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Comparative effectiveness of natural by-products and synthetic sorbents in T oil spill booms

Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Abstract Sorbent booms are considered a ‘first line of defence’ technology used for containing and minimizing the impacts of crude oil spills. Booms containing human hair waste as sorbent were compared to other natural sorbents, including cotton by-product, recycled cellulose, as well as booms containing synthetic polypropylene, in order to evaluate their effectiveness in adsorbing […]

National Geographic – Janvier 2018

Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

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Hair Can Be Used to Clean Up Oil Spills – Interview with Lisa Craig Gautier

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017

by Murali N. Krishnaswamy Lisa Craig Gautier, talks about the use of human hair in oil spill management. MatterOfTrust.org, an ecological public charity established in 1998, concentrates on finding uses for naturally abundant renewable resources. It also runs the ‘Clean Wave program’, which is its ‘hair, fur, fleece and fibre for oil spills’ project. In […]


Posted on Saturday, March 5th, 2016

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Gulf spill unlikely to mar Georgia’s shores – Dec 2015

Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The oil that continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico is unlikely to wash up on Georgia’s shores, researchers at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography say. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials warned earlier this week oil from the BP spill could be entering the loop current in the Gulf. That would give it a […]


Posted on Thursday, November 13th, 2014

In this episode of Earth911TV we’ve got 5 things you might not know you can recycle. Some of them won’t surprise you while some are just downright strange, but all of them are recyclable! Whether you’re interested in making the world a better place, helping to clean up oil spills, decorating your patio or […]

Pet Hair Is Reusable! 9 Surprising Things You Can Recycle

Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

You already know that paper, glass, and plastic goes in the blue bin—but how about pet hair, or old, worn out athletic shoes? Don’t toss these either—they can be recycled. Get the details on nine things you may not have known you could recycle: 1. CFL lightbulbs Bring your spent compact fluorescent bulbs to the […]

Fresno boomerang looks to employ fellow veterans – Feb 2013

Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2013

Serving nearly nine years in the Navy taught Fresno native Elizabeth Perez much about the critical link between clean energy and national security. It’s a message she’s been bringing to the San Diego area since 2009 when she launched her own business connecting military veterans with work in fields like water and energy efficiency and […]

Get the Hair Down There – May 2011

Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

A magnificent bird is the pelican His beak can hold more than his belly can He holds in his beak enough food for a week and I don’t know how in the hell ‘e can. My grandfather used to recite that poem to us nearly every time we saw one plunge into the ocean after […]

Give Me Down to There, Hair! – May 2011

Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

I have always been fascinated by random Broadway marketing ideas. Before I started in the industry, I actually thought they were meant to (directly) sell tickets. Now I realize that they are primarily designed to garner publicity, thereby hopefully selling tickets somewhere down the line. No one is buying a ticket to an off-Broadway comedy […]

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