April 9, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Polluting plastic particles invade the Great Lakes

Floating plastic debris — which helps populate the infamous “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in the Pacific Ocean — has become a problem in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh water in the world. Continue reading

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March 12, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Pesticide application as potential source of noroviruses in fresh food supply chains

Contaminated water used to dilute pesticides could be responsible for viruses entering the food chain, warn scientists. Continue reading

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February 28, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Renewable energy: Nanotubes to channel osmotic power

The salinity difference between fresh water and salt water could be a source of renewable energy. However, power yields from existing techniques are not high enough to make them viable. A solution to this problem may now have been found. Researchers ha… Continue reading

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July 19, 2012
by Tina Swanson
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Anatomy of a Man-made Drought in the San Francisco Bay

Tina Swanson, Director, Science Center, San Francisco
I grew up next to San Francisco Bay and these days I commute to my NRDC office by boat, riding the ferry past the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
 
Most people know the … Continue reading

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February 7, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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‘The power of the post-industrial city’

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
In this illuminating TED talk, Don Carter of Carnegie Mellon University places the future of Pittsburgh and other post-industrial cities in the context of global e… Continue reading

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March 2, 2011
by Kate Sinding
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NYT fracking series reveals need for toxic waste rules, wake up call for New York

Yesterday, The New York Times released the second installment of its investigative series on the dangers associated with natural gas production using hydraulic fracturing. The latest piece looks at fellow Marcellus Shale states – Pennsylvania and… Continue reading

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November 18, 2010
by Editor, ENN
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Eco360 Trust, and The T Shirt as a Green Gift that Keeps on Giving

Goodbye cheap cotton T shirt. Hello ethical clothing! Cotton T shirts made in sweatshops that use up scarce fresh water are not wearing well for many companies anymore. Brands with sustainable business practices are increasingly looking to make their p… Continue reading

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