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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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SDU-politikern lämnar Sverigedemokraterna i protest mot rasismen, sexismen och homofobin som ”genomsyrar partiet”

Den tidigare SDU-politikern Jesper Nilsson förklarar i ett oerhört kritiskt blogginlägg varför han nu lämnar alla politiska uppdrag inom Sverigedemokraterna. Samtidigt avslöjar Nilsson chockerande detaljer om hur det fungerar internt inom Sverigedemokraterna. Jesper Nilsson, 23 år, gjorde en raketkarriär under den korta tid som han arbetade politiskt för Sverigedemokraterna i Västmanland. Men nu har Nilsson meddelat att han lämnar alla sina politiska uppdrag för Sverigedemokraterna i protest mot

Simon

Simon

Hemp Oil Basics and Facts

Hemp, also known as marijuana, is a tall, coarse plant native to Asia, but grown nearly anywhere in the world. Besides its drug use, hemp is recognized as a valuable fiber, one that can be used to make rope, fabric and other materials. Hemp oil is also an important byproduct, one that is used as dietary supplement as well as for the relief of eczema, a skin disease.   Hemp oil is sometimes called hempseed oil. No matter the name used, this oil is derived by pressing hemp seeds. This oil should n

jasonbrown

jasonbrown

5 All-Natural Ways to Eliminate Pet Odors in Your Home

Pets make a welcome furry addition to any home. Unfortunately, they often generate unpleasant smells that can be hard to remove. The following are five natural remedies for getting rid of pet odors. Vodka and Essential Oils Vodka is a powerful tool in removing pet odors from the home. What makes vodka work so well is that it can quickly absorb any odors. Since it is made from alcohol, it evaporates fast. One recipe for a vodka air freshener includes 3 cups of water, 1 cup of inexpensive vodka,

RachelleW

RachelleW

Top 10 Completely Natural Air Purifiers

Probably since air purifiers were introduced to US homes, people have always been on the look for the most organic way to provide clean air for the entire family. Probably the most organic way to achieve this is with the help of plants – many have the ability to remove bad odors, dangerous air particles and also naturally lower the levels of carbon dioxide around the house. Here are my top 10 plants for 100% organic air purification: Bamboo Palm Air humidity is pretty big problem in many lar

Ljuben Georgiev

Ljuben Georgiev

6 Things to Update in Your Home for a More Energy-Efficient Household

Homeowners that want to cut back on their energy consumption should start thinking of their house as a complete system instead of individual areas that do not interact with one another. Small changes anywhere in a home will affect its overall efficiency and can make a big difference over the course of their lifetime. Here is a look at 6 upgrades that are sure to lower your utility bills in the coming years. Insulation Older insulation rolls do not have a tight enough fit to perfectly insulate a

RachelleW

RachelleW

Home Improvement: How New Innovative Technology can Make your Home More Energy Efficient

The amount of energy-efficient innovations on the market is at an all-time high. This is great news for the homeowners who wish to cut down on electrical costs. Here is how new technology can make your home more efficient. Rainwater Harvesting System Investing in a rainwater harvesting system will certainly help you to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Not only are rain collection systems very inexpensive, but they are also relatively simple to install. The stored rainwater can be used for a vari

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Why You Need to Change your Air Filters Regularly

Most people don’t change their air filters as often as they’re supposed to. It often takes months before they’re changed out, and sometimes, only after a significant amount of dust has settled on the furnace vents. However, changing your air filters on a regular basis is a necessity in order for proper indoor air filtration to work. Read on to find out more about why this is necessary. Changing them regularly avoids damage to your HVAC system. Dirt and neglect are both leading causes of HVAC sy

Angie Cole

Angie Cole

3 important green innovations in the auto world

In order to avoid a future water world (the movie was a dud, I think the scenario would be even worse in real life) or something even more catastrophic, one of the industries that has got to shape up is the automotive industry. We’re looking at an industry driving a huge portion of fossil fuel extraction. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, fossil fuelled vehicles are responsible for 27% of greenhouse gas emissions. Yes, you gear-heads and old- school mechanics will miss your cherishe

Daniel Matthews

Daniel Matthews

Solar Solutions: Financing Your Switch to Solar Power

If you’ve kept up with the trends in electricity savings, then you must know that solar energy is one of the most popular outlets available. Unfortunately, a partial or full switch to solar mechanisms can cost thousands of dollars, so loans and financing play a vital role in the affordability of solar panels. Here, you will learn the four most popular methods of solar financing to ensure a steady, reliable source of savings and electricity. Solar Lease/PPA Getting a solar lease is by far the mos

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Essential Oils and Their Use

Essential oils have long been used by mankind to treat a wide range of skin ailments and stomach problems, as well as to clean and improve the smell of a home. Recently, essential oils have received positive press in the media, and this has attracted more and more people to them. Yet, since there are many people who are not completely familiar with their use, there are some questions that arise. What Are Essential Oils and How Do They Work? All essential oils come from plants. The oil is extra

RachelleW

RachelleW

Organic Landscaping: Maintenance Of Mowers

Lawn mowers are arguably the most common gardening tools found in the shed of every house with a garden. Professional landscapers use also use them, even if they prefer high-performance models and their units are therefore more powerful. Many different types of mowing machines exist, but we all know the major ones: push, rotary, riding mowers. Although you probably use and store them the right way, you should still perform a few additional tasks regularly. Some of them may be annoying - but in t

Making your home more energy efficient

Conserving energy is a really big thing. The environment has really been suffering, and we need to something about it. Well, there’s a lot you can do, and starting with your home is the first step taken towards a greener, more economic home, and a healthier world. Energy efficient homes are becoming a real trend in the world, and that’s not without a reason. A lot of funds have been put into creating ideas for more energy efficient funds, and today, we can give you some tips on how to make your

Ann Hunt

Ann Hunt

What Are The Environmental Benefits Of Using Paper Bags?

