New Green School to Open in New York City’s East Village

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Relief is on the way for downtown Manhattan parents who are worried about increasingly overcrowded classrooms and teach-to-the-test mentality. The New Amsterdam School , lower Manhattan’s first Waldorf grade school , is currently accepting students to learn in a newly renovated, green space. Find out more about this exciting new alternative learning environment and how you and your child can experience it here . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: east village kindergarten , east village school , east village waldorf school , eco kindergarten , eco school , Environmentally Friendly school , forest kindergarten , Green Grade School , green kindergarten , Green Pre-K , green school , Green school in New York CIty , lower east side waldorf school , Manhattan pre-K , Manhattan School , new amsterdam early childhood center , new amsterdam school , New york waldorf school , rudolf steiner school , steiner school , Waldorf School        

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Underwater Kites Could Harvest 64 Times More Power Than Wind Turbines

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Kite photo from Shutterstock How can we generate more power from renewable sources without using massive plots of land for solar and wind farms? Go fly a kite . According to David Olinger , an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), tethered underwater kites could be used to generate large amounts of electricity by harnessing the power of ocean waves and currents. Olinger recently received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop this technology, and work is scheduled to begin in January. Read the rest of Underwater Kites Could Harvest 64 Times More Power Than Wind Turbines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , current energy , energy harvesting , kite , kites , ocean , ocean energy , renewable energy , Technology , underwater kites , wave energy        

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Old-Fashioned Steam Engines Could Solve Solar Energy Storage Problem

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Australian engineers might have solved one of the biggest obstacles to scaling up solar energy — the lack of affordable storage technology that allows solar to be used at peak demand after the sun goes down. Their California-based startup Terrajoule is applying an older technology, namely steam engines, to build a storage system that could lower the cost to under $100 per kWh, which is less than 20 percent of what it costs for current battery storage systems. This new system will also last longer (it has a 25 year lifecycle), thereby eliminating use of the toxic and rare materials contained in batteries. Read the rest of Old-Fashioned Steam Engines Could Solve Solar Energy Storage Problem Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: concentrated solar power , distributed solar power generation , solar energy storage , steam engines , steam piston engines , storage system , Terrajoule        

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Inhabitat Tours Abu Dhabi’s Energy-Plus Masdar City: EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

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New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places

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Green Cross Switzerland and the Blacksmith Institute just released a report that details the world’s most polluted places. The report, titled The Top Ten Toxic Threats: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges , tracks chemicals, e-waste, radioactive contamination, lead and other pollutants that pose health risks to more than 200 million people in eight countries. Read the rest of New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium , chemicals , e-waste , health risk , lead , mercury , polluted places , Pollution , radiation , toxic , toxins        

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