Wonderful Oil Waste Water Makes Tangerines Not So Cute, But Makes Toxic Resnicks Filthy Rich #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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L.A. Times Takes A Bath In Dirty Water With Icelandic Bottled H20 Scam

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I’ve been seeing the b t full page ads for Icelandic Glacial water in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times for months now and every time I do they p**s me off. . Times hadn’t delivered an actual bottle of this snake oil water right along with my newspaper last week. .

The Only Thing Rising Again In The South Is Fatal Flood Waters #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Lawrence Livermore publishes state-by-state energy/water Sankey diagrams

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For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has published state-by-state energy and water Sankey diagrams in one location so that analysts and policymakers can find all the information they need in one place. General location of energy and water categories.

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Citizens Filter Hermosa Beach City Council Water to Stop Waste & Force Change

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On Monday I wrote about how some of my friends on the Hermosa Beach City Council had ignored citizen requests that they stop using disposable Arrowhead plastic water bottles as their source of drinking water at City Council meetings.

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While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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It’s putting solar thermal hot water systems on the roofs of housing developments for homeless veterans. Every day our EcoMedia projects cut carbon emissions, cut energy use, help educate and improve the environment. The latest news on global warming could not be worse.

Texas: From Shale Boom to Water Revolution

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Now the slick but dry state is becoming famous for water: that precious element that both resolves the drought problem and also makes it possible to pump more oil out of the ground. A Water Revolution Takes Root. per barrel, or approximately $1,100-$1,350 per acre-foot of water.

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Water splitting using iron oxide nanotruss structures

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Researchers at Linköping University and Umeå University in Sweden have developed a new and efficient way to use electrocatalysis to produce hydrogen gas from water using electrodes with nanotruss structures of iron oxide. The environment in an electrolyte can be very rough-and-tumble.

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DOE to issue $3M FOA for High-Performance Computing for Materials; focus on severe, complex environments

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Through this initial solicitation, DOE aims to demonstrate the benefit of HPC in investigating, improving and scaling up methods to accelerate development and deployment of materials that perform well in severe and complex energy application environments.

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Researchers review risk to water resources from unconventional shale gas development in US

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They identified four potential modes of water resource degradation: (1) shallow aquifers contaminated by fugitive natural gas (i.e., Health Natural Gas Water

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New catalyst synthesis method for solar water splitting to produce hydrogen

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A paper on their work is published in the journal Applied Catalysis B: Environment. 1 ) for solar hydrogen production from methanol-water in the presence of only 0.25% of photodeposited Pt nanoparticles with excellent performance stability.

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The Game-Changing Water Revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner

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Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering. For the North American shale boom, the lack of water is suffocating. The water revolution is here, according to Stanley Weiner, CEO of STW Resources -a Texas-based company that has the exclusive North American license for Dutch-developed next-generation Salttech desalination technology.

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Bottled Water in Hermosa Beach: A Waste of Money, Resources and Perfectly Good Tap Water

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Some of my friends on the Hermosa Beach City Council don’t believe that drinking water out of a new, disposable plastic water bottle at every Council meeting does any harm – so they crack open a new bottle of water at every meeting to quench their thirst. Here’s a little video that will enlighten them to the facts: Tags: Environmental Politics Sustainability carbon producers environment fossil fuels Hermosa Beach City Council

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Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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Today is Earth Day 2012, a day filled with celebrations of the environment and all the things being done to try and improve it and make it more sustainable.

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Greenius To Preach Community Choice & Climate Justice in South L.A. Church

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Filed under: environment Tagged: California Crossroads , Creative Greenius , Food and Water Watch California , Holman Methodist Church , Joe Galliani , renewable energy , South Bay 350 Climate Action Group , South Bay Clean Power , South L.A.

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Ford Becomes First Automaker to Join the Water Disclosure Project

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Ford Motor Company is the first automaker and one of several companies taking a leadership position in joining the Water Disclosure Project , which will establish a water disclosure protocol for companies around the world and promote conservation and stewardship. The Water Disclosure Project extends this approach to managing the world’s shrinking water resources, which has become a critical global environmental and quality of life issue.

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Manhattan Beach, The South Bay’s Greenest City

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The Creative Greenius says you can now expect a bold United States policy on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, a rapid shift away from carbon-based fuels to renewables and a science-based approach to water policy and other critical resources. Water and Storm Water.

