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Connecticut-Sized Dead Zone Found in Gulf of Mexico

“Imagine if all of the animals throughout the entire state of Connecticut left or died. This is what happens every year in the Gulf of Mexico. The size of the dead zone varies—sometimes it’s as big as New Jersey or only the size of Rhode Island, but the problem always persists. Researchers from the Louisiana […]

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Amazing Whole Tree Architecture

“This farmhouse in Avalanche, Wisconsin, was built almost entirely from trees taken from within 500 yards of the house. The house features a slab on grade foundation with in-floor heating tubes to take advantage of the solar gain in the winter from its large southern exposure. The envelope is straw bale, but the structure is […]

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45 Modes Of Eco-Friendly Transportation

“Every day, the mavericks of eco-friendly travel continue to produce more and more innovative ideas to shape how we travel in the future. Many of them center on alternatives to gas, and these concepts are not just limited to cars. From green luxury yachts to electric motorcycles and solar powered planes, nearly every mode of […]

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Composting Toilets: All You Ever Wanted To Know

“Many people have a lot of misconceptions when they hear the words “composting toilets”. Immediately they think “outhouse” or imagine a hole in the ground. Yucky, smelly, and a little drafty. Well, the composting toilets of 100 years ago (the outhouse) and the composting toilets of today are completely different creatures. Today’s composting toilets are […]

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Smart Innovative Things You Can Do With Your Bike

“In the recent times there has been much talk and brouhaha about the optimum usage of our energy sources, be these the conventional ones like coal and oil, or the renewable ones like solar, wind etc. And in the middle of this contemplatively serious debate, we do seem to forget about the most familiar and […]

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Greywater System – Laundry To Garden

“The hose from the washing machine is connected to a 3-way valve. This allows the greywater to be diverted to either the sewer/septic, or the greywater system. Labeling the valve is important so anyone using the system will know where they are sending the greywater. A 1 1/2 inch hole is drilled into the side […]

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91 No GMO (Monsanto-Free) Seed Companies

Monsanto now owns 40% of the seed market! It’s not terribly easy to avoid them, which is why we’ve compiled this list to help you navigate through things… “Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For […]

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Free Documentry – How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth?

This is a fantastic BBC documentary on ‘World Population’. Hosted by David Attenborough it explains the problems humanity will face if the world population grows out of control (like it’s on track to do), and poses some interesting potential solutions that might be required. Ultimately, if nothing is done, we’re all going to be in […]

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Apple Plans To Build New Solar Farm

According to several news items from reliable sources, Apple is teaming up with Nevada utility NV Energy to build a solar farm to support its data center in Reno, Nevada. This would be Apple’s third solar farm, following the two currently in construction next to its North Carolina data center. The farm, called “Ft. Churchill […]

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