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Nanotechnology and Environmental Sustainability

Some of the most significant challenges facing global society in the 21st century involve the sustainability of the environment (water, soil and air quality), energy, health and food.  Existing technologies have had a profound effect on the environment, releasing formidable pollutants into the environment and depleting natural resources. Nanotechnology, the science of the extremely small, […]

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3 Ways to Generate Free Electricity at Home

Unless all your bills are paid for, you probably have experienced the effects of ever-inflating taxes, gas prices, and electricity costs. While I cannot help you reduce your taxes or cost of gas, I can provide you with three methods for generating your own free electricity here in San Diego. These will require some finesse, […]

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Hydrofloor: Disappearing Pool Saves Energy and Space

What if you had a swimming pool that could change shape according to your needs? Enter the Hydrofloor, a multitasking pool floor that can actually rise and lower to different levels. The pool can even disappear entirely to form a floor! This neat disappearing trick is also a huge energy saver, as the pool water […]

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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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Robben Island to become SA’s first green community

In 1999 Robben Island was inscribed on Unesco’s list of world heritage sites. As such it holds distinct historical meaning for South Africa and is a popular tourist destination. Initially it served as a training and defence station during the Second World War. Later it was a place of quarantine for those suffering from leprosy, […]

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Top 5 Green Jobs for 2011

With the New Year here, it’s a good time to look towards the future. While nearly every sector of the economy is hurting, there are some areas that could be poised to have a big year in 2011. Looking at government incentives, natural business growth, and technology advancements, we believe that these five sectors will […]

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Africa to be world’s largest market for solar lighting by 2015

Africa is set to become the world’s largest market for solar portable lights (SPLs) by 2015, a report compiled by the International Finance Corporation and World Bank Lighting Africa programme has found. The report ‘Solar Lighting for the Base of the Pyramid – Overview of an Emerging Market’ highlights that about 1,3-billion people across the […]

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How Green Dialysis Could Save Tens of Thousands of Lives per year

Understanding how processes and systems act on one another is key to sustainable living. Sustainability means living without externalities – because everything we do, as individuals, organisations or companies has a cost and an environmental impact. There is a clear parallel with healthcare- which requires a deep understanding of how processes and systems act on […]

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Four Solar Road Designs Unveiled by University of Rhode Island

There are 2.7 million miles of public roads in the United States, and in the past we’ve seen several innovative designs that transform these paved surfaces into energy and heat-generating solar roads. One company, Solar Roadways, has even come up with a prototype solar panel for roads, however they are expensive ($7,000 each) and it […]

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