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Colorful ‘Solar Glass’ Allows Entire Buildings to Generate Clean Power

Written by on February 28, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Colorful ‘Solar Glass’ Allows Entire Buildings to Generate Clean Power

Oxford Photovoltaics has developed technology for “printing” colorful glass that can generate electricity, allowing entire buildings to generate clean energy.

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Could Cell Phones Be Killing the Honey Bee?

Posted by on February 23, 2013 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
Could Cell Phones Be Killing the Honey Bee?

Honeybees exposed to cell phone radiation are likely to be confused and even to leave the hive, never to return again.

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What If Solar Panels Were On Every Family’s Roof? [Infographic]

Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Eco-Friendly with 3 Comments
What If Solar Panels Were On Every Family’s Roof? [Infographic]

The folks at 1BOG have put together a fantastic infographic that illustrates what would happen if every family in America had a solar panel on their roof. Most notably, solar power would account for a staggering 1 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity annually, saving Americans $147 billion per year.

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Bees Can Sense—and Learn From—the Electric Fields Of Flowers

Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Nature with 1 Comment
Bees Can Sense—and Learn From—the Electric Fields Of Flowers

Can zero in on flowers with specific electrical field shapes.

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Solar Panel Makers Continue To Ship Tons Of Toxic Waste Thousands Of Miles Away

Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Solar Panel Makers Continue To Ship Tons Of Toxic Waste Thousands Of Miles Away

While solar is a far less polluting energy source than coal or natural gas, many panel makers are nevertheless grappling with a hazardous waste problem. Fueled partly by billions in government incentives, the industry is creating millions of solar panels each year and, in the process, millions of pounds of polluted sludge and contaminated water.

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New Research To Support the Huge Potential of Tidal Power

Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
New Research To Support the Huge Potential of Tidal Power

New research from a global group of scientists and engineers has been published in a special issue journal of the Royal Society. The work is in support of tidal power, which has the potential to provide more than 20 per cent of the UK’s electricity demand.

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Billionaire Peter Thiel Invests in Atmospheric Vortex Technology to Harvest Clean Energy Using Tornadoes

Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
Billionaire Peter Thiel Invests in Atmospheric Vortex Technology to Harvest Clean Energy Using Tornadoes

Peter Thiel, member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group and former owner of PayPal, has invested $300,000 to Canadian inventor Louis Michaud’s start up corporation called AVEtec which has created a machine that will harness the static energy created by the vortexes generated by tornadoes.

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Everything Petroleum Does, Hemp Does Better

Posted by on December 29, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 2 Comments
Everything Petroleum Does, Hemp Does Better

Everything, EVERYTHING, that petroleum does, hemp does. So, why are we feeling this pain from fossil fuels?

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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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