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Seaweed Could Be the Key to Cleaning Up Polluted Waters

Seaweed Could Be the Key to Cleaning Up Polluted Waters

During the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, there were numerous methods discussed on how to clean up the polluted water, ranging from microbes to underwater robots.  However, Charles Yarish, a Stamford

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Researchers Find a Way to Recycle 100% of Wrapping Paper

Researchers Find a Way to Recycle 100% of Wrapping Paper

Although beautifully wrapped gifts are one of the joys of the holiday season, it is important to think about where that paper is going to go after it is shredded to pieces while being opened. Most

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NASA Discovers New Life Form, Could Revolutionize Green Energy

NASA Discovers New Life Form, Could Revolutionize Green Energy

In the "this will seriously blow your mind" category, NASA has announced a discovery that has shaken the entire scientific community's understanding of life as we know it. In addition to all life being

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture: Wadi Hanifa Wetlands

Aga Khan Award for Architecture: Wadi Hanifa Wetlands

Years of laissez-faire development led to damaging floods, mounds of construction waste and polluted water in the basin which serves a burgeoning population that grows increasingly dependent the source.

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Green Power Inc. to Construct Waste-to-Power Plants Globally

Green Power Inc. to Construct Waste-to-Power Plants Globally

Now that the EPA has exonerated Green Power Inc. from a shut-down ordered by the Washington Ecology Department, the company has announced that within the next week, they will begin the construction of

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Compostable Packaging Test: Bambu Plates Breakdown

Compostable Packaging Test: Bambu Plates Breakdown

This week we're thrilled to bring you the latest installment of our Packaging the Future compost tests, where we break down the real-life biodegradability of eco packaging. Although I started this series

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New Danube River Sewage Treatment Plant Will Have Green Roof

New Danube River Sewage Treatment Plant Will Have Green Roof

The Danube River is the longest river in Europe, and it will soon receive a new environmentally sensitive sewage treatment plant set on cleaning up its waters. Known as "The Living Danube", the plant

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Space Tourism Could Exacerbate Climate Change

Space Tourism Could Exacerbate Climate Change

Last week saw the opening of the world's first spaceport in New Mexico, and while it may be ushering in a new era of adventure, some scientists believe that space tourism flights could increase changes to

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15,000km Long Eco City Revitalizes the Silk Road

15,000km Long Eco City Revitalizes the Silk Road

OFL's vision for the new Silk Road is made up of two main elements: highly sustainable and habitable towers and a vast railway system. The towers will be composed of three different types of skyscrapers

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Adobe Installs A Dozen Bloom Boxes

Adobe Installs A Dozen Bloom Boxes

Adobe, the company behind Flash Player and Adobe Reader, has always been a supporter of renewable energy - remember when they installed a wind farm at their headquarters in San Jose? Well now they've

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DIY Gowanus Houseboat Debuts at GreenHome NYC’s Block Party!

DIY Gowanus Houseboat Debuts at GreenHome NYC’s Block Party!

© Sam Horine To celebrate this year's GreenHome NYC DIY Green Block Party, 'Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum' will take its Maiden Voyage October 2nd, floating along the Gowanus Canal - one of New

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Veggies in Space!: NASA To Test Mini Greenhouses Aboard Rockets

Veggies in Space!: NASA To Test Mini Greenhouses Aboard Rockets

One of the biggest misconceptions about space travel is that if we send people to Mars, they will have to survive on liquid meals the entire time. But then again packing 18 months worth of food for a

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Liquid Energy: New Microbe Tech Turns Sun and CO2 Into Fuel

Liquid Energy: New Microbe Tech Turns Sun and CO2 Into Fuel

Biofuel startup Joule Unlimited has announced that it has engineered microbes that require only sunlight and CO2 to produce ethanol, diesel, or other hydrocarbons. The company formally announced that it

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Packaging the Future: Amazing Mushroom Packaging!

Packaging the Future: Amazing Mushroom Packaging!

