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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

New Discovery: How to Make Fuel Out Of Thin Air

Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
New Discovery: How to Make Fuel Out Of Thin Air

In a discovery that experts say could revolutionise fuel cell technology, scientists have found that graphene, the world’s thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it.

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The 6 Most Ingenious Things Humans Are Doing This Week

Posted by on November 23, 2014 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
The 6 Most Ingenious Things Humans Are Doing This Week

The sheer number of people on the planet means exponentially more brainpower; so, as a species, we’re sparking many more ideas. Thanks to the digital revolution, people are busily batting ideas around the Internet, where they carom and entangle like subatomic particles.

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Electrochemical Cell Converts Waste Heat Into Electricity

Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Electrochemical Cell Converts Waste Heat Into Electricity

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science today, this scenario is a step closer – a team from MIT has created an electrochemical cell which uses different temperatures to convert heat to electricity.

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Britain’s First Poo-Powered Bus Takes To the Road

Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Britain’s First Poo-Powered Bus Takes To the Road

The poo-powered bus can travel up to 300 km (180 miles) on a full tank of gas – equivalent to the annual output of five people

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Chris Hedges: Saving the Planet, One Meal at a Time

Posted by on November 11, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges: Saving the Planet, One Meal at a Time

A person who is vegan will save 1,100 gallons of water, 20 pounds CO2 equivalent, 30 square feet of forested land, 45 pounds of grain and one sentient animal’s life1 every day.

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Impossible Electric Bike Folds Up to Fit Inside a Backpack

Posted by on November 11, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Impossible Electric Bike Folds Up to Fit Inside a Backpack

Folding and electric bikes have proven fertile ground for innovation recently, but what about bikes that are both electric and foldable? Three years in the making, the Impossible bike from a team of China-based engineers folds up to fit in a backpack and is capable of reaching 12 mph (20 km/h) on the road courtesy of a brushless electric motor.

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Toxic Air Pollution Another Big Problem With Fracking

Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Toxic Air Pollution Another Big Problem With Fracking

The threat posed by fracking to water quality is an issue receiving a lot of attention lately (seehere, here, andhere, for instance), as is thelooming collapse of the fracking boom. But the Center for Environmental Health, suspecting that the whole story wasn’t being told, partnered with 15 different local, state, and national organizations to study fracking’s impact on the air we breathe, and the results are not pretty.

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3D Printed Aquapura Filters Saltwater: An Aim to End World’s Fresh Water Shortage

Posted by on November 9, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
3D Printed Aquapura Filters Saltwater: An Aim to End World’s Fresh Water Shortage

With over 98% of the world’s water in the form of saltwater, the obvious plan of attack is in converting that to fresh water. How difficult could it be to remove salt from fresh water? It sounds very easy with theAquapura, which operates on the very simple principle of using heat in a multi-chambered unit to separate water from salt.

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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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