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April 12, 2018
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Recycling the Rare Earth Metals of E-Waste

Recycling the valuable rare earth metals found in advanced electronics from smartphones to plasma screen TVs has been a challenge for both manufacturers and environmental groups. Yale researchers, though, have developed a technology that could recover these materials for reuse.

October 20, 2015
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Auch bei Bakterien wäscht eine Hand die andere

ForscherInnen entdecken ungeahnte Vielseitigkeit von Stickstoff-Bakterien Nitrit-Oxidierer spielen Schlüsselrollen im globalen Stickstoffkreislauf sowie in der Abwasserreinigung. Sie wandeln im engen Wechselspiel mit anderen Mikroorganismen –Ammoniak-Oxidierern – Ammoniak über Nitrit zu Nitrat um. Seit ihrer Entdeckung vor über hundert Jahren gab … Continue reading

September 22, 2014
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How to rejuvenate ageing immune cells

Researchers from UCL have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of ageing. The two new studies, supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), could help to enhance our immunity … Continue reading

September 1, 2014
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Sustainable, sharing communities explored in Karen Litfin’s book ‘Ecovillages’

Karen Litfin is a University of Washington associate professor of political science and author of the book “Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community.” She answered a few questions about the book, and her work, for UW Today. Q: What is the … Continue reading

January 13, 2014
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Upcycling: Wie Phoenix aus der Asche

Recycling kennt jeder: Müll wird wiederverwertet. Um knappe Ressoucen zu schonen, erobert diese Idee nun auch die Modebranche. Aus gebrauchten oder überschüssigen Materialien entstehen hochwertige Einzelstücke und einen klingenden Namen hat der neue Trend auch bekommen: Upcycling. Ob Lederretouren aus … Continue reading

December 27, 2013
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„Einweg ist praktizierte Rohstoffverschwendung“

Interview mit Dr. Benjamin Bongardt, Leiter Ressourcenpolitik beim NABU 27. Dezember 2013 – Warum sind PET-Einwegflaschen und Dosen schlecht für die Umwelt? Die Hersteller von Einwegflaschen sagen doch, dass „null Müll“ anfällt, also Flaschen komplett recycelt und Dosen eingeschmolzen werden? … Continue reading

November 29, 2013
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Is There Really a Giant Island of Plastic in the Pacific Ocean?

Make no mistake about it: plastic waste is a huge problem and one that has been posing a very serious threat to our oceans for decades. What’s worse is that there hasn’t been any real strides made into solving the … Continue reading

September 27, 2011
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Breaking Down Plastics: New Standard Specification May Facilitate Use of Additives that Trigger Biodegradation of Oil-Based Plastics in Landfills

Despite efforts to encourage the recycling of plastic water bottles, milk jugs and similar containers, a majority of the plastic packaging produced each year in the United States ends up in landfills, where it can take thousands of years to … Continue reading