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This Is How Easily Our Cities Could Become High-Density Solar Power Plants

Solar energy has a dark side. Those gargantuan plants that sprawl out like deconstructed disco balls sacrifice valuable open space and put wildlife, …

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 …

Western Australia

15 Easy Ways Students Can Go Green

You know what it is to be green but, when you’re in college with a busy schedule, sometimes it seems like a lot of time and effort that you don’t …

What's Good and What’s Bad about Hydropower?

What’s Good and What’s Bad about Hydropower?<p>Share<p>The Hoover Dam, located on the border between Arizona and Nevada, was built between 1931 and …

You Don’t Need An Energy Company When You Can Buy Power From Your Friends

Utility companies are getting disrupted as people sell each other their energy, without the middleman.<p>While communication networks have evolved a lot over the last century, the electricity grid has hardly changed at all. The system still uses the same basic technology and has the same general form: …

40 Green Ways to Save Money

Source: Thinkstock<p>There are plenty of easy choices you can make that will both save money and be better for the world. Small changes in your …

Top Things to Compost, and What to Avoid

Upwards of 30% of the garbage a household throws out each week could potentially go into a compost pile. When we cut domestic waste generation we are …

How to Use Food Scraps For Good, Rather Than Garbage

When we eat fresh fruit and vegetables, which — being plant-based eaters and all — happens quite frequently, we are often left with an assorted …

Gardening

3 Simple Steps To An Off-Grid, Self-Sustaining Garden

Image source: nixa-lawn-service.com<p>For thousands of years, cultures around the world have sown, grown and harvested crops with nothing more than hard …

How human composting will change death in the city

What we do with our dead can seem bizarre to outsiders. In a Tibetan tradition called sky burial, the deceased are cut into small pieces by a man …

10 Tips for Beginning Marathoners

A beginner marathoner asks for tips for her first 26.2.<p><i>I just started running six weeks ago; I train three days a week and have already built up to running a 3K in pretty decent time. I know this may be crazy, but I’d like to do a marathon some time next year. Is that a realistic goal or is it</i> …

NYC Running Mama: Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running - Women's Running

I’ve been running consistently for almost twelve years – and longer distances for about eight. I am certainly not an expert, but I have made – and …

Why those dang hip flexors are so important for our running and Tuesday Tangents!

86 Comments March 17, 2015<p>The Bachelor ended last week. That means that our Monday nights are wide open and so Muncher Cruncher, her sis and I …

Your Perfect Half Marathon

5 Post-Run Habits You Need To Stop Now - Women's Running

*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness<p>You’re finally done with your run, but what you do afterward is just as important for your health. Are you sabotaging …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …