Could alkaline batteries be the future of electric vehicle power?
Sep12

Could alkaline batteries be the future of electric vehicle power?

While lithium ion batteries are all the rage in the electric vehicle industry the US government has confirmed that researchers at Princeton University have been awarded a near $1 million grant to look at developing commercially viable alkaline batteries for the electric vehicle industry. This is part of the $36 million Department of Energy’s “Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems” program which was...

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?White House Gets Solar Panels (Again)
Sep12

?White House Gets Solar Panels (Again)

The White House is being outfitted with photovoltaic (PV) solar panels this week to once again make the residence of the President of the United States capable of producing some of the energy it consumes. The White House has had solar panels before. The first solar panels on the White House were solar hot water panels that were installed in 1979, during Jimmy Carter’s presidency. Those panels were subsequently ordered removed by...

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Infographic: Recycling Shingles
Sep12

Infographic: Recycling Shingles

Ever wondered what becomes of shingles when they’re no longer serving their purpose on rooftops? Many are used in asphalt to pave roads — which is a much better alternative than being sent to a landfill. Learn more about how … Ever wondered what becomes of shingles when they’re no longer serving their purpose on rooftops? Many are used in asphalt to pave roads — which is a much better alternative than being sent to a landfill....

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7 Tips for Donating to Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Sep12

7 Tips for Donating to Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Follow this guide to making a smooth and successful donation to a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Follow this guide to making a smooth and successful donation to a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Posted: 2013-09-11 02:35:21Author:Mary Mazzoni Read Full...

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Camping Gets Cooler with New Hammock Shelter
Sep12

Camping Gets Cooler with New Hammock Shelter

Stay dry and protected on your next camping trip — and well off the ground — with the Nubé. Stay dry and protected on your next camping trip — and well off the ground — with the Nubé. Posted: 2013-09-11 03:00:06Author:Haley Shapley Read Full...

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Composting Toilets: Why We Should Give a Crap
Sep12

Composting Toilets: Why We Should Give a Crap

Learn about portable toilets that are good for the environment AND don’t smell bad in this Q&A with Eco Commode’s founder. Learn about portable toilets that are good for the environment AND don’t smell bad in this Q&A with Eco Commode’s founder. Posted: 2013-09-10 02:35:31Author:Peta Owens-Liston Read Full...

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