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12 myths about electric vehicles

Everything you thought you knew about plug-in hybrids and battery cars is probably wrong. 1. EVs don’t have enough range. You’ll be stranded when you run out of electricity. FACT: Americans drive an average of 40 miles per day, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Most new battery electrics have a range of at […]

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16 Tips for Wildlife Gardening with Kids

One of the best things you may ever cultivate in your yard is a gardener; share your love of nature with a child WHEN WE MOVED TO OUR HOME in northern Virginia, my husband and I got right to work creating our wildlife garden—replacing yards of turf with a native plant bed. We expected our […]

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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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Amazing Green Home Made with Bamboo!

What’s it like to create an eco-lux island style home that’s made with sustainable and beautiful bamboo? You’ll be amazed at how gorgeous a green home can be. Green buildings should incorporate water- and energy saving systems to make them truly eco-friendly.  Water Rhapsody and Yes Solar Mpumalanga offer eco-friendly rainwater collection systems, rainwater tanks, […]

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7 Sustainable Wrapping Ideas

Gift giving is arguably one of the best parts of the holiday season. Unfortunately, with the bestowing of gifts also comes incessant waste. According to Earth911, discarded wrapping paper and shopping bags in the U.S. total more than 4 million tons annually. Moreover, the EPA states holiday gift-wrapping is largely attributed to the approximate 25 […]

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Will climate change change us?

Our climate is changing and humans are certainly part of the reason why, according to most climate scientists. Will the changes in the climate force us to change how we live? Probably, if the past is any guide to the future. At least that’s the implication to be drawn from a newly published study that found […]

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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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The Perils of Carbon Offsets: ‘Perverse’ CO2 Payments

Writing in Yale Environment 360, Mark Schapiro reports on European companies that have been overpaying China to offset their own carbon emissions by incinerating a powerful greenhouse gas known as hfc 23.

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