Mining Saltwater with Bacteria

HumansInvent: In places like Singapore, where fresh water is scarce, one method to obtain drinking water is to filter out the salt from seawater. The usual process for doing this is known as reverse osmosis. Using membrane filtration technology, the salt is filtered out and chucked back into the sea. But this is an expensive, […]

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Niche Biz: Compost Cab

Composting may be the right thing to do for the environment, but it can be hard to get around the smell and the mess–particularly for urbanites without expansive yards. Trendspotter Springwise reports that Compost Cab is a new service about to launch in Washington, DC, that can be called upon to handle all the dirty

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Inventors Cash In On Bed Bug Fears

With bed bug fears on the rise in New York City, a cottage industry for “cures” is being fueled reports NBC-TV.` Inventor Jonathan Donchey has been selling his “Seat Defenders,” which are essentially trash bags sized to fit chairs, to moviegoers. Donchey isn’t alone. Allen Lewinter said his company’s spray, “Sleep Tite,” works like a

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Will Work For Food

The peace of an otherwise quiet summer weekend is often muddled by the sound of lawn mowers and leaf blowers. NPR reports that In Los Angeles’ business district, an old-fashioned method of ground control provides an alternative soundtrack – the munching of goats. In a steep hillside city park on Bunker Hill, right next to

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Green Depot

Founder and president Sarah Beatty bills Green Depot as the country’s largest green building supplier, with 10 showrooms and 20 warehouses across the Northeast. She says the fast-growing business isn’t expanding merely for the sake of growth, but to make sustainable building products accessible and affordable so they can be easily adopted in standard construction.

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