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Energy-Smart Ways to Cool Your Home? Look to the Past

On days when the mercury hits 90 degrees and keeps rising, itís almost instinctive to reach for the HVAC control. Most folks in the US, especially in warm, humid states, canít imagine life without …

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Drink From Your Book With This New Water Purifier

While over 3.4 million people die from water-borne diseases each year, the trouble is that the people who live in affected areas may have no idea that contaminated water is a problem. And even if they…

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Solar Shingles or Solar Panels: Which is Best for Your Home?

Harnessing the sun's rays produces a renewable, clean power source that can be converted to electricity by means of solar panels or roof shingles. Here's a fact sheet on these two methods to help y…

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4 Reasons Nanomaterials May Be Bad for Us

What is nanotechnology? Listen to the recent Green Divas Radio Show featuring Jennifer Sass, PhD (Sr. Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council. She explains nanotechnology in our everyday worl…

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How Pistachio Shells Can Keep You Warm at Night

The pistachio, the cumbersome-to-shell cashew relative thatís great for the heart, filled with antioxidants, and makes for a delightful addition to pesto, is being eyed as a potential heating source f…

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How the ‘Mushroom Death Suit’ Breaks Down Your Body for Nature

For those interested in natural cemeteries, but not so fond of being buried, allow me to introduce you to the Mushroom Death Suit. The concept is the brainchild of artist and MIT research fellow Ja…

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Are We Ready for Genetically Modified … Trees?

That's right, it's more than just corn and soybeans. Scientists are now considering the genetic modification of trees. What need is there to modify a tree, you ask? Well, in an effort to grow more "su…

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No Joke: This House Can Be Built With A Screwdriver!

As the passive house trend spreads globally, architecture firms are getting seriously creative when it comes to building environmentally-friendly homes. The latest iteration of the passive house ma…

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Can Eating Your Water Bottle Solve Drinking Container Waste?

What's one solution to the growing problem of plastic water bottle waste? A trio of Spanish design students think they have the answer, and it involves creating a "water bottle" that you can eat, re…

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Want to Be Left Alone? There’s An App for That

Let's just say ó hypothetically speaking ó that you're on your way to a meeting that you're already late for and you make a quick pit stop for some coffee to see you through your day when suddenly you…

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people are talking

Any doctor I ever had would not be willing to take the time, let alone have the knowledge to talk to…

Not liking this. I picture thousands of cats in tiny cages, kept and not cared for, just for their …

Interesting but the question above from Beverly S. is relevant.

Terrible! Shame! Signed & shared...