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Simple Green Home Improvements for Summer

Saving leftover food items is disgusting, who cares if my TV is plasma or LCD,  and just what the heck is a toilet dam? These home owner dilemmas may seem trivial, but they can save both yourself and …

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10 Ways to Reduce Energy & Save Money in the Kitchen

My favorite place in my house is my kitchen, and it's also home to some of the most energy-sucking appliances I own — the refrigerator and the stove. Add the high-speed blenders for smoothies, a food …

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7 Ways Energy Efficiency Affects National Security

When it comes to national security, boosting energy efficiency usually isn't among the first solutions proposed. But it should be. Whether electricity, natural gas, or gasoline, the American econom…

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What to Look For When You Make the Switch to LEDs

Does this sound like you? You finally decided to try one of those "new fangled" energy-saving LED light bulbs – only to find that the light it emitted was not adequate, didn’t produce light in the rig…

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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. Wheth…

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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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Thanks for re posting these ideas.

I have in my cabin a finnish sauna and I make it hot with pieces of wood and the heat will rise 212 …

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