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Seeds and oils from the plant that produces the loofah sponge could help purify wastewater and prevent the spread of waterborne diseases in the developing world, according to a scientist speaking today at the 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Bethesda, Md. The low-cost, biodegradable seeds and substances made ... keep reading
This story from the Globe and Mail yesterday fills you with confidence about the safety of this pipeline . Yeah Right ! "A pipeline that leaked in northern Alberta was only five years old and designed to last for 30, according to top executives with Apache Canada, the company responsible for a ... keep reading
Australia is failing to implement World Heritage Committee recommendations for the Great Barrier Reef, which could put its future World Heritage status at risk, according to a report released by WWF and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today. On the eve of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Cambodia, the ... keep reading
Designed by Brooklyn-based firm STUDIOKCA, a giant pavilion made out of thousands of plastic bottles was constructed on Governors Island as part of FIGMENT NYC. ‘Head in the Clouds‘ officially opened to the public over the weekend, built by the firm and more than 300 volunteers from the Emerging NY ... keep reading
The Surfrider Foundation has a mission . It's the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. You can think about that as three concepts. "Protection and enjoyment", we don't want to put a velvet rope around a beach and tell people to keep ... keep reading
BP is fighting to rein in settlement awards related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster, which killed 11 workers and caused the worst offshore oil spill in US history. The UK oil company has for months been seeking ways to restrain settlement claims, arguing its financial recovery is in peril ... keep reading
Today an international team of scientists, artists and educators will launch an expedition to study the global marine debris crisis from one of the most breathtaking places on the planet: southwest Alaska. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center, in partnership with several ... keep reading
How much will BP pay to compensate for damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil-rig disaster? One article in a three-part cover package on the disaster in this week’s edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) focuses on what promises to be a long, complicated federal trial — now getting underway ... keep reading
Copşa Mică was virtually unheard of in its own country until the fall of communist dictator, Nicolae Ceauşescu, in 1989, opened Romania's borders to international media. Some newspapers called it the most polluted town in the world, and a photo of its soot-covered inhabitants even made the front cover ... keep reading
Ever since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, we have become sharply aware of the hazards of extracting fossil fuels from the earth. This danger presents itself not merely on oil rigs but on pipelines and in processing plants with disturbing regularity ... keep reading
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