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Dairy Herd Management Market Worth $1,511.91 Million by 2018 - New...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:38

The global dairy herd management market report segments the market on the basis of applications, end users, products, and geographies....

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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Denver Lawn Care and Tree Service Company Swingle Takes Proactive...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:38

Denver, Colorado’s Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care takes measures to reduce impact to pollinators while providing quality service.

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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Whitewater Rafting Colorado: Expert Offers Safety and Excitement Tips...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:38

Mark Hammer, 26-year Colorado whitewater rafting guide and owner of The Adventure Company, offers guidelines for safe rafting in high water.

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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API Strategy & Practice Conference Announces Developer Track,...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:38

Leading API Providers Including Twilio, Traitify, Context.io, Twitter, and Respoke To Give Insights Into How Their APIs Work, What Can Be Built And Set Rapid-Fire Coding Challenges For Developers To...

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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Middlesex County Insulation Company Receives U.S. Department of Energy...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:38

Dolphin Insulation Receives Prestigious Award for Helping Over 700 Homeowners Cut Energy Costs in 2013

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Scientists could finally find extraterrestrial life – by spotting its pollution

Grist.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:53

My flying saucer? Yeah, it’s a hemi. Or at least scientists involved with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (a.k.a. SETI) hope so. Thanks to a wizbang new telescope, researchers will soon be able to detect life on other planets by observing the contents of their far-away atmospheres. In particular, they’ll be looking for chlorofluorocarbons, because any old single-celled life form can spew a bit of oxygen and methane — but pollution? That takes intelligence.

Here’s more from today’s Harvard-Smithsonian press release on the search for extra-terrestrial coal-rollers:

New research by theorists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) shows that we could spot the fingerprints of certain pollutants under ideal conditions. This would offer a new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). …

The team, which also includes Smithsonian scientist Gonzalo Gonzalez Abad, finds that the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) should be able to detect two kinds of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) — ozone-destroying chemicals used in solvents and aerosols. They calculated that JWST could tease out the signal of CFCs if atmospheric levels were 10 times those on Earth. …

“We consider industrial pollution as a sign of intelligent life, but perhaps civilizations more advanced than us, with their own SETI programs, will consider pollution as a sign of unintelligent life since it’s not smart to contaminate your own air,” says Harvard student and lead author Henry Lin.

Aren’t the humans adorable? The thinking comes down to, “I seem to have made a horrible mess of this place, and I’m the smartest guy I know, so if there’s another, smarterer guy out there, just imagine what he’s done to his place.”

Lin’s co-author Avi Loeb points out that we may need to rethink some of our extraterrestrial jargon: “People often refer to ETs as ‘little green men,’” he says, “but the ETs detectable by this method should not be labeled ‘green’ since they are environmentally unfriendly.”

Still, this new technology could give us a handy tool for dealing with the not-so-green men here on earth: Climate denial tends to walk hand-in-hand with paranoia. If we tell the deniers that climate change will help the aliens find us, I’ll be we can get them to put solar panels on their tinfoil hats.


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Categories: Environment

Ask Umbra: How can I get rid of all of this packaging foam?

Grist.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:06

Send your question to Umbra!

Q. I am distressed by the bulky #6 Styrofoam blocks that come in the box on the rare occasion when I buy something new and large. I have not found anywhere that recycles them; they sit around the house for a few months, and if Halloween doesn’t arrive, they ultimately go in the trash. (I’ve already dressed as a salted pretzel, hot cocoa with marshmallows, and coffee with sugar cubes for Halloween.)

I found your post from 2004 that said the market for #6 might improve, but it’s been ten years (!) and it doesn’t seem like it has. Is there hope for #6? Do you have any other ideas of how to dispose of it?

Emily B.
Hillsborough, N.C.

A. Dearest Emily,

How about bagel with sesame seeds? Christmas tree covered in snow? Starry sky? That should get you through another few years.

But seriously now: I’m afraid those piles of excess foam still represent a recycling hurdle in many parts of the country. And even the most inspired Halloween reuse is merely delaying the disposal issue, leaving us with a big, bulky problem. But the good news is that you can very likely find a place to recycle your blocks, even if it’s not as simple as taking them out to the curb.

First, a note on semantics: What you call Styrofoam, Emily, is technically expanded polystyrene, or EPS. We encounter the stuff frequently as packing material (both blocks and peanuts), takeout food containers, egg cartons, and disposable cups. Styrofoam, on the other hand, is a trademarked product from the Dow Chemical Company. These materials are similar and frequently confused, but this is not exactly a Kleenex/tissue situation.

