Eco-Friendly

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 Wind Turbine Foundations Could Reduce the Cost of Offshore Wind Farming

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
New Wind Turbine Foundations Could Reduce the Cost of Offshore Wind Farming

Wind farms are one of the cheapest, greenest and most reliable forms of energy generation. One modern turbine can now power more than a thousand homes, and in many areas they’re becoming a significant part of the energy mix. Offshore wind turbines off even better performance sense.

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5 ‘Green’ Products That Aren’t as Enviro-Friendly As You Thought

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
5 ‘Green’ Products That Aren’t as Enviro-Friendly As You Thought

Greenwashing” is a term that is starting to permeate the English lexicon. It’s a form of marketing spin that is applied to products to make them more appealing to environmentally conscious consumers. It takes little to greenwash a product, sometimes changing a label to imply that it’s more environmentally safe is all it takes.

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The Other Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Nature with 0 Comments
The Other Mother’s Day

Are we destined to be Easter Island writ large? Or will we take our place in the great community of life as we were intended, and become the caretakers, the stewards of this miraculous planetary being within whom we are so intimately embedded?

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Environmentally Friendly Solar Cell Pushes Forward the ‘Next Big Thing In Photovoltaics’

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Environmentally Friendly Solar Cell Pushes Forward the ‘Next Big Thing In Photovoltaics’

Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light. The low-cost, environmentally friendly solar cell can be made easily using “bench” chemistry—no fancy equipment or hazardous materials.

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China Taking Steps to Clear the Air

China Taking Steps to Clear the Air

China is submitting proposals to its national legislature that would amend the country’s environmental protection law for the first time in 25 years. “China’s coal consumption has become the single most significant determinant for the future of the world’s climate,” reports Greenpeace.

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The Solutions Project – Plans to Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
The Solutions Project – Plans to Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

In June of 2011, a scientist, an actor, a banker and a filmmaker were sitting around a table talking about their opposition to extreme energy extraction. Their conversation sparked an important realization – it wasn’t enough for them to be against something. They needed to be part of the solution.

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1930’s Home Renovated to Energy Efficiency

Posted by on April 23, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
1930’s Home Renovated to Energy Efficiency

Rather than building a brand new home, it can often make more sense to renovate an existing home and bring it in line with modern standards. This 1930s property was transformed into a passively-cooled home, complete with a modern extension that both adds space and contributes to its considerable charm.

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6 Easy Things You Can Do For Our Planet This Earth Day

6 Easy Things You Can Do For Our Planet This Earth Day

Cherie Roe Dirksen discusses 6 easy ways to help save our planet by reducing your carbon footprint and they are all things you can start doing today!

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Cadillac and Ford Find Humor in Battle for Pseudo Green EV Customers

Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Cadillac and Ford Find Humor in Battle for Pseudo Green EV Customers

Cadillac and Ford are yukking it up in their battle to attract savvy buyers to their electric vehicles. Target demographics now extend beyond the “greenies”.

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US Navy ‘Game-Changer’: Converting Seawater Into Fuel

Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
US Navy ‘Game-Changer’: Converting Seawater Into Fuel

The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel. The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as “a game-changer” because it would signficantly shorten the supply chain.

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Use of Public Transportation Surging in L.A.

Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Use of Public Transportation Surging in L.A.

More Americans are using trains, buses, and subways rather than cars for work commuting. Voters in Los Angeles are so fed up with traffic that, by the end of 2014, LA Metro will have started construction on multiple new heavy and light rail projects that will become operational over the next decade.

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Full Circle: Using the Sun to Create Solar Energy Materials

Full Circle: Using the Sun to Create Solar Energy Materials

Researchers have found a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible.

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Citizen Solution for Saving the Bees – You Can Help

Citizen Solution for Saving the Bees – You Can Help

Can citizens, rather than governments or corporations, solve the vanishing bee problem by making it easy to keep bees? Join the OSBH team to find out!

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Renewable Energy From Rivers and Lakes Could Replace Gas In Homes

Posted by on March 23, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Renewable Energy From Rivers and Lakes Could Replace Gas In Homes

Millions of homes across the UK could be heated using a carbon-free technology that draws energy from rivers and lakes in a revolutionary system that could reduce household bills by 20 per cent. In the first system of its kind in the UK, a heat pump in the Thames will provide hot water for radiators, showers and taps in nearly 150 homes and a 140-room hotel and conference center in south London, saving 500 tons of carbon emissions from being released every year into the atmosphere.

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Swap it Like it’s HOT

Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Swap it Like it’s HOT

Organized swapping has been gaining momentum. A thrifty way to makeover a wardrobe or refresh a bookshelf, it helps keep unwanted items out of the landfill.

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