bricks can be modified to suit the needs of any area while adding a ton of style to a room. Read the rest of Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving is a Playful Solution to Storage Needs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable furniture” , Andy Martin , green design , lego furniture , modular shelves , Modular Shelving , Shelving systems , sustainable design ideas , Undergraduate Shelving

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