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Plant Technology to Be Used in Computers Someday

When you think of solar collection, plants are some of the most efficient of creations. Naturally photosynthetic, plants maximize the solar energy collected in order to develop and grow. What would happen if humankind was to increase the capabilities of a plant by 30-percent due to nanoparticles? Scientists have already began bridging the gap to creating bionic greenery. The researchers ...

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5 Lesser Known Facts about Green Architectural Designs

As environmental issues from current industrial and technological revolutions still form a bulk of global issues and concerns, a stronger call for certain development to be greener and more sustainable is being made. This phenomenon cannot be observed more than in urban spaces where the presence of any natural form of the environment has taken a step back to provide ...

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Three Green American Cities

Many high rises now seek LEED certification and integrate ecologically sensitive features into luxurious design. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is changing the way people think about the design, construction, maintenance and management of individual buildings and entire communities, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. Factors include air and water quality, efficient recycling and waste ...

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Reduce Pressure in Order to Go Green

The thought of industrial waste generally conjures up images like those of waste water being pumped from a manufacturing plant. While this is considered industrial waste, a larger waste product of industry can better be measured by the cost of the finished product. A manufacturing plant that is not energy-efficient will have a higher cost per product than a plant ...

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10 Ways to Save Energy This Holiday Season

Splurging is a deep-rooted part of the winter holidays. Whether you’re purchasing dozens of presents, serving enormous feasts or putting enough lights on your house for it to be seen from space, the holiday season can really bloat your waistline as well as your carbon footprint and energy bills. Here are 10 easy ways to save energy and make the ...

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4 Proven Strategies to Cut Energy Costs This Winter

Ninety percent of American homeowners will pay more for heating this year due to higher fuel and electricity costs, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports. The agency estimates that the average household heating with natural gas will spend $679 total between October and March, representing a 13 percent price increase over last year. Meanwhile, for the same time period, propane-heated homes ...

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Rising Sun: The Slow Transition to Solar Power

Moving toward a solar energy world is the goal for many environmentalists. But the road to a golden radiation energy scenario is fraught with economic issues. With all the excitement in the industry, the big question remains: Can the long-term promise of renewable energy shift down to common, everyday use by homeowners and businesses? For the most part it can, ...

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