FRX Polymers Raises $26.7 Million in Multinational Funding for Green Plastic

Abu Dhabi and Israeli investors among new financiers of dioxin-free flame retardant plastic. FRX Polymers manufactures and markets a range of environmental friendly and inherently flame retardant plastics. The company recently raised $26.6 million in series B venture capital financing from a diverse group of investors including Masdar Capital of Abu Dhabi, Israel Cleantech Ventures […]

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Looking for Sustainable Alternatives for Endangered Word

Sorry folks, but nothing on this earth is sustainable, even words. Brian argues the dire need for new words to replace ‘sustainable’ in our eco-English vocabulary.  Peak oil came and went in 2008.  Everyone knows this– with the possible exception of some US presidential candidates and one wildcat oil prospector in Cairo, Illinois.  Most Green […]

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Saudi Arabia Dumps Oil in Time for US Election Season

A fleet of oil tankers is heading from Saudi Arabia to the US in order to drive down “unjustified” oil prices of $127 per barrel.  Saudi Arabia’s current capacity of 9.9 million barrels per day already exceeds self-imposed OPEC quotas.  Saudi Petroleum minister Ali Naimi said production could go up another 25% to 12.5 million […]

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Is Light Pollution The End of Arabian Nights?

The winter constellations of Orion, Canis Major and Taurus display an ocean of stars when viewed from Semnan, Iran. What if no one had ever witnessed the beauty of a dark night sky?  The ancient light of distant stars inspired Middle Eastern art, mythology and science. While Medieval European leaders shunned astronomical observances which challenged […]

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Will Ancient Mega Lake Bring Peace to Sudan?

Can mega well bring peace to Sudan? At least 300,000 people died and almost three million were displaced by the Darfur conflict in Sudan. Egyptian-American geologist Farouk El-Baz believes that limited access to water is one of the root causes of this conflict. Doctor El-Baz is director of Boston University’s center for remote sensing. He […]