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Anti-desertification and Revegetation

Techniques which can be used to improve land quality and reclaim land from desertification.

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Oil Spill Cleanup

We researched different types of booms, skimmers, vacuum systems, dispersants, filters, chemicals, demulsifiers as well as bioremediation to compile 134 technologies that can be deployed today to help solve the BP Oil Spill. Check them out TODAY.

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Tsunami Warning Systems

The lack of robust systems directly contributed to the number of lives lost in Chile. The existence of open source innovation for tsunami forecasting makes this all the more frustrating. As an initial step, in an effort to raise global awareness and help prevent future loss of lives, we are making available a list of all patent disclosures and open source technology for use in these systems.

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Gobi Tree Greenhouse

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Use local abundance to construct an appropriate greenhouse that can weather the harsh climate and extend the tree growing season of in the South Gobi Desert.

Commodity: 
Haloxylon ammodendron trees on farm, land near Dalanzadgad city and airport, water springs, well, glass, municipal waste from Dalanzadgad, coal fired electric plant within 10 kilometers. No electric on site but transport to site and roads are very good, easy for glass transportation.
Custom & Culture: 
Haloxylon ammodendron trees are popular in the Gobi Desert as they have large root systems and bring water from depths to the surface. Bark and needles are water rich and provide a food and water source for grazing animals and livestock.
Knowledge: 
Haloxylon ammodendron seeding, planting, growing and harvesting expertise. Local business acumen and local business network links.
Money: 
Value is currently unknown.
Technology: 
Well, pumps, water drip systems, generators, garden equipment
Well-Being: 
Livestock have successfully lived in partnership with this tree for a very long time. Cultivation of the tree is a relatively recent phenomenon but provides the local economy and environment with many benefits. Trees reduce desertification, provide food/water for animals and humans, reduce erosion and provide employment in cultivation, sales and replantation.

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