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Erica Gies

Entries by Erica Gies

Desmond D'Sa, Goldman Prize Winner, Works To Improve Durban, South Africa

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 11:26 AM

This story originally appeared on Ensia.

April 28, 2014 — In 1971, when Desmond D’Sa was 15, South Africa’s apartheid government forcibly relocated his family from its 10-room suburban home to a two-bedroom inner city apartment. The young man was dismayed to find his new neighborhood in South...

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Solar Waste Recycling: Can the Industry Stay Green?

(80) Comments | Posted August 11, 2010 | 5:18 PM

Clean-tech firms seek to reuse a variety of rare, potentially toxic materials. New businesses emerge as manufacturers prepare for modules' end of life.

In recent years the electronics industry has gained notoriety for creating an endless stream of disposable products that make their way at life's end to developing countries,...

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Agricultural Production in Central Valley Leaves Toxic Legacy for Locals

(4) Comments | Posted May 8, 2010 | 11:18 AM

SEVILLE, Tulare County, California -- One of the perks of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is the wide variety of fresh, local produce we enjoy year-round. Much of that comes thanks to our proximity to the Central Valley, one of the most productive agricultural regions the...

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