US Military Slated to Quadruple Renewable Energy Installations by 2025

January 30, 2013 by  
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As the largest military force on the planet, the US Department of Defense (DoD) is also the largest consumer of energy in the world. Every year, the combined forces use 3.7 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and 120 million barrels of oil, totaling around $20 billion. In order to save some cash and to avoid having to purchase fossil fuels from countries hostile to American interests, the DOD plans on drastically increasing its renewable energy capabilities. In a report published this week by Pike Research , the U.S. military intends to ramp up its existing 80-megawatt renewables capacity four-fold to 3,200 megawatts by 2025. Read the rest of US Military Slated to Quadruple Renewable Energy Installations by 2025 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , air force , army , biomass , department of defense , dod , fuel cell , geothermal , green energy , hydrokinetic , navy , Pike Research , renewable energy , report , solar , us military

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Stackable Urban Beehive is Perfect for Beginner Beekeepers

January 30, 2013 by  
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Seeking to help restore the world’s declining honey bee population, designer Rowan Dunford has created a simple, stackable beehive that makes it easy for anyone to raise bees. Dunford’s aptly named Urban Beehive is user-friendly, inexpensive, and can be flat packed to ship. Dunford’s straightforward design takes the guesswork out of raising bees, so it’s perfect for the beginner beekeeper. Read the rest of Stackable Urban Beehive is Perfect for Beginner Beekeepers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , ikea , Rowan Dunford , stackable beehives , sustainable design , urban beehive , urban beekeeping

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New Study Reveals That Your Cat is a Serial Killer

January 30, 2013 by  
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Most of us are familiar with the savage instincts of our feline friends; some kittens playfully pounce upon balls of wool or fuzzy, rattling toy mice, while human companions of outdoor cats may have been the lucky recipient of a gifted dead bird. But a new report from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Fish and Wildlife Service has found that those gifts are just the tip of a very large, very murderous iceberg — one which holds the four-legged friends to account for the deaths of over 14 million animals every year, a staggering amount of carnage that is two-to-four times higher than previously thought. Read the rest of New Study Reveals That Your Cat is a Serial Killer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal research , Cats Kill Billions of Animals , Feral cat hunting , Fish and Wildlife Service cat study , Killer cats , killer house cat , neuter and release programs , Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute feline study , wild cat behavior

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Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Market Projected to Quadruple to $2.4 billion By 2017

August 22, 2012 by  
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Building Integrated Photovoltaics photo from Shutterstock The solar energy sector has had some ups and downs lately, but it looks like the future is bright for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).  According to a new report from Pike Research , the worldwide market for BIPV and building-applied photovoltaics (BAPV) will quadruple over the next five years, growing from $606 million in 2012 to more than $2.4 billion in 2017. Read the rest of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Market Projected to Quadruple to $2.4 billion By 2017 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , Building Integrated Photovoltaics , building-applied photovoltaics , green design , Pike Research , soiar market , Solar Power , sunshot initiative

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Mark McCooey’s Amazing LEGO Spiderman Does Whatever a Spider Can!

August 22, 2012 by  
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LEGO and fans rejoice! Gadget guru Michael McCooey just unveiled a super cool flexible Spiderman action figure made entirely from LEGO bricks. McCooey is an active member of the Lego Cuusoo network, which encourages fans of the famous toy building bricks  to share their designs – and he stepped up to the challenge to build an action figure that was not only agile and posable, but also slim and natural looking like the amazing super hero himself.  The finished figurine is designed to bend and twist into all of Spidey’s limber poses , and of course it can hang upside down. Read the rest of Mark McCooey’s Amazing LEGO Spiderman Does Whatever a Spider Can! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: action figures , amazing spiderman , Design , eco design , green design , green toys , lego , lego action figures , lego design , lego figurine , lego spiderman , lego toys , LegoCuusoo , Michael McCooey , spiderman , spiderman action figure , sustainable design

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