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Pay One Of Your Utility Bills By Recycling This Every Month

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..

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Cell Phone Powered by Walking?

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,..

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3D Solar Panels May Be More Efficient

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..

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6 Of Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Articles

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..

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Which California City Produces the Most Solar Energy?

Photo Credit: Conserve-Energy-Future.com It may come as no surprise to you that California is known for solar energy. But which..

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Solar-Powered Lego Car

I came across this solar-powered Lego car today and it was too cool not to share: If you have kids,..

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Alaska Airlines Powers 75 Flights With 20% Cooking Oil

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..

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Solar “Post-It” Panels Make Debut

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,..

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Disneyland Paris Will Turn Heat from Computers into Energy

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..

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Electric Airplane Flies 200 Miles in 2 Hours

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..

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How Much Power Do We Consume? (Infographic)

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?..

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Cars Could Run on Recycled Newspaper

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..

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Green Jobs on the Rise (Infographic)

If you want to work in a green industry, you might be in luck. Between 1998 and 2007, job growth in the green industry was nearly 3 times as much..

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Tropicana Uses Oranges to Power Billboard

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..

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Surface Area Required to Fuel the World With Solar

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..

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5 Green Industry Myths

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..

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How the Air Conditioner Changed America

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..

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How Data Centers Consume Energy

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..

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How Green is the iCloud?

Credit: Apple What did you think of Apple’s iCloud announcement? I wasn’t sitting by my computer refreshing the screen or anything, but I did keep an eye out for the..

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15-Year-Old Girls Create Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charger

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..

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Google Invests in California Wind Farm

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..

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5 Ways to Go Green Right Now

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..

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Energy Savings of ‘Low Hanging Fruit’

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..

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80% of Global Energy Could Be Renewable By 2050

  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..

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California Leads Nation in Solar Energy

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..

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California Clean Energy Law Sets a High Bar

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...

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Google Invests in Wind Farm

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..

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