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Homes made from recycled plastic bottles

The shortage of low-cost homes and growing number of homeless people is a global challenge. Many charities and organizations, such as Eco-Tec, are finding alternative ways to save money as well as build sustainable homes out of recyclable plastic bottles.

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from The Banks Group! We’re wishing you all the best in the new year!

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Fracking Debates Continue in New York and Michigan

After last month’s vote to ban fracking in Denton, Texas, there was speculation the result could trigger a domino effect around the country. While the issue has been addressed in multiple regions, the results have been mixed across the board.

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Cleanup plan for Houston superfund site open for public comment

The EPA has extended the deadline for public comment on the South Cavalcade Street Superfund site in Houston, Texas until September 23, 2013. During this time period, the EPA invites interested parties to review the proposed cleanup plan and provide … Continue reading

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Urban vs. rural site assessments: Things to consider

  An urban environmental site assessment differs from a rural environmental site assessment in a number of ways. This post explores the differences between rural and urban ESAs and highlights data considerations when approaching site assessments in each setting.

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MIT researchers separate oil from water with magnets

  Since the BP oil spill in April 2010, there has been increased focus and debate on offshore drilling, including the economic and environmental impacts it presents. Although the United States has significant, proven onshore energy reserves at various shale … Continue reading

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