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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

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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U.S. Freezes All Nuclear Power Plant Licensing Decisions

Posted by on August 8, 2012 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
U.S. Freezes All Nuclear Power Plant Licensing Decisions

Federal nuclear regulators froze at least 19 final reactor licensing decisions in response to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit that spent nuclear fuel stored on-site at nuclear power plants “poses a dangerous, long-term health and environmental risk.” As a result, the NRC today put a hold on nine construction and operating licenses, eight license renewals, one operating license, and one early site permit.

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Environmental Efforts Power the Olympics

Posted by on August 6, 2012 in Eco-Friendly with 1 Comment
Environmental Efforts Power the Olympics

(Discovery News) We’re seeing a lot of gold at this year’s Olympics, but behind the scenes, it’s all green. From environmentally responsible energy to recyclable venues, the London 2012 Olympics could be one of the most eco-friendly games yet. Two areas stand out when talking about sustainability and the Olympics, transportation and architecture.

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Island of Tokelau to be World’s First Fully Solar-Powered Nation

Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
Island of Tokelau to be World’s First Fully Solar-Powered Nation

(NBC News) A project to convert the tiny island nation of Tokelau to all solar power is nearing fruition, as workers finish the first of three major panel arrays. Once activated, the installations should provide more than 90 percent of the power used by the islands’ 1,711 residents.

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Nano Breakthrough Paves Way For Super Cheap Solar Panels

Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Nano Breakthrough Paves Way For Super Cheap Solar Panels

Klint Finley (Wired.com) Two things hold back the mass adoption of solar energy as a source of sustainable energy. One is the need to store and transmit excess power, a problem people like Danielle Fong are working on solving by developing innovative new ways to store power.

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Scientists Create Transparent Solar Panels Out of ‘Glass-Like’ Plastic

Posted by on July 27, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Create Transparent Solar Panels Out of ‘Glass-Like’ Plastic

Eddie Wrenn (Daily Mail) One of the occasional complaints around solar panels is that they are ‘an eyesore’. Well this may be about to change, after researchers developed a new transparent solar cell which means windows in homes and other buildings can have the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.

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U.S. Installs Country’s First Commercial Tidal Energy Grid

Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
U.S. Installs Country’s First Commercial Tidal Energy Grid

Kirsten Korosec (SmartPlanet) Ocean Renewable Power Company will install the first U.S. commercial grid-connected tidal energy project at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy between eastern Maine and Canada, where 100 billion tons of water flow in and out each day with the force of 8,000 locomotives and tidal ranges of up to 50 feet or more.

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