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Energy Start-Up Wants to Harvest Your Body Heat

So we’ve all heard lots about the benefits of solar energy, but there’s another energy source you may have never considered harvesting: body heat. Yes, that’s right—your body could be expending usable energy right now as we speak.

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The Top Cleantech Countries

Just a handful of nations are leading the way in the development of green energy and environmental technologies. Where are advances being made in clean energy technology? Judging by patent awards, only in a very small number of countries.

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Solar Energy Increases Home Value

Are you looking for ways to increase your home value? Well, I have an idea that will not only make the resale cost of your home increase, but it will actually save you money. I am talking about solar energy. Let me explain…

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11 Uses For Cardboard Toilet Paper Tubes

While some people may already be buying the new “tubeless” toilet paper, most of us continue to buy the kind with the cardboard tubes in the middle. (And really, that tubeless kind called Scotts Naturals is only 40% recycled paper, so please don’t buy it. Buy 100% recycled content toilet paper instead.) But at the […]

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What is a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is “the total set of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event or product”. For simplicity of reporting, it is often expressed in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide, or its equivalent of other GHGs, emitted.

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Global warming has slowed because of pollution

The latest figures from more than 20 scientific institutions around the world show that global temperatures are higher than ever… However the gradual rise in temperatures over the last 30 years is slowing slightly. Global warming since the 1970s has been 0.16C (0.3F) but the rise in the last decade was just 0.05C (0.09F), according […]

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Scientists: Haiti’s wildlife faces mass extinction

The loss of amphibian species is often the first warning sign that an ecosystem is in grave danger. Haiti may be headed for a massive extinction event, one comparable to the sudden disappearance of dinosaurs, a group of biologists from Penn State warns. The group is currently taking action to prevent this loss. Blair Hedges, […]

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Solar Power to the People

A new bulb sheds light on developing nations Kerosene lamps are a fact of life in all too much of the developing world, despite their toxic and polluting nature. We’ve already seen a few different efforts to change this — through microloans for green energy, for instance — but recently we came across another: a […]

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Cancun: politics vs. science

There are quite a few numbers tossed around at climate negotiations. Should world leaders agree to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees F) in the next decade, or 1.5 (2.7 F)? How many gigatons of carbon can the world cut in 10 years? Should they shoot for reducing the concentration of carbon […]

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