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I Can Save the Earth! Simon & Schuster and Eco-Libris are partnering in a green contest for kids

Wed, 2008/09/17 - 8:12am

A new collaboration of Eco-Libris with Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing: In a celebration of their new line of eco-friendly children’s books, Little Green Books, S&S Children's Publishing has partnered wit

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House Gives America an Oil Change in Energy Policy

Wed, 2008/09/17 - 7:03am

After a hefty long debate over offshore drilling and new energy policies, the House passed the ever unpopular Comprehensive American Energy Security & Consumer Protection Act. The bill which will open up new areas of the country to oil drilling, but it also comes with increased support for renewables.

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GM (Officially) Unveils the Volt

Tue, 2008/09/16 - 5:40pm

After several unofficial debuts of the ravenously anticipated Volt, GM has officially taken the wraps off the final Volt production car.

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Court Rules Against Bush Plan to Allow Snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park

Tue, 2008/09/16 - 3:11pm

A federal judge has banned snowmobiles from Yellowstone National Park.

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Add light to your house and save energy? (no, not with CFL)

Tue, 2008/09/16 - 3:10am

I'd heard about solar tubes or sun tunnels before, but I always wondered how difficult they were to install. Sounds like this one is a snap and it got really high marks. What a great way to add light in the house (especially in hallways or other areas without window light)!

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Great-Grandson of Oil Tycoon John D. Rockefeller Talks Global Warming

Tue, 2008/09/16 - 12:53am

As the 2008 election grows nigh, more and more politicians are addressing energy policy and climate change. Hear what Senator Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat and the great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, has to say.

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Think Clean Coal is Dirty? DARPA Says "Neener Neener...You’re Wrong!"

Mon, 2008/09/15 - 11:42pm

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - aka DARPA - has set its Big Brother eye on “clean coal” for airplane fuel. It’s unveiling a program to demonstrate both the economical, and environmentally friendly, conversion of coal-to-liquid (CTL) fuels.

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Will the Plastic Logic reader save both trees and the newspaper industry?

Mon, 2008/09/15 - 9:34pm

We already know Amazon.com's Kindle, but how about a electronic reader with a large portable screen that is designed especially for newspapers? Please meet the Plastic Logic reader. With an (yet) expensive price tag, this device has the potential to save many trees and maybe even the struggling newspaper industry. 

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Do Cars Really Need to Look Like UFOs to Save Gas?

Mon, 2008/09/15 - 7:54pm

Regardless of what you think about this type of design, it begs the question: do cars need to look like alien spacecraft to get decent fuel economy? After input from an MIT professor, the answer is yes - and no.

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Crazy Tesla Burnout Video... Silent and Fast!

Mon, 2008/09/15 - 5:27pm

Check out this sweet video of what the Tesla can do...

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First Niece Lauren Bush Announces Eco-Friendly Fashion Line

Mon, 2008/09/15 - 1:54pm

Lauren Bush, niece to George W, granddaughter to George H.W. and former Tommy Hilfiger fashion model, announced last week that she will be debuting a ready-to-wear fashion line focusing on sustainable fabrics.

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Food Waste To Fertilizer: Converted Organics

Mon, 2008/09/15 - 1:32pm

Using food waste from produce handlers, food processors, supermarkets, farmers’ markets, restaurants, hospitals, and airlines, Converted Organics creates natural organic, odorless fertilizers for the residential and commercial worlds for lawn, turf growth, and gardens...

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Funny Signs Reminding Us To Respect Nature [PICS]

Mon, 2008/09/15 - 1:26pm

10 funny signs that remind us to be safe around and respect nature…

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