Antarctica’s cracking ice sheet is part of a process that could reshape the world – Business Insider

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May 132017
 

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Antarctica's cracking ice sheet is part of a process that could reshape the world
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The first summer without an Arctic ice sheet is already on the horizon. The massive chunk of frozen ocean has capped the northern pole of our planet year-round for millennia, but it's now at risk of receding until it disappears entirely. Unlike its
Antarctica's massive ice shelf could shrink dramaticallyDaily Mail
Scientists find rare 'dragon skin' ice in AntarcticaUPI.com
Rare “dragon skin” ice spotted in AntarcticaWDEF News 12
The Weather Network –Gizmodo Australia –The TeCake –Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies – University of Tasmania
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Theoretical Analysis and Simulation of High Pressure Water Jet Cleaning Process

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Dec 082016
 

(1998) presented a mathematical model of a stationary water jet cleaning process in which the cleaning width … jet and discussed its feasibility in improving formation fracturing and acidizing treatment []. Guha et al. (011) assessed pressure …
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Tesla Spills The Beans On The Model 3 Reservation Process

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Mar 212016
 

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The excitement in the air is palpable. Fans are making plans for insane cross-country or across-the-world trips, paying exorbitant amounts for last-minute plane tickets, and posting pleading requests for a +1 ticket from anyone who won a pass to the Model 3 event in Hawthorne. It’s a bit crazy, actually, that people are getting so crazy [&hellip

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130 Scientists Condemn Flawed Review Process For LNG Project

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Mar 112016
 

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Originally published on the ECOreport They come from the West Coast, as far south as California, as north as Alaska, and as east as the Atlantic coast. Their joint letter refers to “Misrepresentation,”  “lack of information,” and “Disregard for science that was not funded by the proponent.” Scientists condemn the flawed review process for Lelu Island, at the mouth [&hellip

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BP’s Bight oil drilling approvals process is ‘flawed’, says Nick Xenophon

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Oct 142015
 

A spill at BP’s drilling campaign could impact the southern coast. Photo: supplied “There needs to be a proper process for approval for this: leaving it to one authority where there doesn’t seem to be any appropriate oversight by the Parliament …
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Political tremors: Kansas officials link earthquakes to fracking-related process

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Jan 212015
 

During hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” operators use a mixture of saltwater and chemicals to break underground rock formations in order to release oil and gas. Then, to get rid of the water, operators inject it deep into disposal wells.
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BP fights agreed-upon oil spill claims process – USA TODAY

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May 092014
 

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NEW ORLEANS – In 2010, BP claims czar Kenneth Feinberg arrived on the Gulf Coast promising to settle 90 percent of private oil spill claims without need for the courts. That seemed preposterous after BP and private claimants signed a multi-billion

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Vietnamese-American fishermen file lawsuit in BP oil spill claims process – WWL

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Jan 082014
 

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GULF OF MEXICO – JUNE 25: The Transocean Discoverer Enterprise drillship burns off gas collected at the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana on June 25, 2010. An approaching tropical disturbance may force 
Fishermen sue Texas lawyer in spill claims disputeFuelFix (blog)
Fishers sue Texas lawyer in BP claims disputeNOLA.com

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Recycled Jeans Become Green Plastics in New Process

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Dec 092013
 



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The majority of plastics used in the world today come from petroleum. Oil, in other words. But it doesn’t have to be that way. While Ford and Coca-Cola are leading the charge to get soy-based plastics into more cars, a small company called Iris Industries has found a way to turn old blue jeans into “Denimite,” a tough, durable plastic that happens to look like a million bucks.

First, let’s verify that these entrepreneurs’ Denimite is as tough as they say it is … by hanging a 160 lb. anvil from a small chunk of the stuff …

Denimite Recycled Jeans

… it looks like the compressed and recycled jeans Denimite passes that test (which, I assume, is an industry-standard strength test for consumer-grade plastics).

So far, the company has just made a few basic items out of the material — but Iris Industries is hoping that its new Denimite will be be the first of many “green” composite and bio-composite materials. That’s evidenced by the company’s founders stating that they “believe the new age will be the age of composites. Nature did it first with composites like wood, bone and shell. This is the genesis of a new age of learning from nature and exploring new bio-composites that will replace less efficient materials.” To back that up, they provided a few “denim facts” on their Kickstarter page:

  • About 2.5 billion yards of denim is produced every year all around the world.
  • Approximately 1600 pieces of denim will divert 1 ton of waste from the landfill.
  • The average person in the US throws away 68 pounds of clothing and textiles a year.

I, for one, think Denimite looks great, and I’d much rather see an honest, green material like this as a decorative finish on my car’s dashboard than an oil-based, fake wood-grain plastic. Wouldn’t you? Let us know what you think of Denimite in the comments, below — and, if it ever shows up as an upscale option in a Mercedes or Tesla, try not to point out that it’s “just” a bunch of recycled jeans.

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Denimite | Recycled Jeans = Green Plastic
Denimite | Recycled Jeans = Green Plastic

Source | Photos: Iris Industries, via Gizmag

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