Kinetic Wave Power Station for Unlimited Clean Energy

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How It Works The Wavestar machine draws energy from wave power with floats that rise and fall with the up and down motion of waves. The floats are attached by arms to a platform that stands on legs secured to the sea floor. The motion of the floats is transferred via hydraulics into the rotation of a generator, producing electricity. Waves run the length of the machine, lifting 20 floats in turn. Powering the motor … MORE

$300 Underground Greenhouse Grows Produce Year-round, Even in Severe Climates

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With staggering food prices and shortages looming, there’s no better time to grow your own produce. Sadly, most greenhouses are expensive to build and impractical to heat during cold, wintery conditions. Thankfully, a solution is found with the Walipini. Developed for South American mountainous regions over twenty years ago, it allows edibles to be grown year-round – even in the most inhospitable weather. As an added bonus, it’s also outrageously inexpensive to construct. Unlimited growing … MORE

Non-Toxic Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

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Getting Rid of Toxic Chemicals in Your Home Have you been thinking about getting rid of toxic chemicals in your home?  One of the best places to start is by making your own laundry detergent. It’s actually very simple, takes very little time, works as well, if not better, than store bought detergents, and it also saves you a considerable amount of money. Store bought laundry detergents typically contain hazardous ingredients, including: sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)/sodium laureth … MORE

Bernie and Hillary Just Did Something We Thought We’d Never See

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The story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Savor it, climate hawks. Global warming had its short and sweet 15 minutes of fame in the ninth—and likely final—Democratic primary debate on Thursday night. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton had an intense exchange at the CNN/NY1 debate that got to the heart of the two candidates’ different philosophies on climate action. Not only did they scuffle over a … MORE

The World’s Largest Coal Company Just Filed for Bankruptcy

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These are truly dark days for coal. The year started off badly for the industry when Arch Coal, the second-biggest coal producer in the United States, filed for bankruptcy. That announcement was swiftly followed by more: China said it plans to close 1,000 coal mines, US coal production dipped to its lowest level in three decades, and the Obama administration laid out plans to raise the cost coal mining on federal land. On Wednesday, the … MORE

Inside the green schools revolution

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How can we design better, ‘living’ classrooms, places that will not only improve the lives of teachers and students, but also have less of an impact on the environment? Bryn Nelson goes back to school to find out.   It begins with a girl from Oregon. She is eight years old, and crying. At the edge of suburbia, her grandfather’s woods with her favourite climbing trees and ‘green sky’ trees for reading are being clear-cut … MORE

Living Tiny….The Pros and Cons

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There is an exciting movement that is taking the country by storm.  Tiny Homes have been popping up all over the country.  Many of them are surprisingly comfortable, and offer most of the amenities you would hope to find in a traditional home. And let’s face it, they are REALLY cute! There are several types of tiny homes, from ones that are mobile, and built on trailer beds, to permanent homes, and then there are … MORE