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Adopting "clean technology" doesn't have to cost the earth, whether you're a large global enterprise or a local shop, but it could ensure the long-term survival of your business. As the population continues to grow, the demand for food, water and energy will rise by as much as 50% by 2030, says the...
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Posted by on in Beauty and Fashion
It’s a question that’s not asked enough – where does clothing come from, and how is it made? The clothing industry is notorious for the proliferation of child labour, disregard for the environment and the more practical challenges – such as the need to freight goods large distances due to the geogra...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Annie Leonard Releases New Video on Story of Bottled Water for World Water Day by Jaymi Heimbuch Today is World Water Day - a day to celebrate and become ever more savvy about this incredibly finite resource that we all have to have access to in order to survive. Annie Leonard and crew are also on...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
By MICHAEL TOTTY It's a tall order: Over the next few decades, the world will need to wean itself from dependence on fossil fuels and drastically reduce greenhouse gases. Current technology will take us only so far; major breakthroughs are required. What might those breakthroughs be? Here's a look...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
By Jeremy Jacquot Ubiquitous and easy to grow, algae has long been a promising biomass-to-fuel candidate in the eyes of researchers. Now algae is a burgeoning sector in biofuels with several high-profile staart-ups, including Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics, and the interest of big-time investors...
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Posted by on in Solar
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has announced the near completion of its DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Florida. This solar power plant will be producing electricity by the end of month. This project is ahead of its schedule. The plant has an impressive number of 90,0...
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ScienceDaily (Aug. 19, 2008) — In the world of alternative fuels, there may be nothing greener than pond scum.  Algae are tiny biological factories that use photosynthesis to transform carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy so efficiently that they can double their weight several times a day. ...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
The gig: Chief executive of Sapphire Energy Inc., a San Diego biofuels company that develops algae-based fuel that has been used experimentally to power airplanes and, recently, a car that was driven across the country. The serial entrepreneur has had a hand in starting several companies in industri...
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Posted by on in Beauty and Fashion
Earth Protect announces the winners of the membership drawing of the prizes provided by Marty Stevens Heebner of Rebagz. The Magnolia Tote was won by Earth Protect user "earthling" and the book, Altered Shoes - A Step By Step Guide To Making Your Footwear Fabulous, was won by Earth Protect user "pa...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
A few years ago, my family gathered in Mississippi for a funeral. While we were there, we undertook the renovation of a living area and found it was quick and easy to make some energy efficient choices. August 25, 2009 We replaced all of the regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs...
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Posted by on in General Environment
I. Introduction Recent times have witnessed a global concern for the environment. Protection of environment has posed not only a major challenge but also a social and moral responsibility in the present society. In point of fact, the subject of environment has interested the general public and caug...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Greenpeace has started a war of sorts. Ironic? Not really, considering its adversary, Hewlett Packard (HP), and the two organizations’ history of contempt. By Sarah Harper | July 30th, 2009 The eco activist network has taken on HP, which Greenpeace claims is producing hazardous chemicals and not m...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
An article in the Seattle Times about my home town of Edmonds. Which is the first city in Washington State to ban plastic bags. Way to go Edmonds! Link: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2009555416_bagban29m.html?cmpid=2727 Edmonds has become the first city in the state to ban plastic...
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When EarthWorks Expo www.earthworks2009.com returns for the third year to the Denver Merchandise Mart (Aug. 22-23), it will offer attendees a comprehensive workshop schedule, two keynote presentations and 150 exhibitors showcasing Earth-friendly products and services. EarthWorks Expo’s 42 workshops...
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Posted by on in Transportation
A hydrogen concept car that attempts to sidestep the three main hurdles to the dream of hydrogen-fuelled highways has been unveiled in London, UK. The car weighs 772 pounds and can travel 186 miles on just 2.2 pounds of liquid hydrogen. The Riversimple Urban Car fuel cell combines hydrogen with ox...
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Posted by on in Solar
The TV – Apparently TVs can be employed for other purposes than indulgent entertainment. The thin covering on flat screen TVs that protects the appliance from moisture may just be the latest breakthrough in solar energy; this film can be used to create contemporary solar panels that are easier to i...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Have you thought about buying carbon offsets but weren't sure how?Do you know your carbon footprint?Would you like to know how energy-efficiency measures can reduce carbon dioxide emissions?Would you like to support new clean energy projects here in Colorado? The new Colorado Carbon Fund is helping...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Smart ShoppingBuy what you need, not what you want.Consider renting and borrowing things that are seldom needed.Buy used items from garage sales and second-hand stores. Simple SaversReplace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.Use aerators on faucets and shower heads.Weatherstrip...
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NEW YORK -- As dozens of banks caught up in the collapse of the housing market are struggling to stay alive, one team of finance professionals is moving boldly in the other direction. They're opening a new bank. A new "green" bank. While the federal government is engaged in an overhaul of the bank...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Look up at your ceiling and what do you see? Is that a dirty old light bulb hanging from your ceiling? I KNOW you have been thinking with your peace necklace and your ‘no war for oil’ bumper sticker that maybe you should replace that dang thing with a CFL. It’s understandable. I mean think about it...
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