Tomatoes Blasted with LED Lights Have 50 Percent More Vitamin C

May 9, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock We all know LED lights help us save energy, but did you know that they could also help us to fight colds? Researchers at Wageningen UR , in a partnership with Philips Lighting , have put LED modules to the test, blasting bursts of light on tomato plants. Amazingly, the tomatoes that received a boost of light from LEDs contained twice as much vitamin C, with only a quarter of the light intensity from a naturally sunny day. Read the rest of Tomatoes Blasted with LED Lights Have 50 Percent More Vitamin C Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , LEd Tomatoes , LEDs in green houses , philips lighting , sustainable design , Wageningen UR        

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Tiny New York Town Wins Landmark Case to Uphold Fracking Ban

May 9, 2013 by  
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As of 2012, 2.5 million oil and gas wells have been drilled worldwide using the  hydraulic fracturing  method, and more than 1 million of them are located in the United States. The result of this trend has been devastating to human health and the environment. With natural gas companies pouring millions of dollars into political and PR campaigns, slowing it down has been difficult. But as one tiny town in New York demonstrated, it’s not impossible. Dryden, New York, recently won a court case to prevent the fracking industry from destroying its air and water , an encouraging development for cities and states fighting similar battles. Read the rest of Tiny New York Town Wins Landmark Case to Uphold Fracking Ban Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: activism , dryden , fossil fuels , fracking , hydraulic fracturing , natural gas industry , New York. , progressive communities , rural communities , rural town , upstate New York        

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Scientists Discover Methods of Harvesting Electricity from Plants

May 9, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock When it comes to capturing solar energy, plants are first in their class. Able to function at nearly 100 percent quantum efficiency, they can produce an equal number of electrons for each photon captured. Using these photons to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, the resulting electrons are able to create sugars that help the plant to live and reproduce. Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a way to harness the power of the photosynthetic process  to generate a clean form of electricity. Ramaraja Ramasamy, assistant professor in the UGA College of Engineering, explained how his team manipulated the biology for human advantage. Read the rest of Scientists Discover Methods of Harvesting Electricity from Plants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , carbon nanotubules , electrons , journal of energy and environmental science , photon , photosynthesis , plants , quantum efficiency , ramaraja ramasamy , Solar Power , sun , thylakoids , uga college of engineering , University of Georgia , water issues        

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Why green labels boost real estate values

January 4, 2013 by  
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Including green features in a commercial building gives the real estate a market premium of 3 to 16 percent while homes with green features sell for 9 percent more. 

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IndiGo Air Greens Fleet with Airbus "Neo" Jets

January 16, 2011 by  
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The record-breaking order of the A320neo offers 15 percent more fuel-efficiency. Image courtesy of Airbus

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Calcium Supplements Linked to Heart Attacks: Feed Your Bones Instead

January 15, 2011 by  
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Photo: Hopkinsii A study published in the British Medical Journal via Natural Awakenings found that calcium supplements can increase your risk of a heart attack by as much as 31 percen…

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Wind, Solar Top Walmart Food Distribution Center

November 11, 2010 by  
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The newest Walmart Canada fresh and frozen food distribution center will be 60 percent more energy efficient that Walmart’s other centers and will be topped by wind turbines and solar panels.

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Where are the Green Jobs for Women?

September 14, 2010 by  
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Policymakers assert that government investments in green initiatives can produce 20 percent more jobs than traditional economic stimulus measures. So far, however, job opportunities in the green sector haven’t been as plentiful for women as they are for men

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Researchers Develop 90% More Efficient Air Conditioning!

June 18, 2010 by  
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Summer is awesome – the jump in our electricity bills from air conditioning, not so much. Luckily for anyone watching their wallets (and for the power grid), scientists at the National Renewable Energy Lab have developed a new air conditioning process that has the potential to use up to 90% less energy than today’s top-of-the-line ACs

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What Do Ankle Bracelets, Cell Phones, And Cool Cars Have In Common?

April 25, 2010 by  
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GPS-enabled ankle tether used on parolees to reduce jail overcrowding. Image credit: CG Newspapers . California Air Resources Board (CARB) had proposed a so-called “Cool Cars” regulation mandating new vehicle windows block 33 percent more heat-producing rays from the sun by 2012 and achieve a 60% reduction by 2016.

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