Utopian off-grid Regen Village produces all of its own food and energy

May 24, 2016 by  
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Danish architectural firm EFFEKT envisioned a future where self-sustaining communities grow their own food and produce their own energy. They incorporated that vision into their ReGen Villages, planned off-grid communities that address issues from climate change to the food crisis through sustainable design. They plan to start building these utopian communities this summer. According to EFFEKT’s website, there are five principles behind the ReGen Villages: “Energy positive homes. Door-step…

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Two foot-long bug discovered in China dubbed worlds longest insect

May 24, 2016 by  
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Don’t freak out, but an insect spanning over two feet long has been discovered and it’s an apparent expert at lurking in disguise. A Chinese researcher had been searching for six years before finally finding one, but I doubt that will help you sleep more easily tonight. The previous world record for longest six-legged critter was a 22.3 inch stick insect from Malaysia, according to Discovery News, yet the new species discovered in the Guanxi province of China measures in at 24.6…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How the NHL is greening up its game

May 24, 2016 by  
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NHL Sustainability Infographic: Green Initiatives in Hockey Compared to other sports, hockey relies heavily on the ability to skate and play the sport outdoors. Many of the NHL’s players started their hockey careers by learning how to skate outside on frozen lakes and ponds. However, environmental issues, such as climate change and freshwater scarcity, will severely limit these opportunities for future generations of hockey players. As a commitment to greater environmental sustainability, the…

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Chinese Officials Confirm the Existence of Pollution-Choked “Cancer Villages”

February 25, 2013 by  
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After years of public speculation about the impact of pollution  on some areas of the country, the Chinese Ministry of Environment Protection has finally confirmed the existence of “cancer villages.” The environmental ministry published a report that acknowledges the public health threat caused by toxic chemicals and hazardous smog. Chinese officials announced a five-year plan to deal with the harmful effects of air and water pollution. Read the rest of Chinese Officials Confirm the Existence of Pollution-Choked “Cancer Villages” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cancer villages , china cancer rates , china cancer villages , china environmental report , china hazardous smog , china health issue , china industrial waste , china pollution , Chinese Ministry of Environment Protection , environmental destruction , pollution-linked cancer , water and air pollution china

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Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina

February 25, 2013 by  
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There is a good reason why Argentina’s flag sports a shining sun. At present, Argentina only produces about 10MW of solar power, but that figure is soon about to receive a giant boost as the country plans to increase its capacity by 35 times and the government begins to hand out incentives to private companies. International developers are looking to the western regions where projects are estimated to produce over twice the amount of energy coming from solar in Germany , the world’s current market leader. The plans would assist in the efforts of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to increase the amount of energy generated by renewables from 2 percent to 8 percent by 2013. Read the rest of Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aldar sa , Argentina , Brazil , china , Columbia , debt , default , enarsa , germany , inflation , president cristina fernandez de kirchner , renewable energy , sky solar holdings co. , Solar Power , solaria energia & medio ambiente sa , south america , Spain , tariff

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Forze Unveils Next-Gen Forze VI Hydrogen-Powered Race Car

February 25, 2013 by  
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Forze just unveiled its new Forze VI race car, which is a follow up to the world’s first hydrogen-powered race car. The Forze VI is the result of five years of development and it represents a significant increase in performance and size from the Forze V. The Forze VI is now the size of a regular street car and it packs six times more power than last year’s model . Read the rest of Forze Unveils Next-Gen Forze VI Hydrogen-Powered Race Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric motor , forze , Forze V , Forze VI , fuel cell , green car , green race car , green transportation , hydrogen car , hydrogen race car

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Chicago Children’s Center Has a Stratified Facade Made of Donated Concrete

August 16, 2011 by  
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Trolls Die Young: Nasty People Have Higher Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

August 20, 2010 by  
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Cave Troll from Lord of the Rings via Wikipedia Dan Blankenhorn of Smart Planet was thinking of his commenters when he suggested that “trolls die young”, based on a study researchers of the US National Institute on Aging . They looked at 5,614 Sardinians from four villages, and found that “those who scored high for antagonistic traits on a standard personality test had greater thickening of the neck…

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Bird Protection Clashes with Bride Prospects in India

June 26, 2010 by  
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A Great Indian bustard. Photo via Madras Ramblings . When the animal a national park was designated to protect hasn’t been seen in the area for 16 years, is it worth maintaining the land as a sanctuary

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Bad News Blows In: Storm Could Disrupt Deepwater Clean Up

June 26, 2010 by  
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photo via flickr As clean up efforts from the Deepwater Horizon extend into almost their 70th day, bad news has blown in the form of a warning of a coming tropical storm strong enough to halt clean up efforts. The stoppage could result in an additional half-million of barrels of spilled oil, adding to the record amounts already beginning to show up on Gulf beaches and marshlands. …

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