Ever looked in your trash can and asked yourself: “What if I could get paid for all this stuff. Surely someone can do something with it!” Well, you’re right. All..
Cell phones will always die at the most inconvenient time… probably when there is no charger in site. But what if you could power your phone, or other electronic device,..
Photo Credit: Discovery News We think of solar panels as flat panels arranged to face the sun. But why are they flat? And more importantly, could they be more efficient..
Happy Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate it! In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some links for you! 5 Tips for a Green Valentine’s Day Singing Cards Bad for..
Your next flight might be powered by cooking oil. Okay, so maybe it won’t be entirely powered by cooking oil (yet!), but starting this week, Alaska Airlines will fly 75..
Last week, I talked about my Post-It Note obsession. So it probably won’t surprise you that I was excited to hear that 3M, the company that brought us Post-It Notes,..
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with computers and know that when used for long periods of time, the machine gets overheated and needs to..
So we’ve all heard about electric cars, but what about electric airplanes? A Pennsylvania team called Pipistrel-USA won $1.35 million from NASA after taking first place in the agency’s CAFE..
Between the computers, cell phones, air conditioners, refrigerators, etc…, it probably comes as little surprise to you that we consume a lot of energy. But how much is a lot?..
You’ve heard that the newspaper is dead, right? That may not be the case for much longer. Due to newly-discovered bacteria, old newspapers could potentially be converted into butanol, a..
Credit: Inhabitat.com Many of us view oranges as a form of energy for humans, but could it go beyond that? Tropicana recently took things to a whole new level by..
Have you ever wondered how much land we’d have to cover with solar panels to fuel the entire world with solar power? It doesn’t take up as much space as..
Image Credit: istockphoto.com Can you sort out fact from fiction when it comes to the green industry? Let us know your thoughts about these eco-myths: Myth: Renewable energy receives more..
Would you live in Florida, Southern California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, or New Mexico if there was no air conditioner? All of these areas have experienced above average growth in the..
Did you know that data centers consume a lot of energy? On Tuesday,that Apple’s iCloud will have a negative impact on the environment. Picturing the environmental impact of something like..
Photo Credit: The Jakarta Globe It bothers 15-year-old Ega Sribuarti– a high school student in Bogor, Indonesia–to see her friends charge their cell phones in class. “I think it’s almost..
Credit: Wikipedia Google and CitiBank recently announced that they have teamed up to help finance the Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County, California. Each company will invest $55 million..
Image Credit: FamiliesAndSchools.org It’s a common myth that making green choices is difficult and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are five things that you can do right..
I strongly believe that when it comes to helping the environment, every little bit counts. Going green sounds like it will be but it doesn’t have to be. This infographic..
Photo Credit: Conserve-Energy-Future.com If supported by public policies, 80 percent of the world’s energy demands could be renewable by 2050, according to the United Nations. According to Earth911: In..
Photo Credit: Conserve-Energy-Future.com It’s no surprise to learn that sunny California produces more solar energy than any other U.S. state. The actual gap between California and the other top solar..
Last week, California passed a law requiring a third of the state’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2020. This is the strictest energy mandate in the United States...
Credit: Wikipedia Google announced today that the company and its two Japanese partners (Itochu and Sumitomo) will pay the General Electric Company $500 million dollars in exchange for a large..
We’ve had several posts about the environmental impact of computing, but we’ve found another great infographic. Is the Internet Damaging Our Planet?” WordStream Internet Marketing A portion of this infographic..
Swiss based solar company reached a mile stone in aviation with a 24 hour flight powered only by the rays of the sun. Even though solar technology is not a..
During his weekly address, Barack Obama announced that two solar power companies will be receiving nearly 2 billion dollars through the U.S. Recovery Act. “These are just two of the many clean energy investments in the..
The Cape Cod Times is reporting that U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has approved the production of the U.S.’s first wind farm. If everything goes smoothly, the wind farm will..
It looks like creating cement contributes up to 5% of carbon emissions in our atmosphere. Fortunately, a Canadian based company Pond Biofuels has teamed up with a cement factory to capture emitted..
It’s mind boggling that 16 mega-freighters create as much pollution as all the cars in the world. That’s exactly what is being shown by award-winning science writer Fred Pearce, who is also..
What if every single road or highway in America could produce energy for the country? This scenario isn’t fully make-believe. The company Solar Roadways from Idaho believes that this is..