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Can a panda-shaped solar power plant boost popularity of renewable energy?

July 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD

In a fresh effort to boost the visibility of its renewable energy efforts, China is turning to one of its most beloved creatures—Panda Green Energy Group Ltd. recently announced that it has connected its latest solar power plant, cutely shaped into the likeness of its namesake, to the electricity grid.


Video: Concrete reinforced with recycled tire fibers has enhanced performance, reduced environmental impact

June 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD

Scientists at the University of British Colombia (Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada) have a new strategy that just might be going somewhere—they’ve devised a technique to incorporate recycled rubber tire fibers into concrete to reuse the waste material, improve the durability of concrete, and reduced the carbon footprint of the concrete industry.



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