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10 Ways You Can Burn Less Coal Today

You may not realize it, but you're probably burning coal - a lot of it it. Even if you don't have a coal burning furnace at home, you're consuming coal when you turn on your lights, power up your comp…

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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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Do Solar Panels Work When It’s Not Sunny?

Skeptics of alternative energy raise some valid concerns when they look across an array of wind turbines or a glittering spread of solar panels: what happens when the wind stops blowing and the sun …

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14 Tips for Using Less Heat this Season

It feels like it got chilly over night! The temperature's dropping here in the northern hemisphere, and for a lot of us that means dialing up the thermostat to take that chill out of the air. Whet…

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Energy Efficiency in the Warm Heart of Africa

Villagers in Malawi fight back against the relentless tide of deforestation by using new stove technology, which allows them to use far less wood. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "Hrl…

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10 Cheap Winter Tips To Stay Warm

Hot water bottle sales are up! This might seem like headline from a newspaper 50 years ago. Hot water bottles are enjoying a moment again, and not as a frumpy relic from a bygone era, but as a frugal …

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Eco-Friendly Window Coverings

By Erica Sofrina, Author, Teacher Speaker and founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui Feng Shui embraces the art of conscious living which aligns our inner space with our outer envir…

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Cutting Edge Green Building Technologies

Future360 travels to the Silicon Valley to experience bleeding edge green building technologies. Lunera, Enlighted, Soladigm and Cypress Enviro Systems promise to transform lighting, lighting controls…

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Live from SxSW Eco: Can We Achieve Life At 2,000 Watts?

The first-ever SxSW Eco took place this week in Austin, Texas. It was a three-day event that brought together sustainable companies, scientists, politicians, media and citizens that are concerned abou…

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Home Energy Audit

If you've noticed that your house is drafty, or if, like a neighbor of mine, you got a letter from PG&E that says your house uses the most energy on the block, you might want to check into getting…

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