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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

Four Teenage Girls in Africa Have Invented a Generator Powered by Urine

Posted by on December 26, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 1 Comment
Four Teenage Girls in Africa Have Invented a Generator Powered by Urine

According to The Next Web’s Emil Protalinski, the urine-powered generator — which can turn one liter of urine into six hours of electricity — works like this.

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Germany Has Built the Clean Energy Economy U.S. Rejected in 80s

Posted by on December 2, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
Germany Has Built the Clean Energy Economy U.S. Rejected in 80s

The U.S. wasn’t always so timid. Thirty years ago, we led the world in renewable energy research and production, and Jimmy Carter’s White House was the first government building in the world to install solar panels on its roof.

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UN Report Says Organic Farming Can Feed the World Sustainably

Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Farming with 2 Comments
UN Report Says Organic Farming Can Feed the World Sustainably

“The strongest feature of organic agriculture is its reliance on fossil-fuel independent and locally-available production assets; working with natural processes increases cost-effectiveness and resilience of agro-ecosystems to climatic stress,” the paper says.

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How to Preserve Your Food Without Electricity

Written by on October 30, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
How to Preserve Your Food Without Electricity

Whether you’re facing Hurricane Sandy or not, it is essential to know at least a few ways in which you can preserve your food without any electricity… Follow these simple tips to ensure that your food remains cool, fresh, and ready to eat along with the rest of your food supplies.

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Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It

Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It

by APRIL FULTON | NPR     The food world is buzzing today about the latest news on just how often we waste perfectly good food. And we admit, the statistics are pretty depressing. About 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. The average American consumer wastes 10 times as much food as […]

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Net-Zero Energy Home Could Make Utility Bills a Thing of the Past

Posted by on October 1, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 1 Comment
Net-Zero Energy Home Could Make Utility Bills a Thing of the Past

A new cutting edge laboratory disguised as a regular home could help researchers determine best practices for building the next generation of energy efficient homes     By MEG HANDLEY  (US News and World Report) What if instead of paying for your home’s electricity, your home paid you?It might sound like wishful thinking, but the scientists at […]

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There’s Enough Wind to Power Global Energy Demand, New Research Says

Written by on September 21, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
There’s Enough Wind to Power Global Energy Demand, New Research Says

There is enough energy available in winds to meet all of the world’s demand. Atmospheric turbines that convert steadier and faster high-altitude winds into energy could generate even more power than ground- and ocean-based units.

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BREAKTHROUGH: Spherical Solar Energy-Generating Globes Can Even Harvest Energy from Moonlight

Posted by on September 18, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
BREAKTHROUGH: Spherical Solar Energy-Generating Globes Can Even Harvest Energy from Moonlight

by Ayasha Guerin     (Inhabitat) The solar energy designers at Rawlemon have created a spherical, sun-tracking glass globe that is able to concentrate sunlight (and moonlight) up to 10,000 times. The company claims that its ß.torics system is 35% more efficient than traditional dual-axis photovoltaic designs, and the fully rotational, weatherproof sphere is even capable of harvesting electricity from moonlight. […]

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Computerized House to Generate as Much Energy as it Uses [video]

Written by on September 14, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Computerized House to Generate as Much Energy as it Uses [video]

(Eurekalert) In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 12, 2012, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled a new laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking suburban home for a family of four can generate as much energy as it uses in a year. Following an initial year-long experiment, the facility […]

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Bioengineered Bacteria Pump Out Fuel for Cars

Written by on September 12, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
Bioengineered Bacteria Pump Out Fuel for Cars

(Yahoo News) A humble soil bacteria has become a genetically engineered factory capable of making fuel for cars. But the project still has to get out of the lab and scale up to industrial-size production.

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Starbucks Is Testing an Innovative Recycling Process That Will Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Posted by on September 6, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
Starbucks Is Testing an Innovative Recycling Process That Will Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

“Starbucks has been working on a way to convert leftover food items into reusable products, such as laundry detergent. The coffee giant wants to lessen its carbon footprint and become more environmentally friendly with unconsumed food products…The New York Daily News elaborates on the initiative. According to the Daily News, the Hong Kong Starbucks is […]

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Predictions: The Bane of the Alternative Media

Posted by on August 14, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
Predictions: The Bane of the Alternative Media

Richard Dolan (Keyhole Publishing) Simply put, the 2012 Olympics were supposed to feature a phony alien invasion that was designed to scare the hell out of you so that you would acquiesce into accepting an overt global fascism. The primary day for this apparently was supposed to be Saturday, August 4. A great holographic display of an ET mothership (or, depending on your variation in this, Jesus, Satan, or whomever) was supposed to appear and, one supposes, people were simply going to check their brains and accept it all.

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There Is a Better Way: Pioneer in Sustainable Agriculture Shares His Vision of the Future of Food

Posted by on August 14, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
There Is a Better Way: Pioneer in Sustainable Agriculture Shares His Vision of the Future of Food

By Dr. Joseph Mercola (Mercola.com) I recently visited Joel Salatin at his Polyface farm in Virginia. He’s truly one of the pioneers in sustainable agriculture, and you can take a virtual tour through his various farm operations in the video above. As a physician, it’s patently obvious to me—and I’m sure most of you viewing […]

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New Energy Source: Major Advance in Generating Electricity From Wastewater

Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 2 Comments
New Energy Source: Major Advance in Generating Electricity From Wastewater

(Eurekalert) Engineers at Oregon State University have made a breakthrough in the performance of microbial fuel cells that can produce electricity directly from wastewater, opening the door to a future in which waste treatment plants not only will power themselves, but will sell excess electricity.

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16 Year-old Student Discovers Inexpensive Way to Convert Plastic Into Biofuel

Posted by on August 8, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
16 Year-old Student Discovers Inexpensive Way to Convert Plastic Into Biofuel

(Green Planet) A sixteen-year-old Egyptian student, Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad from the Zahran Language School in Alexandria has identified a new low-cost catalyst which can generate biofuel by breaking down plastic waste. The idea of breaking down plastic polymers into fuel feedstocks, the bulk raw material used for producing biofuel, is not a new idea.

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