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In recent years, scientists and environmentalists have noted that wasteful human practices and shoddy public infrastructure has led to an unhealthy spike in overall water consumption. To amend this problem, many communities are turning to sustainable construction techniques – and Read more…


Two California seaports are testing a technology that uses seawater to scrub emissions from the exhaust of ships, an innovation researchers say could reduce a vessel’s sulfur emissions by 99.9 percent and particulate matter by as much as 85 percent. Read more…


For more than two years, the natural gas drilling debate has focused primarily on the use of hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells. But expert testimony submitted for a government hearing next month challenges long-held assumptions about the safety of deep Read more…


For the first time, scientists have discovered chemicals used in a controversial natural gas drilling technique in water wells near the gas sites. Scientists for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), testing wells near a major gas drilling area in Wyoming, Read more…


The effects of climate change are real and present in Chile, but so too is a growing movement and public consciousness to reduce people’s and companies’ carbon footprints. However, how much can a middle-income developing economy, such as Chile, commit to “clean tech” and GHG emissions reductions while much of renewable energy is still too costly and there are more pressing needs of keeping the Chilean people’s food on the table?

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