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U of O gets $2M grant for fuel cell research, showing why their color is green.

Last week, the US Department of Energy announced that the University of Oregon is gonna share a $2 million grant to work on developing hydrogen storage materials. You know, those things that we want to use in electric cars to … Continue reading

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Sustainability in Oregon

In my previous post I shared a but of a utopia, in terms of what sustainable engineering looks like. And though it’s really cool–its net carbon footprint is expected to be zero–it’s not the only example of sustainability; we’ve got some prime examples in Oregon. Like I said: it’s catching on. Continue reading

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UAE building a sustainable city… in the middle of a desert.

This was actually announced in 2007, the United Arab Emerates’s follow-up to the Burj Khalifa (on which construction started in ’04)–but a lot of Western countries didn’t make a big deal out of it… Continue reading

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