2009 130

Study Finds Water Use for Switchgrass Ethanol Production Approximately the Same as for Gasoline

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The production of both bio and petroleum feedstocks and fuels requires substantial water input. In many cases, the Argonne team noted, crude oil production is increasingly water dependent. Finally, the use of produced-water re-injection for oil recovery should be increased.

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Ford launches 10-year project to transform Dearborn campus; sustainability in the built environment; Living Building Challenge

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The transformation will integrate sustainability and innovation throughout the built environment, including a new Sustainability Showcase building on the product campus, which will aim to meet Living Building Challenge standards, the highest level of sustainability certification today.

2016 78

US DOI report highlights impacts of climate change on Western water resources

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The US Department of the Interior released a report that assesses climate change risks and how these risks could impact water operations, hydropower, flood control, and fish and wildlife in the western United States. SECURE Water Act Report.

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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Today is Earth Day 2012, a day filled with celebrations of the environment and all the things being done to try and improve it and make it more sustainable.

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Univ of Illinois team mixed metals with perchloric acid to create stable, efficient catalyst for water splitting

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Electrolyzers use electricity to break water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen. In a recent study, we found if a compound has two metal elements—yttrium and ruthenium—-and oxygen, the rate of water-splitting reaction increased. Yao Qin, a co-author and former member of Yang’s group, first experimented with the procedure for making this new material by using different acids and heating temperatures to increase the rate of the water-splitting reaction.

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Ford targeting 30% reduction in water used per vehicle by 2015

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Ford plans to cut the amount of water used to make each vehicle 30% globally by 2015, compared with the amount of water used per vehicle in 2009. If Ford meets the 30% goal, the amount of water used to make a vehicle will have dropped from 9.5 Ford is also developing year-over-year efficiency targets as part of its annual environmental business planning process and has established a cross-functional team spanning several divisions to review water usage more holistically.

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WHO attributes more than 1 in 4 deaths annually of children under 5 years to unhealthy environment

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Most of these diseases and conditions are at least partially caused by the environment, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. WHO estimated in 2012 that 26% of childhood deaths and 25% of the total disease burden in children under five could be prevented through the reduction of environmental risks such as air pollution, unsafe water, sanitation and inadequate hygiene or chemicals. Health facilities: Ensure safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and reliable electricity.

2017 69

Protected: Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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South Bay 350 Getting to Work on 10-10-10!

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Tags: Bicycles Environmental Politics Ocean Saving Energy Sustainability citizen volunteer climate change environment environmental legislation fossil fuels green education recycling sea-level rise water conservation Manhattan Beach V.O.I.C.E.

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Study finds perennial biofuel crops’ water consumption similar to corn

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Evapotranspiration (ET) refers to the sum total of water lost while the plant is growing, either from evaporation through the plant stem itself (a process called “transpiration”), or from water evaporated off of the plant’s leaves or the ground. This knowledge gap exists for perennial vegetation in general in mesic environments, and has important implications for how landscape water balances will respond to climate change.

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Argonne researchers developing multifunctional farm landscapes balancing economy, bioenergy and environment

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In collaboration with the farming community of the Indian Creek Watershed in central Illinois, researchers from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) are finding ways to meet three agrarian land management objectives simultaneously: maximizing a farmer’s production; growing feedstock for bioenergy; and protecting the environment. These sections of land are doubly taxing—unprofitable for the farmer and damaging to the environment.

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GLBRC research review concludes cellulosic biofuels can benefit the environment if managed correctly

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Perennial vegetation, whether herbaceous grasses and dicots or short-rotation trees, offers environmental outcomes superior to those of annual crops—high net energy return on investment, greater soil C and N retention, and improved insect and wildlife habitat—with no observable impact on landscape water balances in humid temperate climates.

