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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

World’s First Solar Bike Path Set to Open in the Netherlands

Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
World’s First Solar Bike Path Set to Open in the Netherlands

The world’s first solar bike path is set to open in the Netherlands next Wednesday. The SolaRoad will run through Amsterdam’s northern suburb of Krommenie and will feature concrete slabs embedded with solar panels to convert energy from the sun into electricity for the grid.

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Barsha Pump Provides Irrigation Water Without Needing Fuel

Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Barsha Pump Provides Irrigation Water Without Needing Fuel

The pump itself is essentially a water wheel on a floating platform, that’s moored in a nearby flowing river. The moving water rotates the wheel, that in turn utilizes a spiral mechanism to compress air. That air drives water through an attached hose and up to the fields.

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Hawaii Makes Use of Hemp as BioFuel, Other States to Follow?

Posted by on November 5, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Hawaii Makes Use of Hemp as BioFuel, Other States to Follow?

What requires about half the amount of water to be produced when compared to cotton, and requires NO pesticides to grow? Hemp, and Hawaii is already researching the growth of industrial hemp as a bio-fuel with numerous uses. Are other states aiming to follow?

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IBM “Sunflowers” to Supply Off-Grid Energy, Water and Cooling

Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
IBM “Sunflowers” to Supply Off-Grid Energy, Water and Cooling

The creators of a new thermal photovoltaic system adaptation could provide up to 40 liters (10 gallons) of drinkable water per square meter of receiver area per day, with a large, multi-dish installation theoretically able to provide enough water for an entire small town.

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How to Make Vertical Raised Beds for Urban Green Spaces

Posted by on October 5, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
How to Make Vertical Raised Beds for Urban Green Spaces

Permaculture is not merely a solution for smallholders, farmers and families living in the countryside, but for city dwellers too. Living in cities offers great opportunities for us to reduce our footprints.

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A New Reason to Care About Mother Nature

Posted by on October 3, 2014 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 1 Comment
A New Reason to Care About Mother Nature

The tropical forests of South America are rich in natural resource value and are being bulldozed and burned by government-backed businesses who are willing to do whatever it takes to squeeze money from them.

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Planet on the Brink: Human Activity Killing the Planet’s Life-Supporting Systems

Posted by on September 30, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Planet on the Brink: Human Activity Killing the Planet’s Life-Supporting Systems

Human activity has brought the planet’s life-supporting systems to the brink of tipping points, causing an “alarming” loss in biodiversity and critical threats to the services nature has provided humankind.

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High-Speed Gondolas Envisioned for NYC

High-Speed Gondolas Envisioned for NYC

A new proposal envisions a high-speed urban gondola that would offer commuters swift transport between Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, reducing travel times.

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Major Foundations and Investors, Including Heirs to Oil Fortune, Pledge Fossil Fuel Divestment

Posted by on September 23, 2014 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
Major Foundations and Investors, Including Heirs to Oil Fortune, Pledge Fossil Fuel Divestment

Prominent private philanthropies and charitable foundations, including one built from the oil fortune of John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil, announced their intention to divest from fossil fuel holdings as they make clear statements that the threat of climate change and the irresponsible behavior of the oil, coal, and natural gas companies has fueled their decision.

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A Zero-Waste Supermarket That Got Rid of All Food Packaging

Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
A Zero-Waste Supermarket That Got Rid of All Food Packaging

A zero-waste grocery store in Berlin is an experiment in eco-conscious consumption.

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100% Renewable Energy as Centerpiece of a Climate Action Plan

Posted by on September 15, 2014 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
100% Renewable Energy as Centerpiece of a Climate Action Plan

Local, regional and national governments demonstrate that 100% RE is technically possible, economically advisable, socially imperative and environmentally inevitable. They also highlight that the decision to phase out fossil fuels is solely dependent on political will.

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Hydrogen Production Breakthrough Could Herald Cheap Green Energy

Posted by on September 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Hydrogen Production Breakthrough Could Herald Cheap Green Energy

Chemists from the University of Glasgow report in a new paper in Science today on a new form of hydrogen production which is 30 times faster than the current state-of-the-art method. The process also solves common problems associated with generating electricity from renewable sources such as solar, wind or wave energy.

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Responsible Drinking: Helping the Planet Pint by Pint

Posted by on September 13, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Responsible Drinking: Helping the Planet Pint by Pint

Green beer is now being cranked out by brewers of all sizes, from micro to mega. Challenges for eco-brewers include recycling and conserving water.

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Aquapol Dehydration System Proves “Free Energy” is Real

Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
Aquapol Dehydration System Proves “Free Energy” is Real

A new dehydration system uses Earth’s energy field to solve rising damp problems, because it addresses the root cause by neutralizing the capillary forces. Besides drying walls of buildings, this system can also be used to dry out underground walls, basements, and cellars.

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Buddhist Singing Bowls Inspire New Tandem Solar Cell Design

Buddhist Singing Bowls Inspire New Tandem Solar Cell Design

The shape of a centuries-old Buddhist singing bowl has inspired a Canberra scientist to re-think the way that solar cells are designed to maximize their efficiency.

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