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Global Renewable Energy Project Reaches Milestone

Power Clouds, a global renewable energy project that encourages citizens around the world to collectively build photovoltaic power plants, has released metrics for its first year of activity.<p>Since its inception in March 2013, the project has more than 50,000 participants in more than 100 countries …

Indoor Vertical Farm 'Pinkhouses' Grow Plants Faster With Less Energy

Indoor farms need light—and a lot of it—to grow crops, but that energy adds up big time in terms of cost and environmental impact. A Pinkhouse is a …

Gorgeous Solar Geodesic Dome Crowns Cob House in the Arctic Circle

Fans of the Northern Lights will drool over the Nature House, a gorgeous geodesic dome home located on the Sandhornøya island of northern Norway. …

These folks feed their family with a garden in their swimming pool — and you can, too

When Dennis and Danielle McClung bought a foreclosed home in Mesa, Ariz., in 2009, their new yard featured a broken, empty swimming pool. Instead of …

Fish, farms and factories: sustainable businesses take us back to the source

T<b>he clothes maker: Ashiq Zaman Munna (Oporajeo)</b><p>I wasn’t in the building [Rana Plaza] when it collapsed but I was there to provide aid to people. We (my former colleagues and I) were even inside the building for six days and all we could do was bring out the dead bodies. We provided treatment and …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

The Durable Led Zeppelin

John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin‘s bassist and keyboard player, was quietly playing backgammon and half listening to a phone-in radio talk show on New …

The Forever Battery

A Silicon Valley startup run by old-school technologists has invented an energy storage device that could take an entire neighborhood off the grid.<p>Imergy Power Systems’ headquarters in an office park in one of Silicon Valley’s less glamorous precincts is the type of place where the future used to …

How to Make Battery Power More Powerful

The lithium-ion batteries powering our lives are in need of a major innovation—or a full-on replacement. But decades of research have produced few viable solutions. Until now.<p><b>At first Amy Prieto didn't know what she was</b> looking at. The video on the laptop screen showed a pair of hands attaching a …