Down with upcycling?

August 5, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on Down with upcycling?

It’s great that old plastic bottles can be turned into garments and carpets. But what’s next?

See more here:
Down with upcycling?

Here’s How Kids Explain “Bigger Than The Bin” Recycling

May 10, 2016 by  
Filed under Eco, Eco Tech, Recycle

Comments Off on Here’s How Kids Explain “Bigger Than The Bin” Recycling

Most American kids today grow up with a recycling bin and an understanding that items like paper and plastic bottles can be turned into something new. What they’re less often taught is how big items — think cars and concrete — can be recycled….

Read more here:
Here’s How Kids Explain “Bigger Than The Bin” Recycling

8 Downright Awesome Upcycle Shops

May 10, 2016 by  
Filed under Eco

Comments Off on 8 Downright Awesome Upcycle Shops

Upcycle is a term used to describe anything that is reused or repurposed from old things. Rather than recycling, which refers to the breakdown of a product to its original raw materials, upcycling transforms a product from its original use to…

More here:
8 Downright Awesome Upcycle Shops

OsmoBlue Discovers a New Way to Turn Waste Heat into Electricity

May 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on OsmoBlue Discovers a New Way to Turn Waste Heat into Electricity

The heat emitted from waste incinerators, refineries, and data processors could soon become much more useful, thanks to a discovery by the startup OsmoBlue . The Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Laboratory of Microsystems startup has found a way to convert waste heat over 30 degrees Celsius into electricity that could be used to heat buildings and even power the machines that produce the heat in the first place, Read the rest of OsmoBlue Discovers a New Way to Turn Waste Heat into Electricity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne , converting heat into energy , data processors , epfl laboratory of microsystems , gas or steam into electricity , heat over 30 degrees can be turned into electricity , osmoblue , refineries , turning heat in the form of air , using osmosis to convert heat into electricity , waste incinerators , water issues        

Excerpt from: 
OsmoBlue Discovers a New Way to Turn Waste Heat into Electricity

Infographic: Where Are All Our Carbon Emissions Being Stored?

May 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Infographic: Where Are All Our Carbon Emissions Being Stored?

Last week the world reached a grim milestone: Levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide passed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history . It’s widely understood that this is the result of human carbon dioxide emissions. But did you know that without the help of the oceans, plants and soils this figure would already be well above 500 ppm? By analyzing where our carbon emissions come from and where they go we know that less than half of human emissions since the industrial revolution remain in the atmosphere. Although they don’t get much press we should all be thankful to these wonderful carbon sinks. Without them things would be even worse. Learn more at Shrink That Footprint . + Shrink That Footprint The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide levels , carbon sinks , carbon sinks infographic , Climate Change , climate change infographic , global warming , human carbon dioxide emissions , shrink that footprint        

View original here: 
Infographic: Where Are All Our Carbon Emissions Being Stored?

Watch: How Plastic Gets Recycled

March 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco

Comments Off on Watch: How Plastic Gets Recycled

We know that plastics are recyclable. We also know that it can be tricky to find recycling solutions for some types of plastics, easier for others, and that once it’s properly collected and processed, plastic can be turned into just about anything….

Go here to see the original:
Watch: How Plastic Gets Recycled

Abandoned Canadian Open-Pit Mine Could Be Turned Into 400 Megawatt Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant

February 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Abandoned Canadian Open-Pit Mine Could Be Turned Into 400 Megawatt Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant

Hydroelectric power can be a very efficient way to produce or augment renewable energy. But if you don’t have a nearby river that’s big enough to dam—that’s where pumped storage comes in. Using the power of gravity and a reversible turbine, Toronto’s Northland power wants to convert an old open-pit iron ore mine in Marmora, Ontario, into a waterfall five times the height of Niagara Falls. Water spilling over the new waterfall could generate 400-megawatts of power and allow customers to take advantage of peak-time power prices when demand is high and local wind turbines typically are less active. Read the rest of Abandoned Canadian Open-Pit Mine Could Be Turned Into 400 Megawatt Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , canada , hydro power , hydroelectric power , Marmora , Northland Power , Ontario , open pit mine , power storage , pumped storage , wind energy

View post:
Abandoned Canadian Open-Pit Mine Could Be Turned Into 400 Megawatt Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant

LA Resident Finds Home Turned Into Hive By 50,000 Bees!

July 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on LA Resident Finds Home Turned Into Hive By 50,000 Bees!

Bee Colony Image from Shutterstock The problem of the ever-decreasing global bee population wasn’t a concern for one Californian resident, who recently discovered that over 50,000 pollinators had turned his home into a massive hive . After initially noticing a swarm of around 200 bees buzzing around his home, photo journalist Larry Chen grew concerned. Upon closer examination Chen was pretty astonished to find that the substantial hive had developed inside the walls of his home . But rather than exterminate the bees, Chen and Beekeeping expert Mike Bee set about safely relocating the hive. Read the rest of LA Resident Finds Home Turned Into Hive By 50,000 Bees! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 50000 bees , backwards beekeepers , bee population , beekeeper , california bee hive , giant hive , global bee population , honeylove.org , house hive , larry chen , larry chen bees

The rest is here: 
LA Resident Finds Home Turned Into Hive By 50,000 Bees!

Former Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Will Be Turned Into an Artificial Diving Reef

September 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Former Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Will Be Turned Into an Artificial Diving Reef

Last year HMS Ark Royal , the flagship and pride of the Royal Navy, was decommissioned. The aircraft carrier was the third and final vessel of the Invincible-class to see service after it was launched into service by the Queen Mother in 1985. Since then, it has served in both the Bosnian and Iraq wars, and holds the distinction of being the fifth ship to bear the name of the infamous flagship that defeated the Spanish Armada. But enough history, news is the aircraft carrier is now set to be scuttled and turned into a massive artificial diving reef , providing a haven for divers of all experience levels. Read the rest of Former Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Will Be Turned Into an Artificial Diving Reef Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: HMS Ark Royal , HMS Ark Royal artificial reef , HMS Ark Royal diving , HMS Ark Royal diving reef , HMS Ark Royal scuttle , HMS Ark Royal wreck the world , Torbay council committee HMS Ark Royal , torbay council committee wreck the world , wreck the world artifical reef

More:
Former Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Will Be Turned Into an Artificial Diving Reef

SOLAR DECATHLON: Team Massachusetts Takes a Passive Approach with their 4D Home

September 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on SOLAR DECATHLON: Team Massachusetts Takes a Passive Approach with their 4D Home

Read the rest of SOLAR DECATHLON: Team Massachusetts Takes a Passive Approach with their 4D Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2011 solar decathlon , 4D home , eco design , green design , Massachusetts College of Art and Design , passive design , passive solar design , Solar Decathlon , solar panels , Solar Power , Team Massachusetts , University of Massachusetts at Lowell , US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Read the rest here: 
SOLAR DECATHLON: Team Massachusetts Takes a Passive Approach with their 4D Home

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 1913 access attempts in the last 7 days.