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Tech Causing Cancer?

Published on June 18th, 2008 | by Courtney Carlisle Bolton


With kids using cell phones earlier and earlier (pre-paid companies like Boost and Virgin Mobile cater to the tween and teen markets who aren’t quite ready for contracts), and after reading a post from Eco Child’s [&hellip... Read More

Clean Power

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10% of U.S. Electricity From Solar by 2025

Published on June 17th, 2008 | by Sarah Lozanova


[social_buttons] Solar energy currently generates .1% of the electricity used in the U.S. According to a study released today, this will change rapidly as the cost of electricity increases and the cost of solar energy drops. [&hellip... Read More


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A Clean Future equals a Cheaper Future

Published on June 16th, 2008 | by Joshua S Hill


It comes as no surprise to me to see time and time again examples of human stupidity. I’m not the sunniest of people on my best day, and when all around me the world is going [&hellip... Read More


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Seven Ways to Save Energy by Saving Water

Published on June 15th, 2008 | by Carol Gulyas


  Though many states and localities are waking up to their water shortages and taking steps to plan for “peak water”, people generally continue to waste water and to ignore the energy-water link. In 2004 the [&hellip... Read More


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The Week in Cleantech News (6/9-6/12)

Published on June 13th, 2008 | by Timothy B. Hurst

The San Francisco board of supervisors has approved the country’s largest municipal solar program. The program is designed to reduce the cost of solar for city residents and leverage private dollars to get more solar on [&hellip... Read More


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Transistors of the Energy Industry

Published on June 12th, 2008 | by Rod Adams


There is a growing recognition that a world based on ever increasing consumption of fossil fuels is a world of constrained human development. Some people think that is a good thing, I tend toward the view [&hellip... Read More


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LS9's Designer Biofuel, Renewable Petroleum

Published on June 11th, 2008 | by Courtney Carlisle Bolton


The privately held, venture backed industrial biotechnology company, LS9, maintains that the answer to our gas crisis is renewable petroleum technology that they have custom engineered, a Designer Biofuel. Researchers at the San Francisco-based company have [&hellip... Read More


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U.N.-Managed Carbon Offsets Called "Global Shell Game"

Published on June 11th, 2008 | by Carol Gulyas


As part of the Kyoto protocol, Clean Development Mechanisms (CDMs) were created to help developing countries lower carbon emissions while continuing development. The program is administered by the United Nations and is supposed to work like [&hellip... Read More

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