Archive | June, 2008

Airlines cut costs with eco-wash

I guess charging earphones and checked-in baggages; starving their customers; and removing in-flight magazines, are not enough to compensate for skyrocketing jet fuel costs for airline companies. They are now turning their attention to using more efficient engine washing system that could save millions of dollars of jet fuel costs, according to commercial jet engines […]

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Don’t sniff your shower curtain

Is it just me or is chemical paranoia among consumers seems to be much worse these days? Take for example these news regarding vinyl shower curtains and compact florescent lamps or CFL (which I thought are already considered green and more safe). A recent report from the US-based Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) […]

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Construction gets healthy with soy

If you want your house and other buildings to look healthy and strong, feed them with soybean-based chemicals and products. According to the United Soybean Board, products such as adhesives, coatings, lubricants and plastics made from soybeans are increasingly being incorporated in the construction industry. “Soy is a great part of many products in the […]

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Bubbling green goals for Wal-Mart

Speaking of cleaning industry, Wal-Mart said it completed its goal of selling only concentrated liquid laundry detergent in all of its US and Canadian stores. Wal-Mart said it expected to save more than 400 million gallons of water, more than 95 million pounds of plastic resin, and more than 125 million pounds of cardboard with […]

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Are you buying really green products?

How will consumers know if they’re just being greenwashed when buying eco-friendly, sustainable and ethical products and services? Some say labels and third-party certification, such as this newly launched Green Registry Eco-friendly seal could help. Others argue that even third party certifications do not guarantee greenness as each certification companies have their own standards. This […]

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DSM offers halogen-free plastics

I came across this news from DSM regarding their green engineering plastics and flame retardants. The products are halogen-free (in response to concern about halogenated flame retardants) but at the same time still deliver the required electrical, mechanical and processing performance, according to the company. Now if several companies can offer alternatives to these concerned […]

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Solar is killing me!

Here’s several recent solar news to share before my brain shuts down from the 100 degree [F] temperature here in New York: Akrion and CEA-Liten will collaborate on advanced solar cell development Amtech announces $8.5 Million in New Solar Orders Clear Skies Solar to develop $44 Million Solar Farm in Cantil, California Dupont expands production […]

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National Conventions renewably energized

Renewable energy is one of the topmost agenda by both US presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, and they will be happy to note that their national conventions will be aptly powered by solar and wind electricity. Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy said it will provide the electric utilities in both conventions. “Energy policy is an […]

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News catch-up

I’m back just in time to face the heat wave in New York. Tornadoes, flood, heat wave, earthquake — some people are wondering if climate change is in play. Here are some noteworthy news that I came across while on semi-vacation: 1. The climate change bill in the senate got axed last week, according to […]

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The green blog goes black

This is not a protest to my blog boss or that I’m being fired. Rather the blog’s author is going to get her much-awaited vacation — if you can call flying to the other side of the US to attend a wedding as a maid of honor a form of vacation. I will be posting […]

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