Archive for August 6th, 2009

Tires Made From Trees: Better, Cheaper, More Fuel Efficient

August 6, 2009

Automobile owners around the world may some day soon be driving on tires that are partly made out of trees — which could cost less, perform better and save on fuel and energy. Wood science researchers at Oregon State University have made some surprising findings about the potential of microcrystalline cellulose – a product that […]

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Toward a Solar Powered NYC, This Weekend on Gov. Island

August 6, 2009
Toward a Solar Powered NYC, This Weekend on Gov. Island

When people talk about productive urban solar power installations, I tend to think of the sun drenched cities of the South: Phoenix, Albuquerque or even Miami.  Their cool and cloudy cousins further north seem to be unlikely candidates for major solar energy infrastructure (especially with summers like the one we’re experiencing in New York!). However, […]

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Marine Pest Species Costing Billions In Damage To Fisheries, Coastal Communities And Infrastructure Are Spreading

August 6, 2009
Marine Pest Species Costing Billions In Damage To Fisheries, Coastal Communities And Infrastructure Are Spreading

Marine pest species costing billions in damage to fisheries, coastal communities and infrastructure are spreading as the world’s shipping nations continue to largely neglect bringing into effect an international treaty setting out requirements for consistent handling and treatment of ships’ ballast water, according to new report. Global warming presents an obscure increased threat of the […]

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