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19-year-old’s Cleanup Array concept - Could rid the oceans of plastic waste in just five years

19-year-old’s Cleanup Array concept – Could rid the oceans of plastic waste in just five years

A 19-year-old, Boyan Slat, has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could possibly remove 7,250,000,000 kg of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. Boyan Slat, is an aerospace engineering student at the Delft University of Technology. His idea was developed for a student project in aerospace engineering. It  Read more »

Add Comments September 26, 2013

Making Your Home Greener and More Efficient

Making Your Home Greener and More Efficient

One great way to make your home green is to replace old appliances. Over the last decade all appliances have gradually gotten more efficient, and those bearing the “Energy Star” logo will do even better than the average. Of course, energy efficient appliances are not just better for the environment:  Read more »

Add Comments July 30, 2013

How to Become More Eco-Friendly Today

How to Become More Eco-Friendly Today

Being environmentally friendly is not a new idea. Since the 1960s, many people have thought up new ways to be a friend to the earth. Unfortunately, many of these ideas are impractical, expensive, or take a lot of time. However, there are also environmentally-friendly things you can do that instantly  Read more »

Add Comments July 19, 2013

Energy Efficient Homes Lower Default Risk

Energy Efficient Homes Lower Default Risk

Homes that are more energy efficient have a lower risk of defaulting on mortgage repayments, according to reports in Bloomberg which highlight findings from the first study into energy efficiency and mortgage repayment ability. Homeowners that have taken steps towards making their homes more energy efficient are 33% less likely  Read more »

2 Comments May 25, 2013

Affording Solar Power at Your Location

Affording Solar Power at Your Location

One of the biggest deterrents to more residents not investing in solar power is the fact that the installation process costs nearly half of what the house may cost according to the geographical location. Although financing is available through many companies, it could still take you more than 10 years  Read more »

Add Comments May 16, 2013

New LED Street Light Design Could Eliminate Light Pollution

New LED Street Light Design Could Eliminate Light Pollution

Current street light designs spreads light into unwanted directions which wastes energy and results to non-uniform light patterns, unnecessary upward-reflection, and glare (very uncomfortable for drivers). This inefficient use of lighting is called “Light Pollution” - term for misdirected artificial light. In some cases conventional street lights losses half its light due  Read more »

1 Comment April 30, 2013

The Great GreenWall of Africa - 4,000 Mile Wall of Trees Against Climate Change

The Great GreenWall of Africa – 4,000 Mile Wall of Trees Against Climate Change

Across the East-West stretch of Africa an ambitious and unique project is underway to plant adjacent “Wall of Trees” as a preventive measure against the rapidly expanding desertification of the Sahara. Because of its immense scale, with the wall stretching 4,200 miles long and 9 miles wide covering the entire width  Read more »

Add Comments April 26, 2013

Algae lamps absorb 200 times more CO2 than a Tree, Is it possible?

Algae lamps absorb 200 times more CO2 than a Tree, Is it possible?

Algae on street lamps does not usually make sense. But for several years now Pierre Calleja, a french biochemist, has been developing a street lamp that feeds on vast amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere. What is more amazing is that it is more efficient than trees, tests shows  Read more »

Add Comments April 24, 2013