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UCS: Independent Science, Practical Solutions
Union of Concerned Scientists Skip to main content Home About Us Publications News Center Policy Center In the wake of the nuclear crisis in Japan, we have seen first-hand the critical connection between water and nuclear power. In fact, power generation and water are intertwined—producing energy requires water, and providing that water uses energy. Both these processes face growing limits and problems, but a number of technologies offer strong opportunities to address water-related impacts. Water Use for Nuclear Power | The Energy-Water Collision(PDF)

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Part of Nature cartoon by Stuart McMillen - Recombinant Records This cartoon is heavily influenced by the books Natural Capitalism - Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins (1999) and Mid-Course Correction - Ray Anderson (1998). It is also in the same vein as the flash animation "The Story of Stuff" by Annie Leonard, which I watched when I was about 90% of the way through the drawing process. Back to post / website. View/add comments for this article.Part of Nature by Stuart McMillen. Spirulina: The Amazing Super Food You've Never Heard of Imagine a plant that can nourish your body by providing most of the protein you need to live, help prevent the annoying sniffling and sneezing of allergies, reinforce your immune system, help you control high blood pressure and cholesterol, and help protect you from cancer. Does such a "super food" exist?Yes. It's called spirulina.Unlike plants you may grow in your garden, this "miracle" plant is a form of blue-green algae that springs from warm, fresh water bodies. Spirulina vs. Chlorella -- Similarities and Differences

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