Starbucks Tests How Coffee Cups Fare in NYC’s Recycling Stream

October 13, 2010 by  
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 Starbucks is using New York City as a testing ground for recycling its ubiquitous coffee cups. If successful, it could mean the 3 billion cups it uses each year go to the recycling bin instead of landfill.

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NREL Says Power Grid Can Handle Large Increase in Renewable Energy

June 11, 2010 by  
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One of the major issues facing the growth of renewable energy is figuring out how it will be transmitted and what kind of infrastructure changes will have to be made to accomodate it.  NREL has good news for us.  It turns out that the existing grid is ready to take on lots more wind and solar energy with little changes necessary. A new study by NREL found that the nation’s power grid is able to handle a large increase in renewable energy, but there will have to be operational and organization changes

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Factory Fish Farming in Hawaii Expected to Expand By 900 Percent

April 11, 2010 by  
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photo: J. Novak Fish farming has become a reality within an industry that over fished its way through global fish stocks at a remarkable rate. According to the U.N.

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