February 18, 2014
by MoreRecycling
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Hydraulic seafloor carpet could harness the energy of ocean waves

A single square meter of this wave-to-energy conversion system on a coastal seafloor could provide enough electricity to power two US households. Continue reading

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August 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Fuel smoke linked to cardiovascular issues

Rural households in developing countries often rely on burning biomass, such as wood, animal dung and waste from agricultural crops, to cook and heat their homes. The practice is long known to cause lung disease, but a new study links the resulting smo… Continue reading

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May 22, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Fetch, boy! Study shows homes with dogs have more types of bacteria

New research shows that households with dogs are home to more types of bacteria — including bacteria that are rarely found in households that do not have dogs. The finding is part of a larger study to improve our understanding of the microscopic life … Continue reading

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May 22, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Children of married parents less likely to be obese

Children living in households where the parents are married are less likely to be obese, according to new research. Continue reading

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March 15, 2013
by Peter Lehner
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Want a More Sustainable Food System? Cut Food Waste.

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
I recently shared a stage with the White House pastry chef, the CEO of a $360 million company, and a woman who advocates eating weeds. We were all speaking at the TEDx-Manhattan conference… Continue reading

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March 13, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Open software platform to bring down energy costs

Energy is getting more and more expensive, and experts are predicting record electricity and heating prices. A software platform promises to lighten the load for households and businesses by making it easier for consumers to put renewables to good effect. Continue reading

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February 19, 2013
by Reduce
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Why You Should Care Whether Your E-Cycler is Certified

For some products, recycling is more involved than finding your closest blue bin. This is especially true with electronics recycling, where a little research is required to make sure that you are recycling products responsibly.

Increased government regulation and official certification of recyclers both help make this possible. Continue reading

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June 16, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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The greenest (historic) building is the one that’s in the right context

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC I’m in Wilmington, Delaware this week, where I was asked (and honored) to speak to an EPA-sponsored symposium on green historic preservation.  I spoke … Continue reading

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April 21, 2011
by Recycling
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Shoppers on Recycling: ‘Not My Problem’

Just in time for Earth Day comes a dose of sobering reality: a new study reveals most shoppers say “not my problem” when it comes to package recycling. Among 1,000 households surveyed, 62 percent shirk personal responsibility for recycling…

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September 22, 2010
by Recycling
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Could New Labels Boost Lackluster Recycling Rates?

Earlier this year, we found that one of the top reasons why people don’t recycle is simply lack of convenience and know-how. While recycling may be second nature to some, many consumers are unaware of what goes in what bin and if it truly is,…
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August 16, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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The case for living small

   
Frequent readers probably know that the ever-provocative, Miami-based architect (and, I would argue, philosopher) Steve Mouzon is on my short list of Other Writers Who Make Me Think.  His latest Original Green post does not disappoi… Continue reading

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