Adaptation

The planet is changing. The cockroaches will be fine, but what about us? See what these PF Members are doing to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Minnesota 2020
Minnesota has emerged as a leader in green chemistry and manufacturing, with the University of Minnesota's curriculum training future chemists in environmentally sustainable practices and the state's leading chemical companies making non-toxic... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Clearing streets of snow and ice in Minnesota, is about a lot more than just a plow truck. St. Paul public works is implementing new technology to make streets safe: pre-treat roads before snow arrives, using GPS tracking to make the trucks... Read More
Brief history and possible application of graphene as an energy storage material. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
Hydropower turbines have become increasingly more fish-friendly as wildlife impacts have grown. This brief history highlights some fish preservation strategies and concludes with a promising fish-friendly turbine model by the Alden laboratories.... Read More
This video gives an overview of the costs and benefits of bottled water. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
The tension between environmental impact, population and technology led scientist Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren and Barry Commoner to formulate an equation that describes the relationship between these forces, which came to be known as the IPAT... Read More
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
We take a look at a technology that can cut toxic mercury and sulfur emissions from coal, and could even be burned as a carbon neutral alternative to fossil fuels.
Biogenic Reagents is a producer of high-performance carbon products made from renewable resources and produced with renewable energy.  Biogenic Reagents’ specialty products include activated carbons that are used to purify air, water, food and... Read More
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Think "green" means rural or suburban? According to Dr. Lisa Benton-Short, the real way to a green future lies in the density of cities.
Clean clothes without all the water wasted? One company in England thinks they've got a way to get those clothes sparkling with polymer beads.

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