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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key material: sand. Yes, sand.   "This is the holy grail – a low cost, non-toxic, environmentally friend...
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The cleaning product of the future has been around for most of human civilization and is probably already in your pantry. White distilled vinegar is simple, cheap, nontoxic and above all, convenient. It also may be the elusive, streak-free answer to dirt-caked windows. "Vinegar is such an old-scho...
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California has become an interesting test-case for both approaches to one plastic problem.Back in 2006, California passed a law that mandated a system for recycling plastic shopping bags. Today, supermarkets and other large stores have receptacles where plastic bags can be returned for recycling. H...
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When one decides to buy a condominium unit, a townhouse or a house, one is most likely to confront several claims about the environmental features of the project. Most developers and contractors will try to entice you to buy their products because they help you live a better life and they help save ...
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Very exciting news for Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday, June 18 to approve a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. The Council voted 11 to 1 in favor of the ordinance, and a final vote is scheduled for next week. Last year, the Council voted 13 to 1 to move f...
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AUSTIN, Texas - Offering a more upbeat view of the economy, President Obama resurrected his jobs proposals Thursday, advancing modest initiatives as he pushed for action on more ambitious efforts that face resistance from congressional Republicans. "We're poised for progress," he said. The presiden...
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Buying a green product—an energy-saving lightbulb or bird-friendly coffee—can give shoppers a feeling of satisfaction for doing a small part to help the environment. But green-certified product label don’t give everyone the warm fuzzies. New research published in the Proceedings of the National Acad...
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Nike, NASA, U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department have launched a challenge to create new, sustainable materials. It's an effort to bring collective genius, unprecedented networks and new resources to overcome some of humanity's toughes...
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Purchasing groceries online has typically been seen as a convenient way to shop for food without having to put on pants. But according to a recent study, shopping in your underwear may also benefit the environment. According to the study, conducted by University of Washington engineers, grocer...
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Adopting "clean technology" doesn't have to cost the earth, whether you're a large global enterprise or a local shop, but it could ensure the long-term survival of your business. As the population continues to grow, the demand for food, water and energy will rise by as much as 50% by 2030, says the...
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  Environmentalists and green marketers are always talking about “saving the planet.” Buy this car, this laundry detergent, or this light bulb and you will help save “the planet” or “nature” or “the environment.” Jenny Price, for one, wishes they’d stop. Price is an activist, historian, and s...
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In August 2012,  Approximately 25,000 bulbs have already been distributed by Feeding America West Michigan, while the remaining 75,000 bulbs will be distributed out of the group’s Comstock Park and Cadillac warehouses beginning Tuesday, Feb. 26. Each family will receive a package of two CFLs, a...
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Here’s a quick post about the handoffs that occur in this human race as one generation proffers advice to the next. In a recent and noteworthy post at Realclimate.org, Gavin Schmidt, a founder of the blog and NASA climate modeler, published and answered this question from a young stu...
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Its that time of year again. Christmas lists are handed out and you often find your self going from one side of town to the other looking for that perfect gift in just the right color, style, and price range. Not only are you spending precious time that could be spent with family and friends but you...
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I graduated from the University of Iowa this past May. Like many others, I found myself without a job, without a car, and the first of many student loan payments arriving in the mail. Fortunately for me, after a few months of living at home, I found a part-time job and an internship making the move ...
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While they have been in limited use for more than 30 years, mostly for consumer cleaning, what some call “hybrid” cleaning products — commonly known as oxygen-based, bio-based, bio-enzymatic, or bio-renewable products — are making more and more headway into the professional cleaning industry.Before ...
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EWG’s 2012 Guide to Healthy Cleaning reviews and rates more than 2,000 popular household cleaning products with grades A through F, based on the safety of their ingredients and the information they disclose about their contents. In the making for more than a year, EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning, t...
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by Lauren Deville The bad news: We live in a toxic world. There are all kinds of nasty foreign substances all around us, from heavy metals to plastics (otherwise known as phthalates) to pesticides, solvents, molds, and other fat- and water-soluble chemicals. It isn't really possible to avoid toxins...
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Businesses' growing concerns over their public profile and the need to meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) obligations mean vendors and suppliers are increasingly under pressure to be eco-friendly to stay competitive. This was recently highlighted when Apple in July rejoined the Electronics ...
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By Adam Satariano and Kathleen Chaykowski Apple Inc. (AAPL) said it’s rejoining an environmental rating system after its exit from the group threatened to halt sales to governments and universities that use the registry when making purchasing decisions. Apple’s decision to drop out of the environm...
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