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Ahead of L.A. Auto Show, finalists for Green Car of the Year are announced

Ahead of L.A. Auto Show, finalists for Green Car of the Year are announced

Thatcher Michelsen October 31, 2012 0

This year's list of finalists features the Dodge Dart Aero, Toyota Prius, Ford C-MAX, Mazda CX-5 and Ford Fusion lines of cars.

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Happy birthday, LED! America’s green bulb turns 50

Happy birthday, LED! America’s green bulb turns 50

Thatcher Michelsen October 30, 2012 0

Fifty years later, the LED is used in a wide range of products and technologies in just about every industry

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Building-integrated vegetation market set to reach $7.7 billion in value by 2017

Building-integrated vegetation market set to reach $7.7 billion in value by 2017

Thatcher Michelsen October 29, 2012 0

According to the study, major cities around the globe are beginning to adopt the practice of mandating certain levels of architectural vegetation in order to reduce carbon dioxide output in those areas.

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It’s actually easy bein’ green: Ways to make your home more eco-friendly

It’s actually easy bein’ green: Ways to make your home more eco-friendly

Thatcher Michelsen October 26, 2012 1

Today, we'll look at a couple of ways you can improve your home to make it a truly green residence

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Scrap paper could one day save hospitals on medical testing costs

Scrap paper could one day save hospitals on medical testing costs

Thatcher Michelsen October 25, 2012 0

According to a press release from the university, Daniel Ratner, an assistant professor of bioengineering, has created a process that allows certain molecules to stick to normal, everyday paper

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“Pump to shore” technology could provide power to American seaside towns

“Pump to shore” technology could provide power to American seaside towns

Thatcher Michelsen October 24, 2012 0

A report from a local New Jersey newspaper highlighted the fact that town leaders in Point Pleasant Beach are exploring ways to deploy renewable energy technology to power their community

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British engineers create “gas from air” in groundbreaking energy development

British engineers create “gas from air” in groundbreaking energy development

Thatcher Michelsen October 22, 2012 0

English engineering firm Air Fuel Synthesis' name sums up their goal perfectly: to create a viable energy source that utilizes the very air we breathe. Now, according to recent reports, they are beginning to

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Experimental wave power buoy achieves power production in offshore tests

Experimental wave power buoy achieves power production in offshore tests

Thatcher Michelsen October 19, 2012 1

The latest one incorporated several improvements, including remote weight adjustments, wireless programming maintenance and a hull designed with mass production in mind

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The solar-powered houseboat: Coming to a marina near you

The solar-powered houseboat: Coming to a marina near you

Thatcher Michelsen October 18, 2012 0

The Ark also includes an air-based heat pump, a "green wall" to consume carbon dioxide and capture panels on the roof to collect rain water

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Proposed Pittsburgh skyscraper to feature revolutionary “natural ventilation” system

Proposed Pittsburgh skyscraper to feature revolutionary “natural ventilation” system

Thatcher Michelsen October 17, 2012 0

At the heart of the proposed building is a "solar chimney" composed of two shafts that extends the height of the tower

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