Researchers Discover Solar Wind Energy Source that Could Revolutionize Nuclear Power

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Solar Wind image from Shutterstock Using data collected by NASA ’s Wind solar probe, scientists have identified an energy source that causes solar winds to heat up and accelerate as they travel further away from their source. The discovery pinpoints ion cyclotron waves as the source of this strange phenomenon, which could revolutionize the nuclear energy industry Read the rest of Researchers Discover Solar Wind Energy Source that Could Revolutionize Nuclear Power Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , green technology , ion cyclotron waves , nasa solar power , nasa solar sail satellite , NASA Wind probe , nuclear energy , nuclear fusion reactors , Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics , Solar Power , solar probe , solar wind , solar wind energy

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Northeastern University’s Seattle Campus on Track for LEED Platinum Rating

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Read the rest of Northeastern University’s Seattle Campus on Track for LEED Platinum Rating Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , eco design , eco school , eco university , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green interiors , LEED platinum , leed platinum interior , Northeastern University , northeastern university seattle , perkins + will , perkins and will , perkins+will , satellite campus , Seattle , Sustainable Building , sustainable design

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Washington, DC Aims to Become the Greenest City in the Country

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Photo via Shutterstock In a town that houses Congress, a body that is synonymous with inefficiency and gridlock, it is nice to know that at least the city itself is moving forward. With the Sustainable D.C. Act of 2012 signed into law, a whole host of new plans have been set in motion. Along with the support of Mayor Vincent Gray, the legislation has outlined 32 goals, 31 targets, and more than 140 actions to help make Washington DC one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country. DC already leads the nation on number of LEED buildings per capita; the city also purchases 100 percent renewable energy, and it hosts one of the largest bike share networks in the country. So what does the future have in store for our nation’s capital? Read the rest of Washington, DC Aims to Become the Greenest City in the Country Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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Water Gains Popularity Over High-Calorie Soda in US

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Photo via Shutterstock Mayor Bloomberg has gone on a crusade to wean New Yorkers off calorie-filled soda , but it seems the rest of the country is voluntarily snubbing the sugary stuff. Soda was once the most popular drink in the United States but it has recently fallen from grace, and now many soda drinkers are making the switch to bottled water. Although this doesn’t solve the issue of plastic bottle waste , water’s rise over soda shows that a sizable section of America is striding towards a healthier future. Read the rest of Water Gains Popularity Over High-Calorie Soda in US Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american diet , beverages , Bottled Water , consumers choose water over soda , corn syrup , decrease in soda sales , eco design , fast food , green design , Health , mayor bloomberg , nutrition , soda ban , sugar soda , sustainable design , us diet

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Japanese Town Memorializes Miracle Pine Tree That Survived the 2011 Tsunami

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It’s been two years since the deadly earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan , destroying homes and triggering a nuclear disaster . Although the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent deluge killed thousands and leveled towns, there was one stark reminder of the planet’s resilience: an 88-foot pine tree that refused to succumb to the onslaught. It stood as the last remaining member of what was once a forest of 70,000 trees along the coast in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture. This week officials unveiled a massive sculpture that memorializes the special tree, and serves as a quiet reminder of nature’s power. Read the rest of Japanese Town Memorializes Miracle Pine Tree That Survived the 2011 Tsunami Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , conservation , earthquake , forest , Japan , memorial , miracle pine , natural disaster , preservation , sculpture , tsunami

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