Green Living

New Water Collection Method Inspired By Bugs

Harvard researchers are perfecting methods to collect water from the air via dropwise condensation so that not one precious drop gets away from us. Water is critical to life on Earth, and is in increasingly short supply as demand rises.… Read More
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Norway’s Capital Will Ban Cars By 2019

In a bold move to reduce pollution, Oslo’s city council has voted to ban cars from the city center by 2019. Many large European cities are taking measures to improve pollution and traffic congestion in their downtown areas, but Oslo’s… Read More
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Heat Your Home With Compost

Some crafty individuals are putting their compost piles to another good use – heating their homes. Compost, besides making a wonderful garden fertilizer, gives off a lot of heat as it decays. Creative and green-minded homeowners can trap that heat… Read More

Senate Bill Like Clinton’s Stops Climate Change

Short-lived climate pollutants like methane and black carbon account for approximately one-third of current global warming. Connecticut’s Democratic Senator Chris Murphy and Maine’s Republican Senator Susan Collins have introduced the Super Pollutants Act of 2015 – the U.S. Senate’s first… Read More
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Novel Energy Storage Leverages Free Gravity

Gravity already supplies us with one cheap and clean form of electricity storage. We can contain and then release a weight — in this case water, with pumped hydro. When there is excess energy on the grid that no one… Read More
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Bringing Décor to Life with Photosynthetic Furniture

Say goodbye to the houseplants you keep forgetting to water, and embrace a new trend: decorative, functional microorganisms. Innovations in industrial and architectural design might soon bring photosynthesis into your home in a completely new way – by building algae… Read More
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Apple CEO Tells Climate Deniers To Take A Hike

A conservative think tank’s pestering about how much Apple’s sustainability efforts cost shareholders just about drove the typically reserved Tim Cook around the bend last Friday. The drama unfolded at an Apple shareholder meeting. A representative of a group that… Read More

Obama Goal: Energy Efficiency For Millions Of Apartments

They’re calling President Obama’s approach to governance these days “small ball,” and they might be right – but there remains a lot an administration can do beyond grant Kennedyesque moonshot-style initiatives. Take the announcement today by the U.S. Environmental Protection… Read More