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Water Lens Uses Sunlight to Purify Drinking Water
Science & Tech  (tags: water, solar energy, clean water, Water Purification, engineering, NewTechnology )

- 1735 days ago -
A 6-foot-tall, self-sustaining magnifying glass uses sunlight to heat and disinfect polluted water.
Oil and Gas Exploration Operations Can Use Brackish Groundwater
Environment  (tags: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, groundwater, water pollution, Fresh Water, Sustainabililty, energy, environment, water resources )

- 1747 days ago -
According to a new report released by Texas A&M University, oil and gas exploration operations can switch from fresh groundwater of brackish groundwater.
5 of the Weirdest Energy Sources - Infographic
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, energy, environment, greenliving, protection )

- 1781 days ago -
This infographic looks at 5 of the weirdest ways to generate power today.
Guide to Environmentally-Friendly Cars [Infographic]
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, auto, environment, greenliving, protection )

- 1781 days ago -
How a car is fueled determines whether it is a green car or not. Since most cars are fueled by gasoline, car emissions are the biggest cause of pollution in many cities throughout the U.S.
Fireworks on the 4th--Patriotic Fun or Toxic Thrills?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, protection )

- 1780 days ago -
Almost since the moment Francis Scott Key immortalized the phrase "bombs bursting in air," Americans have enjoyed lighting up the night sky on Independence Day with things that blow up in living color.
Electric Vehicles to Monitor Air Quality in Leicester
Science & Tech  (tags: electric cars, UK, Leicester, environment, air quality, Air pollution, electric vehicles )

- 1777 days ago -
Researchers at the University of Leicester are going to use electric cars fitted with air monitoring sensors to monitor air pollution levels in Leicester, UK.
Novel Device Cleans Up Spills By Pumping Oil Through 'Sponge'
Science & Tech  (tags: oil spill, science, technology, materials science, chemistry, oil spill disaster )

- 1784 days ago -
While porous hydrophobic/oleophilic materials (PHOMs) show promise for cleaning up oil spills, such a cleanup would require a large quantity of PHOMS due to their limited absorption capacity. Chinese scientists have now proposed a way to solve this.
Scientists Fingerprint Oil From Deepwater Horizon Spill
Environment  (tags: Deepwater Horizon, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, oil spill, pollution, oil clean up, environment, ecology, ecological disaster )

- 1801 days ago -
Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences have developed a unique way to fingerprint oil, even after most of it has degraded, and to assess how it changes over time.
Video Streaming More Energy Efficient Than DVDs
Environment  (tags: environment, Google, Youtube, ecofriendly, online video, energy efficient, DVD )

- 1811 days ago -
Watching a live stream of a movie can be more energy-efficient than watching the movie on DVD, especially if the latter involves driving to a rental or retail store to rent or buy the DVD.
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