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DIY Solar Power: How to Extend the Life of Your Battery Bank

DIY Solar Power: How to Extend the Life of Your Battery Bank

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 24th, 2014

Learning basic “care and feeding” of your battery bank protects your investment and adds peace-of-mind to the self-sufficient life.

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6 Beginner Recipes for Solar Ovens

6 Beginner Recipes for Solar Ovens

By Robin Jacobs, Posted June 20th, 2014

When you’re first starting out with your solar oven, focus on recipes that do well with slow cooking.

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How to Wrestle an Elephant

How to Wrestle an Elephant

By Eartheasy.com, Posted May 5th, 2014

The battle against climate change begins at home.

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How to Get Started with Alternative Energy

How to Get Started with Alternative Energy

By Eartheasy, Posted March 27th, 2014

Generating clean electricity at home has become a realistic dream. Is it right for you?

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Harvesting Rainwater for Residential Water Security

Harvesting Rainwater for Residential Water Security

By Sheila Harrington, Posted February 3rd, 2014

Harvested rainwater is an excellent source of water for both potable and nonpotable uses.

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New Fabric-Covered Blades to Lower Cost of Wind Energy

New Fabric-Covered Blades to Lower Cost of Wind Energy

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 3rd, 2012

GE using architectural fabrics to make wind energy costs competitive with fossil fuels…

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How to Keep your Cell Phone Working During a Power Outage

How to Keep your Cell Phone Working During a Power Outage

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted November 8th, 2012

Make sure your phone is charged when you need it most

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Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted July 18th, 2012

This basic off-grid solar power system is simple to install and can be easily expanded…

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Is Coal Going the way of the Dinosaur?

Is Coal Going the way of the Dinosaur?

By Eartheasy.com, Posted March 28th, 2012

New EPA carbon standards could end the construction of conventional coal-fired power plants…

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Is the ‘Wind Lens’ a Green Energy Breakthrough?

Is the ‘Wind Lens’ a Green Energy Breakthrough?

By Eartheasy.com, Posted March 23rd, 2012

New design by Japanese researchers can double or even triple the energy output of wind turbines…

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LED bulbs are ready to light your home – 7 tips you should know

LED bulbs are ready to light your home – 7 tips you should know

By Eartheasy.com, Posted August 25th, 2011

The future in home lighting is LED, and the future is now.

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4 Mistakes to Avoid for the Novice Homesteader

4 Mistakes to Avoid for the Novice Homesteader

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted May 4th, 2011

A few considerations when making the transition to a more independent way of life…

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Pumping ions: gyms generate clean energy from muscle power

Pumping ions: gyms generate clean energy from muscle power

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 15th, 2010

Developments in human-generated electricity are laying the groundwork for future gyms which will be entirely client-powered.

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Novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases into liquid fuels

Novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases into liquid fuels

By ScienceDaily, Posted December 9th, 2010

It sounds a bit like spinning straw into gold, but novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide into liquid fuels without producing more carbon waste in the process.

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Solar power from water-based ‘artificial leaves’

Solar power from water-based ‘artificial leaves’

By Eartheasy, Posted October 20th, 2010

“Natural” solar cells have the potential to be less expensive and more environmentally friendly than current silicon-based solar cells…

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The Temperature is Getting Hot as Hell and We’re not Going to Take it Anymore

The Temperature is Getting Hot as Hell and We’re not Going to Take it Anymore

By Bill McKibben, Posted August 16th, 2010

Fossil fuel is wrecking the one earth we’ve got. Polite suggestions won’t get us anywhere.

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Wind Farm ‘Mega Project’ Underway in Mojave Desert

Wind Farm ‘Mega Project’ Underway in Mojave Desert

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times, Posted August 12th, 2010

The Alta Wind Energy Center — with plans for thousands of acres of turbines to generate electricity for 600,000 Southern California homes — officially broke ground.

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Giant laser to be used in quest for limitless energy

Giant laser to be used in quest for limitless energy

By Eartheasy, Posted May 13th, 2010

Scientists hope to solve the global energy crisis by harnessing the energy generated by a fusion-generated ‘mini-star’.

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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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Flying the Earth flag in no-man’s land

Flying the Earth flag in no-man’s land

By Sunni Mace and Eric Carpenter, The Global View Foundation, Posted February 2nd, 2010

Launched in May of 2009, the SusBus brings education, awareness raising activities, and sustainable living opportunities to both traditional venues like schools and festivals, but more importantly to places like sports-related events, concerts, conventions and other non-green events.

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