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Rooftop Grassland at Nueva School

Green Roofs As A Haven For Native Plants

Green roofs have been touted as a means of saving energy, improving water management and expanding natural space within urban environments. Can they also help save native plants? National Geographic grantee Clark DeLong is working to answer that question, particularly… Read More
2012 chevy volt

How To Compare The Cost Of Electric And Gas Cars

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of National Geographic Society. Author credit goes to Marianne Lavelle. We recently took a look at the new electric cars that are charging into the automotive market, despite the obstacles… Read More
Bonaire

Caribbean Island Aims For 100 Percent Clean Energy

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of National Geographic Society. Author credit goes to Joshua Howard. The Caribbean island of Bonaire has been on a pretty interesting path energy-wise since 2004, when the island’s sole power… Read More
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Better Fuel Efficiency, But More Cars Than Ever

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of National Geographic Society. Author credit goes to Christina Nunez. Even as cars become more efficient and fuels become cleaner, the sheer number of vehicles on the road and the… Read More