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The World’s First Algae-Powered Building Opens in Hamburg

Posted by on April 11, 2013 in Eco-Friendly with 1 Comment
The World’s First Algae-Powered Building Opens in Hamburg

The project features a bio-adaptive algae facade and it will serve as a testing bed for sustainable energy production in urban areas and self-sufficient living buildings.

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London’s Cooking Waste to Fuel Power Station

Written by on April 9, 2013 in Eco-Friendly with 1 Comment
London’s Cooking Waste to Fuel Power Station

Cooking waste from thousands of London restaurants and food companies is to help run what is claimed to be the world’s biggest fat-fuelled power station.

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New Breakthrough in Hydrogen Fuel Production Could Revolutionize Alternative Energy Market

Written by on April 4, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Science with 1 Comment
New Breakthrough in Hydrogen Fuel Production Could Revolutionize Alternative Energy Market

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world.

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Solar Panel Efficiency Headed Towards 80 Percent

Written by on April 1, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar Panel Efficiency Headed Towards 80 Percent

Current solar cell on panels widely distributed to retailers offer a maximum of 16-25 percent efficiency rate, but 80% efficiency rates may be in the future…

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A Chicago Company Has Found The Secret To Growing Vegetables Without Dirt

Posted by on March 30, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
A Chicago Company Has Found The Secret To Growing Vegetables Without Dirt

FarmedHere’s CEO Jolanta Hardej runs the nation’s largest indoor vertical farm, which had its grand opening in Chicago this week.

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Germany Testing Wireless Induction Charging for Electric Buses

Written by on March 30, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Germany Testing Wireless Induction Charging for Electric Buses

Primove, a subsidiary of transportation giant Bombardier, just announced plans to test wireless induction charging on public buses in Manheim, Germany…

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Recyclable, Efficient Solar Cells Made from Trees

Written by on March 28, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Recyclable, Efficient Solar Cells Made from Trees

Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It’s fitting that they can now be made partially from trees. Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers have developed efficient solar cells using natural substrates derived from plants such as trees…

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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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