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Infographic: Types of Renewable Energy

The United States currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, renewable energy resources are constantly replenished and will never run out. Image credit: Carrington […]

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11 Incredible Living Walls

The idea of a living wall conjures up all sorts of images, but in reality it is nothing more than a wall completely covered in vegetation. In order to create a living wall pre-vegetated or fabric panels containing plastic containers, or geotextiles, as well as irrigation systems and vegetation are attached to the wall or […]

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Christmas in July for Alaska This Year

The coldest summer ever? You might be looking at it, weather folks say. Not in Georgia, or the lower U.S. states, but Alaska. Check out this article from the: Anchorage Daily News Anchorage Alaska, (photo credit: retro traveler) Right now the so-called summer of ’08 is on pace to produce the fewest days ever recorded […]

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How to Check Your Carbon Footprint

Would you like to measure your carbon footprint? Global Footprint Network has announced a new ecological footprint calculator. Currently there are calculators available for the U.S. and Australia, with more countries being added all the time. To use it, click on click here and then click one of the countries to help see how your […]

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