How to Shop for Clothes with the Earth in Mind

July 28, 2017 by  
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Take it from someone who loves to shop — building a fantastic and versatile wardrobe is super fun and helps you express your individuality. There is a certain thrill to finding a great deal or bringing that special piece home with you. That being…

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Does Being An Environmentalist Require A Certain Look?

September 21, 2016 by  
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I once wrote an article about sustainable living that generated a great deal of controversy. In addition to a rousing debate in the comments section, it also inspired a rather, erm, energetic rebuttal on another site. This post vehemently opposed…

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New hybrid solar cells generate 5 times as much energy by harnessing sun’s light and heat at the same time

September 14, 2015 by  
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Scientists have developed a new hybrid solar cell that harnesses the sun’s light and heat to create more energy than ever before , thanks to the pairing of a photovoltaic cell with polymer films. The resulting hybrid solar cell can produce as much as five times the voltage as existing technology. Although this type of solar cell is a great deal more expensive than others, the researchers behind the breakthrough are hopeful that consumers will find the increased solar energy production far outweights the higher cost. Read the rest of New hybrid solar cells generate 5 times as much energy by harnessing sun’s light and heat at the same time

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Next Form of Renewable Energy Could Be Up In the Air

October 29, 2013 by  
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Could our next big source of renewable energy come from thin air? Well, not exactly — but moist, dense air holds a great deal of promise. While researching how water droplets interact with water-repellent or “hydrophobic” surfaces, engineers…

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What’s the Big Deal About the Heartland Institute ‘Scandal’?

February 16, 2012 by  
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The publication of internal documents — which may or may not be faked — from a think-tank that challenges the consensus on climate change reveals a great deal about the toxic debate over climate science and policy.

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Will the Heartland Scandal Force Transparency on Company Donors?

February 16, 2012 by  
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Revelations about donations from sustainability-minded companies to a conservative think-tank that is driving the climate skepticism debate is causing headaches in boardrooms, and may result in more transparency in corporate support for outside organizations.

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Apple and Foxconn: Sustainable Labor is a Must

February 16, 2012 by  
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I’m taking a detour from my typical commentary on green buildings and building energy efficiency to weigh in on the controversy concerning labor conditions at Chinese factories contracted to assemble Apple’s iPhones and iPads .

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Greening Your Marketing: 6 Essential Online Resources

September 16, 2010 by  
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Although marketing itself is intangible, it involves the use of paper, promotional items, and a great deal of other resources that generate—literally—tons of wasted resources. When talking about greening, we often focus on print marketing (given the high environmental cost printing and paper).

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Blue Stork Finds True Love in Spite of Curious Color

April 11, 2010 by  
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Image: © Andreas Koeckeritz / Pixelio Spring always portends the return of storks to the large nests which top chimneys and towers across the German landscape.

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LED Lighting Would Save America $120 Billion

March 16, 2010 by  
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A Department of Energy report on light emitting diode (LED) technology has some pretty startling numbers to digest.

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