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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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Why Your Community Should Have a Solar Garden

For years now, communities have been taking advantage of public lots to build community gardens, allotments, and other community spaces where those without room to garden at home can have a pla…

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Your Brussels Sprouts Could Power a Holiday Tree

Have you heard of vegetable batteries? You might even have made one as a science project when you were a kid, depending on where you went to school and how much your parents trusted you with electr…

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Should Bird-Lovers Feel Guilty About Wind Power?

One reason alternative energy as a home power source (and beyond) is so popular is that it's supposed to be better for the environment. It's nonpolluting, doesn't involve harmful extraction and refi…

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7 Places Poo Will Power the Future (Slideshow)

By Tracy Staedter, Discovery Channel Everybody poops. But why should it just stop there? Feces -- human or other -- contains methane, hydrogen and nitrogen that can be converted into energy. And wh…

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Even Small Wind Turbines Lower Bat Activity by Half

By Derek Markham, TreeHugger One of the drawbacks of large wind turbine installations is the loss of bats, which play an important part in the environment and in our economy (up to $53B a year!). …

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Navy Chief to Congress: Support Biofuels

The Navy's top official says he thinks federal lawmakers will come around on the branch's ambitions to ease its use of foreign oil once they understand it's not an environmental move. It's a defense s…

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Energy for Tomorrow

Carlo Rubbia, Physics Nobel Laureate in 1984, is examining sustainability in the context of global energy supplies. Rubbia is the Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Sustainab…

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Egyptian Mechanic’s Compressed-Air Car

A small-town mechanic builds one of Egypt's first compressed-air engines. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "oq99xebuyCHpxCbr", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.embeds = NewsLook.emb…

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Chinese Eco-City Rises from Marshes

Tianjin Eco-City in China looks is being touted as a model for sustainable living in this rapidly urbanizing and heavily polluted country, whose congested, smog-choked cities are becoming increasingly…

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