Category Archives: SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRY

Canada’s dead trees to build ‘plyscrapers’

Climate change warmed up Canada’s winters for so long that pine beetles destroyed billions of trees across Canada’s vast forests. Those trees are dead or dying. They will release┬ábillions of tons of CO2 when they rot. What to do with … Continue reading

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But coal is ESSENTIAL for the Australian economy?

Not so fast! 1. overall mining is about 9% of our GDP but that GDP comes at the cost of other GDP. (See below). 2. Fossil fuels are only part of that 9% GDP as the rest is opals and … Continue reading

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ABC’s Landline says Australia needs Hemp food!

ABC’s Landline: We need hemp food in Australia! 1/3rd the water to grow lucen Hempcrete soaks up CO2 as it dries and petrifies Aboriginals are building hemp housing Was the world’s most common fabric material until the cotton gin was … Continue reading

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Elon Musk becomes even more like Iron Man

Elon Musk designs a hand-gesture 3D Cad interface similar to, you guessed it, Tony Stark (Iron Man).

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Can we do better than Sweden?

Sweden is so efficient at burning their rubbish for waste that they’ve run out of their own and are importing other nation’s waste to help meet their energy needs. It’s a good story, but we can do better!   1. … Continue reading

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