Archive | February, 2009

Wind farm UFO attack

Excitement was in the air last month in the sleepy town of Lincolnshire, UK, after a mangled 65 ft. wind turbine blade was discovered. Several local folks blamed it on a UFO attack when some reportedly have seen strange, bright lights near the wind farm vicinity. Fortunately for Lincolnshire, nobody will be kidnapped by aliens […]

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How is corn plastic made?

Here’s a very nice video from Discovery Channel’s “How Stuff Works” (love the show!) featuring corn-based plastic and how it is made. Bioplastic producer Cereplast is featured in this show. (Pls. bear the few seconds advertising)

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Alternative fuel interest highest ever

Bookmark & Share To: From: Note:   Email Favorites Digg Del.icio.us MySpace Google Facebook Live Yahoo Buzz More … Yesterday, I attended a press conference hosted by BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) on the launch of a biofuel study conducted by Sandia National Laboratory and General Motors. In the study, Sandia reported that it is feasible […]

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Adult biz gone green

Who says the adult novelty industry is not environment-friendly?? Dreamscapes, an adult business company, said that they are setting “good example” for businesses across the board by getting green certification from the Institute for Green Business Certification (IGBC) Inc. – making them “an environmentally conscious organization” starting January 31, 2009. Dreamscapes said it is the […]

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Green products are recession-proof

A recent survey commissioned by certification firm Green Seal and advertising/PR agency EnviroMedia Social Marketing reported that four out five people they surveyed are still buying green products and services despite the current recession. Half of the 1,000 people surveyed are said to be buying just as many green products now as before the economic […]

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Are you eating mercury?

The group Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) reported that nearly one-third of 55 popular brand name food and beverage products such as Quaker, Hershey’s, Krafts and Smuckers, are said to contain traces of mercury. IATP said this is because of mercury-contaminated high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) found in most of these products. On […]

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Weekly news roundup

This week, I’m working on a biobutanol article for ICIS Chemical Business so stay tune for snippets of information as I dig deep into this hush-hush (as far as BP and DuPont are concerned) market development. For now here are this week’s news roundup: SiGNa’s new center SiGNa Chemistry opened its new Alternative Energy Research […]

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Agriculture developments

The green blogger is very sick (101.5 F fever) and so she leaves you for today with recent developments from the US Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS). One interesting development is the use of the native Southwestern shrub guayule not only as a natural latex but its leftovers called bagasse can also be […]

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Natural cosmetics healthy despite recession

A new report from consulting firm Kline & Company said that the US natural personal care market will still have healthy growth this year despite the economic downturn. The market last year was up 19% at over $2bn in sales at the manufacturers’ level, according to Kline. Although it is not certain if consumers will […]

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US and China top wind race

The US has become number one in installing wind power bypassing Germany last year, according to a recent report from the Global Wind Energy Council based in Belgium. China, meanwhile, has doubled its total capacity for the fourth straight time. Global wind energy capacity last year was said to have grown by 28.8% reaching a […]

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