luglio, 2012

Ploughboy Organics

Ploughboy Organics

Ploughboy Organics founder and Chairman of the Board, Suzanne DeVall, has created a break-through technology which transforms the tobacco plant into a renewable source of dyes and fibers for the apparel and home goods industries with the introduction of Avani Dyes from the Earth and Onatah Fibers. This discovery allows non-toxic dyeing to be done on a large-scale commercial level yielding...

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The Health of the Planet

The Health of the Planet

As one of the longest running measures of trends in the state of global biodiversity, the Living Planet Index (LPI) calls attention to the importance of protecting biodiversity and livelihoods across the globe. The LPI is a lens through which we can examine the health of the planet’s ecosystems and the overall state of global biodiversity. Biodiversity continues to show a downward trend,...

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Using CO2 to Make Fuel

Using CO2 to Make Fuel

Using CO2 to Make Fuel: A Long Shot for Green Energy What if the ever-increasing amounts of carbon dioxide that are heating up the atmosphere could be used to produce an abundant supply of liquid fuels? The U.S. government and private labs are pursuing that Holy Grail of renewable energy — but for now the cost of large-scale production is prohibitive. A novel experiment is taking place in the...

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Clothing the body electric

Clothing the body electric

Over the years, the telephone has gone mobile, from the house to the car to the pocket. The University of South Carolina’s Xiaodong Li envisions even further integration of the cell phone – and just about every electronic gadget, for that matter – into our lives. He sees a future where electronics are part of our wardrobe. “We wear fabric every day,” said Li, a professor of...

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