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Sex, Lies and Garbage by Belinda Waymouth

Published: 
Mon, 03/11/2013 - 2:26pm
Category: 
Waste

With world population at 7 billion-plus, there are more potential people to have sex with than ever... not forgetting the inevitable result: more people. 

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Plasma Gasification Raises Hopes of Clean Energy From Garbage

Published: 
Tue, 09/11/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

David Robau tours the country promoting a system that sounds too good to be true: It devours municipal garbage, recycles metals, blasts toxic contaminants and produces electricity and usable byproducts — all with drastic reductions in emissions.

Mr. Robau, an environmental scientist for the Air Force, has been promoting a method that was developed with the Air Force to dispose of garbage with neither the harmful byproducts of conventional incineration nor the environmental impact of transporting and burying waste. It is one of several innovative techniques that the United States military has been researching to provide alternatives to the open-pit burns that some veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars say have made them ill.