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Pee Powered Automobiles?

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August 23, 2010
Pee Powered Automobiles?

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom have figured out how to use urea as a fuel for low-cost fuel cells. Using urea — which is present in all animal and human urine — instead of hydrogen could be a low cost alternative to these super low-emission systems.
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Food Inflation a Growing Problem

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August 22, 2010
Food Inflation a Growing Problem

The recent run-up in wheat prices to their highest level in almost two years highlights the growing problem of food inflation here in the United States and around the world. The global grain market is a fragile thing, like most food markets. A major disruption anywhere has the potential to send prices soaring, cause...
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Military-style ‘3G Drone’ Can Spot Leaky Toilets From Above

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August 20, 2010
Military-style ‘3G Drone’ Can Spot Leaky Toilets From Above

Arad Group, owned by two agricultural communes in northern Israel, has invented a fly-by solution in the form of an airborne drone that quickly sizes up water meters and identifies leaks in the system. It could save up to 20% of the city of New York’s lost water from going down the drain.
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Red Tide Rampant South Shore of Long Island – Earlier and Worse Than Ever Before!

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August 20, 2010
Red Tide Rampant South Shore of Long Island – Earlier and Worse Than Ever Before!

Red tide, an algae bloom toxic to shellfish and fin fish, is already rampant in the waters off the South Fork of Long Island, having reappeared for the sixth year in a row and over a month earlier than years past, according to Stony Brook Southampton professor Dr. Chris Gobler and Peconic Baykeeper Kevin...
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Gulf Oil brings E85 pumps to Long Island

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August 13, 2010
Gulf Oil brings E85 pumps to Long Island

Growth Energy has joined forces with Gulf Oil to provide high level blends of ethanol in Long Island. Gulf has opened four E85 stations, a combination of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, as part of Growth Energy’s 2010 E85 and blender pump program.
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‘Bad Timing': Nature blamed for yet another fish kill

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August 13, 2010
‘Bad Timing': Nature blamed for yet another fish kill

On Aug. 5, in Port St. Joe, Florida, city officials closed a public boat ramp following an unexplained fish kill in St. Joseph’s Bay that caused hundreds of dead fish and crabs to wash ashore. Witnesses sighted a brown, sludgy material roughly six miles offshore.
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Authorities: Delaware Bay fish kill ‘highly significant’

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August 12, 2010
Authorities: Delaware Bay fish kill ‘highly significant’

Death of sea creatures growing at an alarming rate and officials are baffled as to the cause. Millions of dead fish are washing ashore, possibly as a result of low dissolved oxygen levels in the water caused by hot summer temperatures or possibly a sign of major trouble ahead.
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DEP: Delaware Bay scene of major wash-up of dead fish

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August 11, 2010
DEP: Delaware Bay scene of major wash-up of dead fish

Dead creatures of the sea are washing ashore up and down the east coast of the United States as officials scramble to find a cause. Hundreds of thousands of dead fish are washing ashore, possibly as a result of low dissolved oxygen levels in the water caused by hot summer temperatures.
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Would You Eat this Lobster? Lobster Dieoffs Linked to Chemicals in Plastics

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August 11, 2010
Would You Eat this Lobster? Lobster Dieoffs Linked to Chemicals in Plastics

Waterborne chemicals leached from plastics and detergents, including bisphenol A (BPA), may have contributed to significant lobster die-offs in the waters of Long Island Sound over the last decade, researchers say.
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Officials: Russian Fires may Spread Radioactive Smoke

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August 10, 2010
Officials: Russian Fires may Spread Radioactive Smoke

With 100-degree temperatures and noxious fumes rolling in from burning peat bogs and forests, there is growing alarm here that fires in regions coated with fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 24 years ago could now be emitting plumes of radioactive smoke.
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