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  • Mark Piazzalunga

    DESERTEC project, Sahara Sun could power Europe by 2050

    By Mark Piazzalunga

    Sahara desert climate is hot and arid, everybody knows it. So how can this simple and well-known fact become the idea to power a continent like Europe? Let’s start from the principle: renewable energy is the future of energy; we assume that this sentence is true since all facts gets to this point. Second principle: European territory is restricted and allows the construction of a few plants that could use renewable energy. Paradoxically, countries like Africa have renewable sources, particularly
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  • Joseph Ramondeli

    Black Friday Promotes Over-Consumption and Waste

    By Joseph Ramondeli

    Black Friday Promotes Over-Consumption and Waste               Every year Thanksgiving weekend is overshadowed by Black Friday and in recent years Cyber Monday as well. Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time when families can get together, even if it’s just for a day or dinner, to talk and reconnect. However every year more American’s are focused on shopping. Stores are now open by 8:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day resulting in people sitting at the dinner table with their families while browsing
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  • Megan Bonetti

    Conferencing Climate Change: Teamwork or Tug-of-war?

    By Megan Bonetti

    India. Culture, cows and rubbish. As an Aussie living for a short time in India it is such an intriguing country. Indians love their diverse nation yet they use the streets like rubbish dumps. Even my friends here tell me it’s ok to throw my paddle-pop wrapper out the car window. I can’t… so I just hold it tight and wait till I get home. Growing up in Australia, those ‘emu hunts’ in primary school have willed my littering days away. Yet I suspect that even my household trash bin will just be dum
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Who are the Front Runners in the Race for Alternative Energy?

It is time for humanity to bid farewell to one of its oldest friends -- petroleum based energy. Surely, it has served us well over the course of centuries, but it has become too great a source of political turmoil and adverse environmental effects. It is high-time that humanity found a suitable alternative. But of course it’s all easier said than done -- the break-up is going to be anything but pretty. Oil has been used by humans since ancient times, with one of the earliest documented refer

Blake Meredith

Blake Meredith

Datsun Go: A Small And Wonderful Hatchback Coming Soon

One of the world's oldest car maker DAT-GO, which is going to launch its small and compact hatchback in the Indian car market as well as in the South African market in the end of the next year. The car will be known as Datsun Go. It is a perfect four-wheeler for the developing countries because the company is going to launch it with a very limited price range. Since, it is a very small in its dimensions and that is why the hatchback is also perfect for the small city roads. The company has decid

Annu Kumar

Annu Kumar

The mainstream media has failed to cover the US government shutdown

Al Jazeera America has published a good opinion piece by Dan Froomkin in which he discusses the failure of mainstream media to report on the shutdown of the US government. Froomkin argues that his fellow colleges have misled the public on the true cause of the shutdown and that US mainstream media has failed to hold the responsible parties accountable. "...journalists have been suckered into embracing "balance" and "neutrality" at all costs, and the consequences of their choice in an era of p

Simon

Simon

Intus Windows announces new super energy efficient wood window line

Intus Windows announces new super energy efficient wood window line! New Intus line Premier 78 Alu Mira Advance was presented in the end of September at DesignDC Expo in Washington, DC Intus Windows, manufacturer of top-of-the-line high performance windows is proud to announce their newest energy efficient window; the Premier 78 Alu Mira Advanced. These triple pane wood windows are Passive House suitable and are a great choice for anyone looking to install energy efficient PH type windows bu

Ema Klimaite

Ema Klimaite

How Safe Is Dry Cleaning For The Environment

Although dry cleaning is considered as one of the most effective alternatives to the traditional cleaning with chemicals, it appears that it is not as eco-friendly as you may think. Unfortunately it is definitely not the best choice for the environment. One of the primary solvents used by more than 80% of dry cleaners is a chemical called tetrachloroethene (you may know it as perchloroethylene or perc). This name may not ring any bells, but the truth is that the chemical has a huge number of bad

