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Damage to Dams in China Leaves Millions at Risk

Published on May 22nd, 2008 | by Sarah Lozanova

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Many dams in Southwest China sustained significant damage after the recent massive earthquake. The Min River and its tributaries have 30 dams upstream from Dujiangyan and 16 incurred significant damage from the recent earthquake. The Zipingpu [&hellip... Read More


Biofuels

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Summer Travel Turns up the (Global) Heat

Published on May 21st, 2008 | by Courtney Carlisle Bolton

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With summer right around the corner, restless employees are eagerly scratching at the doors to get out of the office and slip into their fantasy vacations. One thing that we should all consider is the impact [&hellip... Read More


Agriculture

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3 Reasons Manure is Becoming a Cash Crop

Published on May 20th, 2008 | by Sarah Lozanova

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You know that times are changing when farmers look to manure as a valuable commodity. Pretty soon, manure from a herd may be more profitable than the beef itself. Manufactured fertilizers has tripled in price in [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Sun Run Offers Affordable Solar Energy!

Published on May 20th, 2008 | by Joe Mohr

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Spread out the cost of your solar photovoltaic system over time! Afterall, very few people buy a car or house outright. The state of solar energy has long been a lose-win situation. Spend a lot of [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Could Wind help Save Water?

Published on May 18th, 2008 | by Michelle Bennett

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Big news for the wind industry, big implications for water. First, the Department of Energy released a report that confirmed what the wind industry has already claimed: wind could power 20% of the United State’s energy [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Cool Tech of the Week: Solar Water Lilies

Published on May 17th, 2008 | by Michelle Bennett

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Aesthetic. Original. Functional. Who knew solar panels could make a statement? Apparently Peter Richardson knew when he submitted a winning solar design to the International Design Awards. His idea is to turn disused water ways into [&hellip... Read More


Biofuels

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The Week in Cleantech News (5/12- 5/16)

Published on May 16th, 2008 | by Timothy B. Hurst

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For those of you who are bettin’ folks, traders on the Chicago Climate Exchange view the Democrats as more bullish on cap-and-trade systems. So if you’re betting on a Democratic victory, you’ll want to buy those [&hellip... Read More


Air Quality

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Trucks Reduce Emissions by 83%

Published on May 15th, 2008 | by Sarah Lozanova

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Truck stop electrification is boosting fuel efficiency and minimizing dependence on foreign oil from idling trucks There are 1.3 million long-haul diesel trucks with sleeper cabs in the United States, with most drivers averaging over 100,000 [&hellip... Read More


Solar Energy

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New Solar Trends at Solar 2008 Conference in San Diego

Published on May 14th, 2008 | by Carol Gulyas

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New trends spotted at the American Solar Energy Society conference last week in San Diego (courtesy of Illinois Solar Energy Association President Mark Burger, who attended): From Bosch, a new generation of solar flat plate collectors [&hellip... Read More


Consumer Technology

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Green Resource Online: Top 25 Shopping sites

Published on May 11th, 2008 | by Michelle Bennett

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The Internet is so big, it’s easy to miss shopping resources, especially if you’re environmentally conscientious. Here’s an easy guide to green shopping online: The Internet has revolutionized how we shop. Shopping has become an interesting [&hellip... Read More


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