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New Material Applications for Used Tires

December 9th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

The German-based Fraunhofer Institute has discovered new ways to optimize the recycling of rubber waste. Company researchers have developed a material called EPMT that has the desired material properties and characteristics for use in the manufacture of high quality products such as wheel and splashguard covers, handles, knobs and steerable casters.

From Bush to Obama, U.S. Army Goes Green, then Greener

October 19th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

From Tina Casey, Clean Technica [repostus hash=7730a6f55314c89691be0b9e494cdcba title=From+Bush+to+Obama%2C+U.S.+Army+Goes+Green%2C+then+Greener host=Clean+Technica short=1q22B snip=%C2%A0+The%C2%A0U.S.+Army%E2%80%99s+Garrison+Grafenwoehr%C2%A0in+Germany+began+winning+environmental+awards+when+President+Bush+was+still+in+office%2C+and+now+it+bills+itself+as+the+leader+in+an+ambitious+new+sustainability+program+launched+under+President+Obama+called+the%C2%A0Army+Net+Zero%C2%A0initiative.+As+a+military+installation%26hellip%3B thumb=3062231 jump

Are Deep Sea Methane Hydrates Melting?

August 14th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

If record-setting temperatures, drought, and food shortages aren’t enough in troubling news, we hope this German research effort to find if methane hydrate deep in the ocean is melting due to rising water temperatures – potentially emitting massive quantities of methane into the atmosphere – returns with negative findings and reports that deep sea ice formations have remained stable. This press release came in today:

Instead of a Treehouse, Try a Floating Home

March 26th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

For vacationers looking for a change of pace Germany’s Lausitz Geierswald Resort offers visitors a selection of two-story homes that float on the lake. The German architectural firm Steeltec37 has designed this collection of dwellings resembling a floating village

Propeller Island City Lodge; A Hotel Like No Other

July 12th, 2011 | by Jennifer Shockley

The hotel is Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin, Germany. All of the 31 rooms, reception area, Gallery, meeting room, decor and objects in these areas were designed by German artist, Lars Stroschen.

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