Tag: Sustainability

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Is Coffee the Cure to River Pollution in the Textile Industry?

For many of us, our mornings begin with grabbing a cup of joe on our way out the door, discarding the used coffee grounds without a second thought…

Copper-Catalyst Forces Co-Workers Carbon Dioxide and Water to Work Out their Differences and Make Renewable Energy

Everyone has that coworker they’d rather walk on shattered glass than talk to.  For the infamous greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, that coworker is water.   Now I know what…

McDonald’s Secret Menu: Used Cooking Oil for 3-D Printing?

What do you do with the oil you used to cook dinner?  Perhaps you haphazardly swirl it around with soap and dump it down the drain, or you…

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s… Graphene?

Graphene is the material of an alchemist’s dreams.  The seemingly weak graphite found in a pencil is transformed into the strongest material known to mankind, albeit through a…

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Growing Good: How Urban Agriculture Can Help Cities Meet Sustainability Goals

As the climate crisis makes its way into more and more headlines and also into the collective consciousness, many cities in the US have begun the push towards…