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It's Cold Outside 9° (9 replies)

It is a cold snowy morning. I am staying in an old sandstone residence at a boarding school in West Yorkshire dating back to the 18th century. I can feel cold air seeping in around the old single pane windows. This is an historic grade 1 listed building which severely ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Architecture, Climate Change, Energy Saving

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US election and it's consequences for environmentalism 9° (9 replies)

The US election has been pretty hard fought, with both sides talking passionately about climate change and how they plan to address it. However, for me it simply boils down to politics... those with vested interests in industries that traditionally have the largest impact will do least to push new ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Climate Change, Politics & Government

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EU continues to see the light and listen to reason 8° (3 replies)

See Organic Consumers Association http://www.organicconsumers.org/gelink.cfm " Although more than 70% of the non-organic food in American supermarkets contains genetically engineered ingredients, massive opposition to GMO crops in Europe has basically kept them off the market (except for imported animal feed). According to the majority the EU, biotech crops pose unacceptable ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Food, Genetic Modification, Organic

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Home "tiny green remodeling"--what else is there? 8° (8 replies)

I've learned recently that in addition to buying products that are better for the environment (such as energy saving bulbs and biodegradable cleaning products), there are some things that homeowners can do to reduce the environmental impact of our homes. From a friend, I heard about installing grey water systems ...

Started by Lindsey K. in June 2009, about Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Recycling, Solar, Water

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What can Mars teach us about the possible future of Earth? 8° (3 replies)

NASA believes that the Phoenix Mars lander has found ice crystals in one of the trenches it dug. If true, and we then extrapolate backwards, could Mars have been as wet and verdant as Earth is today? If so, where are we heading next?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Education, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Population, Water

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New Electric Hybrid car generator 8° (3 replies)

Hi anyone got any ideas? I have the recharging of electric and hybrid vehicles basically solved. I've driven over 3000 miles and never had to plug in once. I've emailed editors, car companies, engineering firms etc. Don't be judging and say that it is easy and people will beat a ...

Started by Cliff M. in May 2013, about Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Green energy, Health, Industry & Business, Pollution, Transport

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Finally a more serious commitment to Green Refurb in the UK 8° (8 replies)

The labour government is trying get a spending package to improve efficiency standards in existing homes. This has been a long time coming while the talk was all about Eco towns which no-one can afford anymore, much less get financing for. The gains available through efficiency improvements are huge. I ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Clean Technologies, Design, Emissions, Energy Saving

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Electrasol's effect on the environment (hint: it's not good). 8° (8 replies)

It has been known that phosphate has been bad for the environment for quite some time. Since 1977, the government has banned phosphate levels over 0.5 in laundry detergents. Why then, do Electrasol tabs contain 8.7% phosphate content? The gels have less, 4.9%, but still far more than the environmentally-safe ...

Started by Vadim G. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Environment & Wildlife, Pollution, Water

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Wordsworth and nature 8° (8 replies)

I've just spent the weekend on a literary landscapes excursion in the Lake District of England. Wordsworth was the predominant focus and I found his expression of the value of pure natural experience to be illuminating. Here is one of my favorites, though apparently acknowledged to be one of his ...

Started by C Robb W. in September 2008, about Education, Environment & Wildlife, Philosophy & Religion

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Bamboo, as green as it gets! 8° (8 replies)

Did you know, bamboo sequesters four times the amount of carbon dioxide and produces 35% more oxygen than trees! I want to spread the word about bamboo and its many "green benefits" such as an alternative to lumber. http://bamboohabitat.com/

Started by Jim S. in April 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Architecture, Climate Change, Deforestation

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