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Wind And Solar Are Already Costing You Money (And You May Not Even Know It)

We now generate 5% of our energy from wind and 1% from solar. It is a safe argument that once we quarry the cement required, mine and refine the steel and aluminum, and dig up the rare earth minerals that…

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Trash collecting device returned to Pacific garbage patch

A giant floating,
trash collecting boom is en-route to return to the Pacific ocean after
necessary repairs. Initially places between California and Hawaii in 2018, the
boom broke apart due to constant wind and wave pressure and had to be brought
back to mainland for service. The 2,000 foot device is now ready to return to
the high seas and expected to collect five tons of plastic trash every month. The C-shaped
boom mimics a natural coastline and uses the currents to collect plastic garbage.
It…

Viewing Saturn’s rings soon? Read me 1st

The best time of 2019 for seeing Saturn’s glorious rings is upon us. You’ve seen the photos, but maybe you want to see the rings with your own eyes? Here are a few things to think about.

It’s time to pursue hospice, by Guy McPherson

It’s time to pursue hospice A Hearing was held by the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection on June 24, 2019, on the Resolution “Declaring a climate emergency and calling for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe…

Swiss Scheme Demonstrates Successful Peer-To-Peer Trading Of Solar PV

Trading excess generation with neighbors is no longer science fiction, writes independent energy expert Fereidoon Sioshansi, publisher of the newsletter EEnergy Informer. An experiment in Switzerland shows that peer-to-peer trading is ready to be scaled up

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Nissan unveils a solar-powered, zero-emissions ice cream van

To celebrate the U.K.’s Clean Air Day, Nissan has unveiled an impressive electric ice cream van that generates zero emissions while serving up a variety of cool and refreshing ice cream flavors on the go.

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Ecokit offers innovative, eco-friendly, tech-rich housing in a box

A quick trip to IKEA can afford you multiple pieces of furniture you can load into your car and haul home to later be put together by simply following some universal directions. With this idea of ease in mind, imagine being able to construct an entire house. Now you can. <!–more→ Ecokit, the product of sisters Camilla and Pavla, is a house in a box, more or less. Beginning with a design, each of the 4,000+ parts are then cut by a single-arm robot or programmed CNC machine. After…