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Carbon-based Quantum Dots Could Mean "Greener", Safer Technology in Medicine and Biology

Chemists at Clemson University say they have developed a new type of quantum dot that is the first to be made from carbon.


Drinking Water Trial in Australia Saves 31% of Evaporation

Today, Flexible Solutions International announced results from a potable water trial of its WaterSavr product on an Australian reservoir used to store drinking water.


New Voluntary Standard Will Help Purchasers Buy Greener Computers

The US Environmental Protection Agency along with the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association today announced a new voluntary environmental performance standard to help large computer buyers make environmentally sound purchases.


Six Grassroots Environmentalists Win Goldman Environmental Prize

A Vietnam veteran fighting Pentagon plans to incinerate chemical weapons stockpiles, a man who tipped the United Nations to illegal logging in war-torn Liberia and the person behind the creation of the world's largest area of protected tropical rainforest are among the winners of this year's prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize (b-roll/satellite feed available; see below).


Apple Offers Free Computer Take-Back Program

Apple today announced an expansion of its successful recycling program, offering free computer take-back and recycling with the purchase of a new Macintosh system beginning in June.


Tyler Environmental Prize Winners Announced

Two authorities on the water cycle – a Canadian whose findings convinced politicians to act against algal blooms and acid rain, and a Russian who warned of a world crisis in drinking water supplies – will share the 2006 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.


Nonphosphate Conversion Coatings that Help the Environment and Reduce Energy Costs

In the metal pretreatment process, iron phosphates create a chemical reaction with the surface of the metal and build up a microscopic texture.


Solar Power Helps Gardeners Beat Water Crisis

As gardeners gear up for the worst water shortages in a century an unique solar irrigation system is about to be launched – enabling plants to be watered using rainwater delivered by a pump powered by the sun.



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