Fox’s Hypocrisy: Bash Solar in Primetime, Then Hype it at the Emmys (Video)

September 15, 2011 by  
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Screengrab: YouTube Consider these two anecdotes: a) Fox Broadcasting Company is the host of this year’s Emmys. It’s planning to cover Nokia Hall, where the ceremonies will take place, with solar panels as part of the company’s “Green It! Mean It!” campaign. b) Fox News, the company’s cable news division, has used solar company Solyndra’s bankruptcy as an occasion to criticize Obama for supporting … solar power. The channel’s “news” shows and pundits are going to lengths to make a case that clean energy is a waste of time. (See the video below). So how do these two views, which stem from the same root — Rupert M… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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PeePoo Bio Bags: A Cure For The ‘Flying’ Toilet

September 15, 2011 by  
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Photo Peepoople. Approximately 40% of human beings alive today – 2.6 billion people – don’t have access to toilets. A Swede named Anders Wilhelmson designed a very simple solution to this problem – a small biodegradable bag called PeePoo with a bacteria-neutralizing urea liner. The problem with PeePoo was that it needed to prove it worked, and affordably. Thus it has taken a few years for PeePoople, PeePoo’s social venture company, to get going. Earlier this year, however, the Dutch postal code lottery gave PeePoople nearly $2 million – thereby funding the product’s introduction in Nairobi, Kenya through 2013…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Low-cost solar lanterns for poor students

May 20, 2011 by  
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Phani: With charging lights costing big bucks, poor students are still left out with two options—either to study under a kerosene lantern or go for a candle.

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Swiss researchers look forth to generate power from human blood flow

May 20, 2011 by  
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Dattatreya: In a fascinating turn of events, a research team from the Bern University of Applied Sciences has contrived of three specially made minuscule turbines that were placed in a tube that simulates the thoracic artery, millimeters-wide blood vessel. The most efficient of these three generated some 800 microwatts, which is more than what is required to power a pacemaker. With this technology, the researchers are looking forth to harvest energy from the human bloodstream

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Designers create Bumblebee replica from old Camaro

September 9, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Recycled sculpture created from the parts of an old car.

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Forensic Proof Shows Japanese Whale Meat is Being Sold in the US

April 14, 2010 by  
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Whale meat sushi. Scientists have used genetic fingerprinting to prove that whale meat found being sold at the Los Angeles restaurant The Hump came from the same sei whale that was sold in Japan in 2007.

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The Hypocritically Bold Look of Kohler

March 26, 2010 by  
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Taryn, an EcoGeek reader, received her subscriptions to Wired Magazine as well as National Geographic this week. A very EcoGeek combination, I must say, keeping up on the beauty and diversity of our world as well as cutting technology.

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Vortex-Creating Wind Turbines Could Double Wind Farm Output

March 24, 2010 by  
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An egg-beater-like vertical wind turbine design could potentially double the output of wind farms by using the space between larger, horizontal turbines. Wind farms take up a lot of land because the large rotating blades of the turbines need a lot of space in between them to operate safely and effectively, but company Wind Harvest International thinks wind energy could be generated in those empty spaces.  The company claims a MW array of their shorter, vertical turbines could fit in the space between two horizontal MW turbines. The Wind Harvest turbines work in groups of three or more to maximize their energy output.  The turbines alternate between clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation, creating a vortex that accelerates the localized wind speed by almost double.  The company says it’s also possible that the arrays could boost the energy output of the larger horizontal turbines as well, but that more testing would have to be done to confirm that.

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