Many municipal recycling companies like yours don’t accept EPS, citing its difficulty to keep clean and uncontaminated (especially takeout containers), lack of nearby processing facilities, and shipping inefficiency (imagine the trucks needed to haul such a large, lightweight commodity; EPS can be as much as 98 percent air). But if you can reasonably get your blocks to a densifier – a machine that converts airy chunks of #6 into compact, shipping-friendly bricks – there’s indeed a market for them. Recyclers can then turn the bricks into things like home insulation, picture frames, cafeteria trays, clothes hangers, and more EPS.

According to the EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA), 98 million pounds of the white stuff were recycled in 2012, an average recycling rate of 15 percent. Industry publications are reporting signs that the recycling market will continue to grow, helped along by better densifier technology and more take-back programs – so maybe those crumbly blocks won’t be such a burden in coming years. But until that magical day comes, you’ve got EPS to deal with.

When it comes to recycling, the EPS-IA’s recycler directory is a great place to start. It turns out you have a drop-off center that accepts polystyrene packing blocks not too far away, Emily; what’s more, your local waste management company is kind enough to provide these suggestions, too. EPS packing peanuts (a.k.a. loose fill) are an even easier fix: Plenty of shipping stores will take them off your hands to pad tomorrow’s boxes of breakables. And if all else fails, the EPS-IA itself will take your foam through the mail.

While all of this helps, we mustn’t forget EPS is a petroleum-based, non-biodegradable product that all too often ends up clogging our landfills. Even recycling it often involves extra energy used in shipping. As such, we’d do best to avoid it as much as possible. This is easiest with food containers: Buy your eggs in cardboard cartons (or farm fresh!), BYO takeout containers, and choose reusable mugs and plates whenever possible. Skipping EPS packaging blocks can be tougher, though you can always shop around for gently used electronics, cookware, and whatever else you typically find cradled in foam.

You describe your new purchases as rare, Emily, and you reuse your EPS diligently. Just complete the routine with recycling and I’d say you’re in good shape – after your star turn as a T. rex, robot, or sushi roll, of course.

Expandedly,
Umbra


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Categories: Environment

St. Louis airport parking rates reduced in the latest Greenbee Parking...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

Greenbee Parking, an airport parking service with a difference, has announced new St.Louis airport parking rates for their customers in their latest web upgrades. All travelers using the St. Louis...

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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Save on Back to School Shopping at Thrift Town's Huge Back to...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

According to a National Retail Federation survey, back to school shoppers will spend on average around $600 per person. Thrift Town says back to school can be done for a lot less, and all the cool...

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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EasyTurf, Inc. Adds Kenney Outdoor Solutions to Select Authorized...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

EasyTurf, Inc. today named Fishers' Kenney Outdoor Solutions an EasyTurf Authorized Reseller.

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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NYC Energy Marketing Conference Announces 40 Industry Leaders to Speak...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

NYC Energy Marketing Conference announced today that 40 top industry leaders are confirmed to be speaking on five interactive panels at the September 8th Event at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel in NYC

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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Energy Panel Structures Adds SIP Manufacturing Plant

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

Energy Panel Structures (EPS) is expanding with the addition of a new (SIP) Structural Insulated Panels manufacturing plant located at its Fingerlakes Construction facility in Clyde, New York.

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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With the Publication of the Transition Witness, Visionary Fiction...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

In spite of being a debut novel published independently as an e-book with almost no promotion, The Transition Witness hit an Amazon top 50 list within two weeks and a top 10 list within a month. That...

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Rising Industrial Production Drives the Global Water and Wastewater...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment markets. Global market for Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment is forecast to reach US$53.4...

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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Royal Flush Havanese Reviews Tips on Proper Dental Care For Canines

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers information regarding the proper management of dog dental health.

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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MallTop1 Now Offers Stylish and Sexy Wholesale Club Dresses at...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

MallTop1 has carved a niche in the sphere of leading international manufacturers and marketers of sensual apparels and undergarments.

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ThinkLite Sponsors Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center Summer...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

ThinkLite encourages other companies to help kids trade the streets for tennis courts. Representatives from the Boston Police Department and Massachusetts State Senator Russell Holmes joined the happy...

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New DNA-barcode Patent Virtually Eliminates False Test Results and...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

Bio-ID Diagnostics Inc., the parent company of MultiGEN Diagnostics Inc., has been awarded a US patent for broad based QC/QA applications in clinical diagnostic testing. This can eliminate false...

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Truckload Sale Going on Now at ReBath Northeast

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

ReBath Northeast received a whole truckload of the new acrylic surround colors. To move some inventory, they are having a sale on select colors and styles, but only while supplies last.

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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Arthur and Friends to Open New Greenhouse Using American...

PR Web - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:38

Greenhouse will be the Ultimate Centerpiece of the Arthur and Friends network in Andover New Jersey.

(PRWeb July 24, 2014)

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