Connie Jameson

Connie Jameson

Green Travel Bucket List

Everyone has their own travel bucket list, which contains all the places that they want to visit the most at least once in their lifetime. At the top of my travel bucket list is Japan, because I have always been fascinated by the country and its culture, and I also want to put my basic Japanese skills to the test. While there are those who choose to travel in order to immerse into other cultures, there are also those who choose to travel in a green way. In short, they want to try exploring the w

tiffycat

tiffycat

Green and Money-Saving: Basic Home Renovation Ideas

Being a homeowner is associated with different responsibilities. There are certain obligations that homeowners needs to carry out for their homes as a way to make it more livable. And one of these is a home renovation project. It might sound expensive considering that renovation often entails spending certain amount of money. But there are simple ways to rejuvenate your home without the need to allot huge budget. Image from sxc.hu Green initiat

ashkins

ashkins

Why an intervention in Syria is necessary

I am cross-posting this from my Google+ profile. Lately I've seen a lot of posts about the Syrian conflict from people in my circles here on G+. Many of them are critical of the war. Not the two-year long civil war in the country. No, instead they are against the potential involvement of US-forces and what they see will be another costly Iraqi-style war in the Middle East. But Syria is not comparable to the invasion and occupation of Iraq. First of all, it's not a war. It's a limited milit

Simon

Simon

How eco-friendly are the cleaning products at the market?

Cleaning is one of the most important things you can do with your time and I'm surprised it's not actually the nation's favorite pastime. Forget talking about politics, sports and watching TV (or whatever people waste their time with these days) – cleaning has a much bigger recreational value than all of them put together. All you have to do in order to see that is stop looking at it as a chore and realize it's a hobby, just like playing golf, collecting post cards or recreating Minas Tirith wit

Connie Jameson

Connie Jameson

Green and Clean: Taking Care of the Environment

Since the environment can't take care of itself, and when you think about, we are the ones who have something to lose in the end (because objectively neither the environment, nor the planet care too much if we are here or not), I think it might be a nice suggestion to employ some not-so-difficult tactics to make things a little bet better. Green cleaning is by far the most useless attempt to save or preserve the delicate balance of nature, but it's a good start for building up habits and introdu

Connie Jameson

Connie Jameson

Luxury Hotel’s Contribution to Going Green Campaign

As the campaign for going green continues to heighten, many first class hotels join the initiative to help save the planet. These hotels may seem luxurious and not caring about the environment. But the truth is, they do care about what is going on in the surrounding. That is why these opulent hotels are also doing their parts in supporting green campaign. Image from sxc.hu Indeed, there is a long list of green endeavors that luxury hotels can do. All these can produce beneficial impac

ashkins

ashkins

Simple Tips on How to Practice Green in Your Apartment

Green campaign has been the talk of the town for many years. From government agencies, private organizations, educational institutions to households, green initiative is widely promoted. Undeniably, the best place to start a go green campaign is at home. With regards to what each one of us can do to execute green efforts, the list is quite long. Image from sxc.hu Recycling is one of the simplest form of green initiative. Many households carry out recycling project as a means of su

ashkins

ashkins

How To Take Better Care of your Electric Fireplace

Ever since electric fireplaces have become popular in the market, these gadgets are now replacing the old and traditional fireplaces. But just like most appliances, if you don't take proper care of your electrical fireplaces, then you may have to contend with a faulty electric fireplace that might cause a lot of problems in the future. In fact, just a month ago, a neighbor lost his house because of faulty wirings durin the fireplace installation. Well, at least nobodty got caught in the flames,

Jessica Greenberg

Jessica Greenberg

Top Ridiculous Green Ideas That Might Actually Work

So you've heard that our planet's fossil fuel capacity is at near zero capacity and that everyone is scrambling to get their hands on any type of renewable energy available. From wind power to solar panels, a lot of people want to know the final solution to the energy crisis. Well, I'm no scientist but I do want an endless supply of electrical power because civilization depends on electricity. A world without electricity is chaos, so we should all do our part to make sure that our planet stays c

