Modern Marvels

Season 14 Episode 38

Environmental Tech II

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 12, 2007 on The History Channel
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Environmental Tech II
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Take a look at the innovations designed to hold off a global warming meltdown.

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      • One city that could benefit from rooftop wind turbines is Milton, Massachusetts. With average annual winds of 15.4 mph, Milton is the breeziest city in the United States.

      • Producing enough power for all the households in the United States would require over 620 solar towers the size of Enviromission's design. Of those, California would need sixty five and Wyoming just two.

      • The average American car creates 10,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. That's nearly one quarter of the country's entire CO2 output.

      • The EPA has identified nearly 1600 contaminated sites. Of those nearly 1400 have polluted groundwater. Currently, one in four Americans lives within three miles of a superfund site.

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      • Narrator: They're the towering sun temples that could power the largest metropolis and the kites that could pull gigantic ships. They're factories that clean up our messes, the cars that run on air, the smart switches, air conditioners made out of ice and the rooftop turbines that capture the wind. Now, just in time to save the planet, Environmental Tech II, on Modern Marvels

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