Alcoa announced today that the Alcoa Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant to the South Carolina Nature Conservancy to initiate a multi-year oyster restoration program. The program is part of The Nature Conservancy’s global mission to protect the Temperate Western Atlantic Coast, which extends from the Gulf of Maine to the Cape Canaveral, FL.
Today at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, HP committed to reduce the energy consumption of its volume desktop and notebook PC families by 25 percent by 2010.
The nation's leading cell phone makers, service providers, and retailers have teamed up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to answer America's call for easy cell phone recycling.
When someone mentions a mobile home or "house trailer," the image usually doesn't make others green with envy. Mobile homes haven't earned recognition for long-term quality, environmental friendliness or return on value.
Xethanol Corporation, a renewable energy and clean technology company, today announced an extension of its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) on cellulosic ethanol feedstocks, with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The agreement has been extended through March 7, 2008. The NREL lab is operated by the Midwest Research Institute under contract to the US Department of Energy.
Americans have always expended energy on their dogs—we love them, we feed them, and of course, we clean up after them. Finally, the dogs of San Francisco are going to return the favor. The city will be the first in the nation to convert pet feces into methane gases for renewable energy.
Research carried out at the University of Granada reveals that housewives are more willing to separate glass from other garbage than students. According to this work, a high awareness of the environment does not necessarily entail the practice of ecologically responsible behaviour.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is promoting the recycling of certain petroleum secondary materials into fuel. This effort, which will revise the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations, is expected to help petroleum refineries reduce waste and capture more energy from each barrel of oil by allowing for the recycling of these materials when they are used at a petroleum refinery for the production of synthesis gas fuel.
Texas Memory Systems and Santa, the world's leading distributor of children's toys, today announced an initiative to replace all monolithic RAID storage at The North Pole with energy efficient and super fast solid state disks (SSD) by the end of 2008. This proactive move is expected to reduce the energy required to process the "Naughty or Nice" lists by up to 50%.
Xethanol Corporation, a renewable energy company, has announced it has refined its strategy to pursue opportunities in clean technology. Xethanol has engaged a leading intellectual property law firm, Fish & Richardson P.C., to help it assess the company’s intellectual property portfolio.