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Wind Turbine Output Boosted 30% by Breakthrough Design

Published on April 29th, 2009 | by Timothy B. Hurst

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Passive structure design of “Wind Energizer” by Leviathan Energy reportedly increases wind turbine efficiency 30% in field tests. Technological advancements in wind energy efficiency have generally come incrementally and usually made via a process of increasingly [&hellip... Read More


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Green infrastructure: Sewage, sewage, go away

Published on April 27th, 2009 | by Jeff Kart

You know the song: “Rain, rain, go away/Come again some other day.” Heavy rain in places with older sewer systems (Michigan and elsewhere), often results in combined sewage overflows. But it doesn’t have to be that [&hellip... Read More


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World's First Freshwater Wind Farm Coming to New York?

Published on April 23rd, 2009 | by Timothy B. Hurst

With all of the attention being paid to where the United States’ first offshore wind farm will be located—there are existing proposals at various stages for ocean-based offshore wind farms in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, [&hellip... Read More


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Entire State of Texas Could be Powered by Solar

Published on April 22nd, 2009 | by Jake Richardson

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A recent study released by Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy organization, and several environmental organizations has concluded that solar technology alone could supply electricity for the whole state. They cite a number of mind-blowing prospects from [&hellip... Read More


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DARPA Passes Key Programmable Matter Milestone

Published on April 22nd, 2009 | by Tina Casey

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Beam me up, Scotty: programmable matter is one step closer to reality.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has just announced the successful completion of a key milestone in Phase I of its Programmable Matter [&hellip... Read More


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SRS Introduces Thin Film Solar Tile for Clay Tile Roofs

Published on April 20th, 2009 | by Derek Markham

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SRS Energy, a developer of sustainable solar roofing systems, is launching Solé Power Tile this month, bringing the first building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing product to curved roofing systems. “Sustainability and green living is high on the [&hellip... Read More


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San Diego's Revolutionary Solar Plan

Published on April 17th, 2009 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Do you live in San Diego, CA and want to buy a solar panel system but just don’t have the cash? Congratulations, it’s your lucky day–or rather, it will be your lucky day beginning in July. [&hellip... Read More


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Climate Change: Time to get the muck out

Published on April 16th, 2009 | by Jeff Kart

This is kind of backward. States have banned phosphorus fertilizers for lawns, because the phosphorus runs off the landscape, into rivers and streams, and breeds algal blooms and muck. Ever visited a beach visited by muck? [&hellip... Read More


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Welcome To Planet Forward: From Your Lens To The White House Gates

Published on April 15th, 2009 | by Frank Sesno

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Editor’s Note: This post is a guest contribution by Frank Sesno, Emmy-award winning journalist and former CNN Bureau Chief. ”Planet Forward” is an innovative, viewer-driven program driven by the power of ideas, as citizens make their case for what they think about [&hellip... Read More


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