Each year, over 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide. Yes, that’s a 1 with 12 zeros. Most of these bags are used only once, after which they are discarded (only a tiny percentage are recycled). It’s quite hard to imagine such an enormous amount of plastic rubbish, but it’s not hard to realise this is not a good thing. Each of these plastic bags can take 500 - 1000 years to degrade, or maybe even longer, scientists don’t really know, but they’re pretty convinced it’s a very, very long time.

GoingGreen

GoingGreen

The Real Truth That Lies Behind the Residential Power Savers

Power crisis has evolved as an alarming issue worldwide. Due to consumption of more power, the non-renewable energy sources are depleting from the world. Scientists are opting for renewable sources to suffice the gap created due to over consumption of power. But, for the excess demand of the high-tech gadgets, equipment and appliances everywhere, the power bills are increasing day by day. To cope up with such situations, the power saver devices are becoming popular. The energy saver units are ef

juliagomes

juliagomes

Best Quality Agriculture Humic Acid for Organic Farming

It is widely seen, these days’ most of the farmers in USA are using humic acid for agricultural purpose that improves soil quality and enhances growth of crop. Humic acid is also called as humus, which is extracted from compressed, ancient plant matter in form of leonardite. A kind of high polymer heterogeneous aromatic material- Leonardite contains hydroxyl, carboxyl, phenolic hydroxyl and various other active groups, which forms a black brown appearance. Humic acid is the commercial term for c

humicharvest

humicharvest

Alternative Locations For Solar Energy For Homeowners

When the topic of solar energy for homeowners is discussed, it often concentrates almost entirely on the cost of installation and the amount of money that can be saved on electricity bills. Both those topics are important, but they’re entirely about the financial side of solar energy. There are also many practical topics about a solar installation that must be worked out before the homeowner can enjoy the carefree benefits of harvesting energy from the sun. The number one topic for any solar ins

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry

Green Getaways: Where And How to Vacation Sustainably

It is getting more and more difficult for eco-friendly people to vacation without guilt, consider the transportation impact and consumption required to get away from it all. Airplanes and cars use large amounts of fossil fuels, depleting limited resources and producing harmful emissions. This makes it especially important to preserve the natural environment of any destination you visit, as you are already in the red from an environmental standpoint when you begin the trip. The following are some

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Green Living: Six Ways You Can Make Your Home More Efficient

It is important to have an efficient home today. Good efficiency will keep your energy bills low and help the environment by conserving resources. Improving the efficiency of any home is not too difficult. There are six ways to get started: Insulate the Home and Seal Gaps Start by improving or replacing the insulation in the home. Put in some modern insulation like loose fill. You can insulate attics and the exterior walls. You also want to go around the home and seal any gaps you find using we

AnitaGinsburg

AnitaGinsburg

Australian Man Invents a Vehicle Fuelled by Tap Water

As a nation the Australians have invented a great deal, from the refrigerator to the surf ski. But who would have thought that Australia would also be the home of a car that runs on tap water? Well, such was the vision of an amateur engineer who invented a new type of fuel cell that allows almost any car to run on nothing more than water. The revolutionary inventor, known as Joe, envisaged a world where fuel for our cars flowed as freely as water from our taps. The invention came about in the 19

Daisy Williams

Daisy Williams

Green Living: Six Tips For A More Eco-Friendly Home

Maintaining an eco-friendly home will actually provide a family with a number of great benefits. Along with helping to protect the environment, they will also be cutting down on their energy bills and could even improve the value of their property. If going off the grid with a comprehensive solar panel array isn't an option quite yet, then you may want to consider these six actionable tips to lower your home's carbon footprint. 1. Start With an Energy Audit This is going to be a difficult proces

AnitaGinsburg

AnitaGinsburg

Eco-friendly changes for all Around the Home: How to Create a Green and Saleable Property

While prominent estate agent Knight Frank has recently claimed that the annual price of real estate in the capital dropped to 2% in June, widespread growth throughout the UK has more than compensated for this. Even with June’s figures down on last years’ corresponding number of 8.1%, there is still ample opportunity for home-owners to sell their properties for a handsome profit.   We are still in the midst of a sellers’ market, meaning that anyone who is gripped by a ‘sell house fast’ mentality

Lewis Humphries

Lewis Humphries

Facts about Replacement of Windows

Windows demand repairs and replacements owing to wear and tear with passage of time. They are subjected to harsh climatic conditions that affect their performance over the years. Damaged windows allow in drafts of cold or hot air, water leaks, etc. affecting indoor temperatures and ultimately leading to high energy bills. This can be controlled by paying close attention to the condition of windows and taking adequate action to make sure that they are back in shape. If a close inspection of your

Derek Honeybun

Derek Honeybun

5 Home Energy Efficiecy Fails Everyone Makes in the Summer Time

Creating an eco-friendly home doesn't just mean switching off lights before heading out of the house or installing Energy Star appliances. Many families just need to change a few common habits in order to cut down on energy consumption. Before carrying out an expensive “green” overhaul of your home, take a look at these 5 mistakes that many families make during the summer without even realizing it.   1. Using Insulation Rolls and Batts Checking on insulation should be a yearly habit for ever

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

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