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Has Hydrogen's Time Arrived? - Organic Connections

Has Hydrogen's Time Arrived? - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
The hydrogen revolution has been just around the corner for more than 100 years. Is it finally here?
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Composting in New York City - Organic Connections

Composting in New York City - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Food and other organic material make up a whopping 25 percent of New York’s residential waste stream. Composting it instead would save the city big money.
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New Solid Lithium-Sulfur Battery Outperforms Lithium-Ion Technology - Organic Connections

New Solid Lithium-Sulfur Battery Outperforms Lithium-Ion Technology - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with approximately four times the energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries.
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Heifer International: Building Naturally Sustainable Communities - Organic Connections

Heifer International: Building Naturally Sustainable Communities - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Heifer International began donating cows to impoverished families overseas so they could be self-sufficient.
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Replacing Orchard Pesticides with Flowers

Replacing Orchard Pesticides with Flowers | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it

Washington State University researchers have found they can control one of fruit growers’ more severe pests, aphids, with a remarkably benign tool: flowers.

 

 

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Avoiding Lead (and other metals) in Your Lipstick - Organic Connections

Avoiding Lead (and other metals) in Your Lipstick - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
A recent found that women who apply lipstick two to three times daily can ingest a significant amount of lead and other metals.
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Trash Talking: Revamping the Idea of Recycling - Organic Connections

Trash Talking: Revamping the Idea of Recycling - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
When we talk about trash, we may be focusing on the wrong things and missing the bigger picture.
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Science Fiction Realized: Researchers Develop Super Batteries - Organic Connections

Science Fiction Realized: Researchers Develop Super Batteries - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Imagine super batteries where a cellphone could to jump-start a dead car battery—and then recharge in the blink of an eye.
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Building Hawaii's Solar Economy - Organic Connections

Building Hawaii's Solar Economy - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it

Hawaii generates more of its power from the sun than any other state and is therefore way ahead in building a solar economy.

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Food Waste: "We Don’t Waste" Recovers Over 800 Tons - Organic Connections

Food Waste: "We Don’t Waste" Recovers Over 800 Tons - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
We Don’t Waste is radically reducing food waste in the Denver, Colorado, area—collecting unused restaurant-quality food from caterers, restaurants and others and donating it to the hungry.
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Eve Minson: Bringing Good Vibrations Back to Food - Organic Connections

Eve Minson: Bringing Good Vibrations Back to Food - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Eve Minson began as a New York City advertising executive, and ended up as a sustainable farmer growing the most nutritious food possible.
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How to Turn Trash into Cash - Organic Connections

How to Turn Trash into Cash - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Milk jugs are a costly trash nuisance either to recycle or to bury in a landfill. But if you could turn them into plastic filament for 3D printers...
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Cities Use Design to Tackle Stormwater Runoff - Organic Connections

Cities Use Design to Tackle Stormwater Runoff - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Urban stormwater runoff is a serious problem, overloading sewage treatment plants and polluting waterways. Now, various U.S. cities are creating innovative green infrastructure that mimics the way nature collects and cleanses water.
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Mitchell Joachim: Ecological Design Visionary - Organic Connections

Mitchell Joachim: Ecological Design Visionary - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
For Mitchell Joachim, it’s all about the endgame. How will we reach an ideal state with green architecture and design, and what will it look like?
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Why Local Food Is Saving the World - Organic Connections

Why Local Food Is Saving the World - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Brian Halweil believes that the local food movement is a truly powerful medicine.
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Paradise Lot: How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis - Organic Connections

Paradise Lot: How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
In “Paradise Lot,” two residents of an inner city write about how they transformed less than an acre of their blighted yard into a permaculture food forest full of mushrooms, gooseberries, silkworms, and more.
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The New Harvest: Researchers Gather Electricity from Plants

The New Harvest: Researchers Gather Electricity from Plants | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it

Researchers have developed a way to capture electricity directly from plants.

 

 

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Second Hand Art: Turning Trash into Treasure - Organic Connections

Second Hand Art: Turning Trash into Treasure - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
A growing number of artists are creating second hand art using the disposable stuff of everyday life in the industrial world—designer shoes, plastic water bottles, old books and cassettes, even Scotch tape.
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A Glacier in the Desert—Making the Impossible Possible - Organic Connections

A Glacier in the Desert—Making the Impossible Possible - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it

Building a glacier in the desert. It seems impossible, but artist Ap Verheggen, together with experts from Cofely Refrigeration, has successfully conducted the first tests to prove otherwise.

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Can Our Oceans Save Mankind? - Organic Connections

Can Our Oceans Save Mankind? - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Many conservation organizations are urging us to save our oceans. But could it be possible for our oceans to save us? Ocean farming pioneer Bren Smith is proving it.
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How to Slow Rising Sea Levels - Organic Connections

How to Slow Rising Sea Levels - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow sea level rise this century.
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Sylvester Manor: Organically Back to the Future - Organic Connections

Sylvester Manor: Organically Back to the Future - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Sylvester Manor, in the same family for 360 years, has been turned into a nonprofit educational organic farm, which will benefit the entire community and beyond.
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Using Bacteria to Clean Up Pharmaceutical Drugs in Wastewater - Organic Connections

Using Bacteria to Clean Up Pharmaceutical Drugs in Wastewater - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
A weedy lot in Minoa, NY contains a unique artificial wetland that actually removes pharmaceutical drugs from wastewater dumped into it.
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Rethinking America’s Corn System - Organic Connections

Rethinking America’s Corn System - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
As a crop, corn is highly productive, flexible and successful. As a system, the same is not true.
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Six Acres of Living Green Roof - Organic Connections

Six Acres of Living Green Roof - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Vancouver, British Columbia's convention center has a roof that's not just green, it's alive. It is a living roof topped by it's own ecosystem of nearly six acres of native plants and grasses.
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