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Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Floating Permaculture offers a solution to the inevitable depletion of fossil fuels and its effect on food.  “Normal” farming as we know it puts a strain on fossil fuels, as produce is often trucked

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Eco Ultra Fuel Is Made from Re-Refined Used Motor Oil

Eco Ultra Fuel Is Made from Re-Refined Used Motor Oil

With the possibility of fossil fuels running out in our lifetime, Universal Lubricant is looking ahead. Through the re-refining of used motor oil, they’ve created Eco Ultra. With production increasing

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DOE and Google Build an Interactive Map for Green Vehicle Drivers

DOE and Google Build an Interactive Map for Green Vehicle Drivers

The Department of Energy, Google, Best Buy, Tom Tom and around 80 other companies have formed a joint venture called the GeoEVSE to create a database that helps EV and alternative fuel vehicle drivers

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dAIH2Orean R/C Car Runs on Aluminum Beer Can Tabs

dAIH2Orean R/C Car Runs on Aluminum Beer Can Tabs

This radio-controlled car is powered by something a little unusual: aluminum tabs from beer and soda cans. The dAIH2Orean R/C car is a fuel cell that extracts a maximum speed of 18 miles per hour by

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Ultra-Efficient Alerion Race Car Gets 2,564.8 MPG at Shell Eco-Marathon

Ultra-Efficient Alerion Race Car Gets 2,564.8 MPG at Shell Eco-Marathon

A team of students at Université Laval just won first place for the third time in the Shell Eco-marathon in Houston with their svelte hypermiling supercar, which gets an incredible fuel efficiency of

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U.S. Army Launches Plan to Make All Military Bases Net Zero

U.S. Army Launches Plan to Make All Military Bases Net Zero

Over the past couple of years, the U.S. Army has announced several initiatives ranging from solar-powered tents for troops to hydrogen-powered tanks, however this is their most ambitious program yet. With

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Oven Rust Could Be the Key to Providing Unlimited Energy

Oven Rust Could Be the Key to Providing Unlimited Energy

Cleaning your oven is up there with doing your taxes in terms of worst tasks ever, but by doing so you could be wiping away a precious energy source. According to researchers from California Institute of

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NASA Funds Cessna to Develop Self-Healing ‘Magic Skin’ for Airplanes

NASA Funds Cessna to Develop Self-Healing ‘Magic Skin’ for Airplanes

NASA just awarded four research groups a total of $16.5 million to develop projects that focus on improving airliner safety, fuel efficiency and noise. Included is a remarkable study by The Cessna

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Estuaries Could Provide 13% Of The World’s Power Needs

Estuaries Could Provide 13% Of The World’s Power Needs

A team of researchers from Stanford University recently announced that estuaries around the globe could provide 13% of the world's energy needs. For those of you who skipped geography, an estuary is where

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President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Barack Obama will be speaking at Georgetown University today on the future of America's energy security. The President's remarks are set to be focused on the goal of reducing American dependence

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MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

Scientist Dr. David Nocera has finally perfected a low-cost, artificial leaf-like device, that like a real leaf, mimics the process of photosynthesis. Nocera announced the creation of a miniature solar

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Tata & MIT Work on Breakthrough Way to Generate Power From Ordinary Water

Tata & MIT Work on Breakthrough Way to Generate Power From Ordinary Water

The Tata Group has signed a deal with the founder of SunCatalytix, MIT scientist Daniel Nocera, who has discovered how to generate energy water. Although the terms of their agreement have not yet been

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MILES HIGH ULTIMA TOWER: Vertical Eco City Works Like a Tree

MILES HIGH ULTIMA TOWER: Vertical Eco City Works Like a Tree

We've seen a whole slew of gigantic, volcano shaped, city-in-a-building towers, each promising to be the largest building in the world. First it was the wacky X-Seed design for Tokyo, and then even

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Radiation Fears Escalated by Continuing Problems at Japanese Nuclear Plant

Radiation Fears Escalated by Continuing Problems at Japanese Nuclear Plant

A third blast and fire at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station increase the risk of a full blown nuclear meltdown in Japan.

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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Worsens, Radioactive Releases Could Last Months

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Worsens, Radioactive Releases Could Last Months

As Japan's nuclear crisis worsens, nuclear energy policies around the world come under scrutiny.

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Freezing Your Corpse Terminator Style in Liquid Nitrogen is a More Eco Friendly Funeral

Freezing Your Corpse Terminator Style in Liquid Nitrogen is a More Eco Friendly Funeral

As if dying wasn't bad enough, it now turns out that funerals are bad for the environment. Whether you're being conventionally buried or cremated, you're still impacting on the world around you. However

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Kevin Kennon Architects’ Tian Fang Tower is a Sustainable Skyscraper for Tianjin

Kevin Kennon Architects’ Tian Fang Tower is a Sustainable Skyscraper for Tianjin

Kevin Kennon Architects is designing a new landmark building for Tianjin Eco-City in China. This 120,000 square meter, 44 floor office tower and luxury shopping center, developed by Tianjin Real Estate

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How Green Energy is Improving United States National Security

How Green Energy is Improving United States National Security

We have long reported how the U.S. military is investing in green energy, producing innovations such as solar-powered tents, hydrogen-powered tanks and biofuel-powered plans. These advances stand to not

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UPS Switches Trucks From Diesel To Liquefied Natural Gas

UPS Switches Trucks From Diesel To Liquefied Natural Gas

Mail carrier services use a substantial amount of gas as they deliver packages, so it comes as no surprise that they're also on the forefront of a lot of eco-friendly, fuel-efficient practices. UPS just

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Obama’s Budget Spares Cuts for Renewable Energy Investments

Obama’s Budget Spares Cuts for Renewable Energy Investments

Unlike the budget that House Republicans unveiled last week, the President Obama's new budget, which he unveiled yesterday, spares -- for the most part -- the spending he's had in the works for renewable

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Ineos Breaks Ground on First Commercial Biofuel Plant in U.S.

Ineos Breaks Ground on First Commercial Biofuel Plant in U.S.

Ineos New Plant BioEnergy began construction two days ago on the grounds of an old citrus-processing factory for $130 million Indian River BioEnergy Center.

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New Chevy Volt to be Eligible For Extra $5,000 Tax Rebate in California

New Chevy Volt to be Eligible For Extra $5,000 Tax Rebate in California

The next generation of Chevy Volts will be a little more enticing to California residents now that GM has said they will make them eligible for an extra $5,000 CA state tax rebate -- that is on top of the

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Portugese Scientists Create Water-Powered Paper Battery

Portugese Scientists Create Water-Powered Paper Battery

Scientists at the Faculty of Science and Technology in Lisbon, Portugal have created a new breed of paper battery that can be charged with one of the planet's most abundant resources - water. The center,

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Cella Energy Announces Emission-Free Gas for $1.50 Per Gallon

Cella Energy Announces Emission-Free Gas for $1.50 Per Gallon

This sounds like a dream, but UK-based company Cella Energy claims to have developed a synthetic fuel that has no carbon emissions and would cost only $1.50 per gallon. The hydrogen-based fuel, which is

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EDV-01: Robotic Emergency Shelter is Entirely Self-Sufficient

EDV-01: Robotic Emergency Shelter is Entirely Self-Sufficient

Japan just unveiled the future of emergency housing in the form of the Emergency Disaster Vehicle, or EDV-01. The innovative design is fully-automated, capable of automatically doubling its size, and can

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New Photosensitizing Dyes Create More Efficient Solar Panels

New Photosensitizing Dyes Create More Efficient Solar Panels

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have created a new class of photosensitizing dyes that will give a one-two punch to the efficiency of solar energy systems, making both solar electricity panels

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US Navy Gets Its First Shipment of Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicles

US Navy Gets Its First Shipment of Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicles

The US Navy just added a few good green vehicles - Chevy Equinoxes, to be specific - to their fleet in Hawaii as part of an Aloha State initiative to make hydrogen fuel cells a realistic option for

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Urban Oasis: Giant Solar Powered Flower Lights Up the Night

Urban Oasis: Giant Solar Powered Flower Lights Up the Night

During the day, the sculpture, which we first covered when it debuted at the Chelsea Flower Show, opens and closes its petals to expose its solar cells to sunlight. Inside the structure, there is a

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Solar Machine Mimics Plants to Transform CO2 Into Fuel

Solar Machine Mimics Plants to Transform CO2 Into Fuel

Plants have long harnessed sunlight to create 'food' for themselves, and now a joint American and Swiss team have created a device that can duplicate the process! The team recently unveiled their

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Green Overdrive Video: Mercedes F-Cell Fuel Cell Car

Green Overdrive Video: Mercedes F-Cell Fuel Cell Car

For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Show, we got a chance to test drive Mercedes fuel cell car, the F-Cell. Mercedes only made 200 of these vehicles and is renting them out to drivers

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