Uses for Solar In Every Day Life

Many a person, myself included, has gone on and on about the benefits of solar energy. While theoretical arguments are always interesting, what about daily applications?

Uses for Solar In Every Day Life

Solar energy is an important advance in the effort to save the environment....

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Unpatriotic Threat To American Eagle Habitat

New York Regional Interconnect, Inc. (NYRI) plans to install 200 miles of 400-kilovolt 1200 megawatt DC power-transmission lines from the town of Marcy, NY near Utica, to the town of New Windsor in Orange County to supply power to New York City and Long Island.

73 miles of this line...

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Trumpeting An Elephant’s Success

One conservation group has worked to help ensure that elephants are not forgotten-and recently, it has celebrated some enormous successes.

On April 6, 2006, a healthy, 295-pound, female Asian elephant named Mable was born at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant...

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Tropical Rainforest Species

The tropical rainforest is a unique ecosystem that is home to many plants and animals, in fact more plants and animals than we even know about. The plants found in the tropical rainforest produce much of the oxygen that is essential for our planet. In addition, many of the plants have unique...

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Trash Talk Your Way to a Better World

North Americans account for less than 10% of the world’s population, yet we produce 50% of the world’s garbage and consume more than 33% of it’s resources. If everyone consumed like the average North American, we would require three Earths!

Authors Dave and Lillian...

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Top Tips For Conserving Water In Your Area

Of course, some of us live in areas where we get plenty of rain all year around, maybe even too much. However, in other areas water supplies can run low quickly, especially in summer.

So, it is all of our responsibilities to conserve this essential natural resource when we can. And even...

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Tips on Becoming an Earth-Friendly Consumer

April is Earth Month, a time for people to stop and think about how they can do their part to help the environment.

According to Environmental Defense, a leading nonprofit organization committed to protecting the environment, the United States is ranked the No. 1 global warming polluter....

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Those Amazing Penguins

The movie, The March of the Penguins, has raised a great amount of interest in penguins. One never imagined penguins to be so driven. Heres an overview of the amazing penguins.

Known as the little tuxedos, penguins have always seemed a bit odd as animals go. All of that changed, however,...

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The World Turns To Renewable Energy

The issues associated with the continued of fossil fuels are complex. What is undisputed, however, is the world is turning to meet the challenge through renewable energy.

The World Turns To Renewable Energy

When one thinks of the amount of energy needed to power the modern world,...

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The Solar Decathlon

Every other year, the U.S. Energy Department holds a solar decathlon for teams from various universities around the world. The winning team receives a $100,000 grant over two years.

A Contest of a Different Sort

The solar decathlon is an interesting strategy for promoting research...

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The revival of Scotlands Castles

How heartening after decades of decay and the destruction of many old fine homes, to see a revival of Scotlands Castles. After the war when many properties which had been either closed up or badly damaged by their war time guests, were facing a grim future. Many had been used as hospitals or...

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The Reality Of Global Warming

Global warming is happening because of Carbon dioxide being released into our atmosphere. This is like the city smogs that we used to see in the 1900’s, retaining or trapping the infrared heat from the sun in the atmosphere. Global mean temperature rises can be directly correlated to the...

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