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Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste into Diamond Batteries That’ll Last for Thousands of Years

Nuclear energy is carbon free, which makes it an attractive and practical alternative to fossil fuels, as it doesn’t contribute to global warming. We …

Clean Energy

‘Nuclear war is no longer unthinkable’: John Pilger’s film reveals US provocations against China

Exclusive: First visit to Russia’s secret nuclear disaster site

The village of Satlykovo, just east of the Ural mountains in Russia, is no more. The main street is knee-high in nettles, its houses bulldozed. All …

Study: Nuclear power plants vital to state economy

Pennsylvania�s five nuclear power plants have a significant impact on the state�s economy while also keeping electricity prices low, according to a …

Wind, solar could cost R90bn less than nuclear - CSIR

Johannesburg – An energy mix with 72% renewables will cost R90bn less than nuclear or coal, says the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research …

The Botanist aims to bring people together through gardening

One night, James Biddulph couldn’t sleep, so he got up and made a quick garden generator on his computer. It worked by having you type in a word from …

Employment

A small home for a woman with style

We are constantly amazed at what our architects can accomplish when given so little space to work with. One design mistake in a small home can turn …

Interior Design

6 Steps for an Environmentally Friendly Winter (And Ways to Save Moolah)

During the winter months, between 40 and 70 percent of home energy is wasted! Try out some of these affordable tips to both help out our environment …

Forests

12 Must-Have Herbs To Grow In Your Kitchen Garden

Want to have an herb garden that your friends and neighbors will “oooh” and “aaaah” at? Peruse this list of the top 12 must-have herbs for your …

Gardening

Can Houseplants Improve Indoor Air Quality?

By University of Illinois ExtensionIn an era of increasing energy prices, many Americans insulate and seal up their homes during the winter months. …

Plants

10 Things You Can Do Today to Make Your House a Little "Greener"

If you’re interested in upping your eco-friendliness, here are 10 simple things you can do right now to make your home more sustainable.read more

Sustainability

10 of the best air-purifying plants

If, like us, you're addicted to indoor plants, you'll be pleased to know this is one addiction that is actually good for you!<p>As we all know, plants …

Plants

How to keep a plant alive

An explainer.<p>Hi, my name is Kelly, and I'm the Explainstress. Starting right now, I will explain things to you; please open your mind and come along. …

Plants

9 Flowers to Paint Your Garden Orange

Bells of Fire tecoma<p><i>(Tecoma ‘TEC6010916’ PP24170)</i><p>While some tecomas grow to gigantic sizes, Bells of Fire is bred to be more compact. Enjoy its …

Avalon: Contemporary Modular Home with Green Roof and Sustainable Style

Sustainable design is not always about high-tech gadgets and cutting-edge technology, and it is often intuitive and eco-friendly architecture that …

Design

Invisible House

Perched on a ridge in Australia's Blue Mountains, the Invisible House uses generous amounts of glazing to take advantage of its elevated setting. The …

More dire data, less climate change concern?

Donald Trump has appointed an opponent of climate action to head America's environment agency - but reaction has been muted. As climate change …

Climate Change

5 things composting will do for your garden

Lee Reich, The Associated PressGathering compost materials together in a bin speeds the composting process and keeps everything tidy.<b>By Lee Reich,</b><i></i> …

Gardening

I want a smart home. What’s the simplest way to start?

Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Dan Seifert discuss on Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>If you want to automate your home with “smart home” gadgets, and you’re not a super-geek, watch out. Incautious consumers, like one listener who wrote into <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, may buy devices …

Smart Homes

A water deal that’s bad for California’s environment

There is much for Southern Californians to like in departing U.S. Sen.<p>Barbara Boxer’s final bill — to authorize federal water projects — including funding to restore the Los Angeles River and to pay for various water storage and groundwater efforts.<p>And then there are the provisions Boxer’s …

India Now Has The World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

The Kamuthi Solar Power Project, in Tamil Nadu, covers almost four square miles and can produce 648MW of power. That’s quite a leap over the previous world champion, the Topaz Solar Farm in California, with a capacity 550 MW.<p>India’s solar push contradicts the idea that developing countries will …

These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last

Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more<p>Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a …

Prefab Homes