Jessica Greenberg

Jessica Greenberg

Keep Queensland Beautiful aim to ban the release of helium balloons in QLD

KQB has developed a campaign calling for the prohibition of the release of helium balloons in the state of Queensland because of the threat to wildlife and source of litter forced into waterways. When deflated balloons are floating in waterways they can be ingested by marine life such as turtles, fish and dolphins. Despite being made from biodegradable latex, Balloons floating in the ocean can take up to 12 month to degrade. Balloons have a devastating impact on wildlife and the environment.

alvarokab

alvarokab

Think Green And Pick Eco Friendly Furniture

During the recent years, eco friendly lifestyle becomes more and more popular. In terms of cleaning, for instance, people find a lot of different alternatives to the common cleaning detergents. Recycling, reducing the use of plastic bags and the waste of water and electricity in your home. Today there are many ways to show your concern about nature and the resources of our planet. Recently, eco style gets into the home decorating and interior. Natural materials, harmless paints, hand made decora

Connie Jameson

Connie Jameson

Keep Queensland Beautiful encourage easy ways to stop Junk Mail.

Keep Queensland beautiful has been working to lead, challenge and inspire all Australians to strike for sustainable and litter free environment. One of the oldest campaign of this KQK is “No junk mail” that encourage Queenslanders to follow easy ways to reduce the distribution of this unsolicited mail. How many resources are wasted to produce that unsolicited mail? Globally, it is estimated that 100 million trees are harvested to produce junk mail each year. In Australia, Junk Mail consti

alvarokab

alvarokab

Celebrating Comic Conventions with Custom T-Shirts

Well, San Diego's Comic Con may be over, but I am still feeling the after-effects. Considered as one of the biggest comic conventions ever, San Diego's Comic Con is the place where every nerds (and nerds-at-heart) gather. From cosplayers to comic book artists, it is one of the best places to be if you are (and will always be) an avid comic book fan. I was one of the comic book fans who attended the said event and it was a really big success. I also got to see a lot of movie teasers from the u

Jessica Greenberg

Jessica Greenberg

Nobel prize winner says: "The world is running out helium".

Professor of physics, Robert Richardson from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, won the 1996 Nobel prize for his work on superfluidity in helium, and has issued a warning the supplies of helium are being used at an unprecedented rate and could be depleted within a generation. Professor Richardson warned the gas is not cheap because the supply is inexhaustible, but because of the Helium Privatisation Act passed in 1996 by the US Congress. The Act required the helium stores held underground

alvarokab

alvarokab

Keep Australia Beautiful wants helium balloons banned in QLD

Keep Australia Beautiful is committed to the development of activities and targeted campaigns to educate different sectors of the community to create sustainable communities adopting a wide range of strategies and plans to promote the waste minimization. We have set up an on-line petition calling for the prohibition of the helium balloons in the state of Queensland because of the threat to wildlife and source of litter forced in waterways. Helium is considered a non-renewable gas that is use

alvarokab

alvarokab

How to Avoid Distractions During Business Hours

I know. It really sucks to be distracted, especially if you are at work. Whenever work comes, your greatest foe would probably be the daily distractions that ruin your work mood. Be it the sound of cars, your kids running around the house, or an annoying friend calling you for gossip, everyone has his or her own share of distractions. When you have a pile of work to do at your home or office, you really need to get focused one hundred percent but there are times that no matter what you do, th

Jessica Greenberg

Jessica Greenberg

Recycling 101 - What To Do With Extra Lumber

Whether it's wood left behind because of a house renovation or your husband or older brother built a new treehouse, leftover lumber is still usable. Instead of just throwing the extra wood away, why don't you try building something with it? With the Earth getting warmer everyday because of the greenhouse effect, it's only natural that we should protect our trees as they're the only ones who can take that much punishment from the sun. To do just that, we have to use lumber wisely. Asides from

Jessica Greenberg

Jessica Greenberg

Painting the World Green One Day at a Time

These days, the phrase “paint the town green” just might take over the original “paint the town red.” The reason behind this logic has probably something to do with our current situation and the sorry state that Mother Earth is in. For years, humans have been purging the planet of whatever resources they can use with little regard of how this may affect the future. Now their actions in the past have caught up with them and the consequences aren’t pretty. Today, people have to contend with ho

tiffycat

tiffycat

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