Daily Archives: October 26, 2009

Printliminator Quickly, Easily Makes Any Page Printer Friendly

Read the full post at Lifehacker. The Printliminator bookmarklet lets you selectively remove any element from a web page to make it printer friendly in just a few simple clicks. It (almost) goes without saying that such a tool minimizes … Continue reading

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Cereplast to Transform Algae into Bioplastics

Read the full post at Green Car Congress. Cereplast, Inc., manufacturer of proprietary bio-based sustainable plastics, has been developing a breakthrough technology to transform algae into bioplastics and intends to launch a new family of algae-based resins that will complement … Continue reading

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Melting Glaciers May Release Trapped Legacy Pollutants

Read the full post at Green Car Congress. Melting glaciers in the Alps may cause severe environmental damage due to the release of pollutants which have been frozen in ice for decades, according to research by Swiss scientists. With glaciers … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Flaw in Carbon Accounting for Bioenergy, Another Contends That Indirect Land Use Change Emissions for Biofuels Will Be Up To Twice Direct Land Use Change Emissions

Read the full post at Green Car Congress. Thirteen scientists and land use experts conclude in a new paper that an important but fixable error in legal accounting rules used to measure compliance with carbon limits for bioenergy could undermine … Continue reading

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Analysis of Arctic Sediments Show that Late 20th Century Warming is Unlike Natural Variation; "Unprecedented" Change

Read the full post at Green Car Congress. An analysis of sediment cores from an Arctic lake indicates that biological and chemical changes occurring there are unprecedented over the past 200,000 years and likely are the result of human-caused climate … Continue reading

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Survey: Sharp Decline in Percentage of Americans Who See Global Warming as a Very Serious Problem

Read the full post at Green Car Congress. There has been a sharp decline over the past year in the percentage of Americans who say there is solid evidence that global temperatures are rising—from 71% in 2008 to 57% in … Continue reading

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Optimizing Bio-oil Produced Via Biomass Fast Pyrolysis with FCC Catalysts

Read the full post at Green Car Congress. A team at China’s Southeast University in Nanjing is developing a process to improve the thermal stability and heating value of bio-oil produced using catalytic fast pyrolysis. A paper on their work … Continue reading

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Magic Fuel Bus: High School Students Power Bus with Bio-Diesel

Read the full story at Fox News. For teacher Bob Smith, there’s no reason why his students’ brain power can’t help move them forward — literally. Students at the small East Burke High School in rural Connelly Springs, North Carolina, … Continue reading

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Grease Guzzlers: Why diesel engines and vegetable oil should become best friends.

Read the full story at In These Times. As frugal consumers demand more from their vehicles, and bailed-out car companies scramble to manufacture affordable yet eco-friendly models, some drivers are turning to an alternative to the gas-guzzling status quo: vegetable … Continue reading

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Jay Leno Builds a Turbine-Powered Biodiesel Supecar

Read the full story in Popular Mechanics. A 1963 Chrysler turbine car and GM’s 1950s Firebird jet cars inspired Jay Leno to build another high-tech supercar. This new turbine supercar runs on biodiesel and could theoretically top 245 MPH.

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