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Pig Poop Power
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Friday, 20 November 2015 18:36
Albany, Missouri, November 2015—Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) recently announced creation of a turnkey facility that would manufacture and inject large quantities of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) into the national grid system.

The natural gas resource would come from one of the largest concentrations of finishing hogs in the Midwest, and will be operational by mid-2016. The announcement took place during an event at Ruckman Farm, one of the nine Smithfield Foods Missouri hog production facilities involved in what will become the largest livestock manure-to-energy project of its kind.
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Breakfast Breads Arise!
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Friday, 20 November 2015 18:27
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 2015—Family-owned Ozery Bakery combines a passion for artisanal baked goods with a drive for innovation and creativity.

Starting with little more than their Grandmother’s recipes, a business plan from college, a few after-hours experiments in the pizza ovens at Canada's Wonderland theme park, and a lot of gumption, the Ozery brothers developed a thriving business that is experiencing explosive sales and growth in the U.S. market.
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Solid But Not Good
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 18:47
The Developed Nations, October 2015—The 20 billion tons of concrete produced around the world annually account for an estimated five to 10 percent of global carbon dioxide (CO²) emissions. Concrete is one of the most widely used materials in the world, and the energy-intensive process to create it is the third largest source of planet-warming CO². According to a 2012 study from Scotland’s University of Aberdeen, making a ton of concrete releases about a ton of CO² into the atmosphere. While the concrete industry has actually reduced its carbon emissions significantly, it still has a long way to go.
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The Pecking Order of Tailgating
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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 17:37
Nationwide, USA, September 2015—With the college football season in full swing, what better conversation piece to nibble on but which university can boast with confidence in saying that they have the best tailgating food in the nation?

The Daily Meal, the world’s largest food and drink lifestyle site, recently unveiled its annual list of the 25 Best Colleges for Tailgating in America. The top colleges featured were spread all throughout the country, and this year’s group can be found in 18 of our 50 states. As you might imagine, Texas led the list, but the representation overall makes possible for thousands to brag. 
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Being Green
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015 16:44
Everywhere, USA—Teaching our kids about sustainability and green living is one of the most important things we can do to safeguard the future of humanity and the planet we inhabit.

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) reports that environmental education teaches children how to learn about and investigate their environment and to make intelligent, informed decisions about sustainability. Furthermore, learning about the environment is multi-disciplinary, so it allows teachers a rare opportunity to integrate different parts of their curriculum while challenging students to think about the big picture. Thankfully, teachers today have a plethora of resources for incorporating sustainability in their lessons and activities.
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The GOP Versus the Environment
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Friday, 20 November 2015 18:15
The U.S.A., November 2015—In recent decades, Republicans have certainly been far less sympathetic to environmental causes than Democrats, and this year’s batch of candidates for the party’s Presidential nomination is no exception.
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Getting to the Root of It
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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 18:31
Lawrence, Kansas, September 2015—Alfalfa has been around for so long that it’s “root” name comes from the Arabic, which means “father of all foods.”

And while we made fun use of the word, the roots of alfalfa can grow up to 39 feet, extending deep into the earth to reveal a host of nutrients—all of them good for us.
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Bye-Bye, Bisphenol!
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Friday, 28 August 2015 15:38
Omaha, Nebraska, August 2015—ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced last month that all of the company’s facilities in the U.S. and Canada have completed the transition to cans without Bisphenol A (BPA) liners.

While ConAgra began canning some food in non-BPA lined cans five years ago, other foods, due to their acidity or other characteristics, required a different approach. Extensive research and trials to find safe, long-lasting and economical packaging led the company to Ardagh Group, a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions.
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Making Good Use of That Big Thing in the Sky
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Monday, 16 March 2015 19:30
Everywhere, March 2015—In 2016, the federal investment tax credit for the U.S. solar industry will expire. Many are asking what will happen as a result of this action. Here’s what our friends at EarthTalk had to say about it.

In the U.S., a new solar project was installed every three minutes in 2014, and jobs in the solar industry rose from 15,000 employees in 2005 to nearly 174,000 today. This substantial growth is in large part thanks to the Energy Policy Act of 2005’s 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for commercial and residential solar energy systems. In 2007, after only one year of implementation, the ITC led to the doubling of installed solar electric capacity. In 2008, Congress passed an eight-year extension of the ITC, allowing solar to become the fastest growing energy source in the U.S. Solar has also become much more affordable: The average installed cost per watt has dropped from around $7.50 in 2009 to $2.89 in 2013.
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