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German designer unveils the future of mobile living

German designer unveils the future of mobile living

Thatcher Michelsen August 14, 2012 0

Known as the Colim (Colors of Life in Motion) Caravan, this vehicle is a hybrid between a microcar and a fully-equipped camper. It's capable of housing four people and the detachable car seats two.

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Green roof projects could fundamentally alter Californian cities, experts say

Green roof projects could fundamentally alter Californian cities, experts say

Thatcher Michelsen July 2, 2012 0

For example, a layer of soil and drought-resistant flora planted on the roof can help absorb moisture while consuming carbon dioxide thrown off by cars

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Recycling rates vary widely across country

Recycling rates vary widely across country

Thatcher Michelsen June 21, 2012 0

Though it's one of the easiest ways to help protect the environment, some cities are still struggling to get residents to recycle

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USGBC certifies 20,000 eco-friendly homes

USGBC certifies 20,000 eco-friendly homes

Thatcher Michelsen June 15, 2012 0

More and more structures, including shopping malls, offices and private homes, are being built with eco-friendliness and sustainability in mind.

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“Smart Home” exhibit in Chicago reopens with even greener look

“Smart Home” exhibit in Chicago reopens with even greener look

Thatcher Michelsen May 30, 2012 0

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago features a special exhibit that displays green innovations in home construction

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How one New York family produces less than one pound of trash every year

How one New York family produces less than one pound of trash every year

Thatcher Michelsen May 22, 2012 0

The Burgers have brought the same single brown paper bag to the landfill for last 20 years

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Empire State Building reaching innovative, eco-friendly heights

Empire State Building reaching innovative, eco-friendly heights

Thatcher Michelsen May 9, 2012 0

The Empire State Building has been able to reduce its energy consumption by 20 percent thanks to some innovative changes

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Green homes finding a more prominent place in the construction market

Green homes finding a more prominent place in the construction market

Thatcher Michelsen May 8, 2012 0

As much as 17 percent of the construction market is made up of green homes

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Carnegie Mellon researchers take a close look at the efficiency of AC vs. DC power

Carnegie Mellon researchers take a close look at the efficiency of AC vs. DC power

Thatcher Michelsen April 25, 2012 0

Traditionally, AC technology has been the main way to produce and utilize electric power, but research shows it may not be best

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Solar energy bill could help California’s most vulnerable communities

Solar energy bill could help California’s most vulnerable communities

Thatcher Michelsen April 18, 2012 0

Not only could the bill open new job opportunities in struggling communities, it could also clean up neighborhoods that are suffering from pollution

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