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Heat Relief: 10 Overlooked Low-Tech Ways To Keep Your House Cool

Written by on July 24, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Heat Relief: 10 Overlooked Low-Tech Ways To Keep Your House Cool

Summer is almost here and the air is already full of the the sound of whining air conditioners, all seriously sucking kilowatts. Yet much of that air conditioning load could be reduced or the air conditioning season shortened if we did simple things, many of them common before air conditioning was common in North America. Here are some low-tech tips for keeping cool. The best ideas are those that keep the heat out of your home in the first place, rather than paying to pump it out after it gets in.

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Check Out Tesla’s New Master Plan: Electric Semis, Autonomous Buses, Solar and More

Written by on July 24, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 4 Comments
Check Out Tesla’s New Master Plan: Electric Semis, Autonomous Buses, Solar and More

Check out Tesla’s latest master plan and let us know what you think of Elon Musk’s visions and goals.

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10 Toxic Chemicals the EPA Should Restrict or Ban NOW

Written by on July 22, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 12 Comments
10 Toxic Chemicals the EPA Should Restrict or Ban NOW

Did you know that asbestos (which is banned in 55 countries) is STILL being imported and sold in products in the US? If you think the EPA is protecting you, you’re wrong. Be aware of these hazardous items and avoid them.

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Whales and Dolphins Mourn Their Dead, Just Like Us

Written by on July 21, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 12 Comments
Whales and Dolphins Mourn Their Dead, Just Like Us

The most likely explanation for the animals’ refusal to let go of the corpses: grief. Scientists have found a growing number of species, from giraffes to chimps, that behave as if stricken with grief. Elephants, for example, return again and again to the body of a dead companion.

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Indian State Plants 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours, Sets World Record

Written by on July 18, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 8 Comments
Indian State Plants 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours, Sets World Record

India is looking a lot greener lately, especially since men and women in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India joined together to plant 50 million trees in a single day earlier this week. The activists took on the task of reforesting the Indian state not only to improve the environment, but to claim massive bragging rights.

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Massive Fracking Explosion in New Mexico Forces 55 Nearby Residents to Evacuate

Written by on July 13, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 17 Comments
Massive Fracking Explosion in New Mexico Forces 55 Nearby Residents to Evacuate

Opponents of fracking can say “I told you so” today in the wake and ashes of a huge New Mexico fracking explosion that put set 36 oil tanks on fire. Read more!

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Clean Energy: Australia Connects World’s First Ever Wave Energy to its National Energy Grid [Video]

Written by on July 12, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 3 Comments
Clean Energy: Australia Connects World’s First Ever Wave Energy to its National Energy Grid [Video]

Clean energy proponents say wave energy technology has enormous potential to provide zero emissions electricity to Australians.

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Kids Rescue Newborn Beluga Whale With Quick-Thinking

Written by on July 10, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 1 Comment
Kids Rescue Newborn Beluga Whale With Quick-Thinking

While vacationing on the shores of St. Lawrence River in Canada, a family spotted a baby Beluga whale washed up on the riverbank. The whale’s mother was nowhere to be seen so that family’s boys quickly took the initiative to save its life and began hydrating it until authorities arrived.

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Global Fish Stocks Are Practically Depleted: 90% Are “Fully Fished” or “Overfished”

Written by on July 10, 2016 in Environment, Farming, Wildlife with 9 Comments
Global Fish Stocks Are Practically Depleted: 90% Are “Fully Fished” or “Overfished”

Sayings like “there a lot more fish in the sea” may not be as true as they once were. We are depleting our oceans. Read this!

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Incredible! This Eye Of Horus Home Is Entirely Self-Sufficient

Written by on July 8, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 6 Comments
Incredible! This Eye Of Horus Home Is Entirely Self-Sufficient

“Sustainable Architecture meets the needs of its occupants, at anytime, anywhere, without jeopardizing the welfare and development of future generations. It involves honest commitment to human development and social stability, using architectural strategies to optimize resources and materials, promoting renewable energy, minimizing waste and emissions, maintenance, functionality and the price of the buildings and improving the quality of life of its occupants.” – Luis de Garrido (architect who designed the Eye of Horus Eco-House).

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Chemtrails Exposed – The Past, Present and Future of the New Manhattan Project

Written by on July 7, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 4 Comments
Chemtrails Exposed – The Past, Present and Future of the New Manhattan Project

Peter Kirby and James Corbett tackle the two questions most frequently asked by chemtrail skeptics: why would the government do something like this, and how could they do something like this?

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Mesmerising Natural Wonders of the World You May Not Know

Written by on July 7, 2016 in Environment, Uncategorized, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Mesmerising Natural Wonders of the World You May Not Know

An article by Omar Cherif exploring a collection of unique natural wonders from around the globe.

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WATCH: Pianist’s Poignant Concert On Arctic Ice Calls For Protected Sanctuary

Written by on July 1, 2016 in Environment with 0 Comments
WATCH: Pianist’s Poignant Concert On Arctic Ice Calls For Protected Sanctuary

This moving performance was done to raise awareness about this week’s OSPAR Commission gathering in Tenerife, Spain, where international delegates are meeting to decide on a proposal to safeguard 10 percent (226,150 square kilometers) of the Arctic. It may seem like the common sense thing to do, but according to Greenpeace, Denmark, Iceland and Norway are three countries that are attempting to block this proposal.

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First Self-Driving, 3D-Printed Smart Bus Hits the Streets of Washington, DC

Written by on June 27, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
First Self-Driving, 3D-Printed Smart Bus Hits the Streets of Washington, DC

Olli, created by Arizona-based Local Motors, officially hit the streets of the nation’s capital Thursday. Using an app similar to Uber or Lyft, ride-seekers can order the bus to pick them up and drop them off at their destinations of choice.

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Portugal Ran Completely on Renewable Energy for 4 Days Straight – Proving Its Viability

Written by on June 24, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Portugal Ran Completely on Renewable Energy for 4 Days Straight – Proving Its Viability

Environmentalists would be happy to know too that milestones for using renewable energy sources is also happening elsewhere in the world, including Germany and Denmark.

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