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DIY Trombe Wall made from River Rock and Wire

While researching The Trombe Wall: Low Tech Solar Design Makes A Comeback I stumbled over the work of DesignBuildBLUFF, the principal mission of which is to “design and build safe, sustainable off-grid homes for needy families living on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation in the four corners region located just outside of Bluff, UT. “ […]

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5 Tips for a Green Home Remodel

While conjuring up comfort in the home seems like a basic principle, it’s a far more complex process for architect & remodeling guru Sarah Susanka, who believes that comfort can significantly influence the sustainability of your personal abode. With her mantra of “build better, not bigger,” Susanka promotes quality over quantity when remodeling a home. Through […]

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Green Your Home With Spray-On Solar

What if you could turn every window in your home into a solar panel? It may one day be a possibility with the development of a special spray-on coating.

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Pricing of water should reflect infrastructure costs

Infrastructure degradation, water inefficiency, backlogs in providing access to basic water services, wastage and problems such as acid mine drainage were exacerbating water scarcity in South Africa, and would pose binding constraints on the economy, said Nedbank chief economist Dennis Dykes. Speaking at the inaugural South African Water and Energy forum in Sandton, he said […]

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When is Green Technology Most Useful?

It’s a term that’s being bandied about regularly these days, and if you want to be perceived as doing your bit for the environment, it goes without saying that you must be interested in all things green as well. Green technology is all the rage today – if you’re not going green, you’re viewed as […]

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5 Psychological Reasons We Go Green

Going green isn’t just about doing things like using cloth bags instead of plastic or paper or taking a bike to work once in a while instead of driving. There is a certain psychology behind a green or environmentally friendly lifestyle. The term green psychology, or ecopsychology, refers to the motivation or reasons people have […]

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Toxic Concerns Spur Greener Alternatives

Revelations of toxic ingredients in consumer goods reached a crescendo during 2010, elevating the topic on the agendas of companies, activists, and regulators alike. Toxics, endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, and other chemical evils seemed to be showing up everywhere: baby bottles, fast-food toys, celebrity-branded jewelry, mattresses, wallpaper and flooring, food packaging, even cash register receipts. In […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Oil Overestimated by 40%, Wikileaks Reveals

Looks like peak oil might be even closer than we thought — the most recent Wikileaks cable released by the Guardian has revealed that US diplomats are convinced that Saudi Arabia has overestimated its vaunted oil reserves by a stunning 40%. Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil supplier, and is widely believed to be […]

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How Green Is Your Dentist?

If you’re a greenie who likes white teeth there is a growing resource of eco-friendly dentists to choose from. Dentists with environmentally friendly practices make an effort to reduce waste and pollution, save energy and water and using high-tech and green solutions such as digital x-rays. GreenBiz.com reports there is now a certification offered for […]

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