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Entries from June 2011

Raytheon Goes Green With Landfill Gas

June 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Watch: Waste Management video showing how landfill gas is converted to clean energy. Few people in this “watch-the-gulf-war-on-cable-TV-at-dinner-time” era have not heard of Raytheon. If you haven’t, how about Patriot missile defense systems? That’s right, Patriot systems manufactured by defense technology company Raytheon. Well, this news is not about those guided missiles, it’s about Raytheon […]

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Tags: News · Renewable Energy

Low Metal Recycling Rate Can Stall Hybrid and EV Productions

June 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

A U.N. report released early this month suggested that manufacturing of advanced technology vehicles like hybrids and full electric vehicles (EVs) might slow down at some point in the future because of the low global rate of metal recycling. According the the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), less than 33 percent of the various metals […]

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Tags: News · Recycling

California Recycles Its One Billionth Pound of E-Waste

June 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

CA’s e-waste recycling program reached an impressive envmilestone this month- California recycles its one billionth pound of E waste. California’s e-waste recycling program reached an impressive environmental milestone this month – the state has just recycled its one billionth pound of electronic waste after passing a series of regulations beginning in 2001. According the the […]

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Tags: Recycling

E-Waste Kills, New Study Reveals

June 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments

E waste kills new study reveals. A new study published in Environmental Research Letters details the exact nature of how e-waste can be extremely harmful to human health. A girl in Guiyo, China stands in front of a pile of e-waste holding a trashed keyboard manufactured by Apple. © Greenpeace / Bruno Rebelle. If you’ve […]

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Tags: News

California Senate Votes To Ban Styrofoam Food Containers

June 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on California Senate Votes To Ban Styrofoam Food Containers

On June 2, 2011, California Senate votes to ban styrofoam food containers in the food service industry starting 2014, by a vote of 21-15. When we wrote our article about the city of Pacific Grove in California and its newly approved (at the time) ban on styrofoam or polystyrene food containers, there were just a […]

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Tags: News

Is Recycling Plastic Bottles Really The Answer?

June 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Is recycling plastic bottles really the answer. Jaymi Heimbuch wrote this essay 2 weeks ago suggesting that plastic bottle recycling might not be the answer to the problem of plastic solid waste Watch: Video showing the steps in the long and energy intensive process of plastic bottle recycling. As you may have noticed, we’re a big […]

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Tags: Plastic Recycling

WHO Cell Phone Use May Increase Risk of Cancer

June 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments

WHO cell phone use may increase risk of cancer. WHO has concluded that habitual and prolonged use of cell phones may increase the risk of a rare type of brain tumor. Last year, we wrote about the suspected danger of cell phone radiation to human health, noting at the time that no conclusive evidence had positively […]

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Tags: Cell Phone Technology

10 Super-Efficient Energy Savings Devices

June 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on 10 Super-Efficient Energy Savings Devices

As people become more conscious of the need to efficiently manage and save on their energy consumption and as traditional energy sources become more limited, the use of energy saving devices will become more commonplace in households and businesses across America. At present, the technology in these devices is still practically in its infancy but […]

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Tags: Clean Technology

How Your Old Cell Phones Can Save Lives

June 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on How Your Old Cell Phones Can Save Lives

This article guides you how your old cell phones can save lives. Here we go: Watch: Interview with Josh Nesbit of Frontline SMS Delivering health care in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa, is critical but the difficulties health personnel face are quite daunting. Health workers have to travel hundreds of miles each […]

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