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Japan Launches First Satellite to Monitor Greenhouse Gases Worldwide

January 24th, 2009 | by greenqueen

The Japanese government has launched the first satellite to monitor greenhouse gases worldwide. This tool will help scientists better ascertain where global warming emissions are coming from and how much is being absorbed by the oceans and forests. The U.S. will launch a similar orbiter next month

Leather Manufacturer ISA Tan Tec To Spend $8.7M On New Vietnam-Based Tannery

January 19th, 2009 | by greenqueen

Leather manufacturer ISA Tan Tec will spend $8.7 million on its new, Vietnam-based tannery aimed at producing leather using fewer resources than industry standards. The German/Chinese company was founded by CEO Thomas Schneider, who said that the demand from its clients for ecologically friendly leather is increasing rapidly. The Ho Chi Minh City location, set to open in mid-2009, will have 280 employees churning out two million square meters of leather a year

Baylor University Researchers Find New Uses for Coconut Husks to Make Car Parts

January 14th, 2009 | by greenqueen

Baylor University researchers, led by Dr. Walter Bradley, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, has found an innovative way to use coconut husks in automotive interiors. The mission of the group is to develop technologies and a business model that will not only make a profit, but make a difference in the lives of people most in need, all while being good stewards of the planet

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