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Your Air Conditioning Could Be Costing You (Infographic)

When the temperatures crawl towards the triple digits in the middle of summer, air conditioning is a temptation that many find hard to avoid. There are several ecofriendly alternatives to cooling down…

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Amazon Shopping is Powered by Coal

Once upon a time,Apple caught some serious flack from Greenpeace for its "dirty cloud". Followingsubstantial clean energy investments, however, Apple has beenlauded among renewable energy leaders l…

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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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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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The Earth Project: Tortilla Sunshine

Solar ovens transform Mexican villages. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "7RPwZYR1BiAwTqc2", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.embeds = NewsLook.embeds || {}; NewsLook.embeds[nl_rand…

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Mustard Power in India

In Rajasthan, one of India's poorest states, mustard plants that used to be burned are now a source of income for many farming families. They sell the plants to a biomass power plant. Science News …

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Towering Tulips Help Solar Power Flower

An Israeli energy company is taking flower power to a new level. The company, AORA, is using tulip-shaped towers to concentrate solar energy into a high temperature gas that can be used to power entir…

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Solar Power Station Works at Night

A unique thermosolar power station in southern Spain can shrug off cloudy days: energy stored when the sun shines lets it produce electricity even during the night. The Gemasolar station, up and runni…

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Tidal Energy Project Makes Waves in NYC

New York City, one of the hungriest consumers of energy in the world, is going green with a project designed to capture tidal energy from the city's East River. The project is the first of its kind in…

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Denver Zoo Uses the Power of…Poo…

It's only a prototype now, but the Denver Zoo is using animal poop and trash to power an electric rickshaw. The plan is to test the fuel's efficacy to eventually power an entire elephant pavalion. It'…

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