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Artificial enzymatic pathway delivers 1,000-fold enhancement in H2 produced by biological water splitting; more than 1g H2/L/h

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Researchers from Virginia Tech developed an in vitro artificial enzymatic pathway that can produce hydrogen at extremely high rates by splitting water energized by carbohydrates (e.g., Hydrogen production via high-speed water splitting may be energized by renewable carbohydrates (e.g.,

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Transocean sets world water-depth drilling record in 10,385 feet of water off India

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announced that the ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 has set a new world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig of 10,385 feet (3,165 meters) of water while working for ONGC off the East coast of India. This surpasses Transocean’s prior world record of 10,194 feet (3,107 meters) of water set by the KG1’s sister rig, Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 in 2011 while working for Reliance in India. Transocean Ltd.

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Study finds automobile tires are a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment

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A new study by researchers from Stockholm University concludes that automobile tires may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes—a type of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)—to the environment. There are approximately 100 different known PAHs in air, soil, food, and water, although the number of chemicals that comprise the PAH class is not fully.

ABB Develops Cost-Effective Process to Clean Oily Produced Water

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Oily water treatment schematics. ABB has developed a water treatment technology that cleans oily wastewater—by far the largest waste product in oil and gas production—quickly, cost-effectively and energy-efficiently. Oily wastewater, also known as produced water, is basically water that is trapped in underground formations that is brought to the surface during oil and gas production. About seven to ten barrels of produced water are generated for each barrel of oil.

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Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

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on us when the hell and high water (as Joe Romm’s great book of 2006 called it) arrives in your neighborhood and becomes impossible to ignore any longer at your house. . You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

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Petrobras awards Technip two contracts for ultra-deep water fields

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Technip two ultra-deep water contracts for the supply of flexible pipes for the Sapinhoá Norte field and I5 at Lula field (former Tupi field), located in the Santos Basin pre-salt area (Brazil), at a water depth of up to 2,500 meters (8,202 feet). Petrobras has awarded.

2014 96

Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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Three out of four global consumers rated air pollution (77%) and water pollution (75%) as top concerns, both increasing six percentage points compared to 2009. Portugal and Mexico were also the world’s most concerned countries about water shortages and air and water pollution.

California adds more regulation for oil and gas industry; water quality and spill response

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AB 1328 gives California water agencies access to information on potentially hazardous chemicals used in oil and gas operations. AB 1328 authorizes a regional water quality control board (RWQCB) or the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), while conducting an investigation of wastewater discharge produced from an oil or gas field, to require a person or entity to provide information for all chemicals in the discharged wastewater.

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New robust triple-layer bifunctional catalyst for water splitting with earth-abundant materials

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A new robust and highly active bifunctional catalyst developed by Rice University and the University of Houston splits water into hydrogen and oxygen without the need for expensive metals such as platinum.

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Meet the Greenius @ the Torrance Environmental Fair this Saturday

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I’ll be back again this year, at Madrona Marsh on Saturday, March 27 from 10am t0 3pm talking about ways to save energy, save water, save money and cut your greenhouse gas emissions. Joe Galliani, the Creative Greenius at the 2009 Torrance Environmental Fair.

2010 141

Statoil and Research & Development Corporation invest in Arctic and harsh-environment R&D

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announced a collaborative investment in three new research and development projects to improve Arctic and harsh-environment offshore oil and gas operations in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world. The tanks would be used for separation of gas and water from oil and storage of stabilized/separated oil. Successful outcomes of this project will assist Statoil in addressing active issues related to the company’s operations in ice-covered and harsh environments.

2014 74

Novel microbial biosensor platforms for early detection and treatment of oil leakage and produced waters

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Plus if we are able to develop this system on a larger scale, the same unit would be able to treat the waste and to remediate the soil and water that has been contaminated. In the current study, he is testing bacteria that will elicit an adequately measurable cathode voltage while also being able to survive in a marine environment for the application of offshore oil spill detection.

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PSI team demonstrates direct hydrocarbon fuel production from water and CO2 by solar-driven thermochemical cycles

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syngas—from water and CO 2. Now, a team from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland has demonstrated the direct production of hydrocarbon fuel—specifically methane—from water and CO 2 by incorporating a catalytic process into STCs.

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CPT launching water-cooled electric supercharger for commercial diesel engines

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At the 17 th Supercharging conference this week in Dresden, Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) will launch what it says is the first water-cooled electric supercharger developed for “quasi-continuous” boosting of commercial diesel engines, including those developed for off highway applications. Because it is water-cooled it has a high level of thermal stability. Cobra electric supercharger. Click to enlarge.

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