Kidney Cars Celebrates America Recycles Day
Environmentally-Friendly Car Donation Program Extends Life of Used
Vehicles, Offers Sweepstakes
NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's too big to fit in the
blue plastic bin at the curb, but your car is what you should think about
recycling as you join thousands of Americans in ce...
Giant Microwave That Recycles Plastic Back into Diesel, Gas
A US company is taking recycling to another level turning back plastics into the oil they were made from, and gas.
Global Resource Corporation (GRC) claims the process requires only a finely tuned microwave that uses 1200 different frequencies within the microwave range, which act on spec...
Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease
...up a lot of space. In humans, it's about the size of a large eggplant and shaped like a kidney, Swirski said.
Scientists have known that the spleen recycles
red blood cells and scans the blood for germs. "It serves as a filtering system," Swirski said. "It captures viruses or bacteria, and can elicit an in...
OH2 Medical Spa Achieves the First U.S. LEED(R) Certification for a Medical Commercial Interior
...tient areas have air quality control, including carbon dioxide monitoring
Daily electrical light use is 35% below industry standard
all paper and plastic waste, glass, and aluminum
All patient rooms are constructed to eliminate air cross contamination
50% of all energy...
Kidney Cars Celebrates Earth Day
... you give it up to a charity such as the National Kidney Foundation, which runs the Kidney Cars Program.
Over the course of one year, Kidney Cars recycles
15,000 cars, a total of 60,000 tires and a staggering 30,000,000 pounds of steel. This Earth Day, the National Kidney Foundation wants used cars to be...
Hometown Grocer, Local Food Companies Team up to Support Pediatric Patients, Encourage 'Green' Lifestyle
...ocery carts, bakery racks and other supplies - at the same time, the grocer regularly invites shoppers to join in the efforts. As a result, the grocer recycles
more than 25,000 tons of cardboard and plastic materials every year; conserves enough energy annually to power 7,500 homes; and uses a fuel-efficient ...
Eastern Wisconsin Residents Demonstrate Their Commitment to Being Good Neighbors
...most 600 teddy bears and stuffed animals
-- More than 1,400 personal care items and new clothing
"In every way, the expansion of America recycles
Day into Aurora's first
Good Neighbor Day was a major success," said Kimberly Welch, Aurora senior
vice president of corporate affairs. "It was heart-...
Virtual Hold Technology to Support Relay for Life of Westside
...m has held a variety of
fundraisers, including 50/50 raffles and bake sales. The team also donated
95 cell phones to Cellular Recycler, a company that recycles
and donates the money to ACS.
This is the 15th anniversary for Relay for Life of Westside, which was
the first ACS event in Ohio. To lea...
Successful Community-Driven Efforts Against HIV/AIDS Highlighted in Conference Panel
instrumental in promoting and highlighting the TCE Model as a people's
system to control HIV & AIDS.
Founded in Boston in 1997, Planet Aid recycles
donated clothes and uses
the proceeds for a variety of international development programs. In 2007,
Planet Aid, which operates in 19 states and the Di...
Cleaner Air May Threaten Amazon Rainforest
...udy was published in the May 8 issue of Nature .
The Amazon rainforest contains about 10 percent of the total carbon stored in land ecosystems and recycles
a large amount of the rainfall that it receives, according to background information in the study. Any major change to the Amazon's vegetation as a re...
Singapore-US scientists first to develop revolutionary microchip that uses 30 times less energy
... due to the fact that, unlike conventional designs that view noise as a nuisance, our design concept embraces noise as a "gem" - this novel technology recycles
The microchip is a successful proof-of-concept of the PCMOS technology which has demonstrated an improvement of 30 times in terms of energ...
Infection blocks lung's protective response against tobacco smoke
...mice and humans produce an enzyme, called glutathione reductase (GR), which recycles
the oxidized glutathione into its protective, reduced state.
The resear...ve response to tobacco smoke by lowering levels of the enzyme that normally recycles
oxidized glutathione back into its protective, reduced form," said Dr. Day....
Paving the way for green roads
... The first step is to figure out how to reduce the 300 million tons of virgin aggregate materials mined in this country every year. The U.S. currently recycles
90% of used asphalt, but still uses a large percentage of virgin materials in the recycled mix. The question is, can pavement be made with 90% recycle...
Limited biofuel feedstock supply?
...d, this carbon-rich material helps control erosion, replenishes soil organic matter, and improves soil quality. Organic matter in the soil retains and recycles
nutrients and improves soil structure, aeration, and water exchange characteristics. In addition, organic matter is the energy source for the soil eco...
Scientists discover a new risk factor for Alzheimer's
...ein called amyloid precursor protein (APP). Previous research had revealed that APP is subjected to a sequence of cellular events that either properly recycles
APP or shunts it into cellular structures called endosomes, where it is chopped into amyloid-beta. Researchers had identified several genes involved i...
Developing uses for sugar-cane bagasse: Biotechnology applied to the paper industry
... develop a non-polluting process, which at the same time yields a delignifying enzyme, laccase, from a culture of a filamentous fungus and effectively recycles
the sugar-cane bagasse. Its principle lies in the specific metabolic characteristics of this fungus, Pycnoporus cinnabarinus, which produces laccase n...
DOE JGI finishes 100th microbial genome
Saccharophagus degradans 2-40. (formerly Microbulbifer degradans) Ronald Weiner, University of Maryland. Marine microbe degrades and recycles
insoluble complex polysaccharides; potential for conversion of complex biomass to energy.
Thermobifida fusca YX. David Wilson and Diana Irwin, Cor...
Depression gene may weaken mood-regulating circuit
...n, were playing a duet under the baton of the depression-linked gene.
The gene codes for the serotonin transporter, the protein in brain cells that recycles
the chemical messenger after it's been secreted into the synapse, the gulf between cells. Since the most widely prescribed class of antidepressants ac...