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New Process Converts Algae to Crude Oil in Less Than An Hour
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, oil, algae, concept, research, technology, sustainability )

- 1567 days ago -
It typically takes about 65 million years to convert plant material into crude oil - but now a new process has dramatically reduced the amount of time necessary and can get the job done in about an hour.
New Plastic 'Zeoform' Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything - Via Collective Evolution
Science & Tech  (tags: Zeoform, Hemp plants, Eco-plastic, Sustainability, New Discovery, Good News )

- 1605 days ago -
A new company in Australia has created a product called Zeoform which is a plastic made only from water and cellulose taken from hemp plants. It is eco-friendly in production and is mouldable, very strong, 100% toxin-free and biodegradable.
300+ Groups Urge Climate Scientist Dr. Hansen to Rethink Support of Nuclear Power - Via EcoWatch
Science & Tech  (tags: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, Sustainability, Humans, Health, Safety concerns, World, Interesting News )

- 1626 days ago -
311 US and international environmental and clean energy groups said yesterday that nuclear power is NOT the solution to global warming, "It is simply not feasible for nuclear power to be a part of a sustainable, safe and affordable future for humankind".
Can Human Civilization Continue Indefinitely?
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, humans, race, extinction, sustainability, immortal, study, science, research, environment )

- 1645 days ago -
Human beings have altered the Earth so much that human extinction is a real possibility if people continue on their current path. But if they can figure out a way to live sustainably, at least some human civilizations could become quasi-immortal.
Energy Recycling Gives Subways a 'Brake' on Bills
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, science, technology, environment, energy, recycling, sustainability, Gizmos, design, concept, mass transit, subways )

- 1805 days ago -
Getting thousands of tons of steel, plastic and people moving along an underground track clearly takes a lot of energy. Less known, or at least less thought of, is how much energy it takes to stop.
IBM Solar Collector Harnesses the Power of 2,000 Suns
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, solar energy, solar, IBM, science, research, environment, energy, design, concept, sustainable, sustainability )

- 1884 days ago -
A team of IBM researchers is working on a solar concentrating dish that will be able to collect 80% of incoming sunlight and convert it to useful energy.
Installed Wind Power Capacity Up 21% Globally in 2011
Science & Tech  (tags: Wind Power! Clean Energy, Sustainability )

- 2327 days ago -
Over 41,000 megawatts (or 41 gigawatts) of new wind power was installed globally in 2011, bringing the overall total of installed capacity around the world to more than 238,000 megawatts (238 gigawatts) by the end of 2011...
More UK Marine Projects Given Green Light
Science & Tech  (tags: Wave/Tidal Energy, Sustainability )

- 2440 days ago -
The new leases, mostly in Scotland, include Marine Current Turbines' (MCT) Skerries tidal project off Anglesey, North Wales, and a proposed development by Pelamis Wave Power in the Scottish Western Isles, both of 10MW.
Spend a Minute in a Test Tube With David Suzuki
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, population growth, resources, science, sustainability )

- 2827 days ago -
David Suzuki uses science to explain why we need to reflect on our population increase and consumption.
What Can We Learn From Tropical Rainforests?
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, discovery, environment, rainforests, science, sustainability )

- 2855 days ago -
There is much we can learn from how plants and animals have adapted to the challenges of living in a tropical habitat. By emulating their strategies in our designs and following life's principles, we can learn to live more sustainably.
Value of Offshore Renewable Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: Renewable offshore energy, Sustainability )

- 2951 days ago -
Wind and wave power could generate the same amount of electricity as is currently achieved by North Sea oil and gas production...
Nissan All Electric Car
Science & Tech  (tags: Electric Cars, Zero Emissions, Sustainability )

- 2957 days ago -
Nissan Europe have announced the pricing structure for the European rollout of the 2011 Nissan Leaf. The Leaf car has received a huge number of reservations in the U.S already and will be launched in Europe in three stages...
Spiraling Solar-Powered Skyscraper Helps Cool the Environment
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Energy, Sustainability )

- 2959 days ago -
Kenneth Loh and Michelle Lim have come up with an ingenious design of an eco-tower that blends a vertical garden, mixed-use development and open space together. The new urban prototype of solar powered skyscraper incorporates many programs to make...
Top 10 Solar Technologies to Watch Out For
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Technology, Sustainability, Clean Energy )

- 3176 days ago -
Solar power technology is moving forward by leaps and bounds, with some new advancements being built out into usable installations virtually every day. Design concepts once thought to be 'pie in the sky' ideas are being implemented, and making a simple...

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