Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hurricane Irene

With communities from North Carolina to New England suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and other assistance. Continue reading


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Fuel-Efficient Couple Driving Across US to Teach Fuel Economy Tips

John and Helen Taylor, the world's most fuel-efficient coupleJohn and Helen Taylor, known as the world’s most fuel efficient couple holding 88 world records, are currently on a record-setting drive across the 48 contiguous states as part of a national smarter driving program to help motorists make the most of their fuel purchases and our natural energy resources. Continue reading

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US Decontamination Technology Used in Japan to Remediate Contaminated Schools

Little Lamb Kindergarten studentsDeconGel® nuclear decontaminant ( or is a novel polymer-based decontamination technology developed by CBI Polymers for radiological, nuclear and chemical threats. According to CBI Polymers, DeconGel “is a safe, water-soluble, peelable hydrogel, with unique capacity to bind, encapsulate, and remove surface radioactive and chemical contaminants. DeconGel nuclear decontaminant is used by U.S. Department of Energy sites for remediation of radiological, nuclear, and hazardous chemical substances. It’s also useful for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) first responder units concerned with immediate clean-up after major hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incidents. In addition, DeconGel nuclear decontaminant removes toxic elements such as lead, beryllium, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and iron oxide. Continue reading

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CTSI Launches Defense Energy Technology Challenge, Solution Matching Program

In conjunction with the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit on September 13, 2011, the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) is hosting a defense-focused challenge — the Defense Energy Technology Challenge. The program, based on CTSI’s annual Utility Technology Challenge, is designed to pair companies developing defense targeted energy solutions with partners, including: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Continue reading

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