NYC’s First 100% Eco-friendly Billboard at Times Square Adds the Much-needed Green Glow to the City

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 20-04-2011

Eco Friendly

New York City has seen its share of walk the talk where green initiatives are concerned by building bicycle lanes and parks that use solar energy for their running in the past few months. But the glitzy city known for its larger than life billboards had developed a green heart way back in 2008 when it decided to build its first ever eco-friendly billboard. Work on the 126-foot wide, 47-foot tall, and 35,000 Lbs billboard made for Ricoh Americas Corporation that began on November 2008 was completed in June 2010 after going through several test lightings since April 2009.
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Stanford Researchers posit Electricity Production out of Salinity Gradient Possible with a Novel Battery Design

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 19-04-2011

Electricity

Researchers at the University of Stanford have worked out a battery that churns out electricity by accounting for the salinity gradient between salt and fresh waters. In effect, this springs up the possibilities of setting up a plant anywhere fresh water meets the sea, river mouths or estuaries so to speak. The crucial governing factor is the quantity of freshwater at a plant’s disposal, and somewhere that serves a limiting criterion to the concept. The battery itself is like any other, with two electrodes immersed in an electrolyte.
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Algal fuel can contribute huge to US oil imports; as much as 17%!

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 15-04-2011

Green Fuel

Now when algae-based end products are on the hop, it is no surprise that researchers in the US see a possibility in extracting some Green fuel out of `these stem-less underwater organisms. In fact, it is claimed that if put to production, algal fuel can account for 17% of US oil imports. The only concern that stands in the way is water–the most sought-after resource on the planet–and also the one that is required in killing amounts for turning out Green algal fuel.
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Canada Post Includes Electric Vehicles in its Fleet to Drive Home a Green Message

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 14-04-2011

Green Massage

Environmental conservation and damage control requires people, organizations, and countries to shift from fuel-based power to clean energy alternatives. It’s encouraging to see that most state run and private institutions are taking serious action in this direction. Canada Post is one such company that has regularly taken up green drives. By adding all-electric step vans to its delivery fleet, Canada Post is adding to its environmental involvement.
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Sharjah University Student’s Sound Idea of Producing Energy from Noise

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 08-04-2011

Energy

Energy production is a global concern and scientists all over the world have tried tapping every possible eco-friendly source of energy including solar, wind, tidal, and geo-thermal energy to ensure a cleaner and greener environment. Sound energy, however, remained unexplored as a power source until four American University of Sharjah students put together a device that can tap noise to produce power. The device employs piezoelectric technology to capture noise, mechanical vibrations, or strain that passes through some types of ceramics, quartz, crystals or tourmaline crystals into power.
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Natural Energy Park: Eco-educating young minds when at play!

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 01-04-2011

Eco Educating Young Minds

With environmental misgivings bearing down the world’s ecological balance, the call of time is to initiate some grass-root changes to our socio-eco scenario. And what better than turning to the young minds of today to step up to the plate for a much better tomorrow. The Natural Energy Park is shot in that direction, where the onus is on taking the young ones to a better understanding of alternative renewable energies and its ecological importance.
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OAT launches Biodegradable Sneakers For Greener Carbon Footprints!

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 10-03-2011

Greener Carbon Footprints

A new footwear design launched by Amsterdam-based Company, OAT Shoes, allows Green lovers worldwide to walk and leave behind some healthy footprints…all in a day’s work. OAT Shoes designed biodegradable sneakers out of bio-cotton, cork, hemp canvas, and biodegradable plastic. The inside of the sneakers are lined with seeds. Once worn out, mix them with compost or simply bury them in your garden and water the area to see it sprout into a tree. Now, this is an ultimate environmental package.
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