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Beru Kids uses leftover textiles to make cute children’s clothes

Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Beru Kids is an ethical children’s clothing company that manufacturers its adorable designs in a factory downtown Los Angeles. The garment workers are mostly female and are paid higher than minimum wage (not per-garment, as is usual in the fashion industry). What’s really interesting about Beru is that it repurposes …

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Roads Paved With Pig Manure Could Mean A Cleaner Future

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Pig manure could pave the road to a new sustainable asphalt, thanks to civil engineer Ellie Fini and a team at North Carolina A&T State University. Fini and her partners have filed patents on the technology and set up a company called Bio-Adhesive Alliance. Watch and share how this #NSFfunded‬ …

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Sweden Opens World’s First Electric Highway

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

A 22 kilometer (or roughly 13 miles) stretch of the E16 road—which connects Oslo, Norway, to Gävle, Sweden—is fitted with power lines overhead, developed by Siemens, providing electricity to hybrid trucks. The system works like a tram system. A current collector on the trucks will transfer energy from the power …

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First Solar Roadway Coming to Historic Route 66

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016

Solar Roadways’s hexagonal solar panels feature LED lighting and smart technology that allows them to “communicate” with each other. Photo credit: Solar Roadways The Historic Route 66 welcome center in Conway, Missouri will receive the nation’s first solar roadway panels on a public right of way. “… part of why we picked …

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21 Science – Backed Health Benefits Of Honey

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016

article by Helen Nichols If you’re not taking full advantage of the nutritional and medicinal properties of honey, it’s time to begin doing so because honey is a remarkable healing agent for all sorts of ailments. People have been using honey for its antibacterial and antifungal properties since the ancient times. In fact, …

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Dutch prototype clean-up boom brings Pacific plastics solution a step closer

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

A bid to clear the Pacific of its plastic debris has moved a step closer with the launch of the biggest prototype clean-up boom yet by the Dutch environment minister at a port in The Hague. On Thursday 23 june 2016, the 100 metre-long barrier will be towed 12 miles …

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The Roots of Organic Farming on Campus

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Tag along with Mark Bittman as he explores the lush 30-acre farm at UC Santa Cruz. Since 1967, the institution has offered a hands-on apprenticeship program to people from all walks of life who are eager to hone their gardening skills. Learn about its history, research and how their produce …

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Organic Farming Could Feed The World

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

A new report from researchers at the Friends of the Earth admits that crop yields are, on average, currently smaller with organic farming than industrial farming, that doesn’t have to be the case. The report, released Tuesday by the D.C.-based environmental advocacy group, goes on to argue that crop yields shouldn’t be …

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5 Innovative Ways Companies Are Using Ocean Plastic

Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Scientists estimate that more than 5 million pieces of plastic are floating in the world’s oceans. From flip-flops to microbeads, this pollution poses a serious risk for marine animals, which often mistake plastic for food and starve to death or get caught in plastic packaging and suffocate. Giant plastic islands like …

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The sculpture controlled by bees

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016

Its 170,000 pieces of aluminium, suspended from the ground, appear as a twisting swarm of bees from afar, but as you come closer it becomes a hive-like structure of latticework whose low humming sound and hundreds of flickering LED lights draws you in to a multi-sensory instillation. The intensity of …

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