A company says 3-D nanoparticles boost the efficiency of water desalination and water purification.
Each small house includes hookups for air conditioning, ventilation, electrical and water systems - and the units ideally could be set up in small communities to make accessing utilities more efficient.
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
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.
The first of his Democratic Ecology products is to be launched this fall, a miniature roof-top windmill, priced between €500 and €800, which will produce up to 80 percent of a home's energy.
As a University Professor of Physics with a background in energy usage, I set out to develop a means of cooking food and sterilizing water using the free energy of the sun.
"At least they're aware that we've entered the early innings of what could easily become a very disruptive period of our history," the Clusterfuck Nation columnist explains. "Most of them are responding constructively rather th
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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
This is a story of what is happening to us now. It also begins the process of the Grids that bind us and now to step off to freedom.
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.
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
Anti-Wind Energy Section of H.R. 2337, establishes onerous standards for siting, construction, monitoring, and adaptive management that must be satisfied by all wind projects to avoid, minimize, and mitigate adverse impacts on migratory birds and bat
"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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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
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
"How can one possibly live on just $12,000/year, unless you live on the streets?" one might ask. Well it is possible, I've been doing it for the past three years, ever since the Iraq war started and I wanted no part of it. I also had
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
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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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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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
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
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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Within hours, solar and wind energy units can be up and running in war or disaster zones. - The latest investor in green energy - the CIA