Waste-to-energy machine reveals power of trash

Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Fort Benning is helping the Army test a new product that could one day change not only how forward operating bases get rid of their waste, but also how they make use of it. The Battalion-scale Waste to Energy Conversion Green Energy Machine came to Fort Benning as the result of a partnership with […]

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America’s first sustainable urban agrihood is growing in Detroit

Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) revealed its plans for the first Sustainable Urban Agrihood in the North End. Wait, an agrihood? It’s an alternative neighborhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development. There are some agrihoods around the country, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city. MUFI’s […]

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World’s largest redwood forest outside of California is coming — to Ireland

Posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Ireland, enchanted land of mist-shrouded bogs and dewy patches of trefoil spanning as far as the eye can see, isn’t exactly famous for being home to the mighty Sequoiadendron giganteum — the giant redwood. As far as natural distribution goes, these awe-inspiring ancient beauties are strictly limited to Northern California, specifically the western slopes […]

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The Solutions Project

Posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The Solutions Project accelerates the transition to 100% clean, renewable energy for all people and purposes. To achieve this mission, we engage the public, celebrate and convene leaders, and advance partnerships and policies that make strides on the road to 100%. We implement this integrated model at the state level. To maintain our national reach, […]

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Gas From Grass Could Heat Up British Homes

Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

A green energy company in Britain has announced a plan that it says could enable that country to heat almost every home with gas derived from grass. Ecotricity, which claims to be the world’s first green electricity company, reports that gas from grass “could provide all of the gas needs for 97 percent […]

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This bike helmet is made entirely out of paper and only costs $5.

Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The popularity of bikesharing is booming among city commuters, thanks to the convenience — and affordability — of renting a bike on the go. But it has one glaring drawback. There’s no easy way to rent a helmet. 28-year-old industrial designer Isis Shiffer was tired of lugging around her own helmet, so she […]

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Glow-in-the-Dark Dye Could Power Cars

Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2016

BODIPY dye glows brightly under a black light. Credit: Douglas Levere If the world one day sees a boom in electric cars and renewable energy, people will need more efficient batteries than are currently available. Now, researchers say a glow-in-the-dark dye used to track chemicals in cells could offer a solution. The chemical is […]

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A Guide to Solar Cookers

Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Solar cookers are devices that use the energy from directly sunlight to heat, or cook food and drinks. There are many different styles of solar cookers that are currently in use and most are low cost, low tech devices. There are however some solar cookers that are extremely advanced and powerful and can cost as […]

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Fighting Climate Change From the Ground Up

Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Climate delegates from around the globe have converged on the COP22 Village in Marrakech, Morocco, to hammer out the details of implementing the Paris Agreement. We already know that nations’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, as they stand now, will not be enough to meet the goals of the agreement, and it’s widely accepted that, […]

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Flexible solar panels recycle indoor light

Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Integrating solar panels into windows and walls seems to be the obvious next step for the technology, but what about all of the light indoors? What if there could be a way to harness, or recycle, that light energy along with the light from the sun? Researchers at Virginia Tech have proven that it’s possible. […]

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