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AP

Tara Hui climbed under her deck, nudged past a cluster of 55-gallon barrels and a roosting chicken, and pointed to a shiny metal gutter spout. "See that?" she said. "That's where the rainwater comes in from the roof." Hui is o

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LiveScience

The National Aquatics Center is surrounded by a light-weight polymer foil that significantly reduces the energy that goes into construction. The thin transparent material is segmented into 3,000 air-filled cushions that let in light but hold in heat.

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Bloomberg.com

Barton Biggs has some offbeat advice for the rich: Insure yourself against war and disaster by buying a remote farm or ranch and stocking it with "seed, fertilizer, canned food, wine, medicine, clothes, etc." The "etc.'' must

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Industry Week

Produced at less than $1 per watt, the panels will dramatically reduce the cost of generating solar electricity and could power homes and businesses around the globe with clean energy for roughly the same cost as traditionally generated electricity.

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When you really understand what Bush and his corporate cronies are about you have to be scared. Political action has not worked. What can you do to make sure you and your family will survive, even prosper? You can return to the things that really

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Reuters

"We are now seeing two major trends that will accelerate the growth of photovoltaics: the development of advanced technologies, and the emergence of China as a low-cost producer," Janet Sawin, a senior researcher at the Worldwatch Institute

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MSN Money

I earned $35 for watching a porn film. I sell my blood, a couple of teaspoons at a time, to medical researchers. I get a monthly rent credit for being the go-to gal in my apartment building. An acquaintance gave me $120 to watch her dog

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Christian Science Monitor

Mike Strizki lives in the nation's first solar-hydrogen house. The technology this civil engineer has been able to string together – solar panels, a hydrogen fuel cell, storage tanks, and a piece of equipment called an electrolyzer – provides ele

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LiveScience.com

The best windmill design possesses 3 aluminum alloy fan blades capable of capturing wind from all directions, working with winds ranging from three to 15 miles per hour. The rest of the windmill is made cheaply from plastic. In total, the windmill is

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Reuters

Michael Strizki heats and cools his house year-round and runs a full range of appliances including such power-guzzlers as a hot tub and a wide-screen TV without paying a penny in utility bills. His conventional-looking family home in the pinewoods

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www.desertdomes.com

Cool Cool Cool ! - This is definately a a link you'll want to have around for when you need it :)

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The Bear Den

After spending 2 ½ years studying every kind of alternative home construction, everything from earthships made out of spare tires, to rammed-earth construction, to monolithic domes, he ultimately realized there was only one kind of construction that

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LiveScience.com

Using his knowledge of alternative energy sources for commercial greenhouses in response to the energy crisis of the 1970's, David Mears, a professor of Bioresource Engineering at Rutgers University, virtually eliminated the use of fuel oil for h

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USA Today

The wind whips up in Dale Doucette's expansive backyard, furiously spinning the blades on his 80-foot-tall silver wind turbine and leaving a broad smile on his square-jawed face. The gusts nudge the voltage on his battery bank and help power Douc

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BreakForNews.com

Nothing else comes close to the effectiveness of a new generation of solar panels now going into production in South Africa. A team of scientists led by University of Johannesburg scientist Professor Vivian Alberts achieved the breakthrough after 10

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