Daily Archives: November 19, 2010

Almost Genius: A Pedal-Powered Food Processor

Read the full story in Fast Company. Christoph Thetard’s eco-conscious kitchen machine is stunning to behold. But how green is it, really?

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A Safety Kink in Hair Relaxing?

Read the full story in the New York Times. A process of straightening frizzy hair produces unpleasant odors, but is it dangerous, especially to the stylists?

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IBM Smarter Cities Challenge

Cities around the world are invited to apply for the Smarter Cities Challenge. As we look to maximize the impact of these grants, cities with pressing concerns, commitment to publicly available data and a track record of innovative problem solving … Continue reading

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10 no-excuses kitchen items to recycle

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. You have no reason to trash these easily recyclable kitchen items when you’re done with them.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton's eco-mansion?

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. Rumors swirl that the newly engaged couple will move into an ultra-green residence currently under construction by Prince Charles in the English countryside.

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10 elegant, inexpensive, homemade holiday gift ideas

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. Looking to make this holiday really special — without breaking the bank? Consider handmade gifts. Here are 10 ways to put a special glow into Christmas, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s and any holiday … Continue reading

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ESTCP Environmental Restoration Special Solicitation: Perchlorate Treatment Technologies

Pre-proposals due January 20, 2011 On November 18, 2010, the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) released a new solicitation for the Environmental Restoration program area. This solicitation requests proposals to demonstrate and validate technologies for treatment of perchlorate-contaminated groundwater … Continue reading

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Science the GOP can't wish away

Read the full commentary in the Washington Post. Watching the raft of newly elected GOP lawmakers converge on Washington, I couldn’t help thinking about an issue I hope our party will better address. I call on my fellow Republicans to … Continue reading

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The Connection Between Environmentalism and Heritage Activism

Read the full story at Planet Green. I have often made the case on Planet Green and TreeHugger that the greenest brick is the one already in the wall, and that our heritage districts are energy conservation districts. In fact, … Continue reading

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Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Request for Proposals

Deadline January 8, 2011 The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is a grant making institution that funds research related to the sustainable management of solid wastes from municipal and construction/demolition sources. The EREF is one of the largest sources … Continue reading

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