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Green Noise

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Photographer continues his decade-long documentation of our dependence on oil.

We don't usually think of it this way, but noise is energy. What if we could harness the sound energy created by loud things? What if we could then use it to make them run better? The Green Noise does just that, collecting the energy created by one of the loudest sounds around - airplane engines - then converting it to electricity used to power runway lights. Imagined by Hung-Uei Jou, the......read more

Moving on the Dirty Air Act

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Lisa Murkowski's effort to prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases betrays her ties to the oil lobby.

The liberal nonprofit Moveon.org unveiled an ad campaign this week attacking three Democratic senators co-sponsors of Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AL) effort to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases. The effort, which has earned the nickname “the Dirty Air Act,” has nearly unanimous Republican support. Murkowski dismissively referred to any such......read more

"Houtenboom"

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Instagram Blow Up Max Sluiters

Max Sluiters aka 'Houtenboom' is living in Medemblik, a small town in northern part of the Netherlands. A few weeks ago he celebrated his 22nd birthday as he tells us. Around the same time Instagram placed him on the 'Suggested Users' list and his fanbase is rapidly growing since. Max says: 'That changed a lot for me, because now my work got all this new attention from different corners and I met......read more

Big Bang Big Boom

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Blu's latest amazing wall animation tracks the evolution of life on Earth.

“Big Bang Big Boom," the latest of Blu's mindblowingly creative wall animations, has the internet on fire for its phenomenal stop motion depiction of the history of the world. An elaborate combination of graffiti, installation and animation, the work follows the evolution of life of earth, from beginning to end. ...read more

Bloomin' Wrapping Paper

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Reduce your waste and give in style with Boomin's plantable eco gift-wrap kit. $19.95

Made from 100% post-consumer paper, using soy-based inks and organic pigments, Bloomin's plantable eco gift-wrap kit includes three big handmade sheets, five fully plantable To/From tags and five long natural raffia strands. The wrapping paper sheets and tags are packed with value and seeds (annuals and perennials). Available in chartreuse or coffee. Send a gift and watch it grow!...read more

Renewable Energy Booming in Several States

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New figures from the Energy Information Administration show clean energy growth over the last decade

With fossil fuels meeting the vast majority of America's energy needs, our clean energy future is a long ways off. But in the last decade, renewable power use has taken off, with some states now meeting over 20 percent of their energy needs from wind, solar, biomass and other alternative fuels. At Co.Exist, Ben Schiller points to new data from the Energy Information Administration that shows the......read more

Clean Tech Investment Thriving

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Forget what you heard about clean tech being dead. A new report finds that investment in green technology is booming

Solyndra be damned. The well-publicized failure of the solar energy company is but one black mark on an industry that is actually booming. According to the 2012 edition of Clean Edge's Clean Energy Trends report, things look very bright indeed. At Co.Exist, writer Ariel Schwartz sums up the findings: 2011 was the largest year for global wind power installations ever. Wind power is projected......read more

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