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UltraTech’s Ever Dry Nanocoating Makes Virtually Anything Water and Oil Repellant

UltraTech’s Ever Dry Nanocoating Makes Virtually Anything Water and Oil Repellant

A new amazing water and oil proofing agent called UltraTech Ultra-Ever Dry is taking the internet by storm. But the miracle product, which causes goo of all kinds to slip off everything from treated boots

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Barcelona to Build the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski Slope

Barcelona to Build the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski Slope

The designers behind Ski Dubai's artificial ski slope, Snow World and B01 Arquitectos, have teamed up to improve on their original design with the world's very first carbon-neutral indoor ski slope in

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Is Rafael Viñoly’s $44.3 Million Firstsite Arts Center Green?

Is Rafael Viñoly’s $44.3 Million Firstsite Arts Center Green?

Although RVA made an effort to achieve a BREEAM rating for the arts center, because the new 2010 requirements are more stringent than the earlier standards they were aiming for, they were not successful.

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How Green is Apple?: A Half-Bitten Look at the Past Decade

How Green is Apple?: A Half-Bitten Look at the Past Decade

Computer giant Apple doesn't have the best record when it comes to being green. Known for using hazardous materials, dodging questions about sustainability, and contributing to an ever-growing pile of

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Scientists Grow Gelatin Derived from Human Tissue

Scientists Grow Gelatin Derived from Human Tissue

Vegans and vegetarians have been in their kitchen laboratories for years attempting (and sometimes succeeding) to find a suitable substitute for gelatin. Now it seems that a group of scientists just might

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IS IT GREEN?: The Biodegradable Soft Drink Can

IS IT GREEN?: The Biodegradable Soft Drink Can

The cans themselves don’t present a problem, as aluminium can be recycled infinitely without a loss in quality. About half of the cans consumed in the US are recycled. The problem is the other half -

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Cool Recyclable Waste Paper Bin Can Also Be Composted

Cool Recyclable Waste Paper Bin Can Also Be Composted

If you've been looking for an alternative to eco-unfriendly plastic bags, then the Fabriano waste paper bin is the green solution you've been looking for. A project created by Italian designers Riccardo

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Are the Vancouver Olympics Still Green After Trucking and Flying In Snow?

Are the Vancouver Olympics Still Green After Trucking and Flying In Snow?

Today is opening day of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, which is being touted as the greenest Olympics ever. But the warm weather and rain of late at one of the venues has forced the organizers to haul in

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Is It Green?: Method Home Products

Is It Green?: Method Home Products

Launched in 2001, Method was conceived by two former roommates to offer eco-friendly, safe and effective home cleaning products. Out to prove that being green is cool, chief brand architect,” Eric Ryan

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IS IT GREEN?: McDonald’s

IS IT GREEN?: McDonald’s

McDonald's is a fast food chain rife with contradictions. The restaurant ships in food from all over the world on carbon-intensive planes and trucks, while simultaneously installing electric vehicle

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IS IT GREEN? ExxonMobil

IS IT GREEN? ExxonMobil

It's easy enough to dismiss oil and gas company claims of sustainability as out of hand, but what happens when a respected outside source asserts green claims? That's what happened recently with

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IS IT GREEN?: Clorox Green Works

IS IT GREEN?: Clorox Green Works

Launched in January of 2008, Clorox’s line of natural cleaning products, Green Works, currently holds more than a 40% share of the natural home cleaning market. The first year success of their product

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IS IT GREEN?: Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Index

IS IT GREEN?: Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Index

Green labels abound for seafood, coffee, fair-trade, organic products and more, but we have yet to come across one unifying label that allows us to compare apples to oranges in terms of sustainability.

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IS IT GREEN?: The Compact Fluorescent Light

IS IT GREEN?: The Compact Fluorescent Light

Shortly after Al Gore debuted An Inconvenient Truth the general public started giving a damn about climate change -- at least superficially. And in a massive wave of effort to show off our new

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