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Smog Eating Roof

Smog has a new enemy...roofing tiles. Boral Roofing recently presented their new Boral Pure Tiles at the 2011 PCBC in San Francisco. Boral Pure can help reduce smog thanks to the photocatalyst in the surface of the tile that oxidizes nitrogen oxides in smog.


EP Video South Africa Fracking

South Africa Faces Environmental Concerns Over Fracking

Al Jazeera English reports on the threat hyraulic fracturing may have on South Africa's farming economy.


Sugarcane

Energy from Sugar Cane

Sugar cane, which stores energy in sucrose and cellulose, could be a viable source of energy as a biofuel.


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Solar School

Jun 13, 2011

The Discovery Magnet School in Bridgeport, Conn. integrates solar panels into their energy system.

Duration: 05:12


'Dirty Jobs' Creator Advocates for Emphasis on Skilled Labor

Mike Rowe, creator of Discovery Channel's 'Dirty Jobs,' testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee to highlight America's lack of emphasis on skilled trades.


What to Eat

The Environmental Impacts of Our Food

Apr 27, 2011

What to Eat? It is the question on everyone's minds at least three times a day. By showing how our food choices have a more serious impact on our environment than the car we drive, the light bulbs we use or the ways we recycle, the film makes the point that we can all take small steps for positive change.

Duration: 4:52


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Urban Concept Cars Make First Parade Lap

Apr 25, 2011

Celeritas and the other Shell Eco Marathon urban concept cars starting their parade lap.

Duration: :52


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Remote-controlled Helicopters, Vehicles Helping at Fukushima Daiichi

Apr 11, 2011

Tokyo Electric Power is putting remote controlled machinery to use at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. This video, released Monday, was shot by a remote-controlled helicopter a day earlier and shows the plants number four reactor building.

Duration: 1:51


Japanese power plant video

Inside a Japanese Nuclear Power Station

Mar 23, 2011

In August 2007, IDG News Service was invited to the Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear power station. This video provides an inside glimpse of the world's largest nuclear power plant.

Duration: 3:39


The Green Grease Project at MIT

Students from MIT's Biodiesel team traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil, last summer to begin Project Green Grease. The team converted two large trucks to run directly on filtered vegetable oil, rather than converting the oil itself into biodiesel fuel.


Portable Solar Panel

Portable Solar Panels

Jan 31, 2011

A personal solar panel the size of a paperback could make electricity more accessible in the developing world. The device was developed by June Energy, a start-up run by three young entrepreneurs including a University of Michigan engineering student.

Duration: 3:24


Biogas Digester Provides Cooking Fuel to Kenyan Village

Justin J. Henriques, a systems engineering graduate student at University of Virginia, explains how he and his colleague William G. Schnorr designed and created a sustainable biogas digester to be used for cooking in the Kenyan village of Namawanga. The presentation, "Sustainability Assessment and Implementation of a Biogas Digester System in Western Kenya" was given at the IEEE Green Technology Conference in Grapevine, Texas, on April 15, 2010.


Eric Bowen

California and NOx-neutral Biodiesel

Eric M. Bowen, chair of the California Biodiesel Alliance, explained that the California Air Resources Board expects to have biodiesel specifications by year's end. A founder of Tellurian Biodiesel, Bowen spoke at the 2010 National Biodiesel Conference recently. For additional information on the specifications, click here.


Eric Bowen

The MTBE Legacy for Biodiesel Storage

California's stringent underground storage tank system regulations, which were created to prevent groundwater contamination, caused a major disruption for the young biodiesel industry. Eric M. Bowen, chair of the California Biodiesel Alliance and found of Tellurian Biodiesel, provided background to attendees at the 2010 National Biodiesel Conference held in Texas recently.


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