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An Interesting Angle: Google Greens the Planet

Friday, September 9, 2011
An Interesting Angle: Google Greens the Planet

It's an interesting angle: Google admits to using a huge number of megawatts in its data centers, but look how many millions of trips to the library that saves. Read More...

Urban Wetlands: Using Mother Nature to Clean Up After People

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Urban Wetlands: Using Mother Nature to Clean Up After People

Cities and towns are finding that cleaning water and recycling can be done by taking a page out of nature's book -- like using the earth to filter dirty water instead of building an industrial waste-water processing plant. Read More...

Wind Power Technology; Thirty Years and Counting

Monday, August 8, 2011
Wind Power Technology; Thirty Years and Counting

Wind power, once considered an antique power source, has entered the 21st century and promises to provide a significant portion of the world's electricity. Read More...

Hydroponic City Farms: Close, Fresh and Expensive

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Hydroponic City Farms: Close, Fresh and Expensive

Hydroponics -- growing food in water instead of earth -- is well-suited for urban farming. The newly picked and high-quality vegetables produced are mostly charming locavores who have the money to pay for it. But the possibilities for the future are large. Read More...

GM to Provide Chevy Dealers with Solar Canopies to Charge Volts

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
GM to Provide Chevy Dealers with Solar Canopies to Charge Volts

GM finally seems ready to support its electric car, providing solar-powered canopies to dealers for recharging stations. Read More...

The Perils of Plastic

Monday, May 23, 2011
The Perils of Plastic

There are now FIVE gigantic gyres of plastic trash rotating slowly and poisonously in our oceans, growing daily, possibly for centuries to come. This is a major call for intense recycling, as well as changing to biodegradable materials -- of which plastics could be one. Read More...

Urban Farms Hit the Roofs

Friday, May 20, 2011
Urban Farms Hit the Roofs

With food prices rampant and with agribusiness, with its land-destroying farming methods adding to the problem, the idea that urban farming might in the long-term provide an alternative seems unlikely. But if economies of scale can be achieved, the sky (or the rooftop) may be the limit. Read More...

GREEN BOOKS

Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.

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