Paper vs. Electronic – the Green Reading Debate
Apr19

Paper vs. Electronic – the Green Reading Debate

When comparing paper books to e-books, many would say that the e-reader is friendlier to our environment. And why wouldn’t they? We’re familiar with images of rainforests and wooded habitats around the world being bulldozed to provide for our reading pleasures.  As the e-book market expands, however, it’s time to pose the question – is an e-book really greener than a new paper book? Unfortunately, as is the nature of such a young...

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Hydrogen Microbeads Promise Zero Carbon Emissions
Mar22

Hydrogen Microbeads Promise Zero Carbon Emissions

Talk of a newly-developed synthetic fuel with low cost and zero-emissions is spreading. Cella Energy of the UK are said to be on the verge of revolutionizing the transportation industry with a hydrogen-based fuel that produces zero carbon emissions. As well as being a champion of environmentally-conscious alternatives, this new fuel promises stable costs somewhere around $1.50, regardless of oil prices. However, some wonder if these...

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Vanadium Supercharges Sustainability
Feb01

Vanadium Supercharges Sustainability

Solar and wind farms have the makings of energy crisis liberators. There’s only one major drawback: storage. We hear of the immense amounts of energy produced by these farms during peak hours, but then we hear how few cities they could actually power due to storage limitations. The current reality doesn’t match the potential. This is where vanadium comes into play. At night or when the sun isn’t shining, solar power cannot be...

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3 Steps to a Greener Kitchen
Jan18

3 Steps to a Greener Kitchen

Restaurants around the country are greening themselves in hopes of attracting clients, saving money, and at the very least, staying afloat. While commercial kitchens use vast amounts of energy to regulate temperatures, power appliances, and light surfaces, residential kitchens can take advantage of some of the same techniques and a few others, allowing homeowners to protect the environment and save money through new design features...

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Putting the Brakes on High-Speed Rail
Dec16

Putting the Brakes on High-Speed Rail

A high-speed rail system could be the centerpiece to a sustainable United States. Trains are a sustainable form of transportation, and electric high-speed rails are the most energy efficient among them all. Not only could high-speed rails reduce road and airway congestion, they would decrease our carbon emissions and dependence on oil and automobiles. While electricity is still largely produced using coal, electric high-speed rails...

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