INFOGRAPHIC: Learn how solar panels work and the benefits of going solar

February 17, 2015 by  
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Increasing numbers of homeowners around the world are going solar —the green energy investment not only saves money in the long run, but also helps the environment. If you’re interesting in installing solar panels for your home but don’t know where to start or even how they work, then this solar panel infographic by 1st in Place Home Inspections Inc. is for you. The introductory infographic covers many key points from interesting trivia about the countries most invested in solar to questions you should ask yourself before going solar. Read on for the full graphic. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Learn how solar panels work and the benefits of going solar Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , green energy , infographic , reader submitted content , Solar cells , solar panels , Solar Power

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West Virginia oil train derailment leads to series of massive explosions

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Click here to view the embedded video. Yesterday in West Virginia, a train carrying crude oil derailed shortly before it exploded, destroying a home and displacing 1,000 residents in freezing temperatures. The 100-car oil tanker train derailed for an as-yet-unknown reason, sending at least 27 cars careening off the tracks. Multiple explosions occurred through the evening, culminating in massive fireballs that sent heat several miles from the accident site. Read the rest of West Virginia oil train derailment leads to series of massive explosions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: crude oil tanker train , explosions from oil spill , oil in drinking water , oil spill in river , oil train derailment , west virginia oil explosion , west virginia train derailment

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The ingenious duvet cover trick that will change your life (VIDEO)

February 17, 2015 by  
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Unique Cube Tower will rise like a stack of patterned blocks in China

February 17, 2015 by  
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Despite Chinese President Xi Jinping’s call for an end to “strange-looking” architecture projects in China , yet another unique building is poised to take over a Chinese city skyline—this time, in Guangdong Province’s Foshan. The appropriately named Cube Tower is made up of a nine cubes of varying sizes stacked in a vertical formation, with each cube’s facade covered in different traditional design motifs. The large high-rise will contain a total of 34 elevators and 16 escalators, all of which will be installed by German mobility company ThyssenKrupp . Read the rest of Unique Cube Tower will rise like a stack of patterned blocks in China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , Chinese architecture , cube architecture , Cube Tower , cuboid architecture , Foshan , GUANGDONG , mixed use high rise , mixed-use , ThyssenKrupp , ThyssenKrupp Elevator

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100-year-old Japanese home is lined with plywood for an intentionally incomplete look

February 17, 2015 by  
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How Much Energy Is Your Smartphone Using?

August 16, 2013 by  
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Watching just one hour of video on a tablet or smartphone every week consumes more electricity than two new, Energy Star-qualified refrigerators consume in an entire year. A new report reveals other eye-opening data about the amount of energy our…

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Moms Speak Out Against Toxic Mercury

March 25, 2011 by  
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Gretchen Dahlkemper-Alfonso (right) speaks to a crowd in Philadelphia about the importance of EPA’s mercury safeguards. Photo credit: Sierra Club Gretchen Dahlkemper-Alfonso is a mother of a toddler and is eight-months pregnant with her second child. When it comes to protecting her children and taking precautions on their behalf, she doesn’t skip anything.

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