Daily Archives: November 12, 2010

A Holiday Season Wish: Electronics That Aren't Destined For the Dump

Read the full story at Change.org. It’s that time of year again. The turkey isn’t even stuffed and already we’re getting tired of Christmas tunes blasted in the mall, all to put us in the shopping spirit. Just in time … Continue reading

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Working toward carbon neutrality

Read the full story from Arizona State University. When University Technology Office (UTO) staff moved from the Computing Commons to the University Services Building, they reduced a dozen copiers and printers for more than 100 staff members down to three … Continue reading

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7 things you can make instead of buying

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. These days you can find pretty much anything processed, prepared, packaged and waiting for you on a store shelf. But your wallet isn’t the only one paying the price for such convenience … Continue reading

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Electronics recycling: Dealing with skeletons in the closet

Read the full story at CNet. With America Recycles Day coming around on Monday, it’s a good time to consider the impact of digital technology on waste. It doesn’t require too much imagination. Just visualize the obsolete cell phones, computers, … Continue reading

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How lead gets into urban vegetable gardens

Read the full story from the Geological Society of America. One common mitigation approach is to build a raised bed and fill it with freshly composted, low-lead soil from elsewhere, right? Maybe not, according to researchers studying the mysterious case … Continue reading

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Scientists chronicle nanoparticles' journey from the lungs into the body

Read the full story from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Using a novel, real-time imaging system, scientists have tracked a group of near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles from the airspaces of the lungs, into the body and out again, providing a description … Continue reading

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Biofuels Virtual Special Issue

ACS Publications is pleased to offer free access for a limited time to peer-reviewed research published in 2009 and 2010, covering progress on utilizing biomass for fuels production – a hotbed of research with global implications on agricultural, energy, and … Continue reading

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Going Green on Campuses of Color

Read the full post at Campus Ecology. At the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s 2010 Summit,  institutions of higher education of many different kinds, sizes, backgrounds, locations, and ethnic heritages have all come to learn from … Continue reading

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To Save Resources, Campuses get Creative–and Competitive

Read the full post at Campus Ecology. As anyone who has been on a college campus knows, there’s no shortage of school pride; just think of how many college sweatshirts you probably have in your own closet.  Colleges and universities love a … Continue reading

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