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The Great Burning: On Rising to the Greatest Challenge Humanity Has Ever Faced

Posted by on April 7, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
The Great Burning: On Rising to the Greatest Challenge Humanity Has Ever Faced

We live in a time of what might be called The Great Burning. However, we tend to ignore the tremendous inferno blazing around us. Most of the combustion occurs out of sight and out of mind, in hundreds of millions of automobile, truck, aircraft, and ship engines; in tens of thousands of coal or gas-fired power plants that provide the electricity that runs our computers, smart phones, refrigerators, air conditioners, and televisions; in furnaces that warm us in the winter; in factories that spew out products we are constantly urged to buy. Add all this burning together and it amounts to the energy equivalent of torching a quarter of the Amazon rainforest every year. In the United States, the energy from annual fossil fuel combustion roughly equates to the solar energy taken up by all biomass in the nation. It’s a conflagration unlike anything that has ever occurred before in Earth’s history, and it is the very basis of our modern existence. Obviously, it would be impossible to continue consuming the world’s forests, year in and year out, at a rate that far outstrips their pace of re-growth. We’d soon run out of forest. Yet the Great Burning has persisted and grown, decade after decade, because its fuel consists of millions of years’ worth of stored and concentrated ancient biomass.The burning of fossil fuels cannot go on forever, either. Coal, oil, and natural gas are depleting, non-renewable resources—they don’t grow back. While we are not about to run out of them in the absolute sense, we have extracted the cheapest and best-quality fuels first, leaving the more expensive, dirtier, and harder-to-produce fuels for the next year’s takings. As I argue in the first chapter of this book, we have already reached the point of diminishing returns for investments in world oil production. And oil is the most crucial of our non-renewable resources from an economic standpoint.

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Magical Hobbit-Like Eco Cave House Uses No Electricity

Posted by on April 7, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Magical Hobbit-Like Eco Cave House Uses No Electricity

Underhill is an incredible hobbit-home like, eco-cave house built into the hillside of a Waikato (New Zealand) farm. The house is cleverly constructed to resemble a cave. With no electricity in the house, the stone, wood and rustic features truly make you feel like you’re stepping back in time.

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A “Year of Eye-Catching Steps Forward” for Renewable Energy

Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
A “Year of Eye-Catching Steps Forward” for Renewable Energy

Driven by solar and wind, world investments in renewable energy reversed a two-year dip last year, brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower oil prices and registering a 17 percent leap over the previous year to stand at 270 billion dollars.

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New Study Shows that ‘Biodegradable’ Plastic Is NOT Biodegradable

Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
New Study Shows that ‘Biodegradable’ Plastic Is NOT Biodegradable

Chemists from Michigan State University recently released a study that shows that so-called biodegradable plastics don’t actually biodegrade. The lovely people at SciShow have a created a nice video that explains the facts behind this disturbing news and they also explain why the Atlantic is getting is warmer which might cause the globe to get colder.

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8 Life Lessons Learned from 90 Days of Minimalist Living

Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Eco-Friendly, Thrive with 0 Comments
8 Life Lessons Learned from 90 Days of Minimalist Living

With very little furniture, no internet connection (apart from that of the local library’s), no mobile phone and no car, my way of living was completely changed from a busy suburban lifestyle, to a slow-paced country one. In those three months I experienced many changes within and also without myself. Today, I’ll share with you the most important lessons I learnt first-hand from a minimalist lifestyle.

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Take A Video Tour of This REALLY Tiny 84 Square Foot Home

Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Take A Video Tour of This REALLY Tiny 84 Square Foot Home

She spent 3 months building her new home in Portland, Oregon and then hitched it to her truck and parked it in the backyard of her good friends Hugh and Annie in Olympia, Washington. For the first 7 years she moved in and out (removing the back fence), but for the past two years her wheels haven’t moved.

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How To Have Clean GREEN Laundry: 10 Eco-Friendly Do-It-Yourself Tips

Posted by on March 29, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
How To Have Clean GREEN Laundry: 10 Eco-Friendly Do-It-Yourself Tips

Get your garments clean, bright, soft and beautifully scented the eco-friendly and affordable way with these 10 green laundry tips, including natural laundry detergent recipes, lightening laundry without bleach, making line-dried towels softer and eliminating musty smells.

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10 Simple Hacks for a Successful Vegetable Garden

Posted by on March 29, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
10 Simple Hacks for a Successful Vegetable Garden

These 10 quick tips can help you save time, increase your growing space, and reduce costs for your vegetable garden.

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Future Cars Will Be Powered By Hemp

Posted by on March 28, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Future Cars Will Be Powered By Hemp

One automobile design and manufacturing company is aiming to erase the carbon footprint of vehicles all together.

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Smart Meter Information You Should Know

Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Smart Meter Information You Should Know

Smart meters basically are licensed radio stations that transmit electrical usage, occupancy times, and other information out of homes on which they are installed, thereby, providing wiretapping without proper and legal search warrants.

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Costa Rica Powered With 100% Renewable Energy For 75 Straight Days

Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Costa Rica Powered With 100% Renewable Energy For 75 Straight Days

Costa Rica has achieved a major clean energy milestone, meeting 100 percent of its power demand with renewable energy for 75 straight days.

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Big Green Thumbs Up For France: Rooftops Will Now Contain Gardens or Solar Panels

Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Big Green Thumbs Up For France: Rooftops Will Now Contain Gardens or Solar Panels

Here’s to a greener, more sustainable world, and we can thank a novel idea from Europe to get it started. France has declared that all new rooftops in commercial areas across the country must be covered with either plants or solar panels.

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36 Amazing Facts About Water

Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
36 Amazing Facts About Water

Here are 36 facts that we bet you didn’t know about water.

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MUST SEE: Home-Made Eco-Friendly Truck Folds Out Into a Castle!

Posted by on March 19, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 3 Comments
MUST SEE: Home-Made Eco-Friendly Truck Folds Out Into a Castle!

This incredible transforming house truck is one that you really have to see to believe. Completely folded up, it would look very similar to a regular house truck were it not for the two turrets on the back that give a hit of what it becomes. Once parked, the house truck completely folds out and transforms into a fantasy castle.

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Fusion Research Breakthrough: Controlling Fusion Heat Bursts

Posted by on March 16, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Fusion Research Breakthrough: Controlling Fusion Heat Bursts

Researchers from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside a fusion reactor can be controlled.

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