Design

Synthetic Trees Set to Combat Climate Change

Synthetic Trees Set to Combat Climate Change

While creating a bunch of plastic trees may not sound like a great way to protect the environment that is the proposal being put forward by a Columbia University professor who is working with the U.S. Energy Secretary. The fake trees provide more than just an aesthetic though and like their real c

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Green Living

Perth firm's plan to turn coconuts into electricity in Micronesia

Perth firm’s plan to turn coconuts into electricity in Micronesia

  A Perth-based solar engineering company has launched an ambitious plan to provide cheap power to tens of thousands of people on Micronesia's remotest tiny islands. Some 607 islands make up the Federated States of Micronesia, which is geographically the size of Western Australia but its

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4 Tips to Reduce Your Waste during Thanksgiving

4 Tips to Reduce Your Waste during Thanksgiving

Here are 4 tips to minimize or prevent more items from going to the landfill during your Thanksgiving festivities. 1) Reusable Dishware We know you wouldn't serve food on disposable plates with plastic silverware, but what about your family and friends? Encourage them to serve food on real

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International

Bill Gates drinks water from sewer sludge

Bill Gates drinks water from sewer sludge

The Gates Foundation is funding Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki Bioenergy to develop its innovative sewage treatment plant, dubbed the Omniprocessor project. In his recent blog, Gates details his visit to the company’s headquarters, touring a facility that turns human waste into water an

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Investing

Andy Funk: Entrepreneur Turned Socially Conscious Venture Capitalist

Andy Funk: Entrepreneur Turned Socially Conscious Venture Capitalist

The story of Andy Funk left me impressed, amazed, envious and motivated. I think it will do the same for you. Funk moved to the US from Germany at the age of 19. Just six years later, without a formal college education, he had founded and sold 3 companies, and then became the youngest founding membe

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News

Who is the greenest US college in 2015?

Who is the greenest US college in 2015?

BestColleges.org names the 50 U.S. colleges and universities that have earned the highest STARS ratings, thereby distinguishing themselves as the nation's greenest schools. Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a voluntary system that allows different colleges a

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Office

How Google is More Green Than You

How Google is More Green Than You

How Google is More Green than You Like many companies, Google has made an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and to avoid negative impacts on the environment. The efforts of Google have made it one of the greenest companies around. Google’s Green Side In 2007, Google reached its go

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Politics

Climate bill seen raising gasoline prices

Climate bill seen raising gasoline prices

San Francisco (Reuters) - Point Carbon, a market analysis firm, estimated on Thursday U.S. gasoline prices would rise an average of 27 cents per gallon from 2013 to 2020 if expected U.S. climate legislation led by Senator John Kerry becomes law. U.S. carbon prices should average about $31 a tonn

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Products

Excess carbon fiber from Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 recycled into Russell Athletic gear

Excess carbon fiber from Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 recycled into Russell Athletic gear

Boeing is taking their excess carbon fiber and repurpose them into Russell Athletic’s new CarbonTek football shoulder pad system. The carbon filaments from composite material provides their 787 Dreamliner aircraft with a high strength-to-weight ratio and greater durability. The leftover carbon

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How to Take Control of Your Energy Use, One Minute at a Time

How to Take Control of Your Energy Use, One Minute at a Time

With the recent announcement of Obama's green team things are looking encouraging for massive change happening in terms of how our government interacts with and takes action on the pressing environmental issues. You might be wondering, how can I too make a difference? Or more immediately, how can I

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Start Ups

Arcimoto is almost ready to roll out its 3-wheeled electric vehicle

Arcimoto is almost ready to roll out its 3-wheeled electric vehicle

An Oregon maker of electric vehicles is ready to unveil its latest car to the public for the first time next week. Eugene's Arcimoto Inc. will pull the curtain off its newest EV iteration, the Generation 8 SRK Alpha, representing eight years of engineering and design work. Founded in 2007, countin

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Technology

Bezos Claims Space Breakthrough with Blue Origin Reusable Rocket

Bezos Claims Space Breakthrough with Blue Origin Reusable Rocket

The private space firm founded by Internet entrepreneur Jeff Bezos claimed a breakthrough for its space travel efforts Tuesday with the launch of a reusable rocket. Bezos announced the milestone with his first Twitter message following the launch and return of the rocket by his firm, Blue Ori

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