Steampunk Style Lamps Made From Plumbing Pipes and Beer Bottles

October 26, 2011 by  
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© ZAL Creations ZAL Creations of Chicago joined Etsy this summer to start selling their lamps. But not just any lamps. Fantastic lamps made of recycled materials, from pipes and plumbing fixtures to beer bottles as bulb shades. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Alternative To Keystone XL Pipeline: Ship The Oil By Rail

October 26, 2011 by  
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Altex Energy /Promo image Like any good TreeHugger I am against the Keystone XL pipeline, really I am; but as I wrote in Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest About Tar Sands or Politics? , the problem isn’t on the supply side, it is the demand. As Mat noted in Limited Export Capacity Behind Big Push For Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline , without the pipe there are not a lot of places for the oi… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Affordable, High-Performance LED Bulbs Finally Hitting the Market

May 18, 2010 by  
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Major lighting companies are working tirelessly towards becoming the first to own the LED market.  The super-effiicient light source is the future of lighting, but so far, for most consumers the available LED bulbs have been too expensive and dimmer than the incandescent bulbs we’re used to. But that seems to be changing.  In the next few months, 60-watt equivalent bulbs in the $30 – $40 price range will be hitting the shelves.  In comparison, just two years ago, a 60-watt equivalent cost $90 and a 100-watt dimmable bulb went for $360

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China’s Telecom Sector Credits Telecommuting with Huge Emissions Reductions

May 14, 2010 by  
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China’s telecom sector released a report this week claiming that it had slashed CO2 emissions by 48.5 million tons in 2008 by increasing telecommuting, a greater reliance on electronic data storage and more efficient logistics.  This savings is comparable to the amount of emissions Sweden’s entire economy is responsible for each year. The report came from the WWF and China Mobile who had Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications carry out the study.  The report says the emissions savings came from all of the transportation, freight and paper and material production that was avoided by digitizing the sector

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Throw Out the Spare Tire, Replace It With an Electric Bike?

May 13, 2010 by  
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Volkswagen has debuted its first electric bike that conveniently folds down to a disc that fits in the spare tire compartment of a trunk.

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