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Planes, Trains and Automobiles…on Mars?

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Elon Musk is changing the way our culture looks at green science. Green, clean, natural. These are idyllic words to describe how we want our world to be, but they are also boring and hard to sell. What we really want is something exciting, cutting edge, and fast. Lucky for us, Elon Musk h

Baker-Polito Administration Delivers Emergency Response Trailers for Protection of Inland Waterways and Wetlands

Baker-Polito Administration Delivers Emergency Response Trailers for Protection of Inland Waterways and Wetlands

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  MassDEP Program Provides Six Communities with Equipment to Enhance Oil Spill Response BOSTON - The Baker-Polito Administration today delivered new emergency spill response trailers to six inland communities to assist them in the event of spills of oil or other hazardous materials

How Mushrooms Can Save the World

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By Margot Shellgren Most days, opening a newspaper brings an overwhelming sense of dread. We learn everyday new ways we are killing ourselves, and our planet. From GMO’s in everything we eat to iPads destroying our children’s brains.  It’s hard not to feel that we've doomed ourselves. Here

Public Support for Recycled Water in California

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According to a statewide survey conducted by Xylem Inc., 76% of respondents think recycled water should be used as a long term solution to California's drought problems. The definition of recycled water, according to the survey, is wastewater that has been treated and purified so it can be used as d

Turning Wastewater into Energy- Making Sewage Treatment Centers Sustainable.

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We have figured out how to create energy using our elements. Turbines are popping up all around, homes are sporting solar panels, and soon our waste water treatment plants could be producing energy.   Two scientists at Virginia Tech have solved the mystery, turning energy burning treatment facilit

Controlled Explosions in the Commonwealth

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In the state of Massachusetts, there is a niche business of Hazardous Waste Transportation and Disposal. Companies in the Commonwealth take on a great responsibility of safely packing hazardous materials and bringing them to facilities where they are properly contained and disposed of. It's a dirty

Can the Desalination of Ocean Water Quench our Thirst?

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By Margot Shellgren I had a college professor who loved to discuss ideas on how to "save the world".  One memorable topic was, how can we make hydrogen fueled cars safe for the environment? Desalinating ocean water was one of our ideas. Breaking down the ocean water into its elements; salt, oxyg

What has the Department of Environmental Protection done for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2014?

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Every year the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) composes a list of their accomplishments, so the tax payers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can see what efforts are being made.  Some of the topics that we found particularly intriguing are; “ The growth of Solar Ener

Oil Tank Removal VS. Oil Tank Abandonment

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How do you heat your home? If you use oil to heat your home, you most likely have a large oil tank sitting in your basement, known as an aboveground storage tank (AST). While not common, some homeowners source their fuel for home heating through an underground storage tank (UST), which sits hidden i