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7 Ways You’re Upping Your Energy Consumption

By Bobbi Peterson We all have bad habits. Whether it is biting our nails or snacking in between meals, those bad habits can take their toll. You are probably also indulging in bad habits that are costing you money every month, and you might not even know it. These would be all the ways you’re upping your energy consumption in wasteful manners. Much like …

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Is Nuclear Power Safe for the Environment?

Is nuclear power safe? The chances of a catastrophic failure is low, but when they do happen the consequences are dire

One of the first questions on everyone’s lips, when the conversation turns to nuclear power, is what are the advantages and disadvantages and how safe is it. Various media and information channels provide conflicting, sensationalised information depending on their core values. Depending on your point of view, nuclear reactors could be seen as one of, if not the most environmentally friendly and safe, forms …

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San Francisco Responds to the Threat of Sea Level Rise

San Francisco residents adopt a small tax to help adapt and mitigate the impact of sea level rise

Voters in San Francisco have taken action to combat the effects of sea level rise caused by global temperature increases. Coastlines around the world differ in how vulnerable they are to rising sea levels, and San Francisco is especially at risk for having large coastline rises in the coming decades.  San Francisco voters recently passed a small property tax, which will be used to …

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3D Printing Could Hold the Key to Solving World Hunger

3D printed food may be a key in feeding the world's hungry

Featured guest post by Matthew Young From its first appearance in the late 1980s, 3D printing has opened the technological door to possibilities formerly limited to the realms of science fiction. 3D scanners and printers are becoming affordable for educational and home use. The materials used for ink range from human tissue to plastic, metal and everything in between. Experimentation with 3D printing in …

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How the Green Datacenter Revolution Affects Your Website

The green datacenter revolution is key to reducing carbon emissions

What increasingly energy efficient datacenter design can mean for you When you hire a company to host your website, you’re basically paying that company to arrange for the code to your website to made available to computers around the world, 24/7/365.  That company may store and run that code on its own computer or rent that computer space from another company.  This computer is, …

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COP21 Aftermath – How Climate Finance Can Support Development And Climate Objectives Through Renewable Microgrids

Climate finance will lead to development of microgrids and distributed energy

By Arnaud Henin The Paris climate negotiations have exceeded most expectations, concluding in an ambitious global agreement on limiting carbon emissions to restrain the impacts climate change. The agreement has several important aspects including a commitment from developed countries to a significant sum of $100 billion per year to support the transition of developing countries to a low-carbon development trajectory, and for adaptation measures …

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Green for the Gold: Sustainability and Profit

By Gary Simms The hippy tree-hugging business versus the profit-driven power house dichotomy needs to end. Every day, large corporations are tailoring their practices more towards a double bottom line: profitability and sustainability. A 2011 survey of 3,000 corporate leaders, conducted by MIT, revealed that nearly 70 percent of companies place the expansion and integration of sustainable business practices near the top of their …

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