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How Solid Is Concrete's Carbon Footprint?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many scientists currently think at least 5 percent of humanity's carbon footprint comes from the concrete industry, both from energy use and the carbon dioxide (CO2) byproduct from the produc ...

dateMay 18, 2009 in Environment
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A dirty job but ...

Byproducts from the electronics, fuel, chemical and defense industries can be far from benign. Toxic heavy metals like cadmium and lead can seep into our food chain and cause cancer. And if found in the soil, these dangerous ...

dateApr 13, 2009 in Other
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Environmental impact of animal waste

North and South Carolina have seen a steady increase in swine production over the last 15 years. In North Carolina alone, swine production generates approximately a quarter of the state's gross farm receipts. ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Environment
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Glowing galaxies in telescopic timelapse

We often speak of the discoveries and data flowing from astronomical observatories, which makes it easy to forget the cool factor. Think of it—huge telescopes are probing the universe under crystal-clear ...

dateSep 17, 2014 in Astronomy
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Forest fungus factory: New technology fights hemlock pest

An invasive insect, hemlock woolly adelgid, has been marching north along the Appalachians, killing almost every hemlock tree in its path. The adelgid has devastated forests in Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. The pest recently ...

dateJul 21, 2011 in Ecology
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