Recycling waste water bottles into mission critical parts with 3D printing (video)

Recycling waste water bottles into mission critical parts with 3D printing (video)

treehugger.com 21 Aug '18, 1pm

Imagine you are just about to solve the problem your team was sent in on, when a critical piece of equipment breaks. It could be days or weeks before a replacement part will arrive. Now imagine that your team members have been tossing all their used water bottles into an on-site unit that pulverizes the high quality polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into the raw material for 3D printing. You can now produce a replacement part in a matter of hours. Although the technology could be as useful for humanitarian missions, the funding to get this project off the ground depends on the needs of the military. In the video here you can watch how PET w...

WWF examines the loss of produce on farms and pathways to change

worldwildlife.org 21 Aug '18, 2pm

Why does food loss happen? Often faced with hardships and economic losses, farmers must decide whether to grow more produce than they can sel...

What do you call it when Trump’s @EPA unravels the Obama Clean Power Plan? #DirtyPowerScam https:...

earthjustice.org 21 Aug '18, 2pm

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a proposal to gut the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and allow greedy corporate polluter...

Wildfires Choke Washington State's Air, Delaying Flights and Trash Collection

ecowatch.com 21 Aug '18, 12pm

Unhealthy levels of air pollution caused by smoke from wildfires delayed flights and trash collection in parts of Washington state Sunday and...

Hero Goat Helps Other Animals Escape a Livestock Auction #care2

care2.com 21 Aug '18, 4am
Hero Goat Helps Other Animals Escape a Livestock Auction #care2

August is not Runaway Goats Month, but that sure seems to be the case. On August 3 in Boise, Idaho, 118 goats escaped from the property whose...

Energy

AIIM Invests in Nine Independent Power Projects in South Africa

AIIM Invests in Nine Independent Power Projects in South Africa

renewableenergymagazine.com 21 Aug '18, 3pm

When all nine power facilities are fully operational, expected at the end of 2020, they will provide an additional 800 MW of renewable energy...

NEW: @SEIA expresses doubt about the Trump administration's proposed revisions to the Clean Power...

seia.org 21 Aug '18, 4pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association on the Tru...

[email protected]_Commission approves €144m in Danish support schemes for renewables. https://t.co/2VS3d2KMA1

rechargenews.com 21 Aug '18, 9am

The European Commission, under EU State aid rules, has approved three Danish schemes worth a total of €144m ($166m) to support the production...

Transportation

Environmentally friendly electric jet ski | Electric Vehicles Research

electricvehiclesresearch.com 21 Aug '18, 11am
Environmentally friendly electric jet ski | Electric Vehicles Research

A team based in Hungary, says it has created the world's first electrojet designed for series production, which, thanks to its electric drive...

Fashion

Hard Talk: Industry needs chain reaction on hazardous chemicals

ecotextile.com 20 Aug '18, 1pm
Hard Talk: Industry needs chain reaction on hazardous chemicals

Linda Greer, senior scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), sees ‘tepid corporate demand’ as the biggest obstacle to global indu...

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ecorazzi.com 15 Aug '18, 2am

Startup Aims to Prevent EV Charging From Overloading the Grid

greentechmedia.com 21 Aug '18, 11am

The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is testing a novel technology that could...

"Fight to protect the world’s most threatened ape goes to court" |

news.mongabay.com 21 Aug '18, 12pm

Indonesia’s leading environmental watchdog has filed a lawsuit to block a project to build a ...

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