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New form of carbon capture actually creates power, rather than consuming it - ExtremeTech

By on July 27, 2016 at 11:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A new form of carbon capture could …

sequester

How eco homes can cut your energy bills – or even make money

If there’s one type of housing that really has a buzz around it right now, it is eco homes. They help the planet, they help your pocket, and they can be incredibly stylish when designed by architects who know how to deploy energy-efficient techniques with verve.<p>The Oscars of the eco homes world …

Architecture

CERES Report Reveals Which Electric Utilities Recognize The Clean Energy Future We Need

Electric utilities tend to take a lot of heat for clouding public understanding of climate change and standing in the way of energy resources that won't cook the planet.<p>A number of utilities, for instance, have spent hundreds of millions over the past few years lobbying against the Clean Power …

How to Kick-Start Your Company's Analytics Culture

A true analytics culture is a relatively rare thing.<p>Many of the country’s largest and most respected companies aren’t entirely data driven. Yet a …

Cerner population health chief John Glaser: Analytics, big data, Internet of Things to fuel push toward individualized interventions

Cerner’s John Glaser said today’s overarching technology trends — analytics, big data and the Internet of Things — have enormous potential to improve …

Big Data

These solar powered, floating homes could be the future of housing

A staggering 4.2 million Americans could be displaced by rising sea levels in the next 100 years, according to a Nature Climate Change study.<p>But a floating home could help you continue living safely along a coastline.<p>California-based Terry & Terry Architecture has designed floating concepts that it …

Garbage in, energy out: creating biofuel from plastic waste

An Australian startup has found a way to transform end-of-life plastics into bio-crude fuel. But is this a sustainable solution or just pollution displacement?<p>At first glance, the polystyrene container buried amid the beach detritus was unremarkable. Closer inspection however yielded something …

Pollution

Your Old Cell-Phone Batteries Could Power Solar Lamps For 3 Years

Better than recycling that old phone battery, it can be put to good use helping deliver kerosene-free lighting to the poor.<p>Reuse is always better than recycling, because it uses way fewer resources. And if the reusable item is an environmentally filthy cell-phone battery, all the better. That’s why …

India's big move into solar is already paying off

India's massive bet on solar power is paying off far earlier than anticipated.<p>The price of solar power has plummeted in recent months to levels rivaling that of coal, positioning the renewable source as a viable mainstream option in a country where 300 million people live without electricity.<p>Solar …

Renewable Energy

Gardens: chamomile lawn: James Wong

Hidden at the back of your kitchen cupboard, that old box of chamomile tea contains thousands of seeds<p>Gardening can be expensive. Even if you side-step the ready-grown plants at the garden centre and start from scratch, some seeds can cost as much as £1 each (think F1 hybrid tomatoes). Others, such …

Gardening

Do Self-Driving Cars Have a Dirty Future?

The first study to analyze the long-term carbon impact of self-driving cars predicts that automated vehicles could lead to a big increase in energy …

How Solar Panels Work, Explained in 6 Seconds

For most of us, aside from the electricians, technicians, and engineers who work with electricity every day, the currents that power so many of the …

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers | Inc.com

If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our tests--which included 60 hours of research and 10 days of real-world testing--the Charge HR is more accurate at counting steps …

Wearable Tech

HugeDomains.com - UltimateFitnessWorkout.com is for sale (Ultimate Fitness Workout)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Imagine Fewer Autos (It's Easy if You Try)

So, what are some alternatives to cars - and what will the future of transportation look like? (Photo: Bike Commute via Shutterstock)<p>In May, many of …

Roads

“The direction of change is clear”: 4 reasons the green movement is picking up steam

Historians will remember 2015 as the year the world decisively moved away from its reliance on fossil fuels<p>Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its …

Gazing Into Those Puppy-Dog Eyes May Actually Be Good For You

Gazing into your dog's eyes apparently triggers happy feelings in both parties - suggesting that dogs really may love us back. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on April 16, 2015.)<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>If you're a dog owner, this question may have crossed your mind. Does she …

Pets

8 of the world's most inspiring homes

1/9<p>8-Inspiring-Homes<p>Over the years at Inhabitat we've had the pleasure of discovering and exploring the most innovative designs from across the …

Prefab Homes

Want More Wind And Solar Energy? Invest A Lot More In The Grid

Want to increase the use of green energy and reduce the level of harmful emissions? Invest heavily in the grid to both modernize and expand it, which will accomplish such aims while also building the US economy.<p>That’s the view of energy and utility experts assembled by Public Utilities Fortnightly …

Renewable Energy

Drowning In Big Data - Finding Insight In A Digital Sea Of Information

For roughly a decade, businesses and governments have been collecting digital information about the world’s citizens; not just names and numbers, but loads of data, Big Data. The IDC (International Data Corporation) recently predicted that the Big Data industry will experience a 26.4% compound …

Big Data

Can Walmart Save The Planet?

Yes…with a little help from our friends.<p>There is no fundamental reason why capitalism has to trash the planet. Not if you “value” human health and the environment in some balanced way along with profits.<p>Enter the Environmental Defense Fund. EDF has launched new energy and environmental initiatives …

Sustainability

LED bulbs could foster an urban farming revolution

A major factor contributing to global climate change is the emissions from transporting food from where it's grown to far way where people eat it. …

Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity <i>and</i> potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

Scottish independence: Former prime minister John Major gives warning

<b>Former Tory prime minister Sir John Major has warned that there can be no "quasi independence or half-way house" when it comes to Scotland's future.</b><p>In a speech to the Institute of Directors in London on Thursday night, Sir John said there "cannot and will not be" a Sterling currency union.<p>This is …

Scotland

Articles about prefab home can be built day generates twice energy it uses on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...<p>With Europe leading the way, …

Prefab Homes

Climate change: UN backs fossil fuel divestment campaign

Framework convention on climate change says it shares aim for strong deal on fighting global warming at Paris summit<p>The UN organisation in charge of global climate change negotiations is backing the fast-growing campaign persuading investors to sell off their fossil fuel assets. It said it was …

Fossil Fuels

Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar-powered planes, Audi EVs and custom-fit bikes

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>After months of preparation, a pair of Swiss aviators has embarked on the first-ever around-the-world flight in a solar-powered airplane. The Solar Impulse 2 …

Electric cars are still not good for the climate

The world must move quickly to make electric vehicles more climate-friendly, or the world may not be able to meet its climate goals.<p>That’s the conclusion of a University of Toronto paper published in the March edition of Nature Climate Change, which argues that countries need to reduce the carbon …

Fossil Fuels