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Mushrooms Hold Key to Stormwater Treatment

Mycoremediation, the use of fungi to treat water and soil, could be the stormwater filter of the present and future.  A couple of projects in Portland, Oregon are putting the science to the test. According to Wikipedia, “one of the primary roles of fungi in the ecosystem is decomposition, which is performed by the mycelium. […]

June 19th

Green Materials Report – Smog Eating Roof Tiles

This post is part of the green materials report series.  GBE is providing information on various building materials and what makes them green.  Each post focuses on one material.  We will be looking at the ingredients in the material, how it is used, what makes green materials green, and any green product certifications that it has earned.  […]

September 16th

Biomass Electricity Could Fuel Future of Electric Vehicles

Thanks to Greenwire for this interesting news about a potential future fuel for electric vehicles – biomass electricity: The federal policy used to build up the nation’s ethanol and advanced biofuel capacity could soon be harnessed to spur the development of electric vehicle infrastructure. In a final rule issued last week, U.S. EPA said it […]

July 9th

Today’s Quote of Note

“I think it’s important to recognize that Keystone is a project, but we have a lot more going on and one of the biggest challenges we are facing is climate change. We can’t lose sight of that. “We have an entire administration strategy that the president laid out that is looking at issues of energy […]

April 23rd

EPA Clarifies Protections & Exemptions for Streams and Wetlands

Here is more information on water management, this time from the EPA pertaining to streams and wetlands on American soil. Thanks for staying informed. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Clarify Protection for Nation’s Streams and Wetlands Agriculture’s Exemptions and Exclusions from Clean Water Act Expanded by Proposal The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and […]

March 28th

World e-Waste Map Released

E-waste and managing its disposal in a safe way is a worldwide problem that won’t go away, especially as population numbers continue to grow. This e-waste map will assist individuals in understanding the scope of this danger. Annual world volume of end-of-life electronics expected to jump one-third to 65.4 million tonnes by 2017; New report […]

December 16th

IKEA to More Than Double Size of Colorado’s Largest Single-Use Rooftop Commercial Array

Installation of panels on the roof’s remaining space can begin in July, with completion expected by Fall. Already the state’s largest single-use rooftop array on a commercial building, the project will become Colorado’s largest rooftop array of any use.The 83,700-square-foot solar addition will consist of a 623-kW system, built with 2,492 panels, and will produce 961,000 kWh of electricity annually for the store. Including the existing system, IKEA Centennial’s total 1,121-kW solar installation of 4,704 panels soon will generate 1,701,000 kWh of clean electricity yearly, the equivalent of reducing 1,200 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 250 cars or powering 180 homes .

June 19th

Recycling Styrofoam: From Impossible to Finding Resources

For recycling evangelists like myself, one company that specializes in manufacturing a variety of foam products does provide an appealing recycling option for Styrofoam packaging materials that haven’t been touched with food, oils or dirt. The company, ACH Foam Technologies is based in Denver and has operations in six additional states: NV, UT, KS, MO, WI and GA.

March 6th