Monthly Archives: November 2009

Turning Seaweed into the Fuel of the Future

Read the full story in Scientific American. Seaweed holds promise as more than an ingredient in a purifying face mask or a maki roll. So say researchers at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., which alongside Seattle-based Bio Architecture … Continue reading

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Beefy hormones: New routes of exposure

Read the full story in Science News. On any given day, some 750,000 U.S feedlots are beefing up between 11 million and 14 million head of cattle. The vast majority of these animals will receive muscle-building steroids — hormones they … Continue reading

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Rethinking Clean Energy Innovation

Read the full post at Green Inc. Meeting the challenges of global climate change will require a more open and collaborative approach to technology innovation, according to a new report from two public policy groups focused on clean energy and … Continue reading

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The Way Forward: Researching the Environment and Migration Nexus

Via Docuticker. The Way Forward: Researching the Environment and Migration Nexus Source: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) The 2nd issue of the Research Brief Series entitled “The Way Forward. Researching the Environment and Migration Nexus” … Continue reading

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Webinar: What You Need to Know About the Safe Use of Spray Polyurethane Foam

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is a highly effective weatherization product that is playing an important role in our nationwide effort to dramatically increase the energy efficiency of our homes, schools and buildings. Spray applicators and other on-site workers, as well … Continue reading

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EPA Issues Consumer Alert: Unscrupulous Vendors Market Unapproved Flu Disinfectant Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning consumers to beware of unscrupulous vendors who may market ineffective and unregistered products or services that claim to disinfect surfaces or entire rooms against the H1N1 influenza virus. In the current flu-conscious climate, … Continue reading

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Product displacement: The inside scoop on 9 household items

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. Switching out some surprisingly toxic household products for cleaner, greener alternatives can help save your health, money and the planet.

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ToxLearn is a multi-module online learning tool that provides an introduction to toxicology. It can be used as an ancillary curriculum to a first-level undergraduate toxicology course, and can provide users of NLM’s toxicology databases with a working knowledge of … Continue reading

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MNN's quirky holiday gift guide

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. Along with pretending to consume your Aunt Enid’s fruitcake and taking it easy on the spiked eggnog at the holiday office party, gift shopping for friends and family can be one of … Continue reading

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Green street project aims to keep toxic water out of Chesapeake Bay

Read the full story at CNN. A small town in Maryland is setting a precedent in eco-friendly road construction, breaking ground this week on one of the greenest streets in the nation. The tiny port town of Edmonston in Prince … Continue reading

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