Fungus amongus! Mushroom filler is fire resistant and biodegradable Mushrooms are amazing. Not only do they tasty-up pizza, pasta, soup and salads; not only are edible 'shrooms pretty much calorie-free

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French Engineers Design a Pedal-Powered Submarine

French Engineers Design a Pedal-Powered Submarine

First there was the bicycle, then the pedalo boat, then the pedal-powered aircraft -- and now, thanks to a team of French engineers, the world has the pedal-powered submarine. The mini-sub, nicknamed the

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Scientists Say Hungry Microbes Ate Giant BP Gulf Oil Plume

Scientists Say Hungry Microbes Ate Giant BP Gulf Oil Plume

Microbes "eating" oil. Source: Reuters/Yahoo!Green Recently, we reported on evidence of a precarious Manhattan-sized oil plume resulting from the BP spill, but new findings show that the plume has been

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‘Lung-Shaped’ Fuel Cell Increases Energy Efficiency

‘Lung-Shaped’ Fuel Cell Increases Energy Efficiency

Photo by Brandon Baunach The human body is arguably one of the finest machines ever created by nature, and now a team from Norway’s Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo are looking to it for

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Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf is Real and Could Spread

Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf is Real and Could Spread

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) just released a paper proving the existence of a deep sea oil plume resulting from the Gulf oil spill which is spreading and unlikely to

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Cryogen Energy Storage System Could Cut Peak Fuel Use by Half

Cryogen Energy Storage System Could Cut Peak Fuel Use by Half

Photo by deeje Our current energy system is wasteful in part because power plants have to be ready for sudden surges in demand. At present, the U.S. gets half of its electricity from coal. King Coal

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Scientists Discover Plant Enzyme That Turns Car Exhaust to Fuel

Scientists Discover Plant Enzyme That Turns Car Exhaust to Fuel

An enzyme found in the roots of the soybean plant could soon have cars running on fumes — literally. Vanadium nitrogenase, a bacterial enzyme that usually converts atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, can

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Octopus-Like Migrating Floating Gardens are Not Aliens

Octopus-Like Migrating Floating Gardens are Not Aliens

The verdant dirigibles would target areas where the heat island effect is greatest, and could be programmed to travel to southern cities during winter months vice versa. Each plant would have sensors

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An Eco-Shower Equipped with Water Filtering Plants

An Eco-Shower Equipped with Water Filtering Plants

Simulate living life in the wilds of nature by taking a shower in the Phyto-Purification Bathroom. Using a natural filtering principal, this mix of modern design and nature is a mini eco-system able to

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Compostable Packaging Test: Whole Foods Deli Containers

Compostable Packaging Test: Whole Foods Deli Containers

Today marks the second installment of our new Packaging the Future series, which explores a greener future for packaging design, brought to you by Eco Chick founder and green journalist Starre

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Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Photo by Brian Cantwell Here's a pretty elaborate way to process sewage waste: Stanford researchers propose using anaerobic bacteria to break it down, producing nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Then, use

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14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits, and Board Shorts for Summer Fun

14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits, and Board Shorts for Summer Fun

If you've already hit the beach this summer, you may have fallen victim to a little something called 'swimsuit envy'. But if you're jonesing for some new summer swimwear, don't sweat it - we assure you

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Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

The ‘City Respiration Skyscraper’ might look malicious with its spiky exterior, but its intentions are 100% benevolent. Designed by Czech architects Pavlína Doležalová and Jan Smékal, the

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Incredible Breathing “Necklace” Filters CO2 and Stores It as Energy

Incredible Breathing “Necklace” Filters CO2 and Stores It as Energy

We’ve seen numerous endeavors undertaken by individuals, organizations and government bodies alike, each attempting to bring our world into a more sustainable state of being. But even with all these new

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Living, Breathing “Lung Chip” Provides Alternative to Animal Testing

Living, Breathing “Lung Chip” Provides Alternative to Animal Testing

Imagine if all the debate over which chemicals were safe and unsafe for humans were suddenly settled. We'd know which products to buy and which to ban. Class action lawsuits filed by communities exposed

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MIT Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Lithium Battery Power 10x

MIT Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Lithium Battery Power 10x

An intrepid team of researchers at MIT have made a remarkable find in lithium battery technology - by using carbon nanotubes as one of a battery’s electrodes, they can increase the amount of power it

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14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits and Board Shorts for a Sizzlin’ Summer

14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits and Board Shorts for a Sizzlin’ Summer

Summer is here, and you know what that means! Time to bare that bikini-bod! Or not! Whether you want to flaunt it fabulously poolside or find yourself falling more on the demure and coquettish side of the

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