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Environmentally friendly, environment-friendly, eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green are terms referring to goods and habitats, services, laws, guidelines and policies that inflict reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment

New Report: Solar and Wind Energy Will Be Cheaper Than Nukes by Decade’s End

Posted by on June 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
New Report: Solar and Wind Energy Will Be Cheaper Than Nukes by Decade’s End

As France rushes to make expensive upgrades to its aging nuclear plants in the midst of the ongoing Fuksuhima disaster in Japan, a new report by Greenpeace in France shows that renewable energy sources like photovoltaic solar and wind will be more affordable than nuclear power by the end of the decade. Maintaining the nation’s dependence on atomic energy no longer makes financial sense.

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Recyclable, Compact Pop-Up Shelter for Disaster Relief

Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Preparedness with 0 Comments
Recyclable, Compact Pop-Up Shelter for Disaster Relief

The Compact Shelter was designed to address the humanitarian need for cost-effective aid relief on a local and international scale and is suitable for use in a range of different environments or scenarios.

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Good News: Scientists Detail Enormous Subterranean Water Reserves

Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Nature with 0 Comments
Good News: Scientists Detail Enormous Subterranean Water Reserves

Watch: Scientists say a layer of minerals in the mantle could hold three times the water present on Earth’s surface.

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Big Carmaker Aims to Make Car Parts from Unused Tomatoes

Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Big Carmaker Aims to Make Car Parts from Unused Tomatoes

Tomatoes are already found in soup, ketchup, and most Italian dishes, but researchers may have discovered the secret sauce to making car parts from them.

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Quantum Dot Breakthrough Could Lead to Cheap Spray-on Solar Cells

Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Quantum Dot Breakthrough Could Lead to Cheap Spray-on Solar Cells

Quantum dots are nanocrystals made out of a semicondutor material that is small enough to take advantage of the laws of quantum mechanics. At the center of a very new and rapidly evolving field of research, they offer promise for applications in highly efficient solar cells, transistors and lasers, among other things.

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Trikelet Claims Title of World’s Smallest Foldable Electric Vehicle

Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Trikelet Claims Title of World’s Smallest Foldable Electric Vehicle

The newest electric scooter folds up to become the ideal urban commuting weapon.

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Revolutionary Technology that Could Save the Energy Crisis: Solar Roadways

Posted by on June 10, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Revolutionary Technology that Could Save the Energy Crisis: Solar Roadways

Watch: Learn about the potential for the revolutionary ‘Solar Roadways’ concept and possible obstacles from Breaking the Set with Abby Martin.

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Biomimicry Inspired Engineering Genius: Turning Air Into Water

Biomimicry Inspired Engineering Genius: Turning Air Into Water

An innovative device takes in above-soil air and cools it below ground, causing the water in the air to condense, for passive sub-surface drip irrigation.

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Solar-Powered Air Travel: the Sunseeker Duo

Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Solar-Powered Air Travel: the Sunseeker Duo

A new solar airplane uses energy harvested from the 1,510 solar cells on its wings and tail and stored in a battery pack in the fuselage. Once in the air, the airplane then cruises directly on solar power.

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Jane Goodall: Governments Must Challenge Fossil Fuel Corporations

Posted by on June 2, 2014 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Jane Goodall: Governments Must Challenge Fossil Fuel Corporations

Jane Goodall has stressed the need for governments to challenge the fossil fuel industry in order to confront the climate crisis. The “window of time” left to act on the climate crisis requires individual action, the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace said. But politicians must act as well, and that means “governments standing up to the big corporations, the oil and gas industry.”

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Alt. Fuel: Scientists Turn Algae into Usable Fuel in Less than an Hour

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Alt. Fuel: Scientists Turn Algae into Usable Fuel in Less than an Hour

Algae has already been touted as a natural healing wonder. Not only does have its high chlorophyll content and special plant compounds been shown to defeat cancer and heart disease, it also shows promise as a replacement for butter and eggs in gluten free and vegan baked goods.

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Algae Biofuel Can Help Meet World Energy Demand

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Algae Biofuel Can Help Meet World Energy Demand

New research: microalgae produces much higher yields of fuel-producing biomass than other traditional fuel feedstocks and it doesn’t compete with food crops.

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Another Dirty Coal Plant Bites the Dust

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Another Dirty Coal Plant Bites the Dust

Retirement of on of the nation’s dirtiest coal plants, the Reid Gardner Generating Station, is a major victory for the climate, clean air, renewable energy and the relentless grassroots workers.

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The Energy Internet Explained by Jeremy Rifkin

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
The Energy Internet Explained by Jeremy Rifkin

Economic theorist and author Jeremy Rifkin explains his concept of The Internet of Things. Rifkin’s latest book is The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism.

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Fishing Nets Become Skateboards in Chile

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Fishing Nets Become Skateboards in Chile

Discarded fishnets amounts to 10% of the oceans’ plastic waste. Net Positiva is Chile’s first collection and recycling program for fishnets.

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