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China is winning the fight against air pollution 

If the trend continues, the average Chinese citizen will see their life expectancy increase by 2.4 years relative to 2013
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Solar and wind energy could cover 80% of US electricity demand 
Investment in greater storage and expansions of transmission capabilities are key factors according to the researchers
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This augmented reality sandbox brings evolution to the depiction of topographic maps 

By just molding the sand by hand, the landscape comes to life, with colored topographic contour lines showing elevation and simulated water
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Large Direct Shear Machines who stand up to the most stringent laboratory environments

Large Direct Shear Machines test the shear resistance between a geosynthetic or geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) and the contact surface of a large soil sample
 according to test methods in ASTM D5321 and ASTM D6243. 
 
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High-efficiency solar panel cost fell 37% in 2017 

The falling price is driven by several factors
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U.S. largest wind farm is under construction in Oklahoma 

The 2-GW wind farm-called the "Wind Catcher", is expected to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region
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The first 'green' island in the Mediterranean is a reality 

The small Greek island of Tilos is now energy independent, powered by wind and solar energy
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How will trees cope with ever-rising temperatures and extreme heatwaves? 

Australian researchers have made an interesting new observation

World's first bicycle lane paved with used toilet paper 

As it turns out, mixed with other ingredients, the cellulose from TP looks and feels pretty much just like regular asphalt
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World's first offshore landfill constructed from the seabed up is located in Singapore

It was designed as a means to overcome land scarcity in the state


Tesla's battery in South Australia made $1 million in profit in just a few days

The massive battery system moves from showboating to money-making

Self-deploying building unfolds in just 10 minutes

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