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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Why "Conflict-Free" Diamonds Are Unreliable: Kimberley Process is "Pandora’s Box" of Ethical Issues

September 14, 2011 by  
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Image: ljv via flickr It’s not exactly breaking news, but this topic is worth a recap. The Kimberley Process was established to prevent diamond sales from funding conflict —” blood diamonds “—but in reality, not a whole lot has changed. Chances are good that those “certified conflict-free” diamonds you might be shopping for as an ethical consumer are just as con… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Can Gas Street Lamps Be Made Green? (Video)

January 10, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Transition Malvern From natural gas ‘fracking’ to burning tap water , we know all too well that natural gas is not exactly a clean, problem-free fuel. But what are sustainability advocates to do in a town that cherishes its gas street lamps as a nostalgic throwback to a bygone era, not to mention a draw for the tourists? Why, rol…

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burnin’ love.

August 31, 2010 by  
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As Summer melts into Fall, you might be savoring some last-minute camp fires, or getting ready to warm up your home with the fireplace. Whether your hearth is at home or outside, be mindful of what you burn. Just because something can burn doesn’t mean it should burn.

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Feelgoodz Flip-Flops An Unwitting Casualty of Gulf Oil Spill

August 19, 2010 by  
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While not exactly on the same scale as fishing and tourism taking a huge hit from the Gulf oil spill, Change.org highlights an unwitting and unexpected casualty of it all: Feelgoodz flip-flops. The ethically-sourced, all natural rubber, footwear start-up is sitting on thousands of unsold shoes and may be unable to repay a $50,000 loan that got them started.

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The Great Politicization of Climate Change (Part 1)

February 22, 2010 by  
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Image via JCWinnie Okay, so it’s not exactly breaking news: climate change has been politicized for decades now. Which, as disturbing as it is, isn’t necessarily surprising

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The Hazards of Sugar: Complete Lecture [VIDEO]

January 11, 2010 by  
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[ Image Credit: Sugar. Creative Commons photo by Uwe Hermann ] If you’re an avid Eat. Drink

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