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Carbon dioxide will kill you..really!

According to Marc Jacobson, a scientist from Stanford University (California), higher mortality rates in the US could be blamed directly to the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. “The study is the first specifically to isolate carbon dioxide’s effect from that of other global-warming agents and to find quantitatively that chemical and meteorological changes […]

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The e-waste of Christmas Past

Electronic gifts boomed this holiday and to help dispose your old cellular phones, game consoles, computer, MP3s and other gizmos in an environment-friendly way, some retailers are helping out by announcing their electronic recycling programs. Some have their own domestic recycling site but guess where others are being dumped? as reported by the UK newspaper […]

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PVC gets sweeter but is still sour for environmentalists

Solvay will build an ethylene plant in Santo Andre, Brazil, which will used sugar cane-based ethanol as feedstock. The ethylene produced in the plant will then be used to manufacture polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Ethylene and chlorine are the two main feedstock needed to manufacture PVC. Solvay says the Santo Andre plant will be the first […]

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CO2 is auto makers’ new cool friend

While everybody is trying to reduce their carbon footprint, some auto makers are driving the opposite way by embracing carbon dioxide for use as a refrigerant in car air-conditioners. According to this recent article from the New York Times supporters claimed CO2 as more ozone-friendly and 20% more energy efficient in ac systems than the […]

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EPA’s cool idea

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found another way to cool off earth’s warming atmosphere by forming a refrigeration coalition composed of the supermarket, refrigeration equipment and chemical refrigerant industries with an objective to chill ozone-depleting refrigerant leaks and charges into the atmosphere. Founding partners of the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership include Whole Foods Market; […]

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Paying farmers to save the ecosystem

Not many kids say they want to be a farmer when they grow up but that could soon change. Farmers are now reaping the benefits of high wheat, oilseeds, corn and other ag-based products prices as well as profits from government incentives. “It’s great to be a farmer these days!”, as one US industry official […]

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