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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
An illustrated exploration of Iceland's energy consumption, and the underlying reasons for the country's high level of energy use. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
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
What role does DC (direct current) power played in our society today compared to the initial years of electricity distribution? Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
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
Some really cool robots are underwater! Shashank Priya, associate professor in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, explains the small robot jellyfish, Robojelly. Researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of... Read More
Buffalo grass has been around a long time. I first learned of it years ago in the Missouri Conservation Magazine. But it deserves considerable attention. Growing only 6 inches in height it requires mowing maybe three times a year - or none in areas... Read More
ESF is trying to be a showcase in the development of a more sustainable college campus and promote the use of renewable energy resources.

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