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Video: Feds to offer cash for 'clunker' appliances PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 22 January 2010 09:47
Anthony Ponce reports. (NBC News Channel) Federal government of the United States - United States - Energy - Technology - Conservation
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Rebates for solar water heaters approved PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 22 January 2010 09:47
solar water heaterFor three years, California has offered homeowners financial incentives to install solar panels that generate electricity. Now, solar water heaters will get their moment in the sun.
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Alternative energy hedge funds outperform commodity ones PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 22 January 2010 09:47
* HFR Alternative Energy index up more than 47 percent in 2009

* Only 18 pct of hedge funds apply macro strategy, including commods

* Macro hedge funds estimated to hold assets over $289 billion at end 2009
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Homebuilders sticking with less-is-more approach PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 22 January 2010 09:47
Think of it as the shrinking American dream. What's out: Outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, two-story foyers and deluxe bathroom features like multiple showerheads in the master bathroom.
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Twins' New Stadium to Cut Water Use in Half PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 22 January 2010 09:46
target field exterior minnesota twins stadium photo The new Target Field in Minneapolis. Photo via GreenMark. When the year's first calls of "Play ball!" are heard in baseball stadiums around the United States, the Minnesota Twins will be fielding their team on a field that's greener than ever. Among other eco-friendly features, the team's new Target Field will collect, filter, and reuse rainwater, reducing its municipal water footprint by 2 million gal...
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Nanotechnology Turning Your Cotton T-Shirt and Polyester Pants Into Batteries PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 22 January 2010 09:46
carbon nanotube fabric image Images via PhysOrg (Credit: American Chemical Society) and BBC (Credit: Nanoletters) Stanford University researchers aren't stopping at paper when it comes to exploring how carbon nanotubes can be used to create thin, flexible batteries. They've moved on from paper and ink to cotton and polyester. Looking at combining carbon nanotubes and fabrics, the research team is bringing us closer to having wearabl...
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No Child Left Unpolluted In Texas: School Absence Rates Linked To Air Quality PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 22 January 2010 09:46
big suv photo Big ol' Chevy Tahoe. Image credit:AutoWeek. The Star-Telegram is reporting that "The health effects of air pollution are a major topic in Texas because the state is one of the most polluted in the country. A recent survey by Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth found that 1 in 4 children in North Texas has asthma, which can be both caused and aggravated by air pollution." This in the context of a recent study which documented Texas kids are "more likely ...
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Bill Gates' Vision of Combating Climate Change is Mostly Myopic, Out of Touch, and a Little Bit Scary PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 22 January 2010 09:46
bill gates photo photo: World Economic Forum/swiss-image.ch via flickr. In case you haven't seen it, Bill Gates has a new piece over at Huffington Post where he argues that "We need innovation, not insulation," concluding that the world is distracted from what counts in terms of dealing with climate change "in a big way." Too bad nearly every thought in between those is upside down. In the interests of setting Bill back on his feet, here we go:...
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Foldable Wind-Powered Generator Concept Is Almost Awesome PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 22 January 2010 09:46
foldable wind charger Image via Gizmodo Like Gizmodo says, this concept looks like a great idea. A collapsible, portable wind turbine that you can take with you anywhere and gather up electricity from a strong breeze - awesome, right? Well...there are a few design flaws in the Eolic that will have to be addressed before this can move from concept to cool product.
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