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No Car, No Problem

No Car, No Problem

By Orion Kriegman YES! Magazine, Posted April 15th, 2010

How one man’s choice to live car-free brought him more in touch with his neighbors, his community, and himself.

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Solar Energy from the Rajasthan Desert can meet India’s future power needs

Solar Energy from the Rajasthan Desert can meet India’s future power needs

By Darshan Goswami, M.S., P.E., Posted April 5th, 2010

The Government of India must take advantage of the vast amounts of energy available from the Rajasthan Desert sun (instead of oil from the Arab nations) to power its future energy needs. In addition, solar energy would not only create millions of jobs, but also sustain India’s positive economic growth, help lift its massive population out of poverty and combat climate change.

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Growing low-oxygen zones in oceans worry scientists

Growing low-oxygen zones in oceans worry scientists

By Les Blumenthal, McClatchy Newspapers, Posted March 15th, 2010

Lower levels of oxygen in the Earth’s oceans, particularly off the United States’ Pacific Northwest coast, could be another sign of fundamental changes linked to global climate change, scientists say. They warn that the oceans’ complex undersea ecosystems and fragile food chains could be disrupted.

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Bloom Box: a breakthrough in clean, green energy?

Bloom Box: a breakthrough in clean, green energy?

By Eartheasy, Posted February 23rd, 2010

Developers of the Bloom Box envision personal fuel-cell power plants in every home in America by 2020.

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Sustainable Fisheries: Big success on a small island fuels optimism

Sustainable Fisheries: Big success on a small island fuels optimism

By Eartheasy, Posted February 18th, 2010

Community marine reserves hold the key to restoring and preserving local fisheries.

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Washington’s snowfall, brought to you by global warming

Washington’s snowfall, brought to you by global warming

By Bill McKibbon, Posted February 17th, 2010

The world is still warming. Humanity is still to blame. And we still, urgently, need to do something about it.

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How to Save Energy by eliminating Phantom Loads

How to Save Energy by eliminating Phantom Loads

By Eartheasy, Posted February 9th, 2010

You might not know it, but there’s an invisible thief which may be stealing your energy and boosting your energy bills. His name: Phantom Load…

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Solar power from Saharan sun could power Europe

Solar power from Saharan sun could power Europe

By Eartheasy, Posted February 1st, 2010

Experts say only a fraction of the Sahara desert, probably the size of a small country, would need to be covered to produce enough clean electricity to supply the whole of Europe.

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FTC proposes new labels for LED, CFL, Incandescent light bulbs

FTC proposes new labels for LED, CFL, Incandescent light bulbs

By US Department of Energy, Posted January 7th, 2010

New “output-based” labels to emphasize lumens, not watts, as measure of bulb brightness.

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Algae may be source for ultra-thin, biodegradable batteries

Algae may be source for ultra-thin, biodegradable batteries

By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience.com, Posted December 16th, 2009

Research development offers new possibilities for large-scale production of environmentally friendly, cost-effective, lightweight energy storage systems.

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Our Low-Carbon Future

Our Low-Carbon Future

By Nicholas Stern, Posted December 7th, 2009

The United Nations climate change conference, beginning this week in Copenhagen, should provide the climax to two years of international negotiations over a new global treaty…

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World’s first solar airplane, Solar Impulse, ready to fly

World’s first solar airplane, Solar Impulse, ready to fly

By Eartheasy, Posted November 26th, 2009

‘Solar Impulse’ passes engine startup and taxiing tests in preparation for initial test flight.

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The top 10 fuel-efficient cars, according to the EPA

The top 10 fuel-efficient cars, according to the EPA

By Eartheasy, Posted November 4th, 2009

Nine of the top 10 vehicles in the government’s fuel economy rankings for the 2010 model year are hybrids.

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Your New Car Is Made Of Old Carpet, Milk Jugs, and Ripped Jeans

Your New Car Is Made Of Old Carpet, Milk Jugs, and Ripped Jeans

By John Voelcker, Greencarreports.com, Posted October 27th, 2009

When you think of a brand-new, gleaming, 2010 model car rolling out of your driveway, what materials come to mind?

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Geoengineering – will schemes to reverse global warming do more harm than good?

Geoengineering – will schemes to reverse global warming do more harm than good?

By James Lovelock, The Guardian, Posted September 29th, 2009

Perhaps we had better use our energies to adapt and leave nature to take its course.

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Can one crisis lead the way to recovery from another?

Can one crisis lead the way to recovery from another?

By Joseph Curtin, Senior Researcher, Institute of International and European Affairs, Dublin, Posted September 14th, 2009

Could the time be ripe to rethink the model of capitalism that has brought us to the brink, and coherently address the systemic flaws that exist?

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Can a car-free suburbia become a reality?

Can a car-free suburbia become a reality?

By Lisa Selin Davis, Grist.org, Posted June 29th, 2009

One man in California’s East Bay is attempting to build a new car-free community – and his enthusiasm is catching on.

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Biomimicry:  Learning intelligent design from nature

Biomimicry: Learning intelligent design from nature

By Greg Seaman, Posted June 15th, 2009

The term ‘biomimicry’ refers to the study of unique, and inherently sustainable, natural systems within each species which may offer solutions to challenges we face today.

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The Hybrid Car That Runs on Air

The Hybrid Car That Runs on Air

By Ray Massey, dailymail.co.uk, Posted May 15th, 2009

A car that runs on air is being developed by engineers at a top British university.

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Tree fungus found to produce diesel

Tree fungus found to produce diesel

By Greg Seaman, Posted May 5th, 2009

Recently discovered fungus is potentially a new source of green energy and scientists are now working to develop its fuel producing potential.

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