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World's First Glow-in-the-Dark Road Promises a Brighter, More Energy-Efficient Future

While many think of "glow-in-the-dark" materials as mere retro throwbacks to the '80s, scientists say that glowing luminescent technology could be …

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Hydrogen-Producing Skyscraper Harvests Energy From Bolts of Lightning

Hydrogen power is an exciting alternative energy source because it burns clean and emits only water vapor and heat -- however the tech is crippled by …

Six ways to save water in your garden

It’s important to save water in the garden for two reasons. First, to save money if you’re on a water meter – 40% of us, and rising, are. Second, because at peak demand up to 70% of our water supply can be used in gardens, which forces suppliers to use groundwater and take it from streams. This can …

Project Dome Could Power Copenhagen Using Energy From the Sun, Wind, Water, and Biomass!

Project Dome is a design proposal submitted to this year’s Land Art Generator Initiative design competition, a contest that solicits ideas for …

Crystal Clear Solar Panels Could Turn Your iPhone Into an Energy Generator

Today’s smartphones are dominated by their screens – and researchers just unveiled a new type of 100% transparent solar panel that could turn …

The Environmental Footprints of 5 Items You Use Before Breakfast

Natural resources such as water, trees, land, and minerals are the base of products we use every day. But through intense manufacturing and complex supply chains it can be difficult to picture where these products even originated and what they went through before reaching our homes. These products …

Circular economy to get boost from consumers with first online shop

When Paul Capel wanted to buy some new towels for his home he couldn’t find any products that met his high environmental and ethical standards. Inspired by cradle to cradle pioneers Michael Braungart and William McDonough, and by the work of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the circular economy, …