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Veggie Energy

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Harvard scientists zero in on low-cost, high-energy battery powered by rhubarb

Yes, you read that headline right. A team of Harvard scientists have hit upon an energy storage breakthrough based on a common molecule that is found in rhubarb. The research, led by Harvard professor Michael Aziz, makes use of what's known as a "flow battery." Unlike typical batteries, which rely on chemical solids to hold the charge and convert it to electricity, flow batteries use liquid to......read more

Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit

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Goal Zero's solar generator kit silently cranks out clean backup power $1,999.99

With a peak output of 1,250 watts, Goal Zero's Yeti 1250 is powerful enough for large-scale applicances. And unlike traditional diesel generators, there's no loud sound or stinky exhaust. Perfect for off-the-grid travels into the bush, or for power blackouts at home. The Yeti collects a full power charge in 20-22 hours with the two included Boulder 30 solar panels, or 16-20 hours with AC power.......read more

Plus Minus Zero Humidifier

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Clean and compact design from Naoto Fukasawa. $391.00

The curvy, donut-shaped humidifier from Japanese design house +-0 efficiently solves dry winter air, and looks damn good while it does it. The Naoto Fukasawa design features a removable water tank with convenient foldable handle. You can also put few drops of your favorite aromatic oil and aroma will spread with the steam. Once the water is gone, the PlusMinusZero humidifier shuts automatically......read more

Scout 150 Explorer Kit

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The ultra-portable solar charging kit from Ground Zero. $399.95

Goal Zero's Scout 150 Explorer Kit gives campers and adventurers a lightweight means to charge electronic devices. The durable charging system can be powered via solar energy, providing 150 hours of Power Pack storage capacity....read more

Zero S Supermoto

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Finally a supermoto that makes sense! $9,950.00

The Zero S is a high performance supermoto motorcycle that is revolutionary because it is fully electric. Developed to aggressively take on urban environments and encourage the occasional detour, the Zero S integrates revolutionary technology with innovative motorcycle design. Using Zero Motorcycles’ proprietary Z-Force power pack and aircraft grade alloy frame, the Zero S features an......read more

Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture

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A zero-energy stunner nestled in the rolling hills near Carmel, CA

Tasked with creating a modern ranch house with informed by environmental ideals, Feldman Architecture delivered this stunner of a home nestled in the rolling hills near Carmel, CA. Dubbed Caterpillar House in reference to its undulating form, the home features an open plan with a powerful connection between indoor and outdoor space.  With walls constructed from repurposed earth generated......read more

SHFT Sampler 2-18-11

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The zero footprint leaf shirt, UK kills plan to sell forests, sustainable treehouse living, and more.

Whaler Failure: Are we witnessing a turning point in the war against whaling? Japanese whalers have halted their annual whale hunt in the Antarctic (veiled under the bogus guise of "scientific research") after persistent harrassment by the brave bad asses of the Sea Shepherd Society sent them into retreat. "Putting a priority on safety, the fleet has halted scientific whaling for now," Tatsuya......read more

Koch Zero

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Billionaire oil tycoons wield heavy hand in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

President Obama pledged last week to pull back oil and gas subsidies in order to direct more dollars toward renewable energy. But can he pull it off? This will be Obama's third attempt at eliminating the subsidies; previous efforts have fallen victim to partisan politics in Congress and the overwhelming influence of fossil fuel lobbyists. So who exactly are these lobbyists?A simultaneously......read more

The Electric Car Dilemma

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Zero emissions? That depends on where you get the electricity to charge your car.

In the age of global climate change, people are becoming more and more aware of their carbon footprints and taking measures to reduce them. Hybrid cars have become extremely popular, and some cars claim to be 'zero emission vehicles.' However, even if a vehicle does not create pollution, it is very likely that the source of the energy that is powering the vehicle does. The Nissan Leaf......read more

Watershed Sustainable Workspace

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Prefab with near-zero eco-footprint is the perfect retreat for Oregon nature writer.

We could get used to working here. Designed by FLOAT architecture, 'Watershed' is a 100 square foot writer's studio that reveals the complex ecology around it. Little tunnels under the structure bring reptiles and amphibians into view through the floor-level window. A water collection basin, doubling as the front step, attracts birds and deer. All of the structure's parts are......read more

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