Fatigue, Migraines Linked to Fracking as Case Builds for National Ban

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‘It is abundantly clear that fracking is harming people, and the only solution is to stop fracking’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer New research published Thursday links severe fatigue and migraine headaches to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, leading to renewed calls for a ban on the controversial oil and gas extraction method. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reported their findings online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, saying their research … MORE

Fracking-Affected Families Plead with President Obama: ‘We Need Help.’

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“It’s not too late to provide leadership on fracking as part of his lasting legacy for the history books.” Deirdre Fulton More than 100 families personally affected by the fracking industry have written to President Barack Obama demanding that he meet with them—as he often does with fossil fuel executives—ahead of the Democratic National Convention later this month. The letter, organized by the Pittsburgh-based, all-volunteer group Friends of the Harmed, asks Obama and ranking Environmental … MORE

Solar Freakin’ Roadways Gets Test Run on Rt. 66

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Solar Roadways is working with the Missouri Department of Transportation to install a stretch of solar road that could generate enough energy to power a rest stop. By Lisa Suhay America’s iconic Route 66 is about to become part of a new solar system. The Idaho startup Solar Roadways, created by husband-and-wife team Scott and Julie Brusaw, is working with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to install a section of solar panels at a rest … MORE

This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, And Handle Its Own Waste

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 Adele Peters If you live inside one of the houses in a new neighborhood being built in an Amsterdam suburb, your dining room might be next to an indoor vegetable garden. Outside, you’ll have another seasonal garden. And down the street, almost everything you eat will be grown in high-tech vertical farms. The neighborhood will be the first ReGen Village, a new type of community designed to be fully self-sufficient, growing its own food, making … MORE

Denmark Has Produced 140% Of Its Electricity Needs Via Wind Power

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On July 12, 2015, high winds allowed Denmark to meet all of its electricity needs, with plenty to spare for neighboring countries. On a particularly windy day last July, the country of Denmark was able to meet its domestic electricity demand and even export power to Norway, Germany, and Sweden thanks to its wind farms. As The Guardian reports, Denmark found itself producing 116% of its national electricity needs from wind turbines, and by 3 … MORE

Ron Finley, “Guerilla Urban Gardener”

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Ron Finley is a brilliant, inspiring, hands-on visionary who is unleashing the transformative power of “guerilla gardening” on the residents of South Central LA. In doing so, he is transforming communities, connecting kids with their food, and simultaneously practicing what he calls, “the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do.” Watch his celebrated TED talk here: Finley understands the connection between food and community “South Central LA, home of the drive-thru, and the drive-by,” … MORE

DIY All Natural Purpose Spray Cleaner Without Toxic Chemicals

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Why make your own non-toxic All Purpose Cleaner?  The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization focused on environment and public health, recently came out with their Cleaners Hall of Shame list. With products containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons, some sparkly cleaners might come at a high price to your family’s health: According to the press release: Just 7 percent of cleaning products adequately disclosed their contents. To uncover what’s in common household cleaners, EWG’s … MORE

Wikkel House – A House for You

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A special little house, made out of cardboard. Sustainably built to last. And suit all your needs. Wikkelhouse, a house for you. A one-of-a-kind holiday home, guest house or office space – Wikkelhouse can be whatever you want it to be. With its friendly design and premium finishings, Wikkelhouse brings comfort in many ways. Even its acoustics are unequalled. Modular. Wikkelhouse is made up of 1.2 meter deep segments that can easily be connected and … MORE

Volkswagen’s People’s Car Project – Hover Car of the Future?

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The days of the hovercraft are upon us. As Google’s self-driving cars prepare to roll out onto the streets of Nevada, Volkswagen one-ups everyone with its concept design for a hover car. The Volkswagen hover car is a product of the “People’s Car Project“ in China, which called upon customers to contribute design ideas for Volkswagen’s model of the future. The crowd-sourcing initiative debuted in China last year and, to date, has inspired 33 million website … MORE

10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are Freakin’ Awesome!

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Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself! 1) SUSTAINABLE DOES NOT MEAN PRIMITIVE When people hear about sustainable, off-the-grid living, they usually picture primitive homes divorced from the comforts of the 21st century. And rightfully so, as … MORE