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What happens when every roof in America has solar panels?

When you’re scoping out possible futures, it’s useful to ask a lot of “what if?” questions. For example, what if we could install solar panels on every suitable roof in the United States? How much…

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Forgotten Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Nearly six months after the storm, residents of a Texas town face red tape, long waits and ‘a gigantic housing crisis’ As Hurricane Harvey howled through the night and the roof and walls of their…

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Green Concrete – An Update

Concrete that absorbs carbon dioxide has made slow progress but is finally hitting the market. In 2010, this publication cited more environmentally friendly concrete as one of its 10 Breakthrough…

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Traditional buildings can teach architects about sustainability

Long before foam insulation and concrete tower blocks, humans were finding ingenious ways to address their needs through architecture. Using local materials and inherited construction techniques,…

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Minneapolis Apartment Buildings: One is Green and One is Not, a Comparison.

Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency. Apartment project in Mpls. features two buildings: One built with an emphasis on going green, another…

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A Different Kind of Perpetual Motion Machine

Turning Carbon Emissions Into Fuel Sounds Like Perpetual Motion, But Real. Not exactly the clean energy you’re used to. Factories and manufacturing plants power almost everything we do on a…

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Tiny-House Inspired by Earthship Concepts

Tiny living is affording a growing number of people financial freedom and a simpler, but more fulfilling lifestyle. Many are finding that they can live mortgage-free, without necessarily giving up…

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Earthship Lands in Myakka, Florida

Construction Workshops for all levels of enthusiasts, Students & Pros December 11 through February 2. Volunteer Opportunities Earthships are advanced sustainable “off-the-grid/grid-ready”…

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7 steps to make your home more sustainable toward a green building

At present, there are around seven billion people on the planet. And each one of us draws on the Earth’s natural resources. Unsurprisingly, this takes a huge toll on Mother Earth. This makes it…

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The Safety of Your Drinking Water

A recent report suggests that millions of Americans have good reason to worry about drinking water pollution. America’s drinking water infrastructure is aging and in serious need of modernization….

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