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Pay One Of Your Utility Bills By Recycling This Every Month

Ever looked in your trash can and asked yourself: “What if I could get paid for all this stuff. Surely someone can do something with it!” Well, you’re right. All..

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Cell Phone Powered by Walking?

Cell phones will always die at the most inconvenient time… probably when there is no charger in site. But what if you could power your phone, or other electronic device,..

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3D Solar Panels May Be More Efficient

Photo Credit: Discovery News We think of solar panels as flat panels arranged to face the sun. But why are they flat? And more importantly, could they be more efficient..

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10 Ways Sacramento Keeps it Green

Image Credit: FamiliesAndSchools.org Because the All Green Electronics Recycling National Corporate Headquarters is based in Tustin, many of the posts on this blog center on green news in Southern California...

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6 Of Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Articles

Happy Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate it! In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some links for you! 5..

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2012 State of the Union: Energy Recap

WhiteHouse.gov (Public Domain) At his State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama devoted a portion of his..

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Which California City Produces the Most Solar Energy?

Photo Credit: Conserve-Energy-Future.com It may come as no surprise to you that California is known for solar energy. But which city in California produces the most solar power? It’s not..

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Solar-Powered Lego Car

I came across this solar-powered Lego car today and it was too cool not to share: If you have kids, I think this would be a fun project to do..

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Alaska Airlines Powers 75 Flights With 20% Cooking Oil

Your next flight might be powered by cooking oil. Okay, so maybe it won’t be entirely powered by cooking oil (yet!), but starting this week, Alaska Airlines will fly 75..

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Solar “Post-It” Panels Make Debut

Last week, I talked about my Post-It Note obsession. So it probably won’t surprise you that I was excited to hear that 3M, the company that brought us Post-It Notes,..

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Disneyland Paris Will Turn Heat from Computers into Energy

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with computers and know that when used for long periods of time, the machine gets overheated and needs to..

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Electric Airplane Flies 200 Miles in 2 Hours

So we’ve all heard about electric cars, but what about electric airplanes? A Pennsylvania team called Pipistrel-USA won $1.35 million from NASA after taking first place in the agency’s CAFE..

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The Top 10 U.S. Cities/ Metro Areas for Public Transportation

It’s a well-known fact that public transportation and walking have a lower impact on the environment than driving a car. But what’s the public transportation like where you live? Although..

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How Much Power Do We Consume? (Infographic)

Between the computers, cell phones, air conditioners, refrigerators, etc…, it probably comes as little surprise to you that we consume a lot of energy. But how much is a lot?..

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Cars Could Run on Recycled Newspaper

You’ve heard that the newspaper is dead, right? That may not be the case for much longer. Due to newly-discovered bacteria, old newspapers could potentially be converted into butanol, a..

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Green Jobs on the Rise (Infographic)

If you want to work in a green industry, you might be in luck. Between 1998 and 2007, job growth in the green industry was nearly 3 times as much..

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Tropicana Uses Oranges to Power Billboard

Credit: Inhabitat.com Many of us view oranges as a form of energy for humans, but could it go beyond that? Tropicana recently took things to a whole new level by..

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Surface Area Required to Fuel the World With Solar

Have you ever wondered how much land we’d have to cover with solar panels to fuel the entire world with solar power? It doesn’t take up as much space as..

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5 Green Industry Myths

Image Credit: istockphoto.com Can you sort out fact from fiction when it comes to the green industry? Let us know your thoughts about these eco-myths: Myth: Renewable energy receives more..

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How the Air Conditioner Changed America

Would you live in Florida, Southern California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, or New Mexico if there was no air conditioner? All of these areas have experienced above average growth in the..

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Carmaggedeon: Bikes Beat Plane in a Race Across LA

If you live in Southern California like we do, you probably heard about Carmaggedeon. (Or Carma-kidding, as it was, since most people heeded advice and stayed home.) One would think..

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How Data Centers Consume Energy

Did you know that data centers consume a lot of energy? On Tuesday, I expressed concern that Apple’s iCloud will have a negative impact on the environment. Picturing the environmental..

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How Green is the iCloud?

Credit: Apple What did you think of Apple’s iCloud announcement? I wasn’t sitting by my computer refreshing the screen or anything, but I did keep an eye out for the..

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15-Year-Old Girls Create Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charger

Photo Credit: The Jakarta Globe It bothers 15-year-old Ega Sribuarti– a high school student in Bogor, Indonesia–to see her friends charge their cell phones in class. “I think it’s almost..

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Google Invests in California Wind Farm

Credit: Wikipedia Back in April, Google invested in the world’s largest wind farm in Oregon. But they didn’t just stop there. Google and CitiBank recently announced that they have teamed..

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How Does Your State Stack Up? (Infographic)

This infographic by the Mother Nature Network (MNN) shows us how each U.S. state shines or suffers in regards to the environment, nature, public health, or social justice. (Click on..

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5 Ways to Go Green Right Now

Image Credit: FamiliesAndSchools.org It’s a common myth that making green choices is difficult and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are five things that you can do right..

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Energy Savings of ‘Low Hanging Fruit’

I strongly believe that when it comes to helping the environment, every little bit counts. Going green sounds like it will be expensive and difficult–but it doesn’t have to be...

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80 Percent of Global Energy Could Be Renewable By 2050

  Photo Credit: Conserve-Energy-Future.com If supported by public policies, 80 percent of the world’s energy demands could be renewable by 2050, according to the United Nations. According to Earth911: In..

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California Leads Nation in Solar Energy

Photo Credit: Conserve-Energy-Future.com It’s no surprise to learn that sunny California produces more solar energy than any other U.S. state. The actual gap between California and the other top solar..

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California Clean Energy Law Sets a High Bar

Last week, California passed a law requiring a third of the state’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2020. This is the strictest energy mandate in the United States...

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Google Invests in Wind Farm

Credit: Wikipedia Google announced today that the company and its two Japanese partners (Itochu and Sumitomo) will pay the General Electric Company $500 million dollars in exchange for a large..

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Is the internet hurting our environment?

We’ve had several posts about the environmental impact of computing, but we’ve found another great infographic. Credit:  WordStream Internet Marketing A portion of this infographic talked about data centers. Did..

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Is Obama doing too little about climate change?

Photo Credit: NASA Is Obama doing too little about climate change? According to a recent poll, 35 percent of Americans believe so. Here are the results from Climate Progress: “The..

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7 Green Myths

Are you trying to go green? Don’t fall for these common myths: Myth: Going green is expensive. Fact: Although some green products are expensive, not all of them are. Some..

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Energy Myths and Misconceptions

When it comes to energy, the environment, and going green, it can be difficult to sort out fact from fiction. This infographic does a good job at clearing up some..

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Artificial Leaf Makes its Debut

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons Leaves are the ultimate in solar energy because they can convert water and sunlight into storable fuel. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology now say..

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Earth Hour 2011

Credit: EarthHour.org People all over the world are turning off the lights on March 26th to take a stand against climate change. Earth Hour started in Australia in 2007 when..

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Are e-readers eco-friendly?: Part 2

As e-readers and e-books gain popularity, our requirement for print books is on the decline. In January, we asked whether e-readers are eco-friendly when compared with print books. The answer?..

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Wind Farms Survive in Japan

Photo Credit: HuffPost Green We have all heard about the nuclear crisis in Fukushima and are anxiously waiting to see how it plays out. But how many of us have..

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5 Ways to Use Less Gas

Photo Credit: PropsUnlimited With rising gas prices and the negative impact gas has on the environment, saving gas can only be a good thing. It’s easy to tell people to..

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AT&T saves $44 million by going green

On Friday, we asked whether people need a reward to go green. If saving the environment isn’t enough incentive for you, what about saving money? According to the Mother Nature..

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California approves ambitious clean-energy bill

The California State Senate approved an ambitious clean-energy bill. According to the LA Times: The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure requiring California utilities to buy 33% of their..

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White House unveils high-speed rail plan

Today, Vice President Joe Biden announced a comprehensive plan to help the nation reach President Obama’s goal of giving 80 percent of Americans access to high speed rail in 25..

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Walmart Helps Food Banks Go Green

The Walmart Foundation announced a new program today that will donate $2 million dollars to help food banks save money on their energy bills. The food banks selected were located..

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The Empire State Building Goes Green

The world’s most famous office building is going all green. The 2.85 million square foot building announced in its press release that it signed a two-year contract to purchase 100..

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Solar plane completes historic 24-hour flight

Swiss based solar company reached a mile stone in aviation with a 24 hour flight powered only by the rays of the sun. Even though solar technology is not a..

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U.S. commits $2 billion to solar power companies

During his weekly address, Barack Obama announced that two solar power companies will be receiving nearly 2 billion dollars through the U.S. Recovery Act. “These are just two of the many clean energy investments in the..

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U.S. Approves First Ever Wind Farm

The Cape Cod Times is reporting that U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has approved the production of the U.S.’s first wind farm. If everything goes smoothly, the wind farm will..

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Canadian Cement Plant Becomes First to Capture CO2 in Algae

It looks like creating cement contributes up to 5% of carbon emissions in our atmosphere. Fortunately, a Canadian based company Pond Biofuels has teamed up with a cement factory to capture emitted..

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How 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world

It’s mind boggling that 16 mega-freighters create as much pollution as all the cars in the world. That’s exactly what is being shown by award-winning science writer Fred Pearce